Hebrew Transcription Services

Hebrew Transcription Services

GoLocalise offers transcription services for audio and video files in over 100 languages as well as English.

100% Precise and Human Generated Hebrew Transcription Services!

GoLocalise offers Hebrew transcription services for audio and video files for business and individual purposes. Our expert team of transcribers will create a text version of your video or audio file, and we can also translate and/or voice over your transcript.

 

We are your reliable Hebrew transcription company!

What Is Transcription?

No, this isn’t a trick question and you might be surprised how many people get this wrong. In simple terms, transcription is the process of listening to audiovisual content and writing down what is heard.

 

Seems simple enough, so what exactly is the part that confuses people?

We used GoLocalise to voice several of our films in Vietnamese. The service was friendly and professional. Being able to attend the recording sessions gave me confidence; the sound engineer had taken a lot of time to familiarise himself with our films and scripts, and the voice talents were incredibly competent and good at adapting to any changes in the scripts as we recorded. The whole process was incredibly smooth and I felt in safe hands.

Josie Gallo
Content Co-ordinator at Medical Aid Films

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Understanding The Difference Between Transcription and Translation

Many people confuse transcription with translation.

 

If you need a text version of your audiovisual content in a language which is different to the original language of your source material then you need translation (which, by the way, we can also help you with).

 

If you’re simply in need of a written transcript in the same language as your original audiovisual materials, that is transcription and you’re in the right place.

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What Do Our Hebrew Audio and Video Transcription Services Include?

Verbatim Transcriptions

A voice to text transcription method, this records all interjections, signs of emotions (coughs, sighs, chuckles, etc.), false starts and shifts in thought processes. This type of transcription is often useful if you're going to use your transcript as an aid to help during a subsequent editing process, but if you want something more like a finished product you might benefit more from a different type of transcription.

Word-for-word transcription

As with verbatim transcriptions, this style will capture the text as it is spoken without making any attempts to correct grammar or restructure sentences for better clarity. However, all filler words will be removed.

Grammatically correct transcriptions

In this type of transcription, filler words are eliminated, false starts and self-corrected words aren't included, and grammar and mispronounced words are corrected. The resultant document will read less like conversational speech and more like a properly structured text. This style is great for publishing as an article or for any other purpose that's designed to be public-facing.

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What Are the Benefits of Transcribing Your Hebrew Audio or Video Content with GoLocalise?

The answer to that is that many people confuse transcription with translation. If you need a text version of your audiovisual content in a language which is different to the original language of your source material then you need translation (which, by the way, we can also help you with).

 

If you’re simply in need of a written transcript in the same language as your original audiovisual materials, that is a transcription service and you’re in the right place.

It makes your audiovisual content more easily discoverable

Let's take a podcast, for example. If you're able to make a text version of your audio content available, this enables search engines such as Google to include your content in search results much more easily. People searching online for phrases related to your subject matter will therefore be much more likely to encounter your materials during their search, thus increasing traffic to your site and increasing your potential reach overall.

The likelihood of your content being quoted in other publications will increase

Any journalist, blogger or anybody else who regularly writes articles will require some form of written quote or citation in order to support the argument or point of view that they're trying to convey with their article. When deciding what supporting arguments to use for their piece and choosing between two equally credible sources of audiovisual information – one already transcribed and ready to quote - that writer is naturally going to choose the pre-transcribed version.

And There are Many More Reasons

Creating your audiovisual content, whether that's a podcast or a video of some kind, is often an incredibly time-consuming and expensive process. So why use it for only one purpose? You can use a transcription to repurpose your materials into a blog or social media post, to drive traffic to your website, to use as a teaser to bring people to a full-length podcast, and many more uses too.

Making Your Content accessible to a Wider Range of People

Of course, the very best example of this would be people who are deaf or have other hearing impairments. Without a written transcript of your audio your content will simply not be accessible to this group of individuals.

Connecting With You People Who Speak Other Languages

Did you know that in the United Kingdom there are almost 550,000 speakers of Polish as their first language, plus approximately an additional one million speakers of various languages from India, such as Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali and Urdu? For many people, one of the toughest things as a speaker of a second language is following along with audio in that second language - especially if the content is particularly complex or colloquial in nature. For these people it's often an invaluable resource to be able to follow along with a written version of audiovisual content.

