Audio Transcription Services

We deliver high-accuracy text quickly from any high-quality audio – at incredibly competitive rates – using over 2 million registered human transcriptionists along with a state-of-the-art technology platform.

Audio Transcription

Our Audio Transcription Packages

TranscribeMe offers fast, accurate and secure Audio Transcription services for a variety of everyday industries; including AI and Machine Learning, tech, legal and medical fields.

First Draft

Starting at $.79/min

  • ~98% accuracy average
  • Average next day delivery
  • Speaker IDs available 
  • Timestamps available
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Standard

Starting at $1.25/min

  • 99%+ accuracy guarantee
  • 1-3 business day delivery
  • Speaker IDs available 
  • Timestamps available
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Verbatim

Starting at $2/min

  • Every utterance captured
  • 2–5 business day delivery
  • Speaker IDs included
  • Timestamps included
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How Our Audio Transcription Process Works

Upload Your Content

If you don’t require specialty customizations, easily drag and drop your audio into our online Portal or record through our smartphone applications.

Our Transcribers Get to Work

In no time your order will be processed, and our platform will intelligently route your audio to the most qualified transcribers for your specific project.

Receive Transcripts

You will be notified via email as soon as your transcripts are completed and are available to download in your preferred output.

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For specialty customizations, get in touch with our team to discuss your project.

What is Audio Transcription?

Essentially, audio transcription is the process of taking speech from an audio file and converting it to written text. Audio transcription is useful for a wide variety of important day-to-day use cases, including but not limited to:

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Technological Efficiency with Human Accuracy

We built our transcription process end-to-end to take advantage of the best of both worlds; one of our most popular tiers of service includes a hybrid-model that combines speech recognition technology and human transcriptionists to produce transcripts securely, quickly and with outstanding accuracy.

Types of Audio & Video Files We Work With

We process your audio files in a variety of different and accessible formats, including but not limited to:

Audio Formats

Audio Files

AIFF

AIF

3GA

AMR

WAV
MP3
WMA
CAF for Mac

Video Formats

Video Files

WMV
MP4
M4A
M4V
MOV

AVI
3GP
3GPP
FLV
OGG

Why Choose Our Audio Transcription Services

Unrivaled Accuracy

Unlike other companies, we offer a hybrid of AI speech recognition paired with human transcription services to ensure the details are intact, transcripts are provided quickly and the prices stay as low as possible. We also offer completely human transcription for more difficult audio – ensuring near 100% accuracy every time.

Increased Accessibility

Transcriptions, captions, and subtitling are essential for increasing user accessibility. Users on the go can get the information they need from videos or podcasts without using headphones, and those with hearing difficulties are no longer excluded from certain audio files that don’t include captions.

Security Guaranteed

We are able to deliver a suite of speech-to-text products that can be utilized for any use case and in multiple languages. As always, any sensitive information is handled in the strictest of confidence.

Great for Content Creators

Adding an audio transcript from your podcast or video automatically boosts SEO, as your keywords are now in written form that search engines can recognize. It also clears up confusion caused by regional dialect, audible distractions, background noise, or breaks in speech.

Custom or Specialty Audio Transcription Projects

If the deliverables for the service tiers above do not match your criteria needed for your project, rest assured that we’re happy to have our sales team evaluate a specialty project for you with specific deliverables and criteria – we do it all the time!

Transcript specialization examples

Naming the Speakers within a transcription

In our current deliverables, all speakers will receive a number ie ‘S1’ & ‘S2’ which stands for ‘Speaker 1, Speaker 2’.

Redacting information within transcripts

Sometimes clients would like us to redact certain callouts within a transcription for legal or project purposes, and we’re happy to do so with guided direction on what needs to be redacted.

Different timestamp intervals

Right now we timestamp at every speaker change, however some clients would like custom timestamps at every minute of a dialogue as an example – we’re happy to make those timestamp customizations should you need them.

Specialized formatting of tags

As an example we use [silence] to indicate a silence of longer than 10 seconds, but if you’d like {quiet} or a specific tag instead, we’re happy to adjust our formatting.

Custom transcription project examples

High Volume Projects

If you have more than 5,000 hours of audio or more to transcribe, we’re willing and able to take this on and talk out all of your requirements for your project.

Bilingual Projects

Regardless of volume, if your audio includes multiple languages within one conversation, we can transcribe each different language as it’s spoken within the dialogue.

One-sided transcription

 Some clients come to us asking for only one speaker within a conversation to be transcribed versus all parties within a conversation.

If formatting adjustments or custom projects are needed, please contact our team to speak with us about your project to ensure it gets done correctly the first time.

Audio Transcription FAQs

What formats do you accept?

We accept almost all digital audio formats. As a rule of thumb, if you can play a media file on your computer, we should be able to transcribe it (see list above).

Advanced users, please note that if your file format is not explicitly supported by the TranscribeMe Portal, you can rename the file extension to .mp3 and try to upload to the Customer Portal Account again. TranscribeMe continues to add supported file formats over time and we will do our best to process your file.

How long will it take/standard turnaround time?

Turnaround times depend on the Transcription Type ordered.

  • Machine Express: Transcripts are completed in about 3x the duration of your audio file. So a 10 minute file will take about 30 minutes to transcribe.
  • First Draft: Transcripts without timestamps and speaker IDs are usually completed in 1 business day regardless of turnaround selected, or 2–3 business days if you include timestamps and speaker IDs.
  • Standard: 1–3 Business Days
  • Verbatim: 2–5 Business Days

Files spanning 90-120 minutes will take an additional business day, and any additional minutes past that, in 60-minute increments, will need an additional business day. For instance, if you have a file that is 240 minutes, this would take an additional 3 business days.

We offer a rush turnaround service in 1 business day (PST), for high quality audio files that are 70 minutes or less. If you submit low quality audio our turnaround times may be extended. Feel free to contact us if you need rush delivery for files over 70 minutes or have low quality audio.

How do you keep my audio transcription files secure?

TranscribeMe’s unique micro-tasking process segments each part of your audio into small sections. As a result, each transcriber only has access to a small portion of your audio content in an encrypted and confidential environment. Moreover, TranscribeMe’s platform is built on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud solution – which is best-in-class in regards to data security. 

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