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.


  • Prompt And Efficent Prompt, efficient and accurate work. Thanks for the great service!

    Michael Scheepers Avatar
    Michael Scheepers
    Engineer, Individual

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

    Edwina McCarthy Avatar
    Edwina McCarthy
    Research Assistant, Monash University

    Good Transcripts Converted all my video recordings and sent back really good transcripts.

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

    Alyssa Eksteen Avatar
    Alyssa Eksteen
    Project Manager, Folio

    Good At What They Do These guys are good. Good at what they do, producing excellent transcripts (in spite of difficult accents) and excellent... [+]

    Phil Back Avatar
    Phil Back
    Research Associate, Imperial College London

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

    Alice Bryant Avatar
    Alice Bryant
    Programme Coordinator, CLIC Sargent
  • Always Excellent Very happy indeed, excellent service as always!

    Elena Agar Avatar
    Elena Agar
    Project Manager, VSI

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

    Genevieve Rasle Avatar
    Genevieve Rasle
    Proposal Writer, Save The Children

    Heard Good Things Have heard good things about them. Understand why they need to be selective, believe they recently opened up for Afrikaans 🙂

    Jean Nichols Avatar
    Jean Nichols
    Admin Assistant, Health Institute
  • Amazing Experience I have had amazing experiences with Way With Words over the past four years. They will always make a plan... [+]

    Caro van Aardt Avatar
    Caro van Aardt
    Interpreter, SA Parliament

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

    Diederik van den Berg Avatar
    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.

    Gary Prins Avatar
    Gary Prins
    Owner, 4sight
  • Aloha! Awesome – you are the best! Aloha.

    Alex Reinprecht Avatar
    Alex Reinprecht
    President, Zone Media

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

    David Hindley Avatar
    David Hindley
    Editorial Assistant, Financial Times

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

    Lorcan Coyle Avatar
    Lorcan Coyle
    Principal, St. Pius X BNS
  • Will Use You Again We have used your services before and found them very good. Please can we book transcription services again with you?

    Sinem Ayman Avatar
    Sinem Ayman
    Director, Pollen - Scientific Storytellers

    Good Timing Excellent work and timing.

    Mark Lindsell Avatar
    Mark Lindsell
    Managing Director, Crime Watch SA

    Accurate! Great service, on-time and accurate, even with technical topics.

    Karen Bryan Avatar
    Karen Bryan
    Owner, Marketing&Communications
  • Very Caring My friend works for them and I hear they are a great company to work for (very caring). Deserve some... [+]

    Peter Weller Avatar
    Peter Weller
    Data Researcher

    Quick And Easy! This process was quick and easy. The staff are friendly, helpful, and made the whole transcribing process a walk in... [+]

    Jessica Stone Avatar
    Jessica Stone
    Senior Business Analyst, Compassion

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

    Michelle Hall Avatar
    Michelle Hall
    Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

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.

Get An Instant Quote

Way With Words’ standard transcription service is calculated on a per audio or video minute rate. Pricing depends on the turnaround time chosen and the add-on options selected. The longer the turnaround and the fewer the add-ons selected, the lower the price. Use our calculator below to get started ↴


Number of minutes to transcribe
Turnaround time
Time Coding  
Full Verbatim  
Rate Per Minute   $0.00
Deposit   $0.00
TOTAL: $0.00 Sales Tax N/A

Turnaround time
Time Coding  
Full Verbatim  
Rate Per Minute   $0.00
Deposit   $0.00
TOTAL: $0.00 Sales Tax N/A

Do you have something special in mind?

Send us your specific requirements by using our CONTACT FORM and we will get back to you with your custom quote.

Just want to chat? Please feel free to use our live chat app by clicking the tab at the bottom of the page.

Additional Services

Our captioning rates are also calculated per video minute, while our custom audio to text solution pricing is negotiable – depending on your required volume and conditions of service.

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.

3 COMMON TYPES OF TRANSCRIPTION

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.

Academic Transcription For Recordings

For more information about audio recordings visit our audio transcription page.

For more information about video recordings visit our video transcription page.