Scribie Audio Transcription Software

August 3rd, 2015

integrated Editor 12If you’ve been keeping up with our posts, you know we’ve already introduced the Integrated editor, available only through Scribie. Here is the video which shows how to open the Editor. It’s a new, one of a kind tool that allows you to put the finishing touches on your transcription or helps you as a freelance transcriber with Scribie. Over the course of the next couple of posts, we’ll take a closer look at the features included with the Integrated editor.

For starters, the text editor provides a unified interface which means you no longer have to keep switching back and forth between the text and the audio. It’s all right there for you so you save time. Another time saving feature is the keyboard shortcuts. You’ll be given standard shortcuts like F7 for rewind and F10 for play, but you can also change and customise the shortcuts to suit your needs. Simply click the drop down arrow in the right of the editor, click shortcut preferences and check out the default list or make changes as you see fit.

There is also the feature of dictation, which is only available for Chrome. This allows you to save even more time by dictating your words instead of typing in the editor. You can select your speaking style and accent and then start dictating.

Other features include auto correct, auto save, and auto capitalisation. These features are similar to what you see in Microsoft Word. The Integrated editor will automatically correct commonly misspelled words, capitalise the first word of a sentence, and save your work after each keystroke so that even if your browser crashes, you can go back to right where you left off.

Live spell check is a feature that helps out with words that auto correct can’t identify. Similar to Word, these words will show up underlined in red and clicking on them will produce a drop down menu with suggestions for the word, add or ignore, Google search or the option to analyse the word.

These are just a few of the great features of the Integrated editor provided by Scribie. It’s a user friendly editor that also helps to save on time. For more information, check out the Integrated editor here. Stay tuned for more on the other features that the one and only Integrated editor from Scribie has to offer.

Introduction To Integrated Editor

July 27th, 2015

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integrated Editor 12Scribie offers a variety of transcription services to fit your transcription needs. When it comes to final edits after you’ve received your file or maybe you’re considering working with Scribie, there’s one trick that Scribie has up it sleeve that no one else offers. Scribie has a special blended system for your audio and text. It’s a free, one of a kind audio/video transcription tool called Integrated Editor. You won’t find something like this with other transcription services.

The Integrated Editor is a simple and easy to use tool that allows you to transcribe files or run a final go-over check on your transcribed files. Scribie also provides you with a variety of tools and extras to use with the Integrated Editor. Some of them include keyboard shortcuts, auto-save, unified interface, dictation, and text analysis.

This all sounds great, but can this program really do all of these things? Don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few things that some of our customers have had to say about the Integrated Editor:

“I greatly appreciate the transcription editor once delivered. Having the ability to preview, listen to, edit and save the transcription before downloading it saves a ton of time and I find it to be a very convenient tool.”

“I really like the interface for checking transcripts — this is an extremely useful feature!!”

“I like that you have the editor along with the audio to check problem spots.”

“I like that I can review and correct in browser.”

Sounds great doesn’t it?! Still don’t believe us? Why not try out the Integrated Editor for yourself. Scribie offers great service and now, they are taking that to another level by enabling you with a unique tool that helps you make sure your work is what you want it to be and need it to be. That’s as a customer and as a freelance worker. When all is said and done, Scribie is here for you.


The Cost Of Hiring A Transcriptionist

July 20th, 2015

freelancerWhen you are trying to get a file transcribed, hiring a freelancer might offer itself as a promising option. But the reality may beg to differ. When compared to a transcription company, a freelancer might lack the specialised skill, knowledge, and may even come with a lot of hassles. But that’s just the tip. There are many other points where a transcription company would outweigh an individual freelancer even when the person is sincere about the work.

Searching is difficult

The first step is to find a person who will offer quality job in a timely manner. This is especially true if the person is a newbie trying his/ her hands at transcription for the first time. Even after hiring a freelancer you may have to send a file and follow-up on a regular basis to ensure that the job is getting attention.

Credibility is often questionable

Even when you manage to find a freelancer, credibility remains a grey area. It depends upon you to ask for recommendations so that you can make a more informed choice. A company on the other hand offers a much organised service. Plus, it is always easier to find out the reputation of a company rather than an individual freelancer.

Problem of bulk task

An individual freelancer might not be able to manage a lot of files together. A company however can do that with ease since it has the resource that is needed for this kind of job. Hence even when someone fails to do a job, the other person in the team jumps in. And you are kept out of this hassle because you get your work delivered right on time!

