University Transcription Services

Confused by so many audio transcription, video transcription, and captioning service choices? You have come to the right place!

Worried you will not get your audio or video transcript on time? Not to worry, we are always on time! Unsure of cheap and often inaccurate captioning or subtitling? We offer a new hybrid captioning model that offers superb speed with skilled human captioners to provide perfectly synched captions!

Globally Trusted By Universities

Way With Words is a general voice to text company offering audio-to-text, speech-to-text or voice-to-text solutions. Our university transcription services and other audio to text offerings are very popular with students and educators because of our excellent reputation for accurate transcribing and ability to work with many different local dialects. The company has a global reputation for excellence in audio or video transcription for universities and colleges worldwide.


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    Diederik van den Berg
    Marketing EMEA, IDEXX BioAnalytics

    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
  • 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

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

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    Gavin Knight
    Principal Lecturer, Portsmouth University
  • Accurate! Great service, on-time and accurate, even with technical topics.

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    Karen Bryan
    Owner, Marketing&Communications

    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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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

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    Peter Weller
    Data Researcher
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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

With our university transcription services being utilized by academic institutions worldwide such as Harvard, Oxford, Zayed, UCT and the Arcada University of Applied Sciences, you know you’re getting top-notch quality transcription from a reliable source. If you choose to use our university transcription services you can create an account and proceed with work using a university PO number (instead of a deposit).

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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.

Academic Transcription Since 2001

Since 2001 we have been providing students, lecturers, and professors of various international universities and tertiary education institutions with superior quality transcripts. More recently we launched a hybrid captioning solution for lectures, online webinars and e-learning platforms. Digitizing your lectures? No problem! Multiple interviews to analyze? We’re on it! Our university transcription services will leave you with more time to focus on your studies and academia, cutting out the hours of tedious (to the untrained!) typing and listening you would otherwise have to do yourself.

With many years of experience in the field, we also know our university transcription services clients often have specific needs. Subsequently, we also offer custom transcription solutions and a range of turnaround times, from EXPRESS to a few days. The best part of our Audio Transcription and Video Transcription services is that you get to choose the format and deadline to suit the budget you need!

Not only that, but we offer you multiple format options as well. Need a smartened transcript of your lecture without all the unnecessary verbosity? We’ve got you covered. Need a Full Verbatim transcript to capture those all-important “um”s and “ah”s? We can do that too!

Secure And Data Compliant

Your recordings are handled through our dedicated and secure RSA 2048-bit SSL Encryption (that’s pretty secure!). This extends not just to your submission or upload, but also for the storage of your files on our workflow system and, on completion, the automatic removal of all your recordings and files after 60 days (or sooner on request).

But what about our transcribers? Not only do we have our transcribers undergo an assessment process through our transcription jobs portal, but once complete, they have to sign confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements with us. Following this, and the large number of applications we process daily, we are almost certain we have someone to transcribe your file with a background in the specific subject matter. Subsequently, using our university transcription services means a professional will accurately transcribe almost any audio or video.

We are also fully GDPR compliant for the United Kingdom and Europe.