Posted by Anne Quach on February 22, 2021.

Why should you use Lao transcription services from an experienced transcription agency? The reason is actually quite simple.

Audio Transcription Services

The Lao language has numerous dialects such as Vientiane Lao, Northern Lao, or Central Lao. These dialects are different from each other to some extent in terms of their sound systems and vocabulary as well as locations. Thus, to guarantee the accuracy of the transcripts, you should only let qualified native Lao transcribers who have insights into the dialect handle your Lao transcription services.

At GTE Media, we have a huge pool of native Lao transcribers who have long experience in transcribing Lao audio and video in different dialects, guaranteeing to bring you best-in-class Lao transcripts at a competitive rate.


GTE Media offer 4 transcription services to meet your diverse demands.

1. Lao Full Transcription

We listen to your Lao audio or video, then write down exactly what we hear, without making any changes or edits. We keep all the utterances (e.g. um, mm-hmm, and uh), grammar mistakes, background noise, etc.

You should use Lao Full Transcription for interaction and discourse inspection purposes such as behavioural research or legal proceedings.

2. Lao Clean Transcription

Our transcribers review the full Lao transcript they have transcribed and remove filler words, self-corrected words from the transcript and correct grammar mistakes.

Lao Clean Transcription can be used for numerous purposes such as education or speeches.

3. Lao Transcription with Timestamping

Besides writing down spoken words in your Lao audio, our transcribers also insert timestamps at the beginning of dialogues or paragraphs.

Lao transcription with Timestamping is useful for playing back a specific part of an audio or video.

4. Lao Summary Transcription Services

We create a summarized version of your Lao audio for your specific purposes. We convert the full transcript into short and a well-structured summary with key points at the length of your choice.

Lao Summary Transcription should be used in case you only need to understand the overview of a video, a conference, or education materials.


The Lao language has numerous regional dialects (or regional varieties). Below are 6 main dialects popularly used in Laos and Lao-speaking communities:

Lao Dialects Lao provinces Thai provinces
Vientiane Lao
  • Vientiane, Vientiane Capital Prefecture, Bolikhamsai
Northern Lao
  • Luang Prabang, Sainyabuli, Oudomxay
  • Loei and parts of Udon Thani and Khon Kaen
Northeastern Lao/Tai Phuan
  • Xiangkhouang and Houaphanh
  • Parts of Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani
Central Lao
  • Savannakhet and Khammouane
  • Nong Bua Lamphu, Chaiyaphum, and parts of Nong Khai, Yasothon, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Mukdahan and parts of Sakon Nakhon and Nong Khai
Southern Lao
  • Champasak, Salavan, Sekong, and Attapeu
  • Ubon Ratchathani, Amnat Charoen, and parts of Yasothon, Buriram, Sisaket, Surin and Nakhon Ratchasima
Vientiane Lao
  • Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, and Roi Et

Due to the differences in the Lao dialects, we assign your projects accordingly to the suitable native transcribers to make sure the final transcripts are of the greatest quality. If you are still unsure about which Lao dialect is used in your audio or video, simply send our team your file and we will give you a free consultancy.


Our native Lao transcribers are also experts in their domains. They can help you with a wide range of content types, including:

    • Academic transcription
    • Conference transcription
    • Legal transcription
    • Medical transcription
    • Business transcription
    • Interview transcription
    • Phone call transcription
    • Market research transcription
    • Audio transcription
    • Foreign language transcription


We can support numerous audio and video file formats. Below are some of the most popular files that we regularly work with:

    • AV1
    • CD
    • DVD
    • MP3
    • MPEG
    • Window Media Player
    • WAV
    • MOV


Step 1: Receive files and confirm details

Upon receiving files from you, our team checks the source audio/video and your requirements to confirm the rates and deadlines.

Step 2: Prepare to transcribe

We allocate your project to the most suitable native Lao transcribers who will research the given audio/video content before working on it.

Step 3: Transcribe the files

Our experienced Lao transcribers listen to the files and type what they hear. Depending on your choice of services, our team will include timestamps or summarize the full transcription.

Step 4: Edit the transcription

Our transcribers will go through the transcribed text to eliminate errors, giving you an error-free transcript.

Step 5: Export and deliver the final product

We export the transcription into the requested format and deliver the final product.


100% Native Lao Transcribers

To give you the best quality Lao Transcription Services, we only let native Lao transcribers handle your projects. This guarantees content accuracy and consistency for your content. Our transcriber team is also required to have at least 3 years of experience in transcribing.

Best Lao Transcription Rates

With extensive regional knowledge and a deep native Lao transcriber network, we know where to find the most suitable Lao resources for your projects, at a competitive rate.


Audience-centred Approach

We understand that conveying accurate information and emotions to viewers is your top priority. Thus, we study closely your target audiences before working on a project.


Regardless of small or large projects, our team understands the urgency of your projects. Thus, we always deliver timely or ahead of the deadlines.


Simply send us your request and we will give you a free consultancy and a quote.





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