Academic Transcription Services

Anyone doing any research or academic study knows how important it is to have an accurate transcript. Our academic transcription services are confidential, professional and accurate. Voted the best transcription service by many of our academic users, we transcribe a range of audio and video of university lectures, focus groups, or research – from a few minutes to thousands of audio or video hours.

Subject Specialities

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.


  • Ahead of Schedule! Excellent. Delivered weekend transcription ahead of schedule.

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    David Hindley
    Editorial Assistant, Financial Times

    Always Excellent Very happy indeed, excellent service as always!

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    Elena Agar
    Project Manager, VSI

    Thank You Dear Way With Words, thank you so much! This is brilliant and very fast!!

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    Diederik van den Berg
    Marketing EMEA, IDEXX BioAnalytics
  • Recommended! Very happy with how this all ran, with every file returned within the required turnaround time. Recommended.

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    Gary Prins
    Owner, 4sight

    Really Happy Thanks for sending all those completed transcripts through – we’ve been really happy with the quality of the transcription.

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    Edwina McCarthy
    Research Assistant, Monash University

    Will Use You Again We have used your services before and found them very good. Please can we book transcription services again with you?

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    Sinem Ayman
    Director, Pollen - Scientific Storytellers
  • Good At What They Do These guys are good. Good at what they do, producing excellent transcripts (in spite of difficult accents) and excellent... [+]

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    Phil Back
    Research Associate, Imperial College London

    Near Perfect I would like to say that the transcript is near perfect, and the service delivery is as promised. Thank you... [+]

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    Alan Emerton
    Veterinarian, Surgical Systems

    Very Reliable A very reliable transcription company that delivers top quality transcriptions, on time. Their team is always willing to assist via... [+]

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    Alyssa Eksteen
    Project Manager, Folio
  • Accurate! Great service, on-time and accurate, even with technical topics.

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    Karen Bryan
    Owner, Marketing&Communications

    Pleased With Service I will continue to promote your business as I am pleased with your excellent service.

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    Michelle Hall
    Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

    Amazing Experience I have had amazing experiences with Way With Words over the past four years. They will always make a plan... [+]

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    Caro van Aardt
    Interpreter, SA Parliament
  • Ongoing Communication May I also take this moment to thank you for your ongoing communication. It has been a pleasure working with... [+]

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    Andrew Pearce
    Business Adviser, CPA

    Good Timing Excellent work and timing.

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    Mark Lindsell
    Managing Director, Crime Watch SA

    Look Great! I just wanted to feedback to say that the transcripts I have read so far look great. Thanks to all... [+]

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    Genevieve Rasle
    Proposal Writer, Save The Children
  • Quick And Easy! This process was quick and easy. The staff are friendly, helpful, and made the whole transcribing process a walk in... [+]

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    Jessica Stone
    Senior Business Analyst, Compassion

    Aloha! Awesome – you are the best! Aloha.

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    Alex Reinprecht
    President, Zone Media

    Surprisingly Good Thank you for the service, by the way, it was excellent.

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    Gavin Knight
    Principal Lecturer, Portsmouth University
  • Will Definitely Use Again We had great communication about the work throughout, the transcripts were mostly completed on time and to a good standard... [+]

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    Alice Bryant
    Programme Coordinator, CLIC Sargent

    Well Done Many thanks for that, it was really well done.

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    Lorcan Coyle
    Principal, St. Pius X BNS

    Definitely Recommend Them Super easy to use, well priced and my transcribing arrived a few days early which was an absolute bonus. Would... [+]

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    Sharon Lanteri
    Archives Librarian, Sacred Heart College Kyneton

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.

Transcripts With Options

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.

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.

Pick a turnaround that suits your research needs.

For audio recordings use our audio transcription calculator to get a quote or start a job.

For video recordings use our video transcription calculator to get a quote or start a job.


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