Government Transcription Services

Need transcripts of council meetings, interviews, public reports, cabinet minutes, more? Way With Words government transcription services provides the best blend of accuracy, professionalism, confidentiality, security, speed, and price. Way With Words has over a decade of experience transcribing official and highly confidential recordings and documents for government institutions and non-profit organizations. Our dedicated team of professional transcribers serves the unique needs of government departments worldwide.


  • 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

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

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    David Hindley
    Editorial Assistant, Financial Times

    Amazing Way With Words are amazing. Used them for my MSc transcriptions. Fast and efficient! 100% recommend!

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    Penelope Denny
    Writer, Individual
  • 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

    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

    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

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

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    Jean Nichols
    Admin Assistant, Health Institute

    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
  • Superb! We found transcripts to be well done, the process was smooth and easy to send and receive. We would definitely... [+]

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    Denise Beaumont
    Marketer, Individual

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

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    Emma woods
    Lecturer

    Aloha! Awesome – you are the best! Aloha.

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    Alex Reinprecht
    President, Zone Media
  • 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

    Always Excellent Very happy indeed, excellent service as always!

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    Elena Agar
    Project Manager, VSI

    Good Timing Excellent work and timing.

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    Mark Lindsell
    Managing Director, Crime Watch SA
  • Prompt And Efficent Prompt, efficient and accurate work. Thanks for the great service!

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    Michael Scheepers
    Engineer, Individual

    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

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

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    Gavin Knight
    Principal Lecturer, Portsmouth 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

    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

We are available to transcribe whatever a government department, whether local, regional or national, might require – anything from council meetings, police interviews, public reports, cabinet minutes, and government research into social programs, the environment or correctional institutes. Way With Words will serve your needs.

Confidential And Secure

Government recordings often contain sensitive data, so security is something a transcription company should not overlook when providing services. In fact, security should be among the highest concerns. Providers of Government transcription services must follow the various laws and industry best practice, especially when serving government departments, law firms, police departments or courts.

Transcription security and data protection include maintaining the confidentiality of the data through information security practices such as limiting access with unique logins and passwords and ensuring a secure environment for data as well as timely and appropriate methods of disposal of all materials and deletion of audio and video files. Way With Words staff, management, and transcribers – who are recruited and vetted – are required to sign non-disclosure agreements as part of their employment contract with us, as well as take various oaths regarding confidentiality and accuracy. Many of our transcribers have signed additional privacy terms with us to comply with the highest level of security, such as the Official Secrets Act in the case of our United Kingdom government clients.

Our government transcription services provide a range of turnarounds and special options to suit your timetable and departmental or public budget. If you’re only interested in one speaker in a witness interview, for example, we will transcribe only that speaker and that speaker’s speech is all you will pay for. If you need regular timestamps so that you can mark exactly where in a meeting that someone said a critical phrase or made an allegation, we will happily provide these for you. If you have a particular format of transcription that you’d like to have us follow, we will happily do so, for a small surcharge.

Government Clients

We transcribe for various Government, provincial, state, and local authorities around the globe including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, and more. Some of our non-profit work is for the World Health Organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. We are trusted by the biggest and the best.

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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 ↴


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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.