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The UK’s Best Academic Transcription Service

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Ever feel like the sheer volume of your academic research data is getting the better of you? Need to access key quotes in a lengthy audio file quickly and easily? Need to grab an important fact out of a long lecture or interview, or simply an accurate video of everything said? 

You need Academic Transcription Services you can trust!

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Take a look at what our services can do for you

Since 2006 we’ve been delivering high quality, accurate audio and video transcripts for the world of education and academia. We understand that academic life can be stressful and that deadlines can be challenging.

That’s why our skilled team of 600 UK based transcribers are on hand to bring a wealth of academic transcript services to bring clarity to research data and simplicity to your academic work. With a combination of Audio Transcription and Video Transcription we cover all the bases.

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Total accuracy guaranteed

The little details can make all the difference in academia & inaccuracies can seriously damage your thesis or research. Rest assured, we are able to offer at least 99% accuracy on all of our transcripts.

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Fast and flexible turnarounds

We offer flexible turnarounds from 7 days to as little as 12 hours, and we guarantee delivery of your transcript on time. Your deadlines are our deadlines.

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You can trust Take Note with your data

Our online portal is 100% secure. We are fully compliant with all UK Data Protection laws, ISO accredited and GDPR compliant so you know that your data is in the safest possible hands.

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Ethical Approach

We treat our people as humans, not robots. We recruit expert transcribers, treat them fairly and pay market-leading rates.

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Your transcription, your way

Whether you need every single word or detailed notes that reduce your audio or video data for easy access to the important stuff, we have transcription services to suit you.

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Here for you when you need us

We pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of customer service and support. Our friendly and experienced project managers are at your disposal at 9am-10pm to answer your questions and lend you their support.

Key Use Cases

Our Academic Transcripts are designed to help with your academic work  in a number of ways.

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Dissertation Transcripts

We make researching for your dissertation easy.

If your dissertation requires a lot of audio or video primary sources, these can be tricky to parse for information. Our transcripts help make the process of information gathering quicker and easier for you.

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Seminar Transcripts

Convert seminars into useful notes.

Seminars can be a goldmine of useful information. Use our handy mobile transcription app to record them with crystal clear clarity and upload them directly to us for transcription.

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Lecture Transcripts

Never miss a fact or stat

Take our iOS transcription app into the lecture hall and record for quick and easy access to a full range of lecture transcripts. Make sure that an important fact never goes over your head.

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Webinar Transcripts

Rework webinars your way.

We can also transcribe the audio from video sources like webinars. Convert these valuable resources into searchable transcripts.

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Services built around your needs

Every academic learns in a subtly different way. Every project has slightly different needs. That’s why we’re proud to offer a range of different Academic Transcription Services.

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Verbatim

These academic transcripts give you a word-for-word account of everything that’s said, with distractions like “errs”, “umms”, “aahs” false starts and repetitions edited out. You can even add optional extras like timestamps and identification for multiple speakers.

Sometimes, all those “errs”, “umms”, “aahs” and other vocal tics add much-needed context and subtext. If you need these you can keep them in.

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Detailed Notes

Our Detailed Notes service delivers shorter transcriptions with small talk and off-topic chat removed. We trim away the distractions leaving you with easier access to the information you need.

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Examples - Captions, Verbatim, Detailed Notes

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How it works

It’s quick and easy to take advantage of our complete set of transcription services.

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Simply Upload

Upload your file with full security assured.
You can simply upload via:​

- ​Our website​
- Our iOS app
- Our API

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Choose your service

Select your transcription options, turnaround time and whether you’d like to pay as you go or complete our simple account form and place your order. ​

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We do our thing

Our project team will assign one of our highly skilled UK-based transcribers to complete the highest quality transcript in the timeframe you selected.​

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Receive your transcripts​

You will receive a secure link to download your on-time, accurate transcripts in the format you require.​

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What our clients think

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I would like to publicly declare my love for Takenote. They have great people and a wonderful staff who work with you to develop great transcripts. Very fast, thorough and professional. A must-have tool for serious video marketers and SEO practitioners.

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Very professional and excellent service. Will continue to use for our note-taking!

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We were extremely happy and impressed with the quality of the transcripts. Take Note provide reliable, professional and efficient services. They also give excellent support to their customers throughout every step of the process. Their online system is intuitive and easy to use, which allows to upload files within minutes. We will continue using their services without a doubt! Thank you.

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Take Note offered a highly professional service that was fast, efficient, and of a high standard. They were exceptionally quick in their communication, which was key in achieving the results we needed. Many thanks, look forward to working with your team again.

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I recently used Take Note for transcribing a series of focus groups and would highly recommend them. The transcriptions were to a good quality and were turned around very quickly. The Take Note portal was very easy to navigate and it was clear when my transcriptions were ready. I particularly like the Quote Generator function, which makes it really easy to play around with functions and costs. I also found everyone at Take Note to be really helpful and quick to respond. I had an issue with video files being too large to upload to the portal. After contacting Take Note, someone helped me with compressing the file so it could be uploaded.

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I work for a research company and Take Note supply us with transcribtions for: audio calls, online focus groups, face-to-face focus groups etc. They work very efficiently and I've always had great service from all the members of their team. I would **highly recommend** this company to anyone looking for really fast transcribing turn-arounds. Thanks for all your help!

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Speedy, accurate transcriptions with great customer service. Totally recommend.

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What a great service from end to end! The online portal to upload the files was simple and clear and the delivery time was really quick too. The quality of the output was top-notch - even with some "testing" content to be captured. Take Note are now my #1 supplier of choice for typing services. Thank you!

