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Academic transcription is essential when in a fast-paced and high-tension academic environment. The combination of long university lectures and the need to write down every piece of important information that is presented by university professors proves to be a stressful challenge for many students, no matter how quick they are at note-taking.

With that being said, academic transcriptions offer students the ability to transcribe their educational materials, whether it be lectures, seminars, or group work, and turn their recordings into eligible transcripts to be used for future use.

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Our most affordable option. Professional translation of your documents with standard turnaround times.

Professional translation services with an attached certification of accurary, signed, stamped and on company letter-headed paper. Hard copies can also be requested.

Professional translation services regarded as having formal status by relevant authorities. Hard copies are included. Please indicate the country you need the translation to be sworn in in the Project Brief section.

Professional translation of your documents with faster turnaround times. Please indicate in the Project Brief section how quickly you would need them.

The conversion of audio or video content into a translated written form. We also offer same-language transcriptions. Please indicate if time-stamps are required and at what intervals in the Project Brief section.

The conversion of video audio into foreign-language subtitles. We also offer same-language subtitles. Delivered as an SRT file as standard. Please indicate in the Project Brief section if a different file type is required.

Voiceover recordings in foreign languages. We can either translate your script into other languages or you can provide a foreign-language script. Please provide speaker preferences (gender, accent etc.) in the Project Brief section.

Why Choose Us?


We are trusted by our network of university clients because we cover all the bases when it comes to academic transcription services:

  • We are GDPR compliant.
  • We have a quick turnaround time on all our transcripts.
  • We offer optional extras on all transcriptions.
  • We offer high-quality and accurate transcription.
  • We have affordable rates.
  • We cover all forms of academic transcriptions, including seminars, one-on-one interviews, and project research.
  • We use our team of professional academic transcribers rather than relying on machines.
  • We have transparent per-minute pricing.
  • We are ISO Certified 17100:2015.
  • All documents are revised by 2 expert transcribers.
  • Services for business and individuals

What’s Included?


ISO Certified 17100:2015

Documents revised by 2 translators

Linguists with 5+ years’ experience

Competitive quote within 1 hour

Transparent per-word pricing

Industry experts in language & culture

Our Academic Transcription Services


At Espresso Translations, we treat all of our clients with the utmost importance, no matter the field.

As a transcription service, we have a great team of academic transcribers at hand, all of whom have at least 5-years of professional experience working within the field of academia. This means that we can offer you excellent service with a quick turnaround time, no matter what your academic needs may be.

Plus, our services don’t just stop at converting your audio file into a transcript. We also offer academic translation services whereby our ISO-Certified native-speaking translators translate your transcribed work into over 150 global languages. This is of particular importance for any educators who want to cater to their international pupils more effectively and absolutely essential for scholars conducting any international research.

Be sure to visit our website to see how our transcription services can be of use to your academic work.

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Send us your project request, and we’ll get back to you within 1 hour with a competitive quote.

What Makes Us The Best Choice?


Quick Turnaround

Our innovative approach to academic translation guarantees quick turnaround time. You can have your files back in multiple languages after a few hours of contacting us.

Fast Response

Our academic translation services for your documents include a dedicated Project Manager who will provide a quote for your paper translation needs within the hour.

Native Translators

Our college transcript translation services ensure that an experienced academic translator only translates into their mother tongue to provide natural-sounding results.

ISO-Certified

As an ISO compliant translation agency, you can rest assured our academic translation services are of the highest quality and reliability.

Contact Us Today


Get in touch with us today to see how our full range of academic transcription services can benefit your transcription needs.

Please feel free to also contact us to discuss any specific requirements that you may have.
You can also visit our website to check out our other transcription services and to apply for a free quote. You will always get a prompt response from us, usually within 60 minutes.

What Do Our Clients Say?


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The quick response and service offered by Espresso Translations enabled us to meet a tight deadline for our documents. Excellent!

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Academic Transcription?

Academic transcription simply allows you to record your lectures or academic meetings, via both an audio and video recording, and refer back to them later, allowing you to remain in the moment when it really matters.

It is a tool that is invaluable to both teachers and students alike, as teachers can utilise their source material for future classes or even to improve existing classes, whilst students can give their full concentration on what is being taught within the moment, instead of having to multi-task taking detailed notes and listening at the same time.

The transcription process transcribes your lessons, team projects, or other educational material from your recordings into a cohesive and accurate transcript, meaning that you can return to the important parts of the classroom with great ease and peace of mind.

How Can Academic Transcription Help Students?

Academic transcription is a beneficial tool for students as its use goes beyond the simple confinement of the classroom and lectures. It can also be used in transcribing project team meetings, transcribing video files for academic research and audio files from focus groups, and also allow you to turn your personal audio notes into readable and accurate transcripts.

Maintain focus: It also allows students to maintain all their focus on the class and what really matters; what is being taught, rather than having to split their time and thinking between two separate (and highly important) tasks; note-taking and listening. Whilst note-taking can be a great way for students to help retain information given to them, it can quickly spiral into chaos when you can’t keep up with what is being said or, perhaps more frustratingly when relying on your own hearing capabilities, it only takes one unheard sentence to throw off the entire note-taking process, making transcribing even more stressful and time-consuming.

Keeping track of group discussions: When at university, group project work, discussions, and interviews are commonplace. As such, when relying on multiple people to keep track of what is being discussed, progression in a project team can start to stagnate as multiple speakers begin to offer multiple ideas and ways of moving the project along. Subsequently, having a simple audio recording of the group session and transcribing it afterwards allows for greater ease of analysing content later down the line, with the opportunity of referring back to what was said made much simpler and easier.

