Unleash the Potential of Your Audio Content with Our Expert Transcription Services

May 21, 2024

By Rachel Lambert for Atlas Translations

Consuming media in audio format has become increasingly popular due to its convenience and accessibility. But, sometimes, the written word is needed to either replace or complement the audible. Enter transcription. Expert transcription services are an effective solution for individuals and businesses looking to unleash the potential of their audio content.

In this blog post, we’ll explain transcription, its benefits, where you could use transcription, how Atlas Translations can help you with transcription, and, of course, pricing.

Whether you want to be heard locally or globally, we’ll show you how our expert transcription services can give your audio content the improved reach and maximum potential it needs.

What is Transcription?

In simple terms, transcription is the process of notating spoken content, i.e., turning spoken words into written words. Here at Atlas Translations, we offer transcription services that can convert your audio files into accurate, readable text. This can provide you with many benefits, from improving accessibility and SEO optimisation to content repurposing and audience engagement.

Some Benefits of Our Expert Transcription Services

Transcription services play an important role in unlocking the full potential of your audio content. By converting spoken words into written text, an expert transcription service makes your content more accessible, searchable, and engaging for a wider audience.


Transcriptions can improve overall user accessibility by providing text versions of audio content, making it easier for individuals with hearing impairments or language barriers to consume your media.

Transcriptions also serve as valuable reference materials for your audience, making it easier for them to revisit specific information or quotes from your audio content—CTRL F for the win!

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Improve the discoverability of your content through search engine optimisation (SEO) benefits. Search engines can crawl and index text-based content more effectively, raising your content’s visibility and ranking higher in search results.


Content creators can also take advantage of extended reach and impact by having their work transcribed into blog posts, articles, e-books, and social media posts. With your content in written form, it can also be translated into other languages or formatted into other mediums.

Where Would I Use Transcription? 

From interviews and voiceover work to conference recordings and market research questionnaires, there is a constant demand for accurate, expert transcription services.

We work with media and marketing companies, legal firms, and medical and healthcare organisations to transcribe (or transcribe and translate) corporate videos, police interviews, medical and technical conference speeches, documentary scripts, financial seminars, films, and radio programmes. The list really does just go on.

We’ll take your audio content — tape, CD, digital sound file or any other medium — in any language and transcribe it into accurate, readable text. We can then translate this text into any language or convert it into an alternative format, such as subtitles.

If you need your documentary interviews translated or technical conference speeches transcribed, Atlas Translations has you covered. We can add time codes for your transcription, and we always take any character restrictions or layout requirements into account.

Expert transcriptions ensure quality and confidentiality. They add a polished and professional touch to your audio content. By investing in expert transcription services, you can elevate the value, accessibility, and impact of your media content across various platforms and audiences.

How to Choose a Reliable Transcription Service Provider

Choosing a reliable transcription service provider is crucial to ensuring the accuracy and quality of your audio content.

  • First, look for a provider with a proven track record of delivering accurate transcriptions in a timely manner. Check websites for reviews and testimonials from previous clients to gauge the quality of their work.
    • At Atlas Translations, we do our best to remain transparent. But don’t just take our word for what we do; see what our clients are saying about us, too.
  • Additionally, consider the expertise and specialisation of the transcription service provider. Some providers may specialise in transcribing specific industries or types of content, such as legal or medical transcription.
    • Our transcription teams are experts in their specialist sectors. We’ll assign your project to a professional with experience in the field—that means they’ll understand any specific terminology or industry standards involved.
  • Another important factor to consider is the level of security and confidentiality offered by the transcription service provider. Ensure that they have measures in place to protect your sensitive audio content and data.
    • Atlas Translations employs state-of-the-art encryption technologies for both storage and transmission of information. This ensures that sensitive information remains as confidential and secure from prying eyes as possible.
  • Don’t forget to consider the turnaround time offered by the transcription service provider. Compare quotes from multiple providers to ensure you are getting what you’re asking for.
    • Provide us with the length of the recording, and we’ll advise a suggested turnaround time for the audio or video transcription.

While cost is important, quality and accuracy should be the primary considerations when choosing a transcription service provider for your audio content.

How Much Will It Cost?

We like to keep things simple, so our transcription services are charged by the minute. This way, we can give you an accurate quotation based on the actual length of any recording. Before any work begins, we’ll agree to a clear final price and project deadline with you.

If you need a quick cost estimate, you can also request a free quote from us today.

Moving Forward with Atlas Translations

Atlas Translations has been delivering top-notch translation, localisation, and transcription services for over thirty years.

From expert transcription services to subtitling, we have the experience and know-how to produce quality work, whatever the context.

Are you ready to take the next step in your translation journey? Our tip-top team is always available to help.

Give us a call at +44 (0)1727 812 725 or send us an email at [email protected] to find out more today.

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