Transcripts – how to create

Welcome to the computers with ease podcast in today’s episode I’m going to talk about transcripts, transcripts are something that I’ve used ever since I started podcasting back in 2010.

Transcripts make your podcast searchable because you’ve now included text that can be searched using Google for example .One of the other reasons that I like transcripts is that you can include links in the transcript and still maintain the context of the information which makes it easier for people to follow and understand what the link means and is there for.

Now the big question is if I want to include transcript how do I create them? The good news is there several ways of doing it, you can create them yourself by typing them which is a rather tedious way of doing it and depending on the length of each podcast may take a while.

There are several transcription services available with a simple Google search and the cost generally is anywhere from a $1.00 to a $1.50 per minute based on the length of your audio file so again, if you’re creating several podcasts per month or week it can get expensive. But may will be worth it for you depending on your situation and your time involvement that you’ve got available.

Now the final way to do a transcript is the way that I’m doing mine at the moment is using speech recognition software to capture the text that’s in the podcast as I’m recording the podcast itself. The software that I am currently using is Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

I would be interested to hear whether you do transcripts with your podcasts at the moment and if so how you create them please leave a comment below.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at darrell@computerswithease.com Thank you very much for listening.

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