Academic Transcription Services2020-10-19T11:12:41+01:00

Academic Transcription Services

academic transcription services

$1.20 Per Audio Minute, 99% Accuracy, Quick Turnaround

We are an audio and video transcription services company based in the UK.

We specialize in research and academic transcription services and employ language specialists and former research students from around the world as transcribers and quality analysts.

This ensures your interviews will not only be accurate, but our team actually know what they’re doing!

And that shows in our “Excellent” rating with 100% 5-Star Reviews.

Some of our clients

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Upload your files and get started

No need to register.  Just enter your email address, choose the files you want to upload from the device of your choice, enter any message you’d like and click on the “SendThisFile” button.

Your files will be sent securely to us, and you will receive your quote via email.


Please don’t close this page while your files are uploading.

You can also ask for a FREE 5 minute trial.  Just mention it in your message, along with any other requests like larger number of file uploads, special formatting etc.

Contact us for any clarifying questions.

Our Expertise

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Research Interviews

Qualitative research interviews are a crucial data collection tool for a wide variety of methods used within education research.

We have transcribed thousands of research interviews for hundreds of clients from reputed academic institutions around the world.

Including, but not limited to:

You Save Time and Money for Your Research

Let our academic transcription services team with the right experience and equipment handle your workload.

Speed and accuracy is essential for the successful outcome of any research.

By using our academic transcription services, you avoid inevitable delays and potential errors involved with DIY transcription.

As researchers, professors, or students, that gives you more time to concentrate on more critical activities and leave the heavy lifting to us.

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Focus Groups

Focus group data transcription is a necessary tool that gives researchers opportunities to explore, in great detail, unique experiences of the participants, allowing in-depth insights into how their different interests are experienced and perceived.

A lot of transcribers and transcription companies shy away from these mainly due to the often difficult nature of such interviews, and multiple speakers.

We don’t Shy Away from a Challenge

Our team thrives when faced with a challenge, and that shows in our glowing reviews.

Our experienced academic transcription services team have dealt with a wide range of audio files, for ex:

  • Multiple Speaker Research Interviews
  • Phone and Skype Interviews with multiple speakers
  • Technical Presentations
  • Conference Calls

If you don’t want to spend your valuable time on the tedious process of transcribing focus group interviews yourself, let the experts handle it.

Get in touch with us today by uploading your files above for a FREE 5-minute trial or contact us via the form at the bottom of this page if you have any questions.

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Lectures & Seminars

Much of what applies to focus group and research interviews, applies to transcribing lectures and seminars too.

Transcripts of lectures and seminars have proven to be excellent data mining tools, which are infinitely better than audio recordings.


Because searching through a transcript is 10 times faster than rewinding, fast-forwarding or scrolling through an audio or video file.

Some of the biggest challenges you may face while transcribing large seminars or lectures is keeping track of speakers.

Fortunately, through years and years of seminar transcription experience, we’ve developed an efficient way to label and distinguish speakers easily, which gives us an edge over our competition.

If you want to avoid the hassle and time draining aspect of transcribing lectures and seminars, contact us by using the form at the bottom of this page.

Client Testimonials

Strongly, strongly recommend!

I have worked with several transcription companies, and after working with Scriptosphere, I will not work with any of the others ever again! Scriptosphere is highly organized, tremendously professional, and does fantastic quality work. I couldn’t be happier.

Ohio, USA

Highly recommend

The transcripts are impressively accurate, especially considering the quick turnaround time. I tried another service before scriptosphere that charges the same rate with half the accuracy. The few parts of my audio files that could not be made out were time stamped, making editing a breeze. Also, the customer service representatives were very responsive and quick to help me with any questions I may have had. I highly recommend this service for social scientists working with heavy loads of qualitative interviews.

New York, USA


Frequently Asked Questions

How does the transcription service work?2020-09-14T08:51:47+01:00

You upload your audio or video files on this page or on our transcription services page.

Or contact us with the scope of your project.

We get back to you with a quote.

We sign a confidentiality agreement if needed.

You make payment towards the quote on our secure payment gateway verified by Visa and MasterCard.

Transcripts are emailed to you as soon as they are done.

