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St James NSW


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Cronulla NSW


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Homebush West NSW


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Bayswater WA


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Balwyn North VIC


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"EXCELLENT at transcoding audio to text. Great typer, clear and concise. Jonnita submitted well before the deadline, and had consistent communication throughout. I would have no hesitation recommending or hiring again in the future."

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"Alice was great to work with! She completed the task to an extremely high standard, she was able to complete the work quickly and she showed great communication skills. As such, I would definitely recommend Alice as an Airtasker!"

Transcribe recording into word doc


"Great to work with. Quite accurate with the transcription given the amount of jargon and the number of people in the audio. Would recommend Alice and work with her again."

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"Sam did a great job with the task. The task was more detailed than expected and Sam completed it accurately and on time. Would definitely assign more tasks to Sam."

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"John performed the task to an exceptional standard once again, proving his consistency as an Airtasker!"

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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. 

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Perth, WA

5th Mar 2021

***PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE ZERO FEEDBACK OR FEEDBACK NOT PERTAINING TO TRANSCRIBING*** Audio is super clear and has two speakers. Very clear and easy to understand. Must be completed today by 11.59pm AEST. Please bid what you believe is fair. PS - I will not entertain ridiculous bids of $50 or $90 (I have received these already from people who haven't read the first line of my listing which I have asked them to remove). I'm well schooled in how Airtasker works so don't need their fee structure explained to me. Nor do I need an explanation of how transcribing works, as I am a very experienced transcriber and pay fairly (please review my feedback on Airtasker as a tasker and a poster to confirm this) Thank you.

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Leichhardt NSW, Australia

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I need a typist or transcriber to help me type a number of handwritten journals. Maybe 10 x A4 notebooks. Very sensitive subject matter so I need someone who is mature, discrete and professional. Must have a good typing speed and accuracy. Need job completed by end of Dec 2020. Rates based on experience.

Anna has done a wonderful job of transcribing a lot of confidential/personal journals for me. Her commitment to the task and discretion was really appreciated. Her transcribing skills are very thorough and she also scanned all of the work fir me which was a great addition to the job as it provides a back up of all the hard copies I have. I would t hesitate in recommending Anna for any writing or transcribing work. She kept me updated on progress and was very flexible all along. Thanks Anna!!

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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

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Coogee NSW, Australia

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Bronte NSW, Australia

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Laurena was most efficient and timely with a difficult transcription task. I am very happy with the quality and attention to detail and recommend her services.

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