Manual (on) Transcription - 3rd English Edition

The guys from  have compiled a manual on transcription with me - you can download its third English edition  here for free (PDF).  In our manual's 3rd edition, we explain what’s important when creating transcripts – and why it is not advisable to start without proper preparation and understanding of the foundational techniques of audio and video transcription. We provide answers to questions such as: What exactly should be transcribed? Can I use voice recognition software? Which file formats and audio recording specifications are suitable? Which transcription convention do I need? Which errors can be avoided? How long does transcription take? How do I eliminate white noise?

Our compact and comprehensible manual supports and guides you during transcription in the context of a qualitative research project. We reference up-to-date literature on the topic; we refine existing advice and provide new, time-saving hints.