University Transcription Service

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Accurate transcription service for universities

As an academic, if you are not accustomed to transcribing, we know how time-consuming it can be.

Without sounding boastful, we are bound to be faster and more accurate than you could be. It is, after all, what our experienced team of transcriptionists do every day. They have the equipment, fast typing speeds and a perfectionist’s desire to capture every last word.

Working from audio or video material, our transcriptionists, audio typists and copy typists can produce verbatim transcripts where every word is recorded, or intelligent verbatim transcripts where any unnecessary utterances are excluded.

We have native-speaking teams covering over 200 languages.

Our amazing team can also prepare material for discourse analysis. Discourse analysis is a time-consuming exercise for a university researcher. While we can use special software to prepare a transcript for discourse analysis, including the speaker turns etc, we can also provide a budget-friendly and therefore student-friendly solution. By providing a straightforward verbatim transcript in Word, we can save you valuable time. You can simply edit the transcript and add any necessary elements yourself if this suits you best. Speaker labels can be included as can time codes, depending on your requirement.

Our university clients trust us as their language-support partner to produce excellent quality multilanguage transcripts on time and within budget.

Who are our transcriptionists?

They are all human for a start! Unless absolutely specified by a client as part of the scope of a particular project, all of our transcriptions are carried out by humans rather than by machine. Our transcriptionists are native speakers. They pay attention to detail and will always do the research to try and establish any unusual spellings, brand names, places or people. Any extra information, glossary or lists of participants you can supply when you commission the work with us, is always very welcome.

On average our transcriptionists can type at a speed of 50 words per minute and will follow any required formatting instructions.

We assign a project manager to every assignment to ensure the project runs smoothly and is delivered on time and within budget.

Just let us know how we can help you.

What sort of academic material do our transcriptionists handle?

  • Lectures
  • Academic research material
  • Theses
  • Interviews
  • Academic focus groups
  • Seminars

Which academic organisations do we already work with?

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Bangor University
  • Northumbria University
  • Southampton University
  • Essex University
  • Cambridge University
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Denver
  • Middlesex University
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • City University
  • Durham University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Birmingham University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester University
  • Derby University
  • Hertfordshire University
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of East London
  • City University
  • Portsmouth University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Worcester
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Utah University

Academic discount

If you are currently a student or member of the academic staff at a university, or you are based at another academic institution, you may be interested to know that we offer an academic discount for our transcription services.

University transcription

Case Study.

2023 | Manchester University
As part of a wide-reaching research project exploring attitudes towards sexual health in our communities, Knockhundred was commissioned to produce verbatim transcriptions in asian languages. Because of the potential sensitive nature of the interviews being transcribed, our team were bound by the strictest of confidentiality agreements.
  • 700 minutes one-to-one interviews
  • Sexual health research
  • Transcription in Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu and Indian Punjabi
  • All personal identifiers redacted
  • Project completed on time and in budget
“Thank you for doing this so quickly. My colleagues tell me the quality is excellent.”

How is the cost for transcription calculated?

  • The language
  • The number of minutes in the source file(s)
  • The volume
  • The number of speakers
  • The subject matter
  • Formatting requirements
  • Frequency of any time codes
Get a university transcription quote

We add new languages every day to our list of capabilities.  As fast as we build up a linguistic team able to deliver a particular service,  we try and add the details to our website so you can see what is possible.  We can already handle over 200 languages and the number is growing daily.  Head over to our languages page to find out how we can help you.

Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.

Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

Alternatively, you can call us or send an email:
+44 (0)1544-388040

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