Can I Use a Transcription As Subtitles?

Yes, and no. GoLocalise specialises in anything audiovisual so of course if you’re in need of a full subtitling service we can absolutely help with that too, and in fact transcription is an integral part of the process when creating a same-language subtitle file.

The main difference here would be that subtitling also requires very precise technological know-how so that the resultant subtitles follow subtitling conventions and don’t prove to be distracting to the viewer.

A transcription by default won’t necessarily follow these guidelines and is better suited for other purposes, such as the ones listed above.

Tap Into Our High Quality Hebrew Transcription Services Now!

So, whatever your reason for transcribing your audio or video content in Hebrew, we’re happy to help.

Whether it’s to make your Hebrew podcast more accessible to people with hearing impairments, for use as a starting point for a video localisation project, or for any other reason, our experience in these fields has made us the top choice for clients all over the world who want to get more out of their audiovisual content.

Our transcriptionists specialise transcribing Hebrew content, but also other audiovisual content from many other languages, consistently ensuring high-quality results. 

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Every single detail will be analysed, studied and looked after so that you do not need to worry.

 

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We have achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management certification in recognition of our consistent performance and high standards, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management because we care about our planet!

 

And if you are still curious and want to know more about us, why not have a look at our studio page.

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Reach your target market

Don’t leave your important communication to chance. Make sure your message is clearly understood by your audience and choose GoLocalise for your next voice over project. Check out our latest case studies.

 

We have thousands of passionate and professional voice over artists ready to work with you. Meet some of them in our blog stories.

 

No matter the type of voice you are looking for, we’ll either have it in our books or find it and source it for you. We’ll organise a casting and ensure you get the perfect voice to suit your needs.

 

You will also benefit from having your own dedicated project manager – a single point of contact – to guide you through your project, answer any questions you may have and make things a whole lot easier.

Meet your dedicated project manager

Your project will be in the safe hands of one of our multilingual project managers. They will guide you through every step and ensure you understand the process.

 

Our industry has a tendency to use lots of technical jargon but your dedicated project manager will be on-hand to untangle the mess and explain all you need to know to ensure you only pay for what you need.

 

If you need help in choosing the right voice over talent to deliver your message then just ask your project manager.

 

From booking our voice over recording studios to ensuring you project is delivered on time in your chosen media, relax and let your experienced project manager take care of everything.

 

You will receive unparalleled attention to detail and customer focus at competitive prices. You’ll wish everything was as easy as a GoLocalise voice over agency!

Perfect voice over recording studios

Your most discerning customers will thank you for choosing our modern state-of-the-art recording studios. Every detail has been carefully thought through for your comfort, leaving you to simply focus on what matters most – the voice over session.

 

Your recordings will sound beautiful and crystal clear thanks to our high-end studio sound-proofing and audio equipment, i.e. ProTools HD and Neumann microphones.

 

Maximise your budget by reducing the need for retakes with the help of our experienced in-house sound engineers who will professionally capture and edit your audio.

 

And for those recordings in languages which neither you nor your client speak, we’ll bring a qualified pro to your session to add that essential ingredient.

 

To make you feel right at home, we provide high-speed Wi-Fi Internet and air-con is available. And last but not least, we have the biggest cookie jar you’ve ever seen, that’ll make your custom brew taste even sweeter!

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A Brief History Of Hebrew

Hebrew is a West Semitic language of the Afro-asiatic language family. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites and their ancestors, although the language was not referred to by the name Hebrew in the Tanakh. The earliest examples of written Paleo-Hebrew date from the 10th century BCE. Today, Hebrew is spoken by a total of 9 million people worldwide.

