Transcription Services South Africa

Transcription Services South Africa is provided by Way With Words throughout South Africa, Africa, and beyond and is used by many industries and professions ranging from media, business, financial and legal to academic users, technology start-ups, government departments, and corporates.

About Us

Way With Words is a general voice to text company offering audio-to-text, speech-to-text or voice-to-text solutions. Our transcription services and other audio to text offerings are often chosen because of our excellent reputation for accurate transcribing and working with many different local dialects. We also process large volumes of audio or video recordings.

Transcription Services

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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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TOTAL: $0.00 Sales Tax N/A

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Rate Per Minute   $0.00
Deposit   $0.00
TOTAL: $0.00 Sales Tax N/A

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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.

Transcription Uses

Way With Words‘ clients require transcribing for a wide range of situations which include dictations, legal disputes, court cases, disciplinary hearings, focus group research and findings as well as media such as TV, film, Vimeo, and YouTube videos. In addition, our transcription services are regularly used for:

Our Clients

Clients using Transcription Services South Africa range from individuals to business and government. Clients include Primedia, SA National Museum, Allan Gray, South African Tourism, South African Reserve Bank, Shoprite, and many more institutions and individuals.

  • 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

    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

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

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    Lorcan Coyle
    Principal, St. Pius X BNS
  • Accurate! Great service, on-time and accurate, even with technical topics.

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    Karen Bryan
    Owner, Marketing&Communications

    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

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

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    David Hindley
    Editorial Assistant, Financial Times

    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 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
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    Good Timing Excellent work and timing.

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    Mark Lindsell
    Managing Director, Crime Watch SA
  • 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

    Always Excellent Very happy indeed, excellent service as always!

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    Elena Agar
    Project Manager, VSI

    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

    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

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

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    Gavin Knight
    Principal Lecturer, Portsmouth University

Our University transcription services are also very popular with students and faculties at other universities and academic institutions including the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Stellenbosch (US), University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Varsity College, Boston City Campus & Business College, AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, Cornerstone Institute, University of Fort Hare, University of the Free State, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Limpopo, University of North-West, University of Pretoria, Rhodes University, UNISA, and other institutions for higher learning.

Regional Office

WAY WITH WORDS SA (Pty) Ltd | Company Registration: 2001/015436/07 | VAT No: 4010198705 | Level 4 B-BB-EE
Way With Words, Manor House, Vineyards Estates, 99 Jip De Jager Dr, De Bron, Cape Town, 7530

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Way With Words Transcription Services are also available in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, East London, Pietermaritzburg, Grahamstown as well as the rest of South Africa and Africa.

Our Contractors

Our transcribers are chosen from our job recruitment portal and assessed for their dialect and subject skills. Subsequently, they are contracted to our transcription team to transcribe a wide variety of English dialects. However, the team will assist with some mixed-language recordings, such as Afrikaans, on a case-by-case basis.