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Edit a transcription

Whishper has a built-in editor that allows you to edit your transcriptions. You can use it to correct any mistakes made by the speech recognition engine, or to add punctuation and formatting, fix syncing issues of the text with the audio, add new segments, and more.

Once a transcription is finished, a “Edit” button will appear so you can edit it. Once you click it the editor page will open:

Editor overview

Once, in the editor, you will find the media source on the left, and the transcription segments and configuration of the editor on the right:

The upper section contains the transcription title and a simple menu with two options. The first button, with the “home” icon will take you back to the transcriptions page. The second one, with the “save” icon will save your changes.

Select a translation

Right below, you will find a select box with the available translations. You can select any of them to display it in the editor. The original transcription will be displayed by default and is prefixed with a ✅.

Segment editor

The segment editor is simple, yet powerful so you can perform a lot of useful actions. Each segment is represented in a table, with the start and end timecodes, the text of the segment, and a menu with the available actions.

Whenever you click a timestamp, the media player will seek to that position. You can also click the play button to play the segment. The Seek on Click behavior can be disabled toggling the configuration checkbox.

All the input fields are editable, so you can change the text of the segment, or the start and end timecodes. The text field will show in red whenever the segment has a large CPS (characters per second) rate, so you can easily spot it and fix it.

On the left side of the transcription row, you will see an actions group of buttons. With these you can add new segments, delete existing ones or split a segment into two:

Basically, that’s all you need to know to start editing your transcriptions. The editor is very intuitive and you will learn how to use it in no time. It’s very basic but will allow you to perform a lot of useful actions with your transcriptions and translations.