YouTube Video Transcription Services

Everybody loves a good YouTube video. From interesting and informative TED Talks to hilarious comedy videos when you need a bit of cheering up, YouTube videos are great! In fact, some of them are so good that they can be used for a variety of personal and academic research purposes. This is where we transcribe youtube videos.

YouTube Transcripts

Many video users find themselves at one time or another looking to do some voice typing or transcribe their videos. This may be for legal purposes (company policy or even in some cases, legislation requires sub-titles/captions on educational or other informative videos) or for search engine optimisation (SEO) to help promote the video on public platforms.

While YouTube itself provides a cc button for captioning (read Google Support on how to caption) to do this automatically, if your video requires high-quality accurate captions or sub-titles, then your choice is really limited to either doing it yourself or outsourcing this task to a specialist video transcription service that can guarantee at least 99% accuracy.

But really, who’s got the time, energy (or even ability) to accurately capture every single word that is spoken in the YouTube video of your choice? We do! Look no further than Way With Words for the transcription of any YouTube video, quickly and in the format you want.


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How Does It Work?

Just go to our instant video calculator (see below) and open an account (it takes less than 60 seconds) and then upload your YouTube video file. You will see your file in your account. We will start transcribing it as you instructed. For more information on how to start using our transcribing service, view our video transcription services guide.

Get An 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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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.

Just want to chat? Please feel free to use our live chat app by clicking the tab at the bottom of the page.

A Trusted YouTube Service

Way With Words is the trusted YouTube video transcription service for anyone. Clients that use our transcription service come from many sectors including the legal, medical, marketing, publishing and arts professions. We transcribe youtube videos for many universities and colleges that use YouTube videos for teaching classes and research. Our attention to detail, reliability, and commitment to excellence make us a one-stop YouTube video transcription service.

  • Expert subject English-language YouTube transcribers + select add-on options!
  • Fast accurate YouTube transcriptions + choice of turnarounds by budget.
  • Audio, video or custom YouTube transcripts + various interview transcript formats.
  • Instant quote, file upload + quick online account.
  • Confidentiality assured, as well as secure online protocols.

Additional Services

Our captioning rates are also calculated per video minute, while our custom audio to text solution pricing is negotiable – depending on your required volume and conditions of service.

Flexibility and Variety

We offer flexibility in terms of a selection of turnaround times, as well as a variety of options for your transcript. You are free to select the turnaround time that works best for you and your budget. Our Express transcription option offers our fastest turnaround time and you will receive your transcript as soon as possible within a few hours. A number of longer turnarounds are also available at much cheaper rates – which are very popular with our university or student users.

Boost Your SEO Rankings

Utilising YouTube transcription service by Way With Words will allow you to focus on creating your content and then get a written copy of the speech contained within it for minimal effort. Why is this important? Google, the parent company that owns YouTube, is the master of search engine algorithms. They prioritise videos in search results that have closed captions or subtitles in them as they are more accessible. After all, even deaf people should hear your message!

Using the written transcript you received from our YouTube transcription services, you can then factor it into your video to get those rankings boosted!