Audio to text transcription in Russian and English
We manually transcribe text from audio, saving you up to six hours of your time per hour of recorded audio.
Plus, we offer a free sample transcription.
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Zapisano: fast, easy, and secure

Our team will transcribe your text in a format that's easy to read—without filler words and slips of the tongue. You can publish the resulting transcript, translate it into another language, or turn it into an article.
Read more about working with us.
Convenient user portal
Upload audio and video files, pay for your orders, and store all your transcripts in one place.
The web app works in all browsers and is optimized for mobile devices.

Quick, transparent price calculation
Find the cost of your transcription with our online calculator. After confirming the price of your job, all that's left is to pay for your order by whatever means you prefer.
Information security
Your data will be processed through a system we developed ourselves, using 2048-bit RSA encryption. We'll also sign a non-disclosure agreement.
We work with legal entities
We'll conclude a contract, prepare invoices and records, and send you tax receipts. Your accountant will be happy. Monthly billing is also available.
More benefits

Free sample transcription
If you'd like to see the quality of our work for yourself first, create an order and mention in the comments that you want a sample transcription. We'll provide a free transcription for three minutes of a 10-minute or longer audio file.
Express transcription
If you select Express service, we can transcribe up to four hours of audio the same day we receive your order, including during weekends.
We meet deadlines
We don't deliver work late. If it should ever happen, your order is on us.
Online payments with no commissions
You can pay for your orders by debit or credit card, as well as through Yandex.Money, QIWI, and PayPal. We also accept bank transfers from organizations.
Your transaction history will be saved in your user portal.

What do the transcripts look like?

Our texts are easy to work with: speaker identification with names and time-coding are included in the prices of all our services.

We're sticklers for spelling and punctuation, we have a terminology database for internal use, and we guarantee 99% transcription accuracy for standard-quality recordings.
Расшифровка аудиозаписи, стенограмма, речь в текст: образец

Example of a transcribed audio recording.
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Our clients trust us

Among our clients are PR services, media organizations, educational institutions, event organizers, film studios, legal firms, call centers, and private individuals — journalists, lawyers, professors, and many more.

Since 2012, we've been training specialists, maintaining our own terminology database, and honing our internal working guidelines. This enables us to produce high-quality transcriptions involving any topic or field.

We transform conferences, seminars, interviews, court hearings, dissertation defenses, focus groups, and radio/television broadcasts. It's painstaking, yet interesting work. We do it well, and we love doing it.

Areas we're particularly skilled in include preparing continuity and dialogue lists for films and clips, transcriptions for courts, and analyses of call center and sales department efficacy.
Расшифровка аудиозаписи, перевод речи в текст (пример)
A typical transcription use case: bound transcripts with title page for submission to a court.
More about transcriptions for courts (in Russian)

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Frequently asked questions
What happens after I upload a file to be transcribed?
Our specialists will take a look at your files and confirm the final deadline and price for your order. Until confirmed, your order's status will be listed as "Pending confirmation".

You'll receive a notification by email when the final price has been calculated. Then, you can pay for your order.

As soon as you pay, your order will be automatically released to our team, and its status in your user portal will change to "In progress". Once ready, your transcripts will be uploaded to your user portal. As always, you'll receive an email notification when this happens.

How much does it cost to have an audio recording transcribed?
The rate depends on the contents of the recording and how soon you need the transcription. Calculate the cost of your transcription with our online calculator. To use the calculator, input the recording length in minutes into the appropriate field. Then, choose a service.

For full descriptions of our transparent service pricing, see this page.
How do I pay for my order?
In the email containing the final price for your order, you'll find a link to the payment menu in your user portal (click the "Release order" button). You can also navigate to the payment page by clicking the "Pay now" button for the corresponding order in your user portal. In the payment menu, you can choose whichever payment method is most convenient:

For individuals
We accept debit and credit card payments online with no processing fees, as well as payments made through Yandex.Money, QIWI, and PayPal.

For organizations
We accept bank transfers at no additional cost. To prepare an invoice, we'll need your organization's details — add them from your user portal after choosing "Bank transfer" from the payment menu.

How do I pay if I'm not in Russia?
If you aren't able to pay online using your card from your user portal, our acquiring bank most likely doesn't accept payments from cards issued in your country. Please get in touch with us by chat or by sending an email to We'll do our best to figure out what's up.

You can also use an alternative payment method by choosing whatever option is convenient from the payment menu in your user portal:

1. Yandex.Money
This system supports payments made using cards issued by foreign banks.

2. PayPal
You'll be redirected to PayPal's payment page, and the price will be shown in the corresponding field. Get in touch with us if you need an invoice — we can prepare one in English, with prices specified in rubles or in another currency.

3. Bank transfer to our account in Russia
Please note that we can only accept bank transfers made in Russian rubles. Additionally, we will need to first conclude a service provision contract for foreign exchange reporting purposes.

We're an organization; can we get a contract?
Yes. We're registered as a sole proprietorship under the simplified tax and patent tax systems. We'll conclude a contract, prepare invoices, and provide official records — your accountants and lawyers will be happy.

We offer flexible terms for our working relationships, with payment either in advance or after invoicing. Give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss our terms.
This will be my first time working with you. How can I be sure of the quality?
We invite you to read the reviews posted on our Facebook page and on our site. You can also request a free sample transcription of three minutes of audio. We're happy to show you what we're capable of.

To request a free transcription: upload the full file you intend to have transcribed. Then, wait to receive the email with the calculated price and turnaround time. If you're happy with these terms, reply with your request for a sample transcription: we'll transcribe an arbitrary three-minute segment of the file you sent for free.

Note: sample transcriptions are only available for orders with lengths of 15 minutes or more.

How can I be sure that my recording or transcript won't be sent to a third party?
We take the security of our customers' data seriously, and we take technical and procedural measures to ensure that data is stored and processed reliably. The provisions of our User Agreement govern how we store and process the personal and confidential information we receive, as well as the results of their processing. For your peace of mind, we can also sign a non-disclosure agreement — just ask.

As far as our working procedures are concerned, your files will only be available to the Zapisano team members directly performing the work for your project. Access to the source audio and video files in your user portal is only available by logging in to your account. Please be sure to use a strong password for Zapisano. Choose a password that you don't use on any other service.

For the purpose of protecting against unauthorized access to our customers' data, we regularly conduct security audits of our web application and update our systems as necessary.
I have a noisy recording where it's almost impossible to hear anything. Can you repair it?
Unfortunately, if the speech in your recording is unintelligible due to rustling noises, background music, clanging plates, or nearby conversations, we will not be able to transcribe it. Experience shows that the contents of these files cannot be repaired or restored; however, you can try using a specialized service for this purpose.

For court, I need a signed and sealed transcript from your organization. Can you do that?
Yes. We prepare bound hard copies of transcripts for courts with a signature and the organization's seal. This is an additional service: it costs 2,000 rubles and includes delivery by courier in Moscow (within the Moscow Ring Road) or throughout Russia by express post. You can read more about transcriptions for court here. If you've already received an electronic transcript, submit a request to have it copied and certified here.

I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?

Of course! You can reach us by phone at +7 (495) 128 31 38, by email at, and on Telegram at @ZapisanoBot. We'd be happy to answer all your questions.

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