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Espresso Translations is a one-stop provider for accurate professional transcription services. We can transcribe audio to text, whether the original file is a film, telephone call, interview, meeting – or anything else.

We offer a wide range of multi-language translation services to meet all of your needs. We are experts in handling both same-language and multilingual transcripts, and we offer over 150 different languages, as well as many dialects and accents. As well as same-language transcriptions and transcription and translation services, we also offer subtitles in a time-coded format. We are a trusted and reliable supplier of audio transcription services.

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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.

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Same-Language Transcriptions

Creating accurate transcripts or subtitles of an audio file or video content, using the original language for the recorded audio.

Multilingual Transcriptions

This involves having audio transcribed into a different language, giving transcripts in whatever languages you need.

Double-Column Transcriptions

Creating a text transcript before translating it into additional languages, meaning you get text files for both the original language and any additional languages.

Professional Subtitle Translation

This can be either the original language or foreign language transcripts, delivered in a time-coded format that can be used in post-production for films, training videos, and more.

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ISO Certified for quality standards

Experienced native-speaking

Transcriptions services offered in more than 150 languages

Competitive free quote within 1 hour

Transparent per audio minute & per hour pricing

Proofreading included for the best quality

Why Choose Us?


We offer professional transcription services since we understand the diverse needs of modern businesses in the modern world, where technology is key. Our expert professional transcribers have more than 5 years’ experience in the translation and transcription industry, and all our transcriptions are double-checked by a second translator or transcription expert – this helps guarantee accuracy and reliability in all of our work.

Our process is simple, but if you have any problems you can contact your dedicated project manager for advice and updates.

To get started, simply upload files or send us any files that need to be transcribed. One of our dedicated Project Managers will get back to you within 1 hour with your quote. All our quotes are competitive with clear per-word pricing, and quotes are tailored to your transcription file needs.

For all our services – UK transcription services, translation and transcription services, and other transcription services, we pride ourselves on making sure your transcripts are ready for your preferred deadline – meaning that you can download transcripts as soon as you need them. We also offer urgent transcription services for when you need an audio or video file transcribed or subtitled in a hurry.

Our express transcription solution means that you can get a transcription of your audio file delivered on the same day, or within 24 hours, with the same good quality that clients expect from our services – you do not have to worry that fast turnaround times mean poor quality transcripts. We know that accuracy is extremely important, and our transcribers never compromise on good quality.

Don’t take our word for it though – check out our testimonials and our customer reviews on Google to find out what our clients think.

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Verbatim Audio or Video

Every single sound is transcribed verbatim – exactly as it is heard – including natural pauses, laughter, and emotions.

Intelligent Transcripts

Irrelevant words such as ‘ah’ and ‘oh’ are omitted, as are emotions and half-sentences. Light editing means that the meaning of the audio files is maintained, without pauses or repeated words.

Edited Audio Files Transcription

These are heavily edited for readability and clarity. Edited audio transcripts are most commonly used for more formal purposes. They form a good base for translation. All the most important information is kept.

Subtitling Audio Files

Subtitling services for films used time coding software to convert audio to text. Saved in specific file formats ready for post-production. This means you can add the subtitles straight on to your video recordings.

What Do Our Clients Say?


Translation services, professional and fast

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

– Barbara
FREENOW

Partners of our professional translation services uk

It has been a joy to work with Espresso Translations who provided us with a very friendly and responsive translating service.

– Christine
THE SALVATION ARMY

Frequently Asked Questions


Is your transcription online performed by Native speakers?

Yes. Our professional linguists only ever work on transcription or translation into their native language. Native tongue translation and transcription are the best for ensuring a fluent, natural-sounding result. On top of this, we only hire professionals with more than 5 years of experience in their field of transcription or translation. This means that we can ensure that we always provide high-quality texts.

All our transcription experts are well placed to handle your transcriptions:

  • 5+ years’ translation or transcription experience
  • Experts in transcripts
  • Native language transcriptions and translations
  • All documents proofread by a second expert linguist

Is your transcription company Iso certified 17100:2015?

