Transcription Services

Specialists in academic, business, and research interview transcription.

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The UK's leading audio transcription service.

Competitively Priced

Interview transcription rates from £1 per audio minute. Upload audio for a quote.

Customer Support

Full-time support staff available during working hours from 9:30 to 5:30. 

Easy to Use

Registration not required. Quotes issued via email within 1 hour.

Simple Invoicing

Registered suppliers to most UK universities and major organisations. 

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Receive a no-obligation quote via email within one working hour.

Pricing Guide

Rates are estimates per audio minute, subject to audio quality, and exclude VAT.

Urgent - £1.50

Delivery within 24 hours

Quick - £1.25

Delivery within 3 days. 

Standard - £1.00

Delivery within 7 days

Subject to capacity. Larger orders may require staggered delivery. Rate exclude VAT. 


Additional Charges
Strict Verbatim

Include every stutter, repetition, false-start and grammatical error, transcribed exactly as spoken. 

Time Codes

Insert a time code every 30 seconds within the body of the transcript. 

Audio Enhancement

Receive fewer gaps and inaudibles in your transcript in cases where audio quality is poor. 

Group Diarisation

Where 4+ speakers are present, track additional group speakers by name.

Client Testimonials 

We have transcribed audio for 1000s of clients since 2004. Read more here.

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
The quality of this transcript is first class; congratulations to the audio-typist who transcribed quite technical financial language with great accuracy and with no 'unclears' in the text.
- Paul Nicholson, Thomson Reuters
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,
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Thank you, I am very impressed, the transcriber has done a great job with paragraphs and punctuation, and also at intelligently guessing the sense, the technical vocabulary, and the proper names, with queries given a helpful temporal index in case I want to double-check them. But in fact there are literally no errors for me to fix.
- University of Cambridge


As an evidence based charity, we undertake a large amount of research to support our work. 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.
- Lucy Hawkins, National Literacy Trust
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, Stage Two

Frequently Asked Questions

For any further queries, please email or call 01273 921552.


How do I order a transcript without registering?

To request a quote, simply upload your files via the quick drop page.

We will then email you a quote with various available deadlines and instructions on how to book. 

Registration is optional but allows access to features such as transcript downloads and file management. Non-registered users generally receive transcripts via email. 


How much is the service?

Prices start from £1.00 per minute for a 1 week deadline up to £1.60 for the next day service.  Also available are various +25p options such as strict verbatim, timecodes and focus group speaker tracking. Poor quality audio may attract further charges. 

Can I pay online via card?

Yes all quotes and invoices can be paid by card online.  We also welcome bank transfer for payments of any size. 

Can you send me an invoice?

We welcome invoice accounts from eligible companies, universities and organisations. Private customers are invited to pay via card unless otherwise agreed. 


Can I speak to a real person on the phone?

Yes. Please contact us during normal office hours on 01273 921552. Or email us at

Are discounts available for bulk orders?

We are able to offer discounts for orders of over 20 audio hours. Please contact us to discuss your project. 

Can I purchase advance credit?

Yes we offer credit via online payment, or invoice.  Credit never expires. Unused credit can be refunded at any time subject to a 2% processing fee.

Can you sign an NDA agreement?

Yes. We have a range of existing templates available. Client-supplied NDAs are welcome, subject to approval. Please see our 'Terms & Conditions' page for more info.

How much does the service cost?

Prices start at £1 per audio minute.  Rates vary subject to audio quality and your required deadline. All audio files are assessed individually and surcharges applied depending on audio quality, so we are unable to offer firm prices prior to examining the audio. 


How are transcripts delivered?

By default, transcripts are emailed to the uploader's email address via email attachment in Word .docx format. Transcripts are fully editable.

If you would prefer to disable email delivery and download transcripts from your password protected client area, please register an account.

Which audio formats are allowed?

Most common digital audio formats are accepted, including AAC, ACT, AIFC (Compressed AIFF), AIFF, AMR, APE, AU, CAF (Apple Core Audio Format), DCT (Express Dictate, MSRS, etc.), DSP TrueSpeech, DSS , DVF (Sony recorder), DVS (Royal recorder), FLAC, OGG, M4A, MP2, MP3, MPC, MSV (Sony recorder), QCP, RA / RM (RealAudio), SHN, SPX, VOC, VOX, WAV (Including ADPCM, aLaw, GSM 6.10, PCM, and uLaw codecs) and WMA. 


We do not currently offer direct URL transcription of You Tube videos or other streaming services. 

The UK's leading provider of interview transcription services.

Contact Us

UK Transcription Ltd
15-17 Middle Street
Brighton BN1 1AL

Company: 06380476
VAT: 976273773
Phone: 01273 921552
Data Protection Act: ZA231661