How much does it cost?2020-09-18T08:36:01+01:00

Audio & Video Transcription ($1.20 Per Audio Minute):

  • Transcription + Proofreading
  • Time Stamps Included
  • 99% Accuracy
  • 2-3 Days Turnaround
  • Verbatim Included

RUSH Transcription ($2.40 Per Audio Minute):

  • Transcription + Proofreading
  • Time Stamps Included
  • 99% Accuracy
  • 12-24 Hours Turnaround
  • Verbatim Included

Machine Transcription ($0.10 Per Audio Minute):

  • Single Speaker Dictations Work Best
  • Crystal Clear Audio Required
  • Transcript won’t be formatted
  • No Speaker Labeling
  • Proofreading not included

For more information, please visit our transcription rates page.

If you know the total duration of your recorded audio (in minutes), you can calculate how much your project will cost using the rate calculator app on this page.

Where do I upload my files?2020-09-14T08:50:52+01:00

You can upload your files in the upload box on this page if you scroll above.

Or on our Transcription Services page by clicking here.

If you would like a FREE 5 Minute Trial, please mention that in your message.

There is no need to register, and you can upload 5 files at a time.  This is the quickest way.

If you have a large project however, and would like to upload all your files at once, we can set up an FTP account for you, which will make uploading large projects a breeze.

How is the turnaround time for a project calculated?2020-09-14T08:51:58+01:00

Several factors determine how long it will take for us to complete a project, such as:

Audio Quality: Difficult audio takes longer to transcribe. Which is why it’s a bit more expensive as well.

Audio Duration: It takes longer to transcribe larger projects.

Our Workload: If we’re handling too many projects at the same time, turnaround times may get affected.

Where are you located?2020-09-14T08:51:11+01:00

We are based in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, with employees from all parts of the world.

We have transcribers and proofreaders based in the UK, USA, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

To achieve 99% accuracy on transcripts, we look for a mix of intelligence, aptitude for language, skill and experience.

Where can I read your reviews?2020-09-14T08:52:50+01:00

You can read our TrustPilot reviews here.  We are rated “Excellent” with 100% 5-Star Verified Reviews.

A lot of our customers left reviews before we registered with TrustPilot, which you can read by clicking here or by clicking “Testimonials” in the top menu.

What about confidentiality?2020-09-14T08:51:21+01:00

If required, we will sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement).

All our employees, here and abroad are bound by confidentiality agreements written into their contracts.

Confidential work is assigned only to in-house transcribers and proofreaders using secure communication.

Any freelancer has to sign an NDA before accepting work from us as well.

All audio and video files are deleted from our hard drives once transcription is complete.

Transcripts will be kept in archives until client confirms they’ve received them.

And then deleted from our systems entirely within 2 weeks of confirmation.

Why do you cost a bit more compared to your competition?2020-09-14T08:56:16+01:00

Our rates are all inclusive, and there are no hidden costs or “taxes” in quotes or final invoices.

According to our loyal clients, our transcripts are of much higher quality compared to many of our big name competitors.

We strive to achieve 99.9% accuracy on every transcript, irrespective of audio quality.

And that shows in our verified TrustPilot Reviews where we are rated “Excellent” with 100% 5-Star Reviews.

This means every transcript is checked by a quality analyst for errors, which many of our competitors don’t bother to do.

While we may cost a bit more, and take a bit longer, our meticulous attention to detail saves you time and money in the long run.

Our transcripts do not require proofreading by you.

We also believe in compensating our employees properly for the hard work that is put into audio transcription.

How can I save time and money on transcription?2020-09-14T08:53:01+01:00

We strive to always help people with in-depth, helpful guides on how they can save money on transcription.  Whether they are our customers yet or not.

These guides contain extensively researched, proven strategies suggested by industry experts and used by our past and present customers.

Click on any one of the topics below to access actionable tips and tricks before you record your audio or video:

What is the default transcription style?2020-09-14T08:53:08+01:00

If there are no instructions from the client, by default we transcribe non-verbatim.

Which means we delete repeated words, filler words or verbal nods like “um, ah, you know, um hmm” etc. and clean up grammar.

However, if you require verbatim transcription, we do that too at no extra charge.

Need Help?  We are Here for You

We regularly help our readers and clients alike with useful guides with tips and tricks to save time and money.

These in-depth guides may help before you record your next interview.

Click on the image to read the article.

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To see more in-depth guides, click here

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