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"Super quick and done to an excellent standard!"

Transcribe Phone Interview with Musician

$10

"Jessica was so lovely and completed the task to a very high standard - would definitely recommend!"

Transcribe Interviews

$130

"Jordan was so lovely and professional from start to finish. Work was done to a high standard and Jordan completed the task with extreme efficiency. Would highly recommend!"

Transcribe Interviews

$90

"Superb speed, will recommend."

Typing of court trial transcript

$120

"Incredibly diligent and fast!"

Transcribe my 25 minute interview

$20

"Super professional, accurate, timely, and a pleasure to work with. Gianna transcribed my audio files with attention to detail and extreme care. I will definitely be engaging Gianna again. Thank you for your terrific work. "

Transcribe audio filed

$100

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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

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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. 

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.

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

Transcribe 10 videos: 60min total

$50

Sydney NSW Australia

25th May 2022

Hello, I have 10 YouTube videos I need to transcribe so I can turn them into blog posts. Each video is 3-5 minutes long. Thanks

Very efficient and professional

Transcription

$400

Winston Hills NSW, Australia

14th Mar 2022

I need help transcribing my dad's hand written book into a word document file. The person would need to go to me dad's house in Winston Hills to do the transcription. - Due date: Flexible

Transcribe audio to text

$10

Hervey Bay QLD, Australia

26th Oct 2021

transcribe audio to text ONLINE - Due date: Flexible

Essay transcribing

$20

Greenacre NSW, Australia

8th Sep 2021

Have a scanned essay that I simply need retyped in an editable word document. Need it done ASAP if possible

Prompt and effective.

Transcribe 2 interviews

$220

Sydney NSW, Australia

7th Aug 2021

I have 2 conversational interviews- one approx 60mins and one approx 80mins) that need to be transcribed from recorded zoom audio to text.

Jessica was amazing, extremely prompt and very efficient. Would highly recommend and hope to work with you again.

Typing Transcripts

$200

St Kilda East VIC, Australia

13th May 2021

Efficient literate typist to transcribe 50 minute confidential medical consultations onsite in St.Kilda

I need transcription

$300

Coogee NSW, Australia

23rd Apr 2021

transcribe 4 hours audio of court hearing - 5 voices must provide ABN tax invoice

Transcribe phone recordings

$150

Bedfordale WA 6112, Australia

5th May 2022

2&1/2 hours phone recordings transcibed to typed notes - Due date: Before Friday, 6 May 2022

Ashleigh was amazing… she had a challenging set of meetings to transcribe from my nit so tech savvy recordings! She did a fantastic job.

Transcribing hand written poems and some prose by typing

$500

Kangaroo Point QLD, Australia

8th Feb 2022

My wife has a collection of her poems and prose written over the past 40 years and would like to prepare for their publication this year by first having them typewritten. In 2020 she published a selection entitled ‘Ramblings and Rhyme’ by Kay Brothers , but she can no longer type and needs professional help. - Due date: Before Monday, 28th Feb 2022

Typing Transcripts

$140

St Kilda VIC, Australia

4th Oct 2021

Intelligent educated fluent typist with excellent grammar and spelling to transcribe four approximately 40 minute confidential consultations. Must precis to maintain the substance and the tone of the conversation.

Transcript for Video

$60

Darch WA, Australia

25th Aug 2021

I need my videos transcribed for court. Conversation of person on phone talking with my children.

Set up my transcribing software and pedal

$100

Doubleview WA, Australia

15th Jul 2021

Must be able to come to Doubleview and set up my Olympus foot pedal and Olympus Dictation Management system (ODMS) for me ready to do audio typing from home

So helpful

Transcribe audio to document

$40

Aspley QLD, Australia

9th May 2021

I have an audio tape that needs to be transcribed into text

Transcribe a hand written book

$500

Clayfield QLD 4011, Australia

23rd Jul 2022

I’ve hand writtena book tha I ned to publish - Due date: Flexible

Transcribe a Media Announcement

$100

Melbourne VIC, Australia

11th Apr 2022

Required to transcribe a media announcement/press conference. • This will include transcription of an MC, 2 speakers and 2 video messages. • Transcriber would require their own Dictaphone and laptop. • Transcriber would be required to attend the event. - Due date: Thursday, 14 April 2022

Transcription 1.5 hours

$80

Bondi NSW 2026, Australia

6th Nov 2021

Transcribe 90 mins audio interview (sent via Dropbox) between me the interviewer and two others. One other person, says things occasionally. I need asap! Regular work could follow if a good job is done.

Great comms Super quick transcription

Transcribe interpreter translation of short radio advertisement

$60

Darwin NT, Australia

9th Sep 2021

We have 2 short radio advertisements (about 60 seconds each) recorded in a local Aboriginal language. I need someone to visit the interpreter service offices, or have the interpreter come to their office. You will be given the original English language script and subsequent translated recording. The interpreter will listen to the advertisement as recorded and tell you what it says translating back into English. You will transcribe the interpretation in English and supply as a typed document alongside the original English. We can then compare the original with the recording and approve it for broadcast. I expect the task will take less than 30 minutes, and the time will depend on when you are available and when the interpreter is available.

Transcribe memoirs

$20

Reservoir VIC, Australia

16th Aug 2021

I need someone to transcribe my memoirs from the spoken word

Thank you very much for an excellent job.

Transcribing to text

$50

Bundall QLD 4217, Australia

15th Jun 2021

Recording device phone and digital recorder

Transcribe audio need tax invoice

$300

Coogee NSW, Australia

25th Apr 2021

306 minutes Tribunal Hearing, 14 minutes second Hearing. 5 Voices. Need ASAP. I apologise that I'm new to Airtasker, I'm not familiar with how to navigate, injury from bicycle vs MVA and a bit slow to respond.