Negotiating the price is difficult

A company has a fixed rate, but a freelancer does not. The latter often determines his/ her pay rate which might not be suitable for your purpose. You might end up having to negotiate for a lengthy period of time.

No assurance of quality
Even when you agree to pay a hefty sum of money to a freelancer transcriber, you may not get the quality of work that you deserve. On the other hand, a transcriber asking for too low a rate almost always ends up delivering sub-standard work.

Apart from the usual cost and quality problems, even a sincere freelancer may be unsuitable to handle all kinds of accents. A company, with its rich resource, training, and specialisation can be the better and more efficient alternative.

Scribie, an audio and video transcription service has been serving its customers since 2008. Over the years, we have earned a reputation of delivering high quality transcripts at an affordable price.  So, the next time you are in need of transcription, think of Scribie first.

Start uploading your files and get high quality transcription within the timeframe that you choose.

Average Cost For Transcription Services

July 13th, 2015

Transcription-costYou find yourself with audio or video from work, school, a seminar, or a meeting, but you do not have time to type up the notes yourself. You may be wondering what are your options. That is where a transcription service comes in. If you do a Google search however, you may find yourself a little overwhelmed with all the different companies and prices.

One of the first questions you may ask yourself is how much should you expect to pay for services? The industry standard is to charge $1 to $1.50 per audio minute, with some companies charging per speaking person. You have a price, but what do you get for that price? Some places may only offer quality with no guaranteed turnaround time. Others will provide a minimum 98% accuracy, but the turnaround times vary. Some services will have a standard turnaround time of 3 to 5 business days, others a turnaround time of 2 to 3 business days, and yet a few will have a 24 hour turnaround for audio or video transcription and 48 hour turnaround for video caption or subtitles.

Of course, there may be some special circumstances with your files. You may have multiple speakers, speakers with accents, noise in the background or need language translation The industry offers a variety of additional services for a fee. Services in the industry will charge an extra $.10 to $.25 per audio minute for time-stamps, time-codes, background noise, light accents, digitising, and technical terminology. The charge for having your file transcribed verbatim can run from $.25 to $.30 per audio minute.

If you have audio with heavy background noise or strong accents, you can be charged $.50 to .$75 per audio minute. Foreign language transcription can set you back an additional $1 per audio minute.

If you have multiple speakers in your audio, some in the industry charge a fee per speaker. The starting rate can be $.25 a person per audio minute up to 3 speakers and $.50 a person per audio minute for 4 speakers. The price is can be capped at 5+ speakers at an additional $.50 per audio minute.

While most companies have standard turnaround times, if you need things in a certain time frame, be prepared to pay extra for speed. Fast turnarounds in the industry are typically over a 24 to 48 hour time period. If you need a turnaround time of 48 hours, expect a standard fee of $.75 per audio minute. For a 24 hour turnaround, the fee can be $1.25 per audio minute and same day service charges can be $1.50 per audio minute.

With all these fees, it is nice to know that a few companies may offer discounts for academic, non-profit, religious and volume transcripts.

As you can see, no matter your needs, those fees and extra charges can really add up. You are the only one who can determine what’s best for you. Regardless, you cannot go wrong with Scribie. If you are flexible with time, you can get your files done in 2-30 days for $1.00 to $.80 per audio minute. Need it a little faster? Rates for 24-36 hours is only $1.50 per audio minute and $3.00 per audio minute for express services completed in 8-12 hours. The best part is that Scribie includes word documents, time-coding, multiple and accented speakers, background noise and speaker tracking in the pricing. That’s right – unlike their competitors, you don’t pay extra for those things. The next time you are in the need of transcription services, think of Scribie first.

Start uploading your files and get high quality transcription within the timeframe that you choose.


Ways To Improve Video SEO Through Transcription

July 9th, 2015

Video SEOStudies show that online videos are much more than a passing fad. According to the B2B Demand Generation Benchmark Survey for 2012, more than 90 percent of the respondents prefer video over white papers, case studies, and even live demos with reps. In another study, Cisco predicts that 84 percent of the online content will be videos by 2018. While all these might sound super-exciting, it makes finding any content more difficult than ever. This is where video SEO can help. A video transcription is an integral part of such an SEO practice.

Why video transcription?