Yes. We are an ISO-certified transcription company. This means that we always implement thorough processes and quality control. You can rest assured that our transcribing services online are of the highest quality. We also only ever use human transcribers rather than automated transcription services – we know that human native-tongue translators are much better to ensure accuracy compared to an automated service.

  • All our transcription work is always checked by 2 linguists
  • Strict quality assurance process for the best quality
  • ISO 17100:2015 certified
  • Native tongue translators with a range of specialisms

TRANSCRIPT SERVICES – Do you offer A fast turnaround time?

Yes. We offer express audio transcription services – we ensure a fast turnaround time in the case of time-sensitive requests. We can get your accurately transcribed document back within a matter of hours, whether you need verbatim transcripts, closed captioning, or any other transcription service. Just like with our normal transcription service for any audio or video file, you will have a dedicated project manager who will guide you through the transcription process.

  • Competitive quotes supplied within 1 hour of a quote request
  • Use our simple online system to request a quote
  • Transparent per minute & hour pricing
  • Transcriptions are handled by a project team including a project manager and two transcription experts

Why transcribe ONLINE into another language?

There are many benefits to translating your video/audio into a foreign language. A foreign language transcript spreads the potential of your work to an international audience, or it helps you gain information from an international audience. Quality translated transcripts allow your target audience to interact with you and your content across different media. This can help you to achieve maximum visibility in overseas markets.

One of the most common transcription projects we undertake for our clients is the transcription and translation of recordings made during focus groups. If you need to get information on how to expand to a new market, focus groups can help give you the market research you need, and our transcription and translation services can turn audio files from these meetings into easy-read text file formats, saving you time and putting that knowledge at your fingertips.

All our fast transcription services are handled with care. Your project will be carried out by expert native transcribers from start to finish. We believe that native transcribers and translations mean that you can be sure of the best quality. Your transcript translation will flow and feel like everyday speech. Mother tongue transcribers also eliminate the risk of misunderstandings – some details of a language are noticeable only to natives, and if you have a native-speaking audience, they will likely be put off by stilted text.

Whether you need either accurate same-language or multi-language audio transcription services, we can help – from business transcription services, video transcription services, digital transcription services, or legal transcription services – we have experts with experience in your field. Contact us now with the details of your transcripts and your quote request. Ee will get back to you with a competitive quote and clear per-word pricing within one hour.

Transcription and translation: what’s the difference?

Transcription: audio transcriptions are a written version of any verbal communication.
Translation: translation is where we convert a text or audio file from one language to another.

We offer multilingual transcription and translation services. This means transcribing the original file either directly into the target language, or first making a text transcription in the original language, followed by also translating it into any target languages you have chosen.

To learn more about our professional translation services you can call or contact us via our web form or email address. We have over 500 expert human transcriptionists. All our transcribers specialise in different fields within the linguistic services. We guarantee high-quality transcripts at an incredibly affordable price.

Why use Professional Transcribing services online?

We can help with any kind of transcription service you need for any recorded audio, plus transcriptions and subtitles for videos. We can help with any type of transcriptions, including:

Recordings of meetings
Witness statements
Phone calls with investors, business partners, customers or clients
Training videos
Seminars with multiple speakers
Medical transcription, including phone calls with health professionals

Simply complete our online form to inquire about our transcription services rates. We also offer urgent transcription services if you need a transcript completed on the same day.

