Posted by: Clive | January 26, 2009


I don’t know how many of you are transcribing interviews for your independent studies. However, those who have done transcribing in the past will know how time consuming it is. Here’s a (free) piece of software that may help.

Express Scribe is free professional audio player software for PC, Mac or Linux designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings.

The program is installed on the typist’s computer and can be controlled using a transcription foot pedal or keyboard (with ‘hot’ keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, file management and more.

Express Scribe is completely free and can be used without any restrictions.

Here’s a screenshot to show you what it looks like.

Express Scribe

It’s very easy to use. There’s a quick learning curve and it certainly does ease the process and speed up completion of the transcription. I’ve used it and liked it.


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