Transcription Services

    UK Transcription Ltd is an audio transcription service based in Brighton, specialising in edited and verbatim transcription of digital audio research interviews.

MORE THAN 2,500,000 minutes transcribed since 2004

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Specialists in qualitative research interview transcription for universities, organisations and research orientated businesses.




Free revisions where required. Transcribers from a wide range of academic backgrounds. Online topic research to improve contextual accuracy.


Fixed deadlines. One transcriber per file for consistency. Phone support. Full time proofreaders. Millions of minutes of audio transcribed.


Endorsed by 100s of client testimonials. Formal supplier agreements in place with most universities and many organisations.



transcription testimonials



Outstanding work. Virtually wordperfect despite difficult topic.
Dr M Jackson, University of Newcastle

I used UK transcription for processing data from an academic research project on the recommendation of a colleague. We had lots of recorded interviews and focus groups and it was great to be able to use UK Transcription for processing this data.
Dr Mary Stevens, University College London

We often need quick and reliable transcriptions for a variety of purposes and UK Transcription provides this.
Dr Philip Pothen, Head of Communications, Arts & Humanities Research Council

What an excellent service - quick, reasonably priced and saved me hours of work. Very easy to use. Would highly recommend.
Jayne Cunningham, Lead dyslexia tutor, Guildford College

We had an urgent job that was pretty tricky sound quality wise - they did a great job -and on time: which was pretty demanding to say the least.
Dr. Peter Lenney, Lancaster University Management School

UK transcription are vital for my work on organisational development, I love the ease of use, response times and all round friendly professionalism of the company.
Toby Lindsay, Principal, Regency College

An accuracy of around 99.9% was achieved, even for obscure technical terms. I would recommend UK Transcription wholeheartedly. By contrast, on the same audio sample, speech recognition software was roughly 60% accurate after laborious training.
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Anglia Ruskin University

You have done a fantastic job transcribing a rather inaudible interview recording! These transcripts are a crucial part of my doctoral studies. I shall be sending more business your way.
Researcher, University of Nottingham

I used this service for transcribing long interviews conducted for academic research purposes. I was extremely impressed all round and will certainly use the service again. All email interactions before and after the transcript was complete were clear, friendly and prompt. The transcript was highly detailed and presented in a clear and easy to navigate format.
Professor of Law, University of London

Very fast service, transcription was very comprehensive, thank you.
Bristol University

I am a mature student having had successful and eventful careers in social work, social housing and community health, including running my own business for 10 years. I am undertaking my PhD at Durham University, full time, in narrative research, at the School of Applied Social Sciences. Part of my project is the use of a participatory research approach, combining an autobiographical ethnographic narrative, in the exploration of how the experience of being a resident in an orphanage for a significant period of time as a child, influences the life course of males who resided in such institutions. This entails undertaking a significant number of semi-structured interviews with former children of one particular orphanage, who are now adults, whose ages range from 58-80. I use UK Transcription for all my transcripts and i am delighted with the service, the speed, the accuracy, and the courtesy, which is first class. I will not use another service as a result.
David Divine

I work for a large education institution that runs a number of online courses. Many of these courses have audio and video podcasts that need to be transcribed so that the materials are accessible. I enjoy working with UK Transcription because they are friendly, consistent, accurate, fast and highly professional. It's great to be able to rely on their service.
Anon, Project Manager

Thanks a lot for such a good service. I requested a strict verbatim and this is exactly what I got!  Besides, I really appreciated that you sent me the final file way before the deadline agreed.  Great work and I am sure I will keep doing business with you in the future.
SD, Private 31/10/14

Extremely fast service - Very impressed.
Alex Barker - University of Nottingham 

Brilliant as always.
JR, Bristol University

I'd like to thank you and your team for all your efforts over the last month or so and I'd like to say that I have been very impressed by the level of service you offer. I was particularly pleased that you have kept me fully informed of progress, and dealt efficiently with all my requests. I will certainly use UK Transcription again and will recommend your services to others who are looking for transcription.
TR, Research Fellow University of Northumbia at Newcastle

I just wanted to express my deep appreciation for the faultless service you and your team provided for me.
If you would be so good as to pass on my thanks to the transcribers who worked on my files I would be most grateful. I'm very impressed! Thank you. All good things to you and your team.

