Transcription is the conversion of speech into written text. It can be done through various methods. 

Nowadays, audio transcription is most commonly done through voice recognition software. The software takes an audio recording and converts it into text. A human transcriptionist or translator can edit this text and then formatted to deliver it to the end user. 

Any individual can transcribe audio or video file, but transcribing audio is crucial, and some errors may result in critical meaning differences for the end user. 

Audio transcription is often used for a variety of purposes. For example, it can be used for academic research, to create a transcript of a video, to create a subtitles file, or to create a written record of a conversation or meeting. In addition, you can also use transcription for marketing and SEO purposes. By creating transcripts of videos, you can make more keyword-rich content that can help improve your website’s ranking in search engines.

Despite the constant innovation, some audio files of specific meetings and interviews may be needed in a written format. The traditional method of taking notes while listening to the audio file has changed. 

Referring your audio files to a professional transcriptionist could be very valuable.