During a large event, the oral is not enough. Sometimes you need to record everything but at the same time you want to put it in writing. That is why many hire transcribers to do this job. In this article we will explain how we make a transcription and why our agency is the best in this field.

What is Transcription?

Transcription is a transformation from oral to written. This can be a conversation made during a conference, speeches, municipal council minutes, interviews, online courses… The work of a transcriber is demanding. He must transcribe word by word all that is said in the audio or video file, whether MP3 or MP4. There are two types of transcription: word-to-word transcription or verbatim, intelligent transcript, edited transcript.

Word-for-word Transcription or Full Verbatim

All that is pronounced in the audio or video file must be in writing without leaving anything, like hesitations, repetitions even words like you know, you see, right, mmmm.. , hmmmm.

Intelligent Transcripts

In this transcription, the transcriber eliminates all that is not necessary. Like laughs, screams, repetitions and also hesitations…

Edited Transcripts

This transcription aims to slightly adapt the content of what the speaker says to have a text respecting the standard language. Familiar languages are to be excluded in the text.

How Does One Make a Transcription?

The ttranscriber must have patience because it is not an easy job. He must listen carefully what is said in the conversation and try to understand it. Sometimes the most challenging part is when there are words that are difficult to grasp. So, you have to listen and listen again the part of the audio file. At the end of the transcript, the transcriber must verify what was written. The purpose of this check is to find any forgotten words, misspellings, etc.

The Tools Used to Transcribe

Obviously, the primary tool for transcription job is the headphone. Then you will need a foot pedal and a comfortable desk and chair.

Express Scribe is the most common software used by many transcribers for that it can support many file formats.
You can download it here for free.


Transcription has been one of our main activities for a long time. We can make an audio transcription mainly in French, English and Malagasy.

Need a quick and free transcription quote? Our transcription only costs $0.50 per minute, and just an extra $0.25 per minute for two speakers. Please note that our service is 100% guaranteed. This means that if you are not happy with our service for any reason, just let us know and we will do our best to resolve the issue.

Our service includes but not limited to:

  • Focus group
  • Podcast
  • Legal transcription
  • Market research
  • Video transcription
  • Business transcription

Have an audio or video file to transcribe? Give us your project today and you can have it done the same day starting from €30 per hour. Feel free to contact us for a quick quote.

About Us

TEXTivors is a language service provider located in Madagascar and offers high quality translation services.

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