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Interview transcription is one of our specialist services. We are the preferred supplier for many university research departments for their one-to-one interview transcription or multiple participant interviews. We are pleased to offer charities, students and universities a discounted interview transcription service for their digital interviews.

We provide thorough, accurate transcripts with meticulous attention to detail on a wide range of subjects. We've worked with authors to transcribe their interviews freeing up their time to work on the manuscript itself and we allow university researchers to concentrate on qualitative and quantitative analysis rather than time consuming transcribing.

Over the years, we've provided interview transcription services for:
* university research interviews
* interviews
for authors, ghostwriters and journalists
* witness statement interviews
* HSE interviews
* radio interviews

* oral history interview projects
* mature students conducting business interviews
* university students
carrying out research interviews
* police 'under caution'
or PACE interviews
* business disciplinary interviews

We can also support clients who require telephone interview transcription or time-stamped interview transcription services, as well as transcripts compatibile with analytical research software such as Nvivo or Atlas Ti. We also provide market research vox pops transcription services and podcast or webcast interview transcription.

We understand the importance of confidentiality and adherence to deadlines while maintaining a professional and cost effective interview transcription service. We invite you to read our Testimonial page to gain an idea of the high quality of our service. Whatever the size of your interview transcription project, we have extensive project management experience and pride ourselves on our flexible approach to urgent deadlines.

We can transcribe a wide range of digital recordings. Please view our digital file types page for all the formats compatible with our transcription software. We appreciate that a lot of interview clients still use analogue tape recorders. As long as the need is there, and the equipment is manufactured, we're happy to support such preferences. Similarly, the portability of minidisc recorders makes them ideal for interviews and, coupled with an external microphone, the sound quality is as good as digital. We hope the information on our Guidelines and Equipment pages proves useful, as well as our comparison of digital and analogue recordings.

Our prices per audio minute below are for digital or mini disc recordings. Our audio tape transcription service is based on an hourly rate and we're equipped to convert both minidiscs and videos for subsequent transcription.

Interview Transcription Services

Price Range Per Audio Minute
(digital recordings only & based on Intelligent Verbatim transcripts+)

Interview transcription services (one to one interviews, or up to three participants)
Standard rate
Discounted rate *

Interview transcription services (multiple participants)
Standard rate
Discounted rate *

£1.30 - £1.75
£1.25 - £1.50

£1.50 - £2.00
£1.35 - £1.75

Time-stamped interview transcription services
Every five minutes
Standard rate
Discounted rate *

Every minute
Standard rate
Discounted rate *

£1.75 - £2.75
£1.60 - £2.25

£2.50 - £3.00
£2.00 - £2.75

Please note: these rates apply only to good quality, clearly audible digital or minidisc recordings. The price range is designed to cover issues such as background noise, strong accents and technical terms. Should the subsequent recording prove to be not as described, we will requote and discuss this with you before proceeding. See our Times page for the factors which influence transcription. All prices are in £ Sterling and VAT is NOT applicable.

+ Please add 50p per audio minute (25p discounted) for Complete Verbatim or 25p per audio minute (10p discounted) for Edited Transcript price. See our Definitions page for details of what each transcript style means.
* The discounted rate applies only to universities, charities and students. All prices assume a good quality, clearly audible digital recording.

ALL RECORDINGS are listened to a second time, Internet research is carried out to identify names or terminology, and all transcripts proofread by the Director, Irene Boston, before being sent to clients. There is no extra charge for this service. Not all transcription companies do this, some don't even proofread, so make sure you ask the right questions before choosing a service.

Our default interview transcript style is Intelligent Verbatim, which is particularly suited to interviews and is the most cost effective method of transcription. Please read our definitions of Complete Verbatim, Intelligent Verbatim and Edited Transcript to choose which format is most suitable for your needs. We understand that some situations require a Complete Verbatim transcript such as police under caution interviews, or some university research interviews. We have a standard page layout for all transcripts but are happy to work in your house style. As with all our transcriptions, we provide a Transcript Code for each document to signify areas which are inaudible or unclear.

Free Digital Recording - we convert all audio tapes, micro cassettes, mini tapes and minidiscs to digital audio files for ease of transcription. This is only possible with a clear quality recording. As part of our service, we offer our clients the digital version of their recording free of charge, sent to them using a secure file transfer service, provided the client has Broadband.

We provide a free File Upload service for all digital recordings via our website to ensure prompt delivery to our transcription team. We can also download your audio sound files directly from your website if you prefer, or you can post CDs. For all audio tapes, especially if they're the only originals, we advise you to send them using a traceable method, such as Registered Post or courier, but please only send us the originals. Copies will be of a much poorer quality and will increase transcription time and, therefore, costs.

For any large scale interview transcription project, we would recomming giving as much advance notice of your requirements as possible to reserve space in our schedule. Most established transcription companies have a long list of regular customers and to suddenly find a block of free space for a large project can be difficult. So book your transcription company in advance, the same way you would an interview schedule.

We hope this provides you with a thorough overview of our interview transcription services. Feel free to call (01485 543746) or email us for a detailed quote based on your specific requirements and turnaround times based on our current schedule, or browse our Overview or FAQ pages.

Our INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES include digital interview transcription including MP3 digital interview transcription, WAV digital interview transcription, WMA digital interview transcription and time-stamped interview transcription. We also provide standard audio cassette tape transcription covering micro cassette or micro tape transcription plus mini tape or mini cassette transcription and minidisc or minidisk interview transcription services. Interview transcription covers one to one interviews and multiple partipant interview transcription. We are pleased to offer discounted interview transcription services for charities, students and universities for their research interviews, particularly qualitative analysis transcription compatible with Nvivo and Atlas Ti. Support for oral history interview transcription projects can include both digital transcription services and audio tape transcription as well as digital video and video tape transcription. We can also transcribe interviews for authors, writers and journalists as well as market research and vox pop interview transcription, transcribing podcasts, webcast transcription and telephone interviews.

We are pleased to offer free Advice Pages: Equipment FAQs Overview Transcription Times and free Guidelines for: Conferences Dictation Digital Audio / Minidiscs Focus Groups / Forums Interviews Lectures / Speeches / Presentations Market Research Vox Pops Oral History Interview Projects Podcasts Audio Tapes Teleconferences / Telephone Interviews Digital DVD / Video Tapes Webcasts Workshops Our Home Page provides an overview of the wide range of transcription services we provide. Different transcription styles are available including Intelligent Verbatim Transcription, Complete Verbatim Transcription, Edited Transcription and customised transcription styles for Oral History projects and Focus Groups

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