Very impressed with the quality of the transcription, especially considering the interviewee's voice was heavily accented and the subject matter was - to say the least - pretty esoteric!



Thanks very much for the transcripts. Very accurate and well presented.
R Cooper, Producer, BBC 

I would highly recommend the UK Transcription company. Due to newspaper early deadlines, we have needed transcriptions turned around very quickly and the UK Transcription company have always delivered great service and on time.
The Daily Mail.

Animate Projects uses UK Transcription to transcribe interviews for - an online magazine about artists and filmmakers. It can be a tricky job - we're often recording interviews in noisy cafes or bars, and people are always referring to obscure foreign names and film titles. We've been astounded by the accuracy. The service is efficient, reliable, speedy, and very good value. It's made our jobs a lot easier, and made us very happy.
Gary Thomas, Animate Projects

UK Transcription have helped me out on many occasions and I have found them very quick and reliable and will be using them again.
Jacqui Swift Journalist, The Sun

WOW, I am so impressed, from the first phone call I made I have had nothing but helpful and timely communications with UK Transcription. I have used transcription companies before but UK Transcription is so far better than the others. I will definitely be doing more work with them and would highly recommend! Thank you UK Transcription team!
Louise Douris, Commercial Operations,

Yet again, UK Transcription excel themselves. No matter how complex the subject matter, the transcripts are always accurate and usually delivered well in advance of the deadline. Fantastic value and service and very highly recommended.
Brainwave Media 

I want to write to say how excellent the service is that I received from UK Transcription. From day one I got help and advice. I will certainly be using this service again in the near future.

I'm very impressed with the quality, compared to a US-based transcription service I have been using, who actually rejected the two files you transcribed as being unusable, but you seemed to have had no problems. I was impressed. Maybe they have problems with British idioms and accents, but in any case their transcripts are very liberally peppered with ‘inaudible’ flags and the transcribed output is very fragmented as a result. Yours is like a breath of fresh air in comparison.

Excellent! I am very impressed, pleased and satisfied. Thank you very much!

Thanks for this excellent work. I really admire the way the transcriber has used their intelligence to interpret (correctly) some words whose sense is implicit in the interview.

EXCELLENT!! Thanks SO much for turning this round so quickly. I know it was only a small job, but it mattered to us!

As an evidence based charity, we undertake a large amount of research to support our work. This was the first time I have used UK Transcription and I will definitely use them again in future. Their prices were incredibly competitive, and the transcriptions were right on time, great quality (particularly given quiet sound recordings, with lots of background noise) and hassle-free. Thank you. 
Lucy Hawkins, National Literacy Trust

We use UK Transcription for our research & consultation work with young people in Camden. They give us immediate quotes, presented in a simple way with different option which makes choosing the service that suit my specific needs very easy, and they are affordable.
Donovan Wagner, Youth Participation Worker Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA)

Prompt, fast, efficient service with clear and easy booking process.
B Squires

Excellent transcription! Had a tight deadline and would never had made it if done myself. Money well spent.
M Bricknall

What an excellent service, straight forward, up front costing quick turn around, quality transcript of a 5 person focus group. Will be sending in more over the next few weeks.
Ian Anon

Excellent service. Staff were friendly and helpful, the transcripts were delivered slightly ahead of schedule. Would most certainly use again.

Really delighted with your service. Quick and very accurate. Thanks so much.

The conditions for interview were bad and there was a lot of traffic noise. The transcriber has done a very good job.