Hebrew had ceased to be an everyday spoken language somewhere between 200 and 400 CE, declining since the aftermath of the Bar Kokhba revolt. Aramaic and to a lesser extent Greek were already in use as international languages, especially among elites and immigrants. It survived into the medieval period as the language of Jewish liturgy, rabbinic literature, intra-Jewish commerce, and poetry. Then, in the 19th century, it was revived as a spoken and literary language, and, according to Ethnologue, is now the language of 5 million people worldwide. The United States has the second largest Hebrew speaking population, with 220,000 fluent speakers, mostly from Israel.

Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of Israel (the other being Modern Standard Arabic), while premodern Hebrew is used for prayer or study in Jewish communities around the world today. Ancient Hebrew is also the liturgical tongue of the Samaritans, while modern Hebrew or Arabic is their vernacular. As a foreign language, it is studied mostly by Jews and students of Judaism and Israel, and by archaeologists and linguists specializing in the Middle East and its civilizations, as well as by theologians in Christian seminaries.

The Torah (the first five books), and most of the rest of the Hebrew Bible, is written in Biblical Hebrew, with much of its present form specifically in the dialect that scholars believe flourished around the 6th century BCE, around the time of the Babylonian captivity. For this reason, Hebrew has been referred to by Jews as Leshon Hakodesh (לשון הקדש), “the Holy Language”, since ancient times.

Modern Hebrew is the primary official language of the State of Israel. As of 2013, there are about 9 million Hebrew speakers worldwide, of whom 7 million speak it fluently.

Currently, 90% of Israeli Jews are proficient in Hebrew[citation needed], and 70% are highly proficient.[citation needed] Some 60% of Israeli Arabs are also proficient in Hebrew[citation needed], and 30% prefer speaking Hebrew over Arabic.[citation needed] However, Hebrew is the native language of only 49% of Israelis over the age of 20, with Russian, Arabic, French, English, Yiddish and Ladino being the native tongues of most of the rest. Some 26% of Russian immigrants and 12% of Arabs speak Hebrew poorly or not at all.

Due to the current climate of globalization and Americanization, steps have been taken to keep Hebrew the primary language of use, and to prevent large-scale incorporation of English words into Hebrew vocabulary. The Academy of the Hebrew Language of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem currently invents about 2,000 new Hebrew words each year for modern words by finding an original Hebrew word that captures the meaning, as an alternative to incorporating more English words into Hebrew vocabulary. The Haifa municipality has banned officials from using English words in official documents, and is fighting to stop businesses from using only English signs to market their services. In 2012, a Knesset bill for the preservation of the Hebrew language was proposed, which includes the stipulation that all signage in Israel must first and foremost be in Hebrew, as with all speeches by Israeli officials abroad. The bill’s author, MK Akram Hasson, stated that the bill was proposed as a response to Hebrew “losing its prestige”, and children incorporating more English words into their vocabulary. Hebrew is also an official national minority language in Poland, since 6 January 2005.

The modern word “Hebrew” is derived from the word “Ibri” (plural “Ibrim”), one of several names for the Jewish people. It is traditionally understood to be an adjective based on the name of Abraham’s ancestor, Eber (“Ebr” עבר in Hebrew), mentioned in Genesis 10:21. This name is possibly based upon the root “ʕ-b-r” (עבר) meaning “to cross over”. Interpretations of the term “ʕibrim” link it to this verb; cross over and homiletical or the people who crossed over the river Euphrates. In the Bible, the Hebrew language is called Yәhudit (יהודית) because Judah (Yәhuda) was the surviving kingdom at the time of the quotation (late 8th century BCE (Is 36, 2 Kings 18)). In Isaiah 19:18, it is also called the “Language of Canaan” (שפת כנען).

Hebrew belongs to the Canaanite group of languages. In turn, the Canaanite languages are a branch of the Northwest Semitic family of languages. According to Avraham ben-Yosef, Hebrew flourished as a spoken language in the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah during about 1200 to 586 BCE. Scholars debate the degree to which Hebrew was a spoken vernacular in ancient times following the Babylonian exile, when the predominant international language in the region was Old Aramaic.

Hebrew was nearly extinct as a spoken language by Late Antiquity, but it continued to be used as a literary language and as the liturgical language of Judaism, evolving various dialects of literary Medieval Hebrew, until its revival as a spoken language in the late 19th century.

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