Importing and syncing a transcript you already have to your audio

Import Transcript lets you align an existing transcript with its corresponding audio, free of charge. 

This means you can turn a transcript you got elsewhere (say, from a professional transcriptionist) and turn it into a full-fledged Descript Project.

To do so, just drag in the audio you'd like to sync. You'll see a menu that lets you choose from Automated  transcription (Descript's super-fast, AI-powered transcription), White Glove (Human-powered transcription) and Import Transcript

Choose the latter, and you'll be prompted to paste in the text of your existing transcript. Click Sync , and Descript will start the process of aligning your text with the audio. This can take awhile - up to 50% of the duration of the audio.

Descript will automatically detect Speaker Labels and some other key features in your existing transcript; here are some tips for formatting your transcript.