Subscribers get full access to our archive of the web's best podcast content "in Print". Content is reproduced with the permission of the podcaster, making Pods in Print your exclusive source for transcripts of podcasts.
A high quality transcript with fully corrected terms and jargon allows you to more easily follow up information in the podcast. Our time-indexing feature means you can quickly find areas of interest and listen to the most pertinent bits of the audio.
We place accuracy at the heart of our transcription process. Transcripts are produced in-house and edited by our team of content experts. Unlike budget options these documents are checked thoroughly and edited extensively to bring to you an accurate written record of the audio content.
What are podcasts and what is Pods in Print for?
Podcasts are digital audio files, often of the spoken word, published on the web. Whilst podcast specifically refers to audio downloaded by means of feeds such as RSS and playable on portable devices like Apple's iPod we at Pods in Print transcribe internet audio content of all formats.
Increasing bandwidth means more and more audio content is created specifically for internet broadcast, and may be unavailable in other forms. Pods in Print partners with podcasters to create transcripts and bring this content to a larger audience.
Our transcripts may include interviews with leading business figures, popular radio shows, lectures given by accomplished academics or the proceedings of conferences. Wherever such audio content is published on the internet we believe it should be accompanied by a transcript.
Which new transcripts will you provide in future?
We only provide transcripts when we have the agreement of the podcaster, who owns the copyright to the audio. In general any audio appearing on that podcaster's site is eligible for transcription and we will add it to the database over time. Of course some podcasts are not suitable for transcription, as an example those with predominantly music content.
As for new sites, this is entirely down to you! Let us know which sites' content you like and we'll try to add their transcripts. Alternatively get in contact with the podcaster and tell them about our service.
Is there a limit to the number of transcripts I can download?
As a subscriber you have access to the whole database. As long as you don't abuse the notion, downloads are unlimited.
What can I do with these transcripts?
Under the agreement we have with podcasters, subscribers may read, print and copy transcripts for private, non-commercial use. You can also quote passages from the transcripts of up to 400 words, provided that you acknowledge the source as Pods in Print.
How much does subscription cost?
Prices may be found in the table below. Your subscription enables us to support the podcasters who create the content and to bring you high quality transcripts. If you change your mind we'll refund any unused months of your subscription.
|Option||UK pounds (£)||US dollars ($)|
|One Month Subscription||£6.50||$12.95|
|Monthly Repeat Subscription||£6.50 per month||$12.95 per month|
|One Year Upfront Subscription||£60 (equivalent to £5 per month)||$120 (equivalent to $10 per month)|
What is a repeat subscription?
A repeat subscription allows you to spread the cost of the subscription. A monthly repeat subscription can be set up for any number of months over the course of which your card is charged automatically each month to keep your subscription active. During the period of your subscription credit card details are held securely by our payment services provider SECPay.
How do I cancel my subscription?
You may cancel your subscription and receive a refund (if applicable) for unused months. Subscribers may give notice of cancellation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should use the same email address as currently held by us in connection with the account.
Please note these FAQs are a plain English summary of the definitive policies outlined in the subscriber terms.
Pods in Print offers podcasters discounted transcription in exchange for promotion on the podcaster's site.
What is the charge for transcription of my podcasts?
For subscribers | For podcasters | For transcription
Pods in Print transcribes podcasts using a select team of typists and editors. Familiarity with multiple subject areas and years of transcription experience allow us to offer high-quality, affordable transcription services.
Will my transcript be available to the public?
No. No transcript produced via our bespoke transcription service is entered into the database for public viewing.
What audio formats can you transcribe?
We can transcribe a wide range of digital audio or video file formats and streaming audio from any URL. For upload, file size can be up to 50MB so we usually advise recording at a relatively high bitrate to preserve audio quality.
Are the transcripts machine-generated?
No. All transcripts are typed and edited by real people.
What's the difference between the three price options?
Accuracy and turnaround. From budget to super premium, the three options represent higher accuracy transcription with faster turnaround. The three options are described in terms of a maximum turnaround time.
Different levels of accuracy are achieved with different levels of editing. All transcripts start off typed by humans. Editors then listen again to correct the text and fill in specialist terms. Two things to bear in mind when choosing a price option are the difficulty of your transcription and who's going to be reading it.
Difficulty is determined by factors such as background noise, volume variability, multiple speakers, technical terms and accented speakers. If your audio has one or several of these characteristics you should consider a higher quality option to ensure a satisfactory result.
Under normal difficulty conditions consider these guidelines:
If you need a transcript for search engines choose the budget option.
If you need a transcript for casual readers choose the premium option.
If you need a transcript for professional readers choose the super premium option.
Our super premium quality transcription option gives you peace of mind over quality. You can be assured of a near flawless transcript, with all terms fully researched and a high level of intelligence in editing. This option is suitable for transcripts that are to be published, possibly as part of a regulatory filing, an appendix to the formal record of a meeting, or an interview article in mass media.
For audio with several difficulty factors combined you may like to contact us for a bespoke quote. In these circumstances we can transcribe to a fixed price for best-effort accuracy, or transcribe to an absolute accuracy standard for a variable price.
If you upload difficult audio likely to affect the expected accuracy we will contact you as soon as possible to give an estimation of the possible accuracy at your chosen price option.
For quotes relating to specific requirements or enquiries about trade terms and bulk discounts please contact us.
How do you return the transcript to me?
What extra information should I provide?
In addition to your email address you can provide all sorts of information when you submit your order to help us customise the transcript. File type, formatting and style can be customised at no added cost. It is helpful to give the names of speakers where they may otherwise be unannounced. Usually we can find spellings for proper nouns through online research but if we're not sure you can tell us whether we should highlight uncertainties or make a best guess.
If you don't give any extra information it's no problem. We'll deliver the transcript using the Pods in Print default style: as a Word document, formatted much like the transcripts in the database and with an intelligent verbatim style i.e., omitting nothing, but editing for readability.
You might also like to provide telephone contact details, particularly for short turnaround pieces of work in case we need to clarify something with you.