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*. You can test the features of our editor here.
Using the Playback Controls
In the upper left of the editor you have your playback controls. You can play the audio, skip back 5 seconds, increase the playback speed, and control the volume. This is also where you can offset your timestamps if needed and take notes*, either for yourself or to share with team members.
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 5 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. If you ordered timestamps with your transcript, you can click on any word in the transcript and the audio will jump there.
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. When you highlight a word with your mouse, a pop-up of options will appear. You can:
- Play the audio from that point (for orders with timestamps)
- Edit speaker names
- Highlight the text
- Strikethrough the text
- Leave an in-line note*
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:
- Find and replace to make quick changes through the transcript
- Toggle read-along tracking on and off
- Keyboard shortcut hints
- Reset the transcript (reverts all changes made)
- Export (download)
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