As a business, Espresso Translations ensures basic functionalities from your audio transcription, with our academic transcription services also being able to discern between different voices and speakers within your discussion group. This great service means that we can maintain a high standard of accurate transcription for all of our clients and deliver all transcripts on time for you to complete your studies and academic research.

Makes for easy referencing: The ability for students to able to transcribe their lectures into a cohesive transcript gives them the ability to harness all that knowledge shared by their lecturer into invaluable educational material. The ability to easily reference this transcription work at a later date can be greatly beneficial for students when the time comes to write that essay or that thesis, or even to further develop group work and to study better for that exam they’ve been stressing out about.
Plus, when undertaking any form of academic research, such as for a PhD, a good transcription service can also give students the edge when having to transcribe any interviews that have been undertaken to help bolster their academic work with accurate findings.

Students having access to transcription services to provide accurate transcripts of their work and/or research also allows them to search it with relative ease and effectiveness when searching for particular keywords, themes, topics, phrases, sections, and plenty of other important areas.

Transcribed work can also be easily organised and catalogued, making the referring process all the simpler, especially when students are forced to go back through their chaotically scrawled handwritten notes (or even filter through their own memory of what was said exactly) and long audio recordings.

As such, individuals that possess academic transcripts have a huge advantage in their studies as they can access the relevant information with ease and keep all that information streamlined with a cohesive referencing system.

Reduces stress: Academia can be a highly stressful environment, especially with the constant pressure of academic pursuit and greatness on students’ shoulders. As such, the introduction of a basic tool such as audio transcription can give pupils peace of mind as they can put their full concentration on their class, and no longer have to worry about missing out on anything important or even lose themselves in their notes, with the ability to transcribe everything important for any research at a later date.

How Can Academic Transcription Help Professors?

No matter what field you specialise in, the ability to share your passion and knowledge as an educator with others is extraordinary.
Not only are you looking to spark inspiration in your pupils and engage them with your teaching material so that they can reach both your expectations as their teacher as well as their own, but you are also striving to improve your own teaching skills.

However, this is not always an easy task to achieve as the teaching environment continuously shifts. Whether you’re working in one to one interviews and focus groups in a small study space, or with group discussions and seminars in a large auditorium, transcription offers a huge range of benefits to the development of your teaching expertise.

Not only do transcripts make for quick and simple teaching material, but when you’re in the classroom you are more than likely to encounter a variety of different students with different teaching needs. Whilst some pupils’ methods of learning may differ greatly from your teaching style, others such as international students may also learn best in their own mother-tongue, and deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals may also benefit from additional support and transcribed work.

As such, academic transcription is the tool to help all educators conquer the classroom and to not only boost your own teaching proficiency but also to help each student to get the most out of your teaching and to overcome any challenges that may be imposed by the classroom.

Transcription is easily one of the simplest and most affordable ways of using technology to reach your students and support their different learning styles.

What Are Research Interviews?

Research interviews can play a pivotal role in academic research, especially when undertaking any form of qualitative research where there is a need to collect in-depth information on people’s opinions, thoughts, experiences, and feelings, and there’s a requirement for complex questioning and considerable probing.

As such, it is a good research practice to transcribe all interviews conducted as part of a research project or case study for the following reasons:

  • It gives you a written record of any research conducted
  • It saves you time when looking for specific results
  • It helps to maintain accuracy throughout your research project

Our transcription services also include interview transcriptions, allowing us to help bolster your research one transcript at a time, and on time.

Be sure to visit our website to see how our service can assist you with your academic research.

What Are Research Interviews?

When making any recording of your academic and educational materials, being able to upload everything into a safe and transferable audio file is essential.

At Espresso Translations, our transcription services also make the task of transcribing your audio files simpler by allowing you to upload all relevant audio files via your online portal found on our website.

As a service, we also stand by our strict business practice of ensuring client confidentiality, meaning that we won’t share any of your personal files with third parties.

Our Policies and Regulations

Our transcription services ensure that all academic transcriptions are confidential.

If requested, we make sure that all client information is masked before their document is sent to our transcribers. Additionally, one of our top-priority security features when it comes to maintaining client confidentiality is to ensure that our certified team of transcribers also sign confidentiality agreements upon hire; meaning that they are forbidden from disclosing any personal information to an outside party.

You can discover more about our service and its security features on our website.

Get a Quote

We will get back to you within 1 hour


Our most affordable option. Professional translation of your documents with standard turnaround times.

Professional translation services with an attached certification of accurary, signed, stamped and on company letter-headed paper. Hard copies can also be requested.

Professional translation services regarded as having formal status by relevant authorities. Hard copies are included. Please indicate the country you need the translation to be sworn in in the Project Brief section.

Professional translation of your documents with faster turnaround times. Please indicate in the Project Brief section how quickly you would need them.

The conversion of audio or video content into a translated written form. We also offer same-language transcriptions. Please indicate if time-stamps are required and at what intervals in the Project Brief section.

The conversion of video audio into foreign-language subtitles. We also offer same-language subtitles. Delivered as an SRT file as standard. Please indicate in the Project Brief section if a different file type is required.

Voiceover recordings in foreign languages. We can either translate your script into other languages or you can provide a foreign-language script. Please provide speaker preferences (gender, accent etc.) in the Project Brief section.