How do I edit my transcript in the free online editing tool?
Our transcription editor makes reviewing transcripts a breeze. You can listen along with the audio, make edits, highlight, adjust speaker labels, and even take notes*. Once you are done reviewing and editing, you can download your transcript directly from within the editor. You can test the features of our editor here.
It can be accessed by clicking any file name on your My Files page, or by clicking View and Edit next to the file name on your order page, accessible through your Order History.
Using the Playback Controls
In the upper left of the editor, you have your playback controls. You can play the audio, skip back or forward 15 seconds, increase the playback speed, and control the volume. In the box below you can assign speaker names and take notes.
We have a couple of keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) that make playback a little easier. Instead of moving your mouse and hitting play and pause all the time, you can hit the Tab key to start and stop the audio. If you need to skip back 15 seconds, you can hit Shift + Tab.
If you need to jump around in the transcript while reviewing, you can click the timestamp next to any speaker name and the audio will jump to that point and begin playing.
Editing Your Transcript
The editor works just like any other word processor, and you can click right into the transcript and start typing, deleting, and highlighting. You can make changes from the box in the center of the editor, this includes:
- Add a Comment ( select after highlighting where you would like the comment to appear)
- Highlight the text in 5 different colors! (select after highlighting text with your mouse)
- Strikethrough the text
- Undo last change
- Redo last change
- Search and Replace
Any changes you make are saved automatically. In the upper right, you can see when your transcript was last saved, and you can click the ellipsis menu (...) for more options. These include:
- Copy ( with timestamps and speaker names)
- Copy-Text Transcript Only
- Read-along Tracking
- Keyboard shortcut hints
- Reset the transcript (reverts all changes made)
- Offset Timestamps
- Remove Filler Words* ( available if filler words are detected)
If you run into any issues while using the editor, check out this article for common troubleshooting tips.
*Notes are saved in the editor only and do not reflect in the downloaded transcript
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