Transcribe It have been providing academic transcription services to both UK and international universities since 1992.

Professional academics, researchers and students spend a large proportion of their time conducting research and analysing content. By using a quality academic transcription service such as Transcribe It, you are able to devote more time and energy to the research and writing up of the material.
Once you upload your audio files to us, our academic transcription professionals can set to work, researching any jargon in your subject, listening and meticulously transcribing your recording, turning your audio into text.
Academic transcription services

Transcribe It offers a wide variety of transcription services for academic researchers, including:

  • Research Interviews

  • Lectures, podcasts and away days

  • Focus Group Discussions including audio and video groups from Zoom and Teams

  • Conference and Presentation Transcripts

  • Speeches/Keynote Transcription

  • Social Science Interviews

  • PhD Interviews

  • Workshop Transcription

We build longstanding relationships with our academic research clients and some highly respected university departments have been using our transcription services consistently for over 15 years.
Benefits of Using Transcribe It:
We have extensive experience in transcribing a broad range of subject areas for our social science clients on a variety of subjects, from the highly technical to highly sensitive material. We have regularly transcribed for the following departments in numerous UK universities:
  • Business Schools

  • Policy Units

  • Social Research Institutes

  • Geography

  • Criminology

  • Environmental Science

  • Veterinary Schools

  • Epidemiology And Public Health

Types of transcription:

We offer three types of transcription service + extras

Our most popular service. Everything is typed out but omits fillers, repetitions, and any stumbling over words:

“I did a degree in criminal justice and psychology and then after that, got a job working for a drug and alcohol charity and I was based in a Probation Service.  I was a case worker for people who are on probation and needed support with their  drug and alcohol use.”

Everything is said and how it’s said:

“I-I did a degree in criminal justice and psychology and then erm, after that, after that I g-got a job working for a, a drug and alcohol charity and I-I was based in a Probation Service.  [Pause] I was a, a case worker – for um, people who are on probation and need- needed support with their er, drug and alcohol use.”

Provides a more concise read, summarising the audio. Dialogue is still transcribed and some verbatim quotes are included, but repetition, non-relevant discussion is omitted and some sentences edited:

“I did a degree in criminal justice and psychology and got a job working for a drug and alcohol charity based in a Probation Service.  I was a case worker for people on probation, who needed support with their  drug and alcohol use.”

In addition to our transcription services we offer the following optional extras…

– Time stamping

– Voice ID – up to 8 respondents

– Anonymisation:

Researchers are being increasingly asked to archive anonymised and decontextualised data, however they still need a complete version for analysis and their records. For a small extra charge, we can provide two versions of one transcript, one complete version and one anonymised, with all personal information being removed.

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I used for a large scale national research project that had multiple focus groups and interviews. The service myself and the project team got was outstanding.  All work done timely, efficiently and to a high standard. Thanks Nicki and your great team.

Dr Chris Mackintosh, Faculty of Business & Law, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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