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UK Based Transcription Services Vs. Overseas

By 28th July 2021No Comments
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The Benefits of Using UK Based Transcription Services

The majority of businesses focus on cost-effectiveness, ensuring they run efficiently, provide an excellent service and simultaneously generate a profit, and transcription agencies are the same. There are many cheaper transcription services agencies that outsource projects to be completed overseas because it’s cheaper [on the surface] than hiring a UK based transcription services provider. However, whilst this may increase the profit margin, the quality of the work is not guaranteed and often results in sub-standard, poor quality transcripts that may need to be re-transcribed.  

At Transcribe It, we pride ourselves on the impeccable quality of our work, all of our transcriptions are completed by our longstanding, high quality, UK-based team. We never compromise on accuracy, confidentiality or the quality of service.  Here, we explore why using a reputable, established, UK-based transcription services company is beneficial over outsourcing overseas. 



Why use a UK-Based transcription agency?



  • Accuracy Guaranteed

Transcription services are expensive as you’re paying for a human transcriber to listen to your recording and transcribe what they hear, deciphering strong accents, researching any technical jargon on the internet to present you with a well laid out, accurate reflection of the discussion that has taken place.

If you hire a transcription agency to do your work that uses overseas workers, the majority employ non-native English speakers who are poorly paid, there is no accountability and so the transcriptions they create are likely to include misinterpretations, spelling errors and grammatical errors. 

Our English speaking, UK based transcriptionists have superb grammar, punctuation and spelling and will understand slang, jargon and strong regional accents.  We carry out thorough quality checks to ensure your transcript is correct. 


  • UK Security

In the UK, we are lucky to have laws, regulations and accreditations to ensure the security of clients’ data.  Transcribe It is registered with the ICO as a Data Processor and is fully GDPR compliant.  We are responsible and accountable for our client’s data and our website is hosted in the UK.  

When you outsource transcription services overseas, you cannot guarantee the same level of confidentiality and security and there is no accountability if there is a security breach.


  • New Technology

Reputable and long-established UK transcription services companies such as Transcribe It will typically be using up to date transcription technology and computer systems. We work more efficiently, completing projects quicker and with great accuracy.


  • Experience

Hiring a well respected, long-established UK based transcription services company will result in the client receiving great value for money.  Many UK agencies have been offering their services for many years, and therefore have lots of experience. 

At Transcribe It, we have been working with companies across various sectors such as market research, academia and the pharmaceutical industry for nearly 30 years, so we are well versed in our clients’ needs and understand what’s important in transcription service. We create transcripts of the best quality. 



Transcribe It is the UK’s longest established transcription services provider and since 1992, we have continuously adapted and flexed what we offer to meet the needs of our clients, and we will continue to do so.  Please contact us for any transcription queries, we are always happy to help!

You can give us a call on 01992 445411 if you would like to discuss how we can help you with your UK transcription needs.

Alternatively, you can choose to email us your transcription enquiry at and we’ll be in touch with a quote as soon as possible.

UK Based Transcription Services Vs. Overseas
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UK Based Transcription Services Vs. Overseas
We explore why using a reputable, established, UK-based transcription services company is beneficial over outsourcing overseas.