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We are pleased to provide transcription services for lectures, speeches and keynote speaker presentations from any academic environment or conference. Given a professional audio recording set-up, they can also be one of the clearest forms of recording which makes transcribing much easier.

Whatever the type of speech, whether it be an academic lecture, a conference keynote speaker, motivational and after dinner speeches, business or celebrity speakers, we can provide a first class transcription service. We can also transcribe any Q&A sessions or audience participation where required - please view our conference transcription page for further details. We are pleased to offer a discounted transcription service for students, charities and universities for all digitally recorded lectures and speeches.

We pride ourselves on our project management experience for large scale transcription projects and our flexibility to meet your deadlines. Our Testimonials contain comments from a long line of satisfied customers.

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 are also equipped to convert both minidiscs and videos for subsequent transcription. If your speech was transmitted as a podcast or webcast, we provide transcription for those too.

Please view our Guidelines and Equipment pages which we hope will answer any specific queries you may have about setting up your recordings and facilitating the event. Having spent time and money on detailed planning, it's vital to ensure that the recording is of a high standard in order to capture the lecture or speech. Most professional venues have their own in-house equipment, or are happy to advise on recommendations for audio visual companies who can take care of this for you. If you have a choice, we strongly recommend choosing a digital recording method. This results in high quality recordings which in turn reduces transcription costs and turnaround times.

Lecture / Speech Transcription Services

Price Range Per Audio Minute
(digital recordings only & intelligent verbatim transcripts only +)

Lecture / speech transcription services
Standard rate
Discounted rate *

£1.50 - £2.00
£1.40 - £1.75

Q & A session transcription services
Standard rate
Discounted rate *

£1.75 - £2.50
£1.50 - £2.00

Please note: these rates apply only to good quality, clearly audible digital 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. For filmed speeches, please see Video / DVD or our podcast and webcast sections.

+ Please add 50p per audio minute (25p discounted) for a 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 and all transcripts are 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.

If you have digital files, you can Upload them securely via this 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. Should the speech have been recorded on standard audio tapes or minidiscs, we can still provide an audio transcription service. We always convert any minidisc or analogue recordings into digital format where possible, which cuts out on repeated stops and starts and increased wear on precious original recordings. Subsequently, we can also provide you with that digital re-recording free of charge, provided the originals are clearly audible.

Our default transcript style is Intelligent Verbatim which is the most cost effective method of transcription. Please read our definitions of the types of transcript we offer to choose which format is most suitable for your needs. We use a standard format and layout for all transcripts but should you wish something different, please let us know. As with all our transcriptions, we provide a transcript code for each document to signify areas which are inaudible or unclear.

We would recommend giving as much advance notice of your speech and lecture transcription requirements as possible, preferably contacting us before the event. This will allow us to reserve space in our schedule. Most professional transcription companies have a long list of regular customers so book your transcription company in advance, the same way you would the event venue.

We hope this provides you with a thorough overview of our specialist lecture, keynote speaker and speech transcription services. Please email or contact us on 01485 543746 for further information and turnaround times based on our current schedule, or browse our Overview or FAQ pages.

Our LECTURE TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES includes conference keynote speaker transcription, academic lecture transcription, motivational speaker transcription, after dinner speech transcription, transcribing business speeches or speeches from celebrity speakers. Digital transcription can include MP3 transcription, WAV transcription, WMA transcription, as well as 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 together with digital video and video tape lecture transcription and transcribing podcasts andwebcasts of lectures and speeches. We are pleased to offer discounted lecture transcription services for charities, students and universities.

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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