100% Done by Humans

Open & Closed Captioning Services

Free transcript included with every order

From only


Per minute





1-5 Days

For fast projects

How It Works


Request a Quote

via web form or email


Make Payment

Via Bank transfer, Mpesa or PayPal


Get Your Captions

Delivered via email

Why Choose PortableVoices Captioning Services?

Our translation services are designed  to ensure perfect spelling, grammar, and structure of text in a written, spoken or video work. Our team of translators and project managers will collaborate with you at each stage.

Professional Translators

Our translators have been trained in using the latest translation software and our staff training programme ensures that our translators keep up with the latest developments.

Fast Turnaround

Our structure and flexibility allows us to deliver translation projects in record time. Whether it is a simple single document or a complex technical project we will meet your deadlines.

High Quality

Our highest priority is QUALITY and rapid project turn-around. Being a pioneer in the field of language services we provide first-rate language services that help our clients communicate with their customers and expand their markets.

Customer Support

You will have your own project manager to ensure that all your translation needs are met. He or she will handle any questions you may have and make sure your project is delivered on time.

Our 4-step process guarantees maximum accuracy

1. Send us your file

Easily via Web form or email

2. Chose captioning options

To initiate the transcription and captioning process

3. Make Payment

Via Bank Transfer, Mpesa, or PayPal

4. Check your email

For the completed files

Professional captioning services for your industry


  • Webinars
  • Lectures
  • Trainings


  • Movies and TV programs
  • YouTube Video
  • Video Games

Marketing & Advertising

  • Meetings
  • Video content
  • Phone Calls

Many more.....

  • User reviews
  • Documentation
  • Contracts
  • Website localization

We are Multilingual:

We handled closed captioning in multiple languages including:

Captioning service rates

At PortableVoices, we value transparency and close collaboration with our clients. Get an accurate transcription quote up front and check the status of your order anytime.


1-Day Turnaround

Length in minutes*                Price per minute                     Captioning

Up to 2500 minutes                        $0.80                                   +$0.38
2500+ minutes                                $0.75                                   +$0.36
5250+ minutes                                $0.70                                   +$0.34
10000+ minutes                              $0.65                                   +$0.32


5-Day Turnaround

Length in minutes*                Price per minute                     Captioning

Up to 2500 minutes                         $0.63                                  +$0.38
2500+ minutes                                 $0.59                                  +$0.36
5250+ minutes                                 $0.55                                  +$0.34
10000+ minutes                               $0.50                                  +$0.30

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Captions?

Captioning is the process of converting the audio content of a broadcast, film, video, live event, or other production into text and displaying the text on a screen or monitor. Captioning enables those who are hearing-impaired to benefit fully from media materials.

What is the difference between Subtitles and Captions?

Captions are meant for hearing-impaired individuals who can view video images but can’t hear the soundtrack. Captions communicate the video’s spoken content, song lyrics, and “atmospherics,” or sound effects that are part of the story.
Subtitles are intended for viewers who can hear the audio but can’t understand the language spoken. Subtitles are trickier because they translate the nuances of a spoken and written language into the viewer’s language.

How do you keep my information secure?

All of our captioners sign a Confidentiality Agreement. 

How do you ensure quality?

We at PortableVoices completely understand the importance of accuracy in captions. That’s why we always aim for 99% accuracy.
We start by hiring only the best. We then employ a system of reviews and checks to ensure quality and accuracy. Our staff have no less than 5 years of transcribing experience, so you can be sure your audio files are transcribed with great care and attention to detail.

What's the price per minute?

Unlike your typical captioning agency, PortableVoices provides clear, per-minute pricing with no add-on charges or minimums. Captioning rates start at $1.11 per minute.,

What are open captions?

Open captions always are in view and cannot be turned off, whereas closed captions can be turned on and off by the viewer.

What languages can you create Closed Captions in?

English, French, Spanish, Italian, Lithuanian, Filipino, Russian, Polish, Shona, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Turkish, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Korean, Estonian, Indian, Romanian, Urdu, Norwegian, Malay, Danish, Nepali, Georgian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Albanian, Czech, Vietnamese, Catalan, Somali, Thai, Swahili, Slovak, Slovenian, Persian (Farsi), Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Persian (Dari), Pashto, Armenian, Turkmen.