Converting Audio to Text With Ease

Audio transcription has many benefits and can be used in

Jody Milward

Audio transcription has many benefits and can be used in many ways. However, it can be time-consuming and expensive to do, and needs to be accurate to be effective.

Why use a transcription service?

Converting audio recordings to text allows the content to be used in different ways and across multiple formats. For example, transcripts can be used to:

  • add captions to videos on social media, helping viewers to understand and connect with the content
  • improve the searchability of the content, helping drive web traffic
  • create other content, like article and blog posts

Transcripts are also easier to refer back to, as a text search can be done for specific comments or themes. They can also be used to link to other relevant content, including other audio and video recordings.
I’ve tried a number of different transcription services over the years, and each time I come back to one that guarantees 99% accuracy. Using a combination of advanced Artificial Intelligence and professional transcriptionists, it offers a quick turnaround and 24/7 service.

My Preferred Transcription Service

Rev employs more than 20,000 professional transcriptionists and uses the latest technology to help them work quickly and accurately. Customers also have access to a number of quality assurance measures, including being able to:

  • provide any technical terms or names that might be unique or difficult to spell
  • provide any relevant or important context, like the names of the speakers
  • review the transcript and make any edits needed, before downloading it
  • leave feedback on the service – if you give a poor rating, the transcriptionist involved will not work on that customer’s files in the future

How does the service work?

Rev is an “on-demand” service that you can use any time and from anywhere. The platform is secure and user-friendly, with most jobs able to be completed in three steps:

  1. Upload the audio or video file from any computer or mobile device, or copy and paste the URL
  2. A Rev team member transcribes the audio
  3. The final transcript is delivered as an editable document

The whole process generally takes less than 12 hours (for recordings less than 30 minutes long) and can be rushed (to less than four hours for recordings less than 30 minutes long) if the job is urgent.

How much does it cost?

At $1 per minute of audio, Rev is one of the most affordable transcription services. This price includes the standard 12-hour turnaround, and there are no additional charges for multiple speakers or accents.If you haven’t used Rev yet, at just $1 a minute I suggest you give it a try – without any lock-in or obligation. Visit Rev for more information on how you can get easy and accurate transcription.


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