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Deevak V

Deevak V

Poplar England

(48)

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"Deevak was helpful, polite and honest. I would recommend him. "

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"Effective and efficient!"

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Daisy B

Daisy B

Chiswick England

(35)

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"Daisy was super friendly, efficient and kept us updated on her journey. A real life savour, thanks so much! "

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Fabiana B

Fabiana B

The West End England

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"Fabiana did a fantastic job deep cleaning our flat. I would highly recommend her."

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Recent Transcription reviews

"Awesome work... as always! "

Transcribe 2 Interviews

£34

"Absolutely thorough work! Daisy kept communication clear and consistent. Highly recommended!"

Transcribe 3 Interviews

£50

"Great communication throughout the process, even when there was a slight delay. Most importantly the work was thorough, detailed and exactly what I was hoping for. Highly recommended! "

Transcribe 2 Research Interviews

£34

"Fabiana did a great job, and was really good at communicating throughout the process. Would recommend!"

Brazilian Portuguese Transcription and Translation

£100

"Marco communicated well and in a timely manner. Completed task exceptionally well."

Austrian transcript translated to English

£50

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Why book a transcription service through Airtasker?

Transcription may seem easy at first glance - just play the audio or video and type what you hear. Still, it’s a job that takes time and a fair amount of skill. If you need quick transcriptions done, don’t waste time posting on various platforms or asking for recommendations. With a single post on Airtasker, you can get dozens of quotations from available transcription specialists.

First, select the “Post a task” button and fill out the form. You can put the length of the material to be transcribed and any format specifications you have. Indicate the deadline for the transcription as well as your desired budget.

Then, tap “Get quotes” and wait for Taskers to send their offers. From here, it’s just a matter of picking the Tasker you like best based on their customer reviews and ratings as well as their quotation. And that’s it! If you want to find a transcription expert in a matter of minutes, just request through Airtasker.

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Top Transcription related questions

How long will it take to transcribe 1 hour of audio?

Around 3-10 hours, depending on the audio file and the Tasker. Every audio file is different: there could be more than one speaker, the transcriber may not be familiar with the accents, and there could be unfamiliar jargon or acronyms being used. Moreover, you may have a detailed format that the Tasker needs to follow. You can include details like these in your task post so that you can narrow your search down to Taskers who are familiar with your industry and the speakers’ accents.

How can I be good at transcribing?

If you’re looking to improve your transcribing skills, you’ll need to be a fast and accurate typist, have good hearing skills, and get transcription software that can help boost your productivity. It also helps to listen to the entire material or whole sentences before transcribing. If you need help with transcribing ASAP, you can book a specialist via Airtasker. 

What types of files can I send?

This depends on what works for you and the Tasker you’re dealing with. Common audio file types include .mp3, .wav, and .aac. If you need to have a video transcribed, some common file formats are .mp4, .mov, .flv, and .wmv. Having a hard time with your audio files? You can also use Airtasker to find an audio editor near you

Can a Tasker also do translation and closed captions?

If you specify this in your task post, you’ll get quotes from Taskers who can transcribe, translate, and do closed captions! Just make sure to put these in your post so that you’ll only get offers from these multi-talented Taskers. Don’t forget to increase your budget range if you’re looking to get one Tasker to fulfil all of these requests. Or, you can simply request the services of a translator near you.

Is there a free program that can automatically transcribe an audio recording?

Yes, there are several free and paid programs/apps that can transcribe audio for you. The only possible disadvantages of using these automatic transcribers are:

  • Privacy issues - if your files are confidential, you may need to look into the program’s terms of use
  • Questionable accuracy - you’ll still need to check if the auto-generated transcription is accurate

Need to stay within budget while still getting your transcriptions done on time? Use Airtasker to find a budget-friendly specialist near you.

How many words per minute do you need to be able to type to offer transcription services?

Typically, 60+ words per minute (wpm) is the industry standard. But while having excellent typing speed is essential to becoming a good transcriber, you should also make sure that your work is accurate. After all, what use is a transcript that beats the deadline but is riddled with errors? If you’re looking for transcription services, make sure to ask for the Tasker’s words per minute or typing speed. 

What do transcription services include?

Airtasker’s transcription services include what any other transcription job does: receiving your files, preparing the transcript based on the content, proofreading it, and sending the transcript to you for approval. 

You can request transcriptionists to help you run your business, conduct academic research, improve your medical & healthcare services, work on legal cases, or document your lectures at school. Simply provide your Tasker with the files, desired format or specifications, and wait for your transcription. If it’s your first time working with a transcriber, here’s how the process goes: 

Transcribing your files

First, you’ll need to send the audio or video files to your Tasker. This step can be done via email, sharing a couple of links, or even handing over a thumb drive or hard drive.  

Next, inform your Tasker about your desired format. You can simply have paragraphs indicating the speaker and what they said. You can ask for timestamps before every sentence or put the sentences in a table instead of in paragraph form. Or, you may need a file with SMTPE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) time code and frame labelling - something that will be useful if you want to create subtitles or closed captioning later on. 

Do make sure that you and your Tasker are on the same page regarding the transcript format. This helps minimise any errors or miscommunications during the process. Some Taskers may transcribe as they listen or watch, while others may go through the material once before transcribing. In general, experienced transcribers have techniques that help them go through your material accurately and quickly. They’ll also have a good idea of how long it’ll take them to transcribe your files, so you’ll know when to expect their output. 

