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Academic Transcription Services

99%+ Accurate | Data Compliant | Personal Service

Anyone doing any research or academic study know how important it is to have an accurate transcript. To address your burning concern about value for money, our academic transcription services are confidential, professional and accurate. Voted the best transcription service by many of our academic users, we can transcribe a range of volumes of university lectures, focus groups or research – from a few minutes to thousands of audio or video hours. So go ahead, upload your mp3, podcast or even classroom video to get going.



Our transcribers are sourced through our transcription job portal and selected for each job according to their subject specialty. So when an academic project comes in, our Operations Management workflow and teams automatically review the subject matter, speakers’ accents and sound quality of the recordings and allocate each job accordingly to the most experienced transcribers. We quality check transcripts for consistency on an ongoing basis.


For those using our academic transcription services, we require a university or teaching Institute PO number (rather than a 50% deposit), even for those using our academic transcription services for the first time.  Also, if you are a university or academic department, you can now request set up a group user/departmental account today – contact us for more information now.


We offer a number of preset transcript formats and add-ons for your transcript. You can now customize your transcript layout by selecting your preferred format and any options you require for your transcript. If you need bespoke transcription, try our custom transcription services.


Pick a turnaround that suits your research needs. Our home page auto-calculator lets you choose your preferred turnaround time to price, so you can see the difference in price immediately. You can choose from EXPRESS, or our fast transcription services, to a quick one day to longer eight or more day turnaround. We will have the transcripts back to you when you need them.