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Transcription Services

Transcription – the process of taking your audio or video files and writing down the content – is a crucial first step in localizing audio-visual assets. Once a file is transcribed, the transcription can be handed off to a professional translator to convert to another language, creating a usable script for voice or video actors to read from when creating multilingual podcasts, marketing videos, training videos, and more.

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Transcription services are not only useful for the ease a transcription provides for translating your video and audio into other languages, it also helps boost web visibility. Transcribing videos or podcasts, for example, and including a transcription alongside these assets allows search engines to read and rank your content in the search results. Once a piece of content is transcribed, it’s also easier to transform it into a blog post, bite-sized pieces for social media, and more. Plus, your content becomes accessible to those who are hard of hearing.

Why trust BLEND with your transcription project?

BLEND of talent

Our professional team fuses their brilliant language expertise together with their attention to detail to ensure accurate transcription of your audio or visual files.

Expansive global coverage

Our growing community of linguists (BLENDers) spans the globe, partnering to provide you with native quality transcriptions in over 120 languages.

Legacy of expertise

We’re applying our strong legacy of translation industry expertise to BLEND Express. Bringing over 12 years and 6,000 satisfied clients’ worth of translation and transcription experience, we’re experts at making sure you get the best results for all your transcription projects.

How it works

Follow the steps below to open your transcription project. You will be notified by email about the status of your project progresses, and you will be able to communicate with your transcriber directly on the project page at any time.

1

Open a BLEND account or login to our self-service wizard.

2

Select transcription as the service type.

3

Upload your files and provide a brief for your transcriber.

4

Track the status of your project and communicate directly with your transcriber on the project page.

5

Receive your final transcription, ready for use!

Transcription Services FAQ

How quickly can you complete my transcription project?

We do our best to complete all transcriptions in 1-2 business days. Once you open a project, you will see a more accurate time estimate at checkout that is based on your chosen language and word count.¬†If you need to put a rush on your¬†translation¬†project, you can select the ‚ÄúUrgent Delivery‚ÄĚ option at checkout or contact our support team¬†to get your deliverables even faster.

Can you complete large projects quickly?

Yes, we can! If a project is too big for one transcriber to complete in the time frame you need, we have a huge global network of over 25,000 transcribers ready to help. We can easily split your project among multiple transcribers to get your project done in the same amount of time as a smaller project.

Can I submit multiple files in multiple languages for transcription?

Of course! You’ll just need to open a separate project in the Wizard for each language, as you can only select one language for transcription. However, you are able to upload multiple files in the same language under one project.

Can you also translate my transcribed files to other languages?

We are happy to offer this service. However, it will not be done under the same project. Once your transcribed files are returned to you, you are welcome to open a translation project in the Wizard, upload the written file, and request translation to as many languages as you need.