Why Is Spanish Transcription Necessary for Businesses?

Why Is Spanish Transcription Necessary for Businesses?

Did you know Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States? It’s estimated that over 41 million people in the U.S. speak Spanish at home, which is more than twice as many that did so in 1990 (Source: U.S. Census). And that number is only expected to grow in the coming decades.

That’s a huge opportunity for businesses, who can use Spanish to reach more consumers. And one way to do this is through transcription.

What is Spanish transcription?

Transcription is simply converting audio or video into text. It can be a long and tedious process, which is why we recommend saving time and energy by using a professional transcription company.

But Spanish transcription is a little more complicated than English transcription, because there are multiple options to consider.

Option 1 is transcribing your Spanish audio or video into Spanish text. With this option, you will receive a transcript in Spanish that has not been translated. This is usually the cheapest option, but you must be able to read Spanish.

What Can Be Transcribed?
  • Interviews
  • Focus Groups
  • Podcasts
  • Research Studies
  • Videos
  • And more!

Option 2 is transcribing your Spanish content into English. You’ll receive a transcript in English, with no Spanish transcript. This is ideal if you don’t read Spanish and need your audio or video translated.

The final option, Option 3, is to receive both a Spanish and English transcript. This is usually the most costly option, but it is useful if you need both a transcript of the original content as well as a translated transcript.

Why is Spanish transcription necessary?

The primary benefit of Spanish transcription is to have a written copy of everything said in your audio or video. You just have it transcribed once, and then it’s yours forever. You can use the transcripts for research purposes, for marketing, to reach more people, or whatever reason you need.

“Transcription may sound easy initially, but anyone who has sat down to do a transcript realizes quickly that transcription takes a lot of time, energy and skill.”

“Transcription may sound easy initially, but anyone who has sat down to do a transcript realizes quickly that transcription takes a lot of time, energy and skill.”

What industries benefit from Spanish transcription?

Honestly, every industry benefits from being multilingual. It never hurts to be able to reach more people in the language that they feel comfortable with. But here are a few of the top industries we provide Spanish transcripts for:

  1. Market Research: transcripts are used to translate Spanish-language interviews and focus groups into English for researchers and clients.
  2. Private Investigation: we transcribe surveillance, interviews, depositions, and more.
  3. Academic: transcription services for educational institutions conducting interviews with Spanish speakers.

How do you turn Spanish audio into text?

So, now you’ve seen some of the many benefits to using Spanish transcription. But where do you start?

It’s actually quite easy! If you have audio or video of your content, you can create a free account on our site. With your new client portal, you simply upload your content and let us get to work.

Spanish transcription does take a bit longer than English transcription, if done right. So, expect a longer turnaround time from a professional company. And using a professional is important for Spanish transcription, because you need a guarantee that you transcripts are accurate.

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    Why is Atomic Scribe the ideal transcription partner?

    Atomic Scribe is an industry leader in transcription quality. Unlike most companies who pay their transcriptionsts peanuts, we believe in fair pay, which leads to us having the most-skilled workers. We feel deeply that there is no use paying for language services if you receive poor quality – that’s just throwing away money.

    But we also don’t overcharge. Our prices are in the middle range in the industry, and we believe we’ve found the perfect balance between cost and quality. Contact us with your project details to see that for yourself!


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