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I just wanted to extend a big thank you for the quality of work produced – please see below for some great feedback from one of my most senior colleagues here. Really high praise and makes me look good to have such great suppliers so THANK YOU! Please can you contact the transcriber and say how great these transcripts are. Not sure if they ever get thanks, probably only complaints, but these are really fabulous and hugely helpful in their richness. The transcriber has really captured the rhythm of language and so the spirit of the group, not just what they said. Excellent work. Like to give credit where it’s due.

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We use Take Notes services regularly and are always completely satisfied with the level of service we receive. The note takers are friendly and professional and the notes are always of a high quality standard and delivered in a timely fashion. A joy to work with!

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I have been genuinely impressed by the level of service offered by Take Note. From the moment I first contacted them for a quote, they have been friendly, helpful, and proactive. All of my queries have been answered quickly and fully, and they have been very accommodating of the needs relating to our project. I heartily recommend Take Note, and will certainly be using them for future transcription work that I and my colleagues need.

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Professional, friendly and most importantly, high quality. The project is managed from start to finish, and there is always help on hand if you have any questions. I am looking forward to working with the team again.

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Portail intuitive, easy to access, easy to use, fast & efficient upload, fast & efficient quote system, a great choice of services, high quality complete notes, good quality service received. Great team to work with, patient, pro-ac

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Very professional, very quick turn around and speedy communication. Would highly recommend.

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Take Note have always been my first choice when booking live note-taking or transcriptions for my clients. Take Note are really responsive to requests and have never let me down. All of my clients are really happy with the transcriptions/note-taking we have had. Also costs are very reasonable. Excellent and would thoroughly recommend. Lucy - Source Fieldwork

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Take Note are absolutely brilliant. Always seem to deliver quicker than they say they would. Good customer service too. I called them with a query and they were both friendly and helpful

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Take Note have been my go to agency for transcription ever since I began working at Acacia Avenue. I've been offered free trials from various other transcription agencies, and I'm yet to experience a portal that's as user friendly and streamlined. Our contacts do a brilliant jobs of managing our requests too. Highly recommended.

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I am undertaking a doctorate and I used Take Note for transcription of my interviews (8 in total - due to upload another 2 this week). The Take Note dashboard is very comprehensive compared to others that I have used, but most of all it is very user friendly and there is help on hand should you need it. The price is VERY reasonable - compared to other transcription services that I have used in the past. The quality of the manuscripts is excellent, and they are available for downloading in different formats. I have and will be using them again! I used Take Note again, for further interview transcriptions - again, they were efficient and provided an excellent service! And VERY reasonably priced too! I have recommended the service to a colleague who is also undertaking doctoral study - and she has also used the service! (and is very happy with Take Note!)

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We have used Take Note over the past 3+ years, and they have produced over 1,000 hours worth of transcripts for us (over 10,000 A4 pages). Some of the recordings were difficult, and the content specialised. Over that time, the staff has proven to be professional, easy to work with and quick to adjust according to our specifications. Couldn't say enough good about them or rate them more highly. You won't be disappointed if you choose them for your transcription work.

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The company I work for has been using Take Note for a number of years and in the 4 and a half years I've worked here, I have dealt with them on a regular basis. I can honestly say they have never let us down! Any time of day (or evening) I will receive a prompt response- with the answer always being 'of course we can help and meet your deadline.' The staff are so friendly in emails and on the phone and yet always professional- you know you're in capable hands.

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Take Note are always incredibly professional, swift and friendly. My go to service for quick turnaround transcriptions for MTV and Comedy Central.

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Take Note are really helpful and responsive and always turn around transcripts really quickly (good communicators too)

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I have TakeNotes services on numerous occasions now and they have always done a wonderful job every time. It was on time, completed at a really high use-able, clear standard and the cutting down of the unnecessary parts of the transcript were really successful and saved a lot of my time. You can see that the person transcribing has a high level of understanding of the purpose of the transcription. Thanks so much

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Take Note are our go-to company for all of our transcript needs for over 5 years now. Their transcripts are high quality and accurate. The portal to upload audio is very easy to use and so handy to login into to see the stage our transcripts are. We also use Take Note for Notetaking and their note takers arrive promptly, smartly dressed and ready to work. We have great feedback from our clients, and of course the TN team are lovely to work with too. Highly recommend.

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I couldn't be happier with TakeNote - friendly efficient service, really reasonably priced, with excellent note takers who deliver accurate transcripts at seriously impressive speed (first thing the morning after a late evening of note taking).

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Takenote offer a range of transcription services to suit differing needs. They are extremely responsive to queries and have an efficient online portal to upload recordings and download transcripts. I would highly recommend their services 🙂

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I contacted Takenote via the chat on the website. Lucy was really helpful and gave me quotes really quickly for a few different options. Once my client approved the costs the set up on the online portal was done in minutes where I then uploaded everything ready to be transcribed. Although I only paid for turnaround in 7 days I started receving completed transcriptions back the next day. The quality of them was great and the support via email and the chat was great, everyone was really friendly and helpful. I was also surprised at just how good the price was for 40 transcribed videos! I wouldn't go anywhere else after this.

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Take Note have been a great find! Their team was so helpful, responding very quickly - and the process of uploading files to their portal is simple, and clear. The transcriptions were very accurate … and these were supplied ahead of the 48 hours turnaround time too! So all round, I'd highly recommend them

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Service is fantastic, even though i quite often book VERY last minute they do everything they can to help me out. Transcripts are always good quality and note takers at f/w always do a great job. Would highly recommend

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Take Note provide very high quality transcription. I've used them many times for both the 24 hour and 48 hour turnaround services. The transcripts have been returned earlier than expected and are always accurate. The portal is easy to use in terms of uploading audio files, and inviting colleagues/clients to read and download the transcripts. The staff are always quick to respond and very helpful whenever I've had queries. I'd recommend them to any market or social research agency who needs good quality transcripts, quickly.