Professional Transcription Services – Precision for Each Word

At Spoken, we offer a professional solution for all your transcription needs. Whether you need to turn interviews, meetings, juridical material, or podcasts into texts, our team will see that you receive your audio file in a text format as fast as possible.

We understand the importance of writing each and every word and meaning out with precision. To reach this goal, we utilise the best available technologies and combine them with the expertise of our own team of professionals.

Trusted by thousands of satisfied clients

Why Spoken?

Here are three reasons to choose Spoken’s transcription services


Accurate transcripts made by professionals

Each word is transcribed with care, which ensures that the content you receive is flawless. If you favour cost-efficiency over accuracy, we also offer AI generated transcripts. Read more about our speech recognition-based transcription services here.


We offer a quick delivery each and every time

Our quick delivery times ensure that your documents are ready for you when you need them.


Confidentiality and data security

We follow industry-leading data security and privacy protection practices. Your data is safe with us.

I work as a customer experience consultant. My work involves carrying out numerous in-depth client interviews. Getting all client contributions recorded and analysed is essential for optimal result. I have been a client of Spoken for more than three years now, and I have been very happy with the quality of the transcripts and smooth cooperation with the team. The client portal works great, and I can stay up to date with the progress and costs of my interview files.



Pricing for transcription services

Our transcription rates are based on the duration of the audio file, making our rates completely transparent. The total price of transcription varies depending on the transcription type and number of speakers. Request a quote to receive the exact price for your project or check out the rates on our homepage.


Quality Control, File Format, and Quick Service – Have a look at the answers for our frequently asked questions.

How fast can I receive my transcript?

We deliver completed transcripts within a couple of days from receiving the material by default. If you need a faster delivery, we also offer a next-day delivery.

What kinds of audio files can you work with?

We can work and handle the most common audio files, including MP3, WAV, and AAC.

What is your quality control system like?

We utilise both advanced software and professional transcribers to ensure the high-quality for our texts.

What should I do if I need to change the contents of a completed transcript?

If you find errors or elements that require changes, we will send you a revised version of your transcript free of charge as soon as possible. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to provide you with a project that meet your needs.


The varied uses of transcription

Transcription of research materials

Interview is one of the most common research methods in academic research, and transcription plays an essential role in the analysis of interview data. Analysing the interview and making observations of an audio file is a challenging process, which is why the audio material is often transcribed.

Transcribed material is easier to scan through, and it also allows for the use of search functions when you want to locate a certain part of the text.

Legal transcription

Audio recordings of court room procedures, including hearings of witnesses, are an excellent tool for attorneys and lawyers. That is, if the material is available in an accessible text format.

You will benefit greatly from having a trustworthy partner transcribe your confidential court room material. This process will help you to ensure that the juridical process and work becomes more efficient and quicker, as you can return and check the written material as many times as necessary.

Alternative texts

The Web Accessibility Directive sets demands for the audio and video material published by public operators. All recorded audio material to be published, including podcasts, must be complemented with an alternative text within 14 days from the publication.

Alternative text is often a transcript of the audio file added directly on the webpage or as a separate attachment file in a PDF format. Alternative texts, or alt-texts, are often published as clean verbatim transcripts. 

I have been really pleased that individual interview files can be delivered to Spoken as the research progresses and then transcribed at the same time. Even though we have chosen a normal delivery time (no express delivery), the service has still been fast and often the transcribed file has been waiting in the mail already a day after submitting it. I also like that if the transcriber has been unsure about a certain expression, it has been noted in the file and also the time, so I have been able to check the point and correct it if n.ecessary

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Helsinki

Transcription Types

What level of transcription do you need?

Some studies focus on uncovering what the interviewee is saying, while the other focus on how they are saying things. Different objectives require different transcription types.

Spoken specialises in the transcription types detailed below. If these types do not meet your requirements, please contact us and we will see what we can do for your project.

If you are unsure of the necessary transcription type for your project, clean verbatim transcription tends to be a fitting option for most uses. We are happy to help you with choosing the necessary transcription type for you. 

Clean Verbatim

Clean verbatim emphasis the core content of spoken contributions. In clean verbatim, we focus on the essential material and leave out filler words, involuntary sounds, and repetitions.


Clean verbatim is a common and functional option for academic research and studies, interviews, and meetings where the emphasis is on recording the main topics of discussion.


‘We reached the goal as planned.’

Full Verbatim

A full verbatim transcript includes all material portrayed in the audio file, including filler words and involuntary sounds. This type offers a precise and detailed description of the conversation.


Full verbatim is applied in situations in which the research topic focuses more on the contents and interaction during the conversation.


‘Yeah… [laughs] We did reach our goal, just like we planned it.’

Edited Transcript

In edited transcript, speech is edited and formalised by removing informal expressions and filler words and by improving the grammatical structure.


Edited transcript is an excellent option for more official uses, such as documents for authorities or publications necessitating official and clear tone. Edited transcription is also used to create the alternative texts for podcasts.


‘We have reached our goals in accordance with our plan.’

Translated Transcript

In translated transcription, the audio files are transcribed and translated into another language. This service combines the expertise and skills of both transcription and translation.


Translated transcription is a key service for multilingual projects and situations in which the interviews have been conducted in a different language to the intended use of the document.

Each transcription type is planned to meet different needs and match certain uses. This allows us to confirm that you will receive the service you need.


How does purchasing our service work?


You can send a request for quotation simply by clicking here.


You will receive an offer from us within 24 hours of sending the request for an offer.


After accepting our quotation, you can send your material to us for processing effortlessly and in an information secure way via our website.


After the project has been finished, we will provide you with a link to the finished project to both your email and to your customer account.

Turnaround times

Basic Delivery

The completion schedule depends on our project status. We always confirm the delivery time in the offer.

Express Delivery

With express delivery, you receive the finished work the next business day after the material is sent.

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Express delivery: Standard price +100 %. Read more on our FAQ page under Material – Express delivery.

Are you already our customer? Send the files to us directly via the upload form without a request for a quote!


Our Satisfied Customers

Matias Höglund

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

We have ordered subtitles from Spoken for a few years now. The cooperation has been functional. Ordering subtitles through the portal has proven to be effortless and the ready-made files have reached us very quickly.

Christian Thibault

Chief Executive Officer
Nordic Diversity Trainers Oy

We are very happy with the prompt and professional service provided by Spoken. Its a crucial element in our multi-lingual work environment and working with a linguistically diverse team. With the services of Spoken, for the past three years we have always been able to easily match all deadlines and to satisfy our clients demands. We can't do else than to highly recommend Spoken for all your language needs.

Heikki Räisänen

Video producer
Ræven Visual

The accuracy level of transcription has always been just right; time coding next to the text makes it easier to find the right place on the editing table, and the price is at least reasonable. A service that saves time and money.


Postdoctoral researcher
University of Helsinki

I have been really pleased that individual interview files can be delivered to Spoken as the research progresses and then transcribed at the same time. Even though we have chosen a normal delivery time (no express delivery), the service has still been fast and often the transcribed file has been waiting in the mail already a day after submitting it. I also like that if the transcriber has been unsure about a certain expression, it has been noted in the file and also the time, so I have been able to check the point and correct it if necessary.

Get a Quote

Send us a quote and we will get back to you with the exact price for your transcription project!

If you need high-quality transcription services, you can send us a quote by clicking here.

Feel free to check out our other language and translation services. We offer human made subtitling and captioning, and translation services as well as AI generated captions and transcriptions!

Any questions? If yes, please have a look at our FAQ page or feel free to contact us.