A text document that contains a transcript of everything that is spoken in an audio or video file.

  • Prices start at $1.00 per minute
  • 24 Hour or better turnaround available
  • 99% Accuracy and all work is guaranteed
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Standard Captions

Standard Captioning service provides time-synchronized Closed Captions for spoken dialogue that can be toggled on/off by the viewer.

  • Prices start at $1.50 per minute
  • 48 Hour or better turnaround available
  • 99% Accuracy and all work is guaranteed
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Premium Captions

Specialized captions for films, TV shows, and documentaries designed to convey everything that you’d hear in a video: dialogue, music, sound effects, etc.

  • Prices start at $4.00 per minute
  • One Week or better turnaround available
  • 99% Accuracy and all work is guaranteed
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What our customers have to say...

We tried Rev, we tried rolling our own solution through Mechanical Turk, we tried hiring directly – nothing and no one could match the value and accuracy of Speechpad.

Andy Rostad, Executive Producer
Media Beyond

These are high-level, technical, mining-related audio interviews, so the transcriber regularly getting the correct spelling on a lot of these obscure, foreign town names and project names is quite impressive – you can tell the transcriber took the time to look up the proper words through Google or on the mining company’s website.

The fast turnaround time and low price is excellent. Now thanks to Speechpad, I’m able to turn my podcast interviews and other audio quickly into Q&A articles for our newspaper, so our subscribers have the choice to listen to the podcast or read a transcript of it. And I can fill the pages of the newspaper at a much lower cost than commissioning a freelance article, for example – so important when as media we really have to watch every penny.

Also, the interface on your website and the various options to download transcripts and review audio is very helpful and easy to use.

So, I’m a 100% satisfied customer!

John Cumming, Editor-in-chief
Northern Miner

I am always very satisfied with the transcriptions that Speechpad does for my Emerson Automation Experts blog podcasts. Their service is fast, accurate and reliable.

Jim Cahill, Surface Dweller, and Head of Social Media for Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson Automation Experts

We’ve been testing various transcription services… and Speechpad turned out to be a clear winner in terms of accuracy and speed!

Wilco de Kreij, Founder of UpViral

Speechpad has been a breeze to work with and I’m really happy we were able to find them during our search for a transcription partner. The quality of the work and customer service whenever an issue arises has been exceptional.

Seth Kravitz, CEO of PHLEARN

Tried word recognition software first. Took more work than listening to the audio and transcribing it myself. Had tons of mistakes. Switched to Speechpad and have never looked back. They generate usable transcripts that allow me to work much more efficiently.

Emanuel Goldman, Ph.D. Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

As a leader in the NLP space, RSVT finds Speechpad’s platform a great fit for our data acquisition needs.  Our deployed speech recognition app is constantly learning thanks to a transcription client we were able to build against Speechpad’s APIs.  The verbatim option is understood by their crowd and the turnaround time is never an issue. Additionally, Speechpad works with us to ensure robustness (e.g. update instructions, API updates etc) on an ongoing basis.

Matt Robinson, Co-Founder & Data Scientist
Red Shift Voice Technology

I have used Speechpad for transcriptions and their service is second to none. Fast and comprehensive turnaround, they are a pleasure to work with. I would recommend this service to anyone who needs a quality transcription to be completed. You will be very pleased with the results.



Philip Brown, Client Services Manager
Credit Canada

I cannot speak highly enough about the people who transcribe files at Speechpad. They, along with this service, have saved me countless hours putting words to audio or video–words from lectures and meetings I’ve recorded or videos and audios I’ve obtained from the web. In addition, this company has wonderful customer service and the price is very reasonable. A very high quality organization and a high quality product received every single time!

Thank you Speechpad!

Dr. David Stone, Licensed Psychologist
San Francisco Stress and Anxiety Center

As soon as I got serious about SEO, and social marketing I knew I needed both captions to capture interest on social, and transcriptions to catch Google’s eye. I looked at a few options and tried Speechpad once, it was such a high-quality transcription (they removed a lot of ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’ that automatic software would’ve left). And the whole process was just easy, I quickly built them into our process and have not looked back.


Timmy Brown, Entrepreneur and Marketing Manager at iRefi Mortgages
iRefi Mortgages

Our corporate customers include...

Regional AAA insurance providers rely on Speechpad fulfil a critical business need: timely and accurate verbatim transcriptions of file interviews, recorded statements, and summary reports.

Speechpad provides transcripts of live lectures and Standard Captions for NYU’s online courses published on Coursera. Coursera requires specific caption formats, which Speechpad supports out of the box. requires burned-in captions on videos delivered to some platforms, and shown on-demand elsewhere. All made possible through Brightcove integration and our Premium Captions.

Speechpad’s Premium Captions implement SMTE, ADA, and SDH standards, and are customized to satisfy Amazon Instant Video’s custom timing and on-screen word frequency requirements.

The LinkedIn sales team uses Speechpad to transcribe sales and marketing webinars, maximizing the value of these live events by giving viewers the option to read the transcript after the fact.

L’Oréal uses Speechpad to transcribe business seminars, conferences, and interviews. The transcripts allow them to easily disseminate important information to a broader internal audience.

For accessibility compliance, Netflix needed SDH Captions for thousands of videos. Speechpad provided Premium Captions for series such as Heroes, Beakman’s World, Peep Show, and various BBC documentaries.

Speechpad provides Standard Captions for Upworthy’s social media videos, enhancing the discoverability, accessibility, and reach of their content.

Captions provided by Speechpad improve the accessibility of Yahoo’s online content, including Saturday Night Live and more.

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Standard Captions Case Study Baeble Music


In order to appeal to a broader audience and make their content more discoverable to search engines, Baeble Music wanted to provide accurate and timely captions for intimate interviews with up-and-coming artists and bands. The captions would be accessible from videos on their YouTube channel and their website.


Baeble decided to outsource the captioning so that employees could stay focused on what they do best. The company needed a mature provider that could consistently produce high quality captions in WebVTT format, with minimal overhead and reliable turnaround time. After evaluating multiple captioning service providers, they chose Speechpad, mainly due to a recommendation from another one of our clients.


Speechpad’s solution makes it easy to upload videos and order captions. With 98% or better accuracy and consistently fast turnaround times, Baeble never has to worry about getting timely and accurate captions.

“Speechpad has been a good partner in our workflow, delivering consistently high quality and reliable services that enhance the overall quality and accessibility of our videos across our platform and many others that we service.”

David Moffly, CEO
Baeble Music

Speechpad provides services for captioning video, including subtitles and closed captions.

Transcription services cover a wide range of industries and use-cases, including video transcription services, SEO, insurance. We convert almost any form of audio to text, such as voice to text, speech to text, and MP3 to text.

Check out our samples to give you an idea of the different types of jobs we handle on a regular basis.