How Do I Transcribe Audio to Text?


How Do I Transcribe Audio to Text?
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

5/19/2022

Some people would rather read a transcript of an audio than listen. By scrolling down or up a page, you can quickly scan blocks of text or hundreds or even thousands of words as you pick up the main ideas. It’s one of the main reasons to transcribe audio to text. With professional transcription services like GMR Transcription Services, Inc., you can do it fast with nearly 100% accuracy, whether it is an educational podcast, a radio interview, or a telephone conversation. Here’s a look at the simple process of converting your MP3 or other audio formats to text.

How to Transcribe Audio to Text

Our GMRT portal makes transcribing audio to text easy by eliminating the unnecessary troubles of DIY transcription. By incorporating human transcriptionists that are native English speakers, we guarantee a high level of accuracy for the texts we deliver. Follow these super-easy steps to transcribe audio to text on our platform:

1. Register on Our Website

Creating a GMRT account gives you access to our intuitive customer dashboard. From there, you can quickly upload your audio and download any finished document.

2. Upload Your Audio File

You can submit your audio files in two main ways on the GMRT portal:

  • Direct upload: If you have your recorded MP3 on your device, simply upload it via your GMRT account. We accept all major digital audio formats, including recorded phone calls and voice recordings.
  • Pasting the URL: If the media is hosted online, just locate it, copy its URL, and paste it onto the URL bar provided on our portal.

Both our website and the server where we store customer files are secure. So, we guarantee absolute confidentiality and safety for any sensitive audios you submit on the portal.   

3. Customize Your Transcription Order

Transcription outcomes can vary based on the quality of the audio recording, which is why we may need some extra information from you. By customizing your order, you enable us to meet your exact expectations. Here are some of the custom options/specifications you can choose when requesting our audio transcription services:

  • Turnaround time
  • Verbatim (to capture everything that was said, including uhs and ums)
  • Timestamps (can tell us where and specify the frequency)
  • Grammar editing (we can edit the transcript, fixing all grammar errors) 

4. Transcribing Audio to Text

Our U.S-based transcriptionists can get started on your order based on the specifications you provide.

5. Download the Transcript

Once quality assurance confirms that the requested transcript is 100% to the brief, the final document is added to your GMRT account. Then, we swiftly notify you by email that your file is ready for download. Text files are small, so you’ll have yours on your PC in seconds after making the payment!

Audio Transcription Services for Online Podcasts

Transcribing audio to text doesn’t have to be stressful when it comes to web-hosted podcast files. With our automation, you don’t have to manually download your podcast before re-uploading it for conversion to text. The GMRT portal eliminates the unnecessary hassle by integrating with other popular podcast sites and cloud storage platforms.

Supported integrations on our transcription portal include:

1. SoundCloud Podcast

We had to integrate GMRT with SoundCloud to make transcription work easier for podcasters like you. The platform has been growing in popularity over the years with not only music, so it’s no surprise their hosted podcasts attract millions of listeners. Hosting your podcast with SoundCloud offers perks like advanced analytics for your content and RSS functionality to expand your reach to other popular podcast applications.

2. Google Podcast

They only entered the podcast scene recently in 2018, but you can’t ignore certain Google products. It’s good to have an audience there, considering that Google Podcast includes over 100 million downloads on Android. Our Google integrations do the heavy lifting so you can seamlessly transcribe audio to text (your Google podcasts).

4. Apple Podcast

This Apple application is the default podcasting solution across all iOS devices. By recent estimates, it has over 28 million monthly listeners and is one of the most popular podcasting platforms. We sought this integration to cater to that audience and the increasing number of podcaster profiles. 

5. Libsyn

Libsyn has been in the podcasting industry since 2004. More than 75,000 podcasts hosted on the site are hard to ignore. The platform’s best highlights included more than 6 billion unique podcast downloads and 130 million monthly listeners in 2019. For podcasters on Libsyn, we’ve got your transcription needs covered with our GMRT integration.  

How to Transcribe Audio to Text from Podcast Sites

We’ve integrated the GMRT portal with your favorite podcasting sites to simplify the audio transcription process for you. Here are the easy steps to get started:

  • Locate and copy the URL of your podcast file
  • Access your GMRT customer account and paste the link
  • Provide your order details and preferred turnaround (deadline)
  • Our U.S-based transcriptionists convert your audio to text
  • Quality assurance team scrutinizes the document for any errors before approving
  • We notify you after we’ve added the fine-tuned transcript to your GMRT account
  • Once you’ve paid, you can download the text document on the platform or from your registered email account

Automation in Transcription

There are many speech-to-text software platforms that are available freely on the web for transcription. However, many do not guarantee you the accuracy that you can get from a team of qualified and trained professionals of a human-based transcription service such as GMR Transcription Services, Inc.

In the past, automated tools faced issues while transcribing audio, such as having multiple speakers, foreign accents, low-quality sound, and other technical issues. This is where a US-based transcriptionist can overcome these issues.

Superfast, Accurate, and Secure Audio Transcription Services

Transcribing audio to text can enhance your routine workflow or help expand your audience. Whether you’re converting a YouTube documentary, telephone conversion with a client, or a popular podcast, you want it all accurate to the highest degree possible. At GMR Transcription Services, Inc., we provide a 99% accuracy guarantee on good audio for all our transcriptions. This is possible because all our transcriptionists are real people based in the U.S. (no AI bots). Contact us right away to get started.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the Cofounder & President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California-based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed nearly ten years of success at GMR, playing a pivotal role in the company's growth. Under Beth's leadership, GMR Transcription doubled its sales within two years, earning recognition as one of the OC Business Journal's fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.