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Natalie was amazing showed up looking professional took notes as a support person in a HR situation completely un biased 3rd person perspective. Joy to work with. Thanks so much

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Did a great job, Thanks Clare.

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Audio book transcription (13 mins)


Thank you for dealing with a tedious task, much appreciated 😊

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Fantastic - was in the office on time and helped immensely. Got everything done early. Would defs hire again.

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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. 

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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Transcribe hard copy document to editable/word format


Gledswood Hills NSW, Australia

21st Sep 2023

** Update 2 - I will accept an offer for $150 for anyone within 10 minutes drive of Gledswood or Revesby. Update - total is 110 pages or 55 front and back. I have also added an image of a page. I have a book my grandfather wrote many years ago. He has become unwell and I would like to convert it to word format so we can add to it and print more copies. I will need to arrange to drop the hard copy to you in Sydney area. Book is approximately 50 pages front and back. Please note - this can’t be done via scan etc. - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 September 2023

audio transcripted . Prof equipment clean sound


Alexander Heights WA, Australia

7th Sep 2023

10 hours of audio needed professionally transcribed and needing professional equipment to clean sound . - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 7 September 2023

Transcription typisr


Wyong NSW, Australia

31st Jul 2023

To type dictated text, reports & business correspondence for printing on a computer printer - Due date: Flexible

Transcript verbal incidents to written document


New South Wales 2620, Australia

20th Jul 2023

Need help to write out incidents for legal purposes - Due date: Before Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Melissa Is Such A Reliable, Efficient And Speedy Tasker Who Saves My Day. I Will Definitely Assign Her In Many Tasks In Future. Once Again, Thank You. Melissa For Your Sympathetic Understanding. I am Looking Forward To Work With You Again. She Deserves High Recommendation. :):):)

I would like a transcript for 190 pages of a book. It is a hard copy


Richlands QLD 4077, Australia

16th Apr 2023

I would like a transcript for 190 pages of a book. It is a hard copy want to transfer it into soft copy in USB. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 22 April 2023

A voice recording to be transcribed


Kingsbury VIC 3083, Australia

1st Feb 2023

to transcribe 7 mins of audio into text. - Due date: Before Monday, 6 February 2023

Café Training sessions transcribed


Moorabbin VIC, Australia

20th Dec 2022

Transcribe Cafe Training sessons - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 30 January 2023

Transcribe court recording - urgent


Chadstone VIC, Australia

22nd Nov 2022

I have an audio recording of a court hearing. Mainly a witness being questioned. Duration of entire proceeding is about 3-4 hours. Need someone to transcribe the proceedings from the recording to a word document. The recording is on CD and must be dropped off, couriered to you or picked up urgently. I need this by Thursday latest, so would suit someone locally. Currently, CD is in Chadstone 3148. - Due date: Before Thursday, 24 November 2022

Did a great job on short notice, will work with again. Thank you.

Voice recording transcript typing


West Hoxton NSW 2171, Australia

10th Nov 2022

3 hours voice recording that needs to be typed into a transcript - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 13 November 2022



St Leonards NSW 2065, Australia

27th Oct 2022

Transcribe 4 interviews of up to 1 hour each on site (time and date are to be set by the client the next days). - Due date: Flexible



Winston Hills NSW, Australia

3rd Sep 2022

I need help transcribing my dad's hand written book into a word document file. The person would need to go to my dad's house in Winston Hills to do the transcription 2 to 3 hours per week for $25 per hour. - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Transcribe a hand written book


Clayfield QLD 4011, Australia

23rd Jul 2022

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

Transcribe 10 videos: 60min total


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

Transcribe phone recordings


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.

Transcribe a Media Announcement


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

Transcribing hand written poems and some prose by typing


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

Transcription 1.5 hours


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 audio to text


Hervey Bay QLD, Australia

26th Oct 2021

transcribe audio to text ONLINE - Due date: Flexible

Typing Transcripts


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.

Transcribe interpreter translation of short radio advertisement


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.