We pride ourselves on offering a great high quality service:

  • Looking for the best transcription service in the UK? Look no further. Espresso Translations is a highly-reviewed language service provider that hires only skilled, experienced translators and transcriptionists.
  • All our transcribers only ever translate texts into their native language to eliminate the risk of errors and to improve natural phrasing.
  • Greatly accurate transcription services in the United Kingdom and worldwide. We have specialists across many fields, such as legal transcription, technical transcription, medical, research, finance, academic, business & more.
  • All your texts will always be proofread by a second experienced linguist who speaks your target language natively
  • We are a leading transcription services agency for urgent or specialist transcriptions. Find out what our clients think by reading our customer reviews and testimonials.
  • We offer a competitive quote and transparent pricing. Our high-quality audio transcription services are priced per audio minute or per-hour.
  • We make it easy for you to transcribe files. Simply upload your files and we will give you a quote for your transcription. Files can be delivered on hard copy, in text software, or using a powerful online editor for subtitles.
  • Fast turnaround times
  • We can work even with poor audio quality or high background noise.

Are you one of the best transcription companies?

We always aim to be one of the best transcription companies online. We focus on high quality recording transcription services with high accuracy and a fast turnaround time. We price with a clear structure per audio minute. We have experts in all kinds of linguistic service – from market research transcription to legal transcription. We also offer the finished file in whatever format suits you, from text software to hard copy.

What does your online transcription service include?

We put a significant amount of effort and work into making sure our transcription services are worthy of our world-class clients. Transcription services are simply turning audio and video files into written texts or subtitles, but we always make sure that we have the best service possible.

All our transcriptionists are experts. We use transcribers and translators who are native linguists and who each have more than 5 years’ of experience in linguistics.

What does a transcriptionist do?

A transcriptionist is a professional language expert who listens to audio or video files and converts them into texts. The audio can be recorded or live, though we mostly work with recorded audio, we can also work with live audio and offer transcripts or interpretation. Transcriptionists often specialise in specific fields, such as medical, legal, or technical transcriptionists. Specialists are especially recommended for any content that contains a lot of specialist language or terminologies. Legal and medical transcription needs in particular are much better handled by human experts rather than with automatic speech recognition software.

How long does it take to transcribe 1 hour of audio?

Typically transcripts are made in a 4:1 ratio. It means that for every one hour of an audio file, it will take about 4 hours of work to write out a transcript. However, it may take longer to transcribe specialist content such as medical recordings. It can also take longer if there is poor audio quality. We offer both per audio minute and per hour pricing for both audio and video format files.

What are the different types of transcription service online?

There are 3 main types of transcript, though other types can be done as well:

  • Verbatim transcript: This can be the most time-consuming. It includes all filler words, emotions, and noises.
  • Edited transcript: This does not include every part of the dialogue. Filler words will be removed, as long as the meaning of the recording is maintained.
  • Intelligent transcript: This will keep the level of the language as accurate as possible, but it will remove unwanted words from the recordings. This is best used when you need to transcribe audio and have it translated.

For inquiries about our transcription service online, please get in touch with us. Our customer service is available any time day or night to answer questions about your online transcription needs. You can also see our testimonials and reviews.

How long does it take to transcribe 1 hour of audio?

The exact time it takes will vary a lot depending on several factors. This is often the case with language work. Simple audio with short sentences and a generally simple subject can often be quicker to transcribe compared to more complex recordings – this means that recordings in a specialist subject, uncommon language, or a recording with multiple speakers can take longer. Generally, it takes around four hours to transcribe one hour of audio.

Is transcribing difficult?

Transcription is a specialist field that takes a lot of training to do properly. We only hire expert linguists who have the right skills and qualifications to make accurate transcriptions. Budding transcriptionists can be self-taught. It is possible to learn these skills yourself, though there are also qualifications you can get. The work can be done from anywhere with a computer and an internet connection which means we can use transcriptionists who are native speakers of languages spoken in different parts of the world.. We pride ourselves on the hard work we put in to make sure the transcriptions are accurate and completed quickly.

What about transcription software?

While there are options for transcription services that use artificial intelligence and automated speech recognition, we believe the best way to get your recording transcribed is to use a professional human-led service. Artificial intelligence is not as accurate as human experts, and automatic software may struggle more with background noise, poor audio quality, or different voices. Some people also worry that using automated software may lead to a lack of confidentiality. We offer a foolproof and complete confidentiality agreement to all our clients, as a standard part of our service.

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.