Videos are a popular tool that can educate and entertain thousands, or even millions, of people, and video transcription can help show their content to an even wider audience.

So why have your video transcribed if people are just going to watch and listen to it? One reason is accessibility. Perhaps not all of your potential audience can listen to your video. This could be due to having hearing difficulties, or perhaps being in a public place and being unable to increase the volume if they do not have their headphones available. By including a transcript, you are providing more options and not alienating people that come across your video.

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Another reason to have a video transcript is to increase the chances of your video being found by potential viewers. Google and other search engines crawl through text, so if you have an accurate transcript of your video, whether it is on your website or on a third-party site such as YouTube, there is a higher possibility of the video being found when people are searching for your particular subject matter.

Sharing is another important reason to transcribe your video.  By sharing snippets of text from your video across social media platforms, you can generate interest and point them to your video without expecting followers to watch it in full straight away.

There is now of course automated transcription available for videos, generated by AI. Whilst these transcripts can be useful, there are often mistakes and the transcript will need careful checking, especially as errors can take away the impact of your video. To ensure your video transcript is accurate and reflects exactly what is being shown on screen, we recommend using a professional video transcription service that uses real people to transcribe your recording as this will save a lot of time with editing, allowing you to concentrate on the content for your next video. Although we do offer an editing service for automated transcripts which can help.

For information on how to use Business Friend’s video transcription service, please see How We Work.  To receive a quote, please use our Quote Request Form or Contact Us with your requirements.  Our Transcription Calculator (below) can also provide a useful guide.

Our method of working is simple and effective:

Contact Us

Please Contact Us to discuss your project particulars, such as type of service/s required, templates and deadlines, to receive an accurate quote. Our standard prices are available to view here as a guide.


We will create your personal encrypted folders to upload your recordings, notes or documents straight to Business Friend via our secure upload and storage facility.

Confirm Receipt

We will contact you to confirm receipt of your uploaded material.

We Get To Work

We get started straight away, ensuring we adhere to your project requirements and timeframes.

Job Done

We upload your transcript, spreadsheet, document or presentation to your personal secure folder, with extra password protection if required.

Invoice Sent

We will invoice you for the works provided for payment via BACs or PayPal – credit card payments can also be made via PayPal.