Proofreading the transcript

When the Tasker is done creating the transcript, they’ll proofread it, checking it against the source material as well as your directives. A good transcriber will prioritise accuracy over speed. 

After checking the transcription, your Tasker sends the transcript to you (virtually or in-person). You may also request that they return the source materials or delete the files from their computer if privacy is a concern. 

Once you’re happy with the finished transcript, you can inform your Tasker, pay them, and thank them for a job well done. 

Administrative services

If you’re using our transcription services to help you run your business, you can also get other kinds of assistance through Airtasker! You can use our platform to request help with accounting, document administration, data & analysis, and different types of admin work. Just like with getting a transcription service, all you need to do is fill out a task post and wait for available Taskers to send an offer. You can even indicate your location if you want someone to help you out in your physical office instead of just virtually. 

Recent Transcription tasks

Short hand minute take - transcriptionist

£40

Balham, Greater London, SW12

5th Feb 2019

I need a professional minute taker to take short hand minutes from a recorded audio? I can provide the agenda and some examples of our previous minutes, they're high level and require a lot of detail. Let me know if you are available and we can discuss in further detail. Many thanks, Zara

Brazilian Portuguese Transcription and Translation

£100

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

11th Jan 2019

We have one hour of interviews in Brazilian Portuguese; they have been digitally transcribed but we need someone to do the following: 1. Watch the interviews and correct the Portuguese transcription, which will have lots of errors. 2. Run the corrected transcription through Google Translate, to get a rough translation into English. 3. Correct any errors in the English translation (doesn't have to be a perfect translation - just needs to be understandable). Thanks!

Fabiana did a great job, and was really good at communicating throughout the process. Would recommend!

Transcribe text from images into spreadsheet

£25

Cutteslowe, Oxfordshire

3rd Dec 2018

I have 16 tables that are formatted as images. Each table contains about 300-400 words. I need these tables transcribed into equivalent tables in Excel.

Great work! Kept in touch and completed the task to a high standard. 100% recommended.

Transcription

£45

Charing Cross, Greater London

9th Sep 2018

Around 50 minutes worth of transcription needed verbatim as soon as possible for a school project

Transcribe 2 Research Interviews

£34

South Hampstead, Greater London, NW6

15th Jan 2019

Transcribe audio into a written form (Word) - in full and not in short format. Each interview will be roughly an hour long.

Great communication throughout the process, even when there was a slight delay. Most importantly the work was thorough, detailed and exactly what I was hoping for. Highly recommended!

Transcribe 3 Interviews

£50

South Hampstead, Greater London, NW6

10th Jan 2019

Transcribe audio into a written form (Word) - in full and not in short format. Each interview will be roughly an hour long.

Absolutely thorough work! Daisy kept communication clear and consistent. Highly recommended!

Transcribe roughly 23 hours of interviews

£200

South Hampstead, Greater London, NW6

28th Nov 2018

Transcribe roughly 23 hours of audio into a written form (Word). It may not be 23 hours but that's the make it could go. So roughly 11-12 hours per tasker.

Transcription

£30

Roehampton, Greater London

29th Mar 2018

4 hours worth of interviews that need to be transcribed as soon as possible please. Transcriptions are needed for a school project. If i could be emailed each completed one that would be perfect If the task can be done before Monday that would be phenomenal

Aditya was absolutely phenomenal in the service and help he gave me. Super fast and great quality work and communication throughout the task. Job well done

Transcription at London Startup

£32

London, Greater London, EC2V

19th Jun 2019

DETAILS About the responsibilities You will be responsible for: -Manually annotating and editing machine-generated transcripts of job interviews. This will improve the quality of the transcripts for our technology product, including our machine learning initiatives. You will listen to audio recordings of the interviews and correct the transcripts text based on what you hear. We will train you in the methodology on the job. -Maintaining an efficient and accurate level of working agains the metrics that we have defined for this role. Given the nature of the role, it is necessary that you work alongside us in our London office for the duration of the contract. About your qualifications You will succeed at this role if you: -Have an excellent command of written and spoken English. -Enjoy working meticulously and conscientiously for extended periods of time; paying attention to the details is fun for you. Terms: Trial 12:30 to 16:30, £8.21/hr, 24th June

Transcribe 2 Interviews

£34

South Hampstead, Greater London, NW6

11th Jan 2019

Transcribe audio into a written form (Word) - in full and not in short format. Each interview will be roughly an hour long.

Awesome work... as always!

Transcribe Interviews

£15

South Hampstead, Greater London, NW6

23rd Dec 2018

Transcribe audio into a written form (Word). There are currently 5 interviews but may lead to another 7 interviews depending on the quality of the transcribing. Each interview will be roughly an hour long.

Austrian transcript translated to English

£50

Charing Cross, Greater London

19th Sep 2018

Hi I have an austrian short transcript translated into English

Marco communicated well and in a timely manner. Completed task exceptionally well.

Transcribe 5 hours worth of interviews

£20

Roehampton, Greater London

16th Mar 2018

Interviews for a dissertation project I am overwhelmed and need help and support