First class. Perfectly accurate. Even the elements marked as in doubt were accurate.

Excellent work. Quick turnaround, flawless transcript.
D Pilat



UK Transcription provides a great service for a remarkably competitive price at a high level of quality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Paul Nixon, CEO, Corporate Eye

UK Transcription is a highly professional organisation. I found their services to be of a particularly high standard and the project was completed in record time.
Carl Adams, Marketing Manager, Ciber

Thank you, the transcript is good - a good efficient service.
West Sussex County Council

I was amazed at the speed of return of the transcripts and how well presented they were. I am looking forward to working with them again.
Noelle Keating CIPD

Really pleased with the transcription and the customer service.
Equality Challenge Unit 

Excellent service at a very reasonable price. Delivered well within agreed timescale.

Just got the transcript way ahead of schedule – what fantastic service! From a quick skim read the text is looking good. Thanks very much from a very pleased first customer.
Stuart, Princess Alice Hospice

Nice job!  Will use you again.  
Phase One

As a first time user of UK Transcription, I found staff to be helpful and informative at the outset. They were clear about pricing and delivery. I was very pleased with the presentation and quality of the finished product. Thank you.

 I am constantly flabbergasted by the quality  and accuracy of UK Transcription's transcripts of my interviews. This is often despite the poor recording quality of telephone interviews, more often than not with non-native English speakers and the resultant problems  of sometimes impenetrable accents and mangled English. Not to mention their very reasonable rates - even for urgent transcriptions - and  the fact that they always meet the agreed deadlines. They are quite simply awesome.
Gary, Private Customer

I'm amazed at how accurate this transcript is. It's absolutely spot on. Wow. The accuracy in all 3 of the transcriptions is absolutely spot-on. Literally perfect.

Very well done. Very pleased.
Caritas Social Action Network

Great turnaround and very easy to use. Nice helpful people.
Monique Cure,

Very good result, thank you very much.
R Green,

I just wanted to say thanks for the quick turnaround of my audio interviews - the accents weren't a problem, I could see! I am very happy with the results.  A very special thank you to Alanna for her patience with answering my questions. I'm so impressed that I'm definitely using them again.
Abidemi Sanusi,

As a first time customer Corporate Jet Investor is absolutely delighted. We had arranged a roundtable discussion with bankers, lawyers and business jet salespeople in Johannesburg discussing relatively technical subjects. UK Transcription saved us many hours of work - and was far more accurate than we would have been. We will definitely use them again.
Alasdair Whyte,

Thank you so much. Your services are excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend you in future. I was particularly glad that I got to speak to the same person each time and the phone was always answered promptly with all questions answered to my satisfaction.

Thanks once again for such a fast response - you and the team have really pulled me out of a large hole on a crucial project, so please accept my eternal gratitude!!

We started using UK Transcription Ltd recently after we started interviewing new potential customers as part of our marketing studies. We initially found that just making notes at meetings was not enough, as often we missed critical detail and so we started to record the meetings and have them transcribed; in this way we lose nothing and we have the meeting in a written format to refer to in the future. We found the whole process of using UK Transcription Ltd very simple. Recordings were very easily downloaded, their quotes always arrive the same day, their price structure is easy to understand and the transcription always arrived on time.  The quality of the transcription is always very good even though a lot of content is very technical and often English is not the native tongue of many interviewees so accents can make life difficult. We would wholly recommend them to anyone. 
Cliff Harris, Sales Manager Inficon Ltd

Really easy, just go online and email over the request. The quote is then emailed back to me really quickly. Its so simple to use it does exactly what it says on the box. Because it is prepared all online it is emailed back to me in the time frame I have requested and I then send on to our customer.
SG, Comxo

Thanks so much for your accurate transcription which demonstrated great attention to detail and immaculate punctuation! You dealt with an echo problem on one side of the interview admirably. The transcript was delivered on deadline. I'll definitely use your services again.
Tom Cooper,