Transcriptions are a textual representation of all that is said in a video. Since a search engine only crawls texts and do not watch videos, a transcription helps it to understand the content and to index it. Also, the concept of SEO revolves around the use of keywords and hence using transcripts below your videos is a natural and effective way of increasing the keyword density of your website without running the risk of ‘keyword stuffing’.

How does video transcription work?

A video transcription provides that extra mileage to your videos which meta description and video tags fail to offer. Plus, Google depends upon ‘blended results’ for determining a website’s search position. Blended results give more importance to videos. Transcriptions help to amplify this result. Studies show that transcriptions increase user engagement which in turn is rewarded by Google for having longer view times. The possibility of increased web traffic also enhances your income possibilities from AdSense.

You can also put your long-form transcripts on separate pages in order to target additional keywords. This is a great way to improve off-page SEO apart from providing internal cross linking opportunities. The content of transcripts can easily be repurposed into blogs, how-to articles, infographics and more depending upon its nature. It is hence a great source of derivative content.

How effective is video transcription

In a study, Liveclicker compared 37 web pages before and after adding transcripts, and the results are quite inspiring. Pages with transcripts recorded 16 percent more revenue than when they had no transcripts at all. Video transcriptions also help to break the barrier especially when more than 80 percent of internet users do not have english as their native language. Hence if you are targeting a global audience, transcriptions must be an integral part of your marketing strategy.

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How Businesses Can Leverage Scribie’s API To Provide Transcription Service To Their Users.

June 26th, 2015

APIToday transcription has its own place in your business toolbox. Transcription services can take your business to a next level. It opens door for improvements and betterment for your business. The need of the hour is to provide these business a way to easily integrate their systems or website with the best quality transcription service. Scribie has enabled this by releasing its very own REST API. It provides easy integration and seamless user experience with least investment for the business. Some of the advantages of partnering and integrating Scribie’s API are. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Podcast Transcript: Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast

June 18th, 2015

We are happy to present another Free Podcast Transcript: Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast, Episode 49 titled American Atheist Convention 2015. We transcribe podcasts free of charge for the benefit of the community. You can learn more about our Free Podcast Transcription program at the following link.

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0:00:02 Speaker 1: I don’t know. Say it with me. “I don’t know!” Good God, it is liberating! I am a towering mountain of ignorance! I don’t know! We’re taught to believe that everything has a reason. And so we observed the world, we see what happened, and then we defined the thing that happened as the reason the thing happened. But I think a lot of the time, we end up mixing up thinking something with knowing something. This is why it can be so impossible to talk about certain topics with certain people. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Podcast Transcript: Curtain Call Podcast

June 15th, 2015

We are pleased to present another free podcast transcript; the Curtain Call Podcast. At Scribie, we believe that eventually all audio/video content will be available as text. This free transcript is that one step towards that final goal. Please visit the following link to learn more about this program.

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0:00:02 Chuck Clay: Hello, and welcome to Curtain Call Podcast episode 10. I am your host Chuck Clay and on this particular episode of Curtain Call Podcast, we are pleased to present a two for one episode. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Curtain Call Podcast episode 10 is a Twofer. 10 is a Twofer. 10 is a Twofer. 10 is a Twofer. 10 is a Twofer. 10 is a Twofer. Say that 20 times fast. 10 is a Twofer. 20 times fast. 10 is a Twofer, 20 times fast. 10 is a Twofer, 20 times… I digress. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Podcast Transcript: Football Is America

June 12th, 2015

We are pleased to present the Football is America Podcast transcribed for free by Scribie. The Free Podcast Transcription program is our way to contribute back to the podcasting community. Submit your podcast for free transcription today at the following link.

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0:00:50 Ron: Hey everyone, this is Ron from Football is America, and we are inviting you to check out our website,, catch up on all the shows and interviews right there. Read the rest of this entry »

Humans Are Better Than Machines For Transcription

June 1st, 2015

machine-vs-human-14312853 (1)Transcription services are known worldwide today. With an increase in awareness about the benefits it can reap, transcription is going global. Today companies, businesses want to reach every corner of the world and transcription services can definitely help them in doing so.

We know that technology today is making any thing possible. Many opine that with the advancement in technology, transcription can be completely automated and there is no human intervention required. In fact speech recognition softwares are used by many transcription service providers Read the rest of this entry »