How to Transcribe Podcasts

| December 4, 2016

It’s always advantageous to provide a written transcript for your podcast. Some of the top reasons are:

  1. Providing accessibility to consume your podcast for the hearing-impaired community and ESL learners.
  2. Reinforcing the audio content as some people like reading better than listening.
  3. Being able to insert clickable links to whatever online websites or resources you may mention in your podcast.
  4. Optimizing SEO because a search engine can index text far better than it can index audio.
  5. Increasing chances of getting your podcast shared and quoted through social media.

The following video gives great tips on how to transcribe your podcast for free after you are done recording:

You still have to do some work like editing and proofreading, but having a polished written transcript will make your podcast more professional.

 

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