Government Transcription Services

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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.

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

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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.

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Transcription security and data protection

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.

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Special Options

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 StatesUnited KingdomCanadaAustraliaSouth AfricaSingapore, 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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How do I send you my files?

Audio and video files are uploaded via our secure online workflow system. We do not accept links or physical discs; all work is processed via our workflow system.

Once files have been processed, you will receive a notification with instructions on how to collect your transcripts.

How is the cost calculated?

Costs are calculated per recorded minute and are dependent on turnaround time selected. All seconds are rounded up to the next minute. For budget options, longer turnarounds are available.

Audio quality and number of speakers do not affect the cost. Default transcript is Standard Template and Intelligent Verbatim (see examples above). Time Coding, Full Verbatim and Special Formatting options incur a surcharge.

How long are quotes valid?

Quotes are valid for 30 days from date of quotation. Save your job as a draft should you wish to complete your order at a later stage.

Do you have an office in my area?

Our main operational offices are located in the United Kingdom and South Africa while we have points of presence in various territories globally. Please click here to get in touch with us.

How are deadlines calculated?

The 1-Day to 10-Day turnaround times are calculated in business days only, and do not include weekends. Express orders can be returned over weekends, with prior notification.

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Academic Transcription

Clients include universities, teaching schools, academic institutions.

Commonly used for academic research, field studies, postgraduate research collections, focus group recordings and analysis, institutional lectures and speeches, as well as academic presentations.

Business Transcription

Clients include companies and businesses of all sizes and across all industries.

Commonly used for conference calls, earnings calls, management proceedings, market research strategies, stakeholder presentations, boardroom and corporate meetings, entrance or exit job interviews, AGMs as well as minute reports or memos.

Conference Transcription

Clients include event companies, businesses and government institutions that host conferences and workshops.

Commonly used for conferences, seminars, and workshops that cover topics such as research methodology seminars, business development, entrepreneurship, technology, education, culture and community, finance, business models, corporate strategy, tourism, leadership, energy, environment, as well as medical research.

Disciplinary Transcription

Clients include human resource departments, managers, labour lawyers, unions, business and government.

Commonly used for issues related to disabilities, discrimination, employee development, employee discipline, employee leave management, equal employment opportunity, harassment and special work arrangements.

Financial Transcription

Clients include corporations, merchant banks, regulatory bodies, building societies, accountants, compliance companies, business schools, finance advisers, webcast providers, management consultants and finance portals.

Commonly used for forex consulting, wealth management advice, insurance agreements, finance brokering, banking, investor relations, earnings calls, annual financial and budget meetings, business surveys, interim company results, financial seminars and training sessions, analyst interviews, financial reports and company reports.

Focus Group Transcription

Clients include business services, marketing groups, PR companies, brand houses, research groups, academic institutions and government departments.

Commonly used for roundtable discussions, surveys, market research, business discussions, brainstorming workshops, strategic planning sessions, academic research, meetings and group discussions.

Government Transcription

Clients include local, regional, federal, provincial, state and national governments.

Commonly used for meetings, parliamentary discussions, public policy debates, public reports, cabinet or other government minutes and government research into its many programmes.

Insurance Transcription

Clients include insurance, medical and legal professionals and any other relevant or related claims experts.

Commonly used for insurance recorded statements, insurance testimonials, insurance and damage reports, agent summaries, file interviews, notes on investigations and probes, summary reports, theft/property damage reports and insurance reports for property, casualty, holdings and assets.

Interview Transcription

Clients include professionals from various disciplines, including business people, lawyers, authors, journalists, students, researchers, recruiters, multimedia professionals, and police.

Commonly used for research interviews, one-on-one interviews, job interviews, news/journalist interviews, radio interviews, focus group interviews, group discussions, legal interviews, market research, police interviews, teleconferences and telephone interviews.

Investigation Transcription

Clients include attorneys, police departments, detectives, private investigators, law firms and private individuals.

Commonly used for police investigations, property investigations, insurance investigations, disciplinary hearings, crime scene investigation, forensic reports, taped confessions, surveillance recordings, wiretaps, fire and motor accidents, legal proceedings, hearings and private meetings, medical investigation and even scientific investigations.

Legal Transcription

Clients include law firms, law enforcement organisations, attorneys, police departments, detectives, private investigators and private individuals.

Commonly used for general correspondence and memos, attorney dictation, deposition transcripts and recorded witness statements, medical-legal reports, debt collection, legal agreements, contracts, wills and trust documents, commercial and domestic conveyancing, medical negligence and personal injury, immigration, videotaped depositions or interviews, surveillance and investigative reports and telephone hearings.

Market Research Transcription

Clients include market researchers, marketing specialists, brand houses, businesses and government.

Commonly used for collecting data from potential customers, focus groups, producers and service or product providers for evaluation or to capture insights from a wide variety of sources: focus groups, consumer forums, interviews, opinion polls on possible outcomes for a market strategy.

Media Transcription

Clients include broadcast companies, television studios, production houses, news journalists, newspapers, social media distribution agents, video creatives and podcasters.

Commonly used for films, television shows, documentaries, adverts, promotional videos, training materials, news pieces, podcasts, radio broadcasts and talk shows.

Medical Transcription

Clients include doctors, nurses, administrators, medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare providers.

Commonly used for keeping patient records, doctor dictated reports, procedures and notes, treatment history of patients, medical research interviews, healthcare research and medical findings.

Podcast Transcription

Clients include podcasters, media houses, radio stations, social media thought leaders and participants.

Commonly used for webcast lectures, interviews, legal proceedings, sports events, audio library hosting, webcasts and television studio conferences.

Police Transcription

Clients include police departments, government security agencies, private security firms and other law enforcement agencies.

Commonly used for suspect interviews, patrol reports, disciplinary hearings, tribunal hearings, victim interviews, witness statements, fire reports, emergency service phone calls, 911 or other emergency dispatch calls, memorandums and internal communications, surveillance footage and wiretaps, inmate or prisoner phone calls, and staff and departmental meetings.

Sermon Transcription

Clients include churches, prayer groups, bible study groups and other religious bodies.

Commonly used for church lectures, religious coaching, church notes, church correspondence, prayer/study groups, ministry, gospel seminars and bible reading.

Telecommunications Transcription

Clients include individuals, business, and government.

Commonly used for teleconferences, videoconferences, Skype, VOIP, WhatsApp or other software chat services.