Podcast Transcription Services

Why do I need a transcript of my podcast? You have an idea that you want to get out there and you want to reach the greatest number of people possible. Podcasts are the most popular way to make your ideas heard but they don’t include everybody. So many podcasters transcribe their podcasts or outsource them to reputable podcast transcription services to gain more market share and “eyes” on their topic.


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    Business Adviser, CPA

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    Alan Emerton
    Veterinarian, Surgical Systems

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    Genevieve Rasle
    Proposal Writer, Save The Children
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    Archives Librarian, Sacred Heart College Kyneton

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    Project Manager, VSI

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    Diederik van den Berg
    Marketing EMEA, IDEXX BioAnalytics
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    Alex Reinprecht
    President, Zone Media

    Recommended! Very happy with how this all ran, with every file returned within the required turnaround time. Recommended.

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    Gary Prins
    Owner, 4sight

    Well Done Many thanks for that, it was really well done.

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    Lorcan Coyle
    Principal, St. Pius X BNS
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    Senior Business Analyst, Compassion

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    Interpreter, SA Parliament

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    Phil Back
    Research Associate, Imperial College London
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    Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

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    Alyssa Eksteen
    Project Manager, Folio

    Will Use You Again We have used your services before and found them very good. Please can we book transcription services again with you?

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    Sinem Ayman
    Director, Pollen - Scientific Storytellers
  • Accurate! Great service, on-time and accurate, even with technical topics.

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    Karen Bryan
    Owner, Marketing&Communications

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    Alice Bryant
    Programme Coordinator, CLIC Sargent

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    Mark Lindsell
    Managing Director, Crime Watch SA
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    Gavin Knight
    Principal Lecturer, Portsmouth University

    Ahead of Schedule! Excellent. Delivered weekend transcription ahead of schedule.

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    David Hindley
    Editorial Assistant, Financial Times

    Really Happy Thanks for sending all those completed transcripts through – we’ve been really happy with the quality of the transcription.

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    Edwina McCarthy
    Research Assistant, Monash University

Two Key Benefits Of Having Your Podcasts Transcribed

#1 More Viewers

In today’s digital world, we take easy access to things for granted. We can get our news and infotainment directly to our mobile devices via podcast without thinking and then listen to them while we commute to work. But while this may seem easily accessible to us, what about those who are hard of hearing or deaf? How will they get that information? So one key benefit of having your podcast transcribed is that you will reach a wider audience by including those who can’t hear. It also shows you are a bit more caring about people who can have access to your message. A nice touch for your reputation.

#2 Higher SEO Visibility

Getting a podcast transcribed, therefore, helps you grab a bigger audience. This, in turn, builds the value of your website for search engines like Google and Bing that will find your transcripts and include them in their results for new searches.

We know that search engines love podcasts because talk is natural and the subject matter is often of more value than plain blog text-based discussions. Recently, and with AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) becoming the next standard for mobile and search by voice, search engines have shown an inclination to value podcasts that are combined with text. Consequently, this increases your value reach for search engine rankings and being heard!

Transcription Formats For Podcasts

So there are already two good reasons to consider getting a transcript of your podcast. But what if you are worried that the podcast transcription might not accurately convey your message?

In this case, you need to choose the format you want your podcast transcribed in. There are multiple format options out there so you always have choices like “verbatim” (with all the words and some expressions) to “smart” (a summary version) – you can see transcript layouts on our audio transcription page. Whatever your preferences, always keep in mind the reader. We don’t want them to miss the meaning of what is being discussed in the audio.

If your podcast involves multiple participants, perhaps a focus group, then you also need to carefully consider how to identify speakers and label their turns accordingly. A tip we often give to our podcast clients is to manage the discussion by asking each participant to mention their name first before speaking.

Instant Quote

Way With Words’ standard transcription service is calculated on a per audio or video minute rate. Pricing depends on the turnaround time chosen and the add-on options selected. The longer the turnaround and the fewer the add-ons selected, the lower the price. Use our calculator below to get started ↴

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Full Verbatim  
Rate Per Minute   $0.00
Deposit   $0.00
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Do you have something special in mind?

Send us your specific requirements by using our CONTACT FORM and we will get back to you with your custom quote.

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Podcast Transcribing

Anyhow, since you have managed to read this far, here is our little space to promote our popular podcast transcription service 🙂

We offer podcast transcription services to many media clients and individual podcasters around the world. Our podcasters come from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, and parts of Europe. We also recently have some new podcasters from parts of Asia (yes, English only). So if you are thinking about outsourcing the service, take a quick look at our 30-second video below. We would love to hear from you sometime!