Qualitative Research Transcription Services

From research interviews to focus groups, or meetings with other researchers, we can transcribe all your audio recordings under one roof.

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Research transcription is a vital tool for people in academic research. We turn your recordings into written files ready for you to use for research. From research interviews to focus groups, or meetings with other researchers, we can transcribe all your audio recordings under one roof.

We abide by a strict confidentiality agreement to make sure that your recording is kept private and secure. We know the importance of accuracy in research and aim to give the best quality transcription, meaning you can be sure of the outcomes of your research.

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Linguists with 5+ years’ experience

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Why Choose Us?

We are trusted by so many clients for accu|rate transcriptions of interviews, meetings, and research because we offer high-quality transcription services. Why choose us?

  • Professional linguists with 5+ years’ of experience
  • Specialist subjects are handled by specialist linguists
  • Certified transcripts available
  • Speedy turnaround time and expresss services available
  • Documents reviewed by two experts to avoid errors
  • Project managers to help guide and manage your transcription
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Our Qualitative Research Transcription Services

We offer a comprehensive research transcription service. Whatever research recording you need transcripts of, we can help, from academic research to market research. We accept all common file formals, from MP4 to micro cassette, giving you the widest choice of recording methods possible.

We are trusted by researchers and other clients because we always strive to provide high-fidelity transcripts which reflect the recording as accurately as possible. Whether you need interviews, focus groups, or meetings transcribed, we can help.

Our transcription process uses an initial transcriber, a proofreader, and a project manager for project organization and updates – helping you stay informed of the state of your request while guaranteeing great attention to detail.

We only use native-language transcribers – professional linguists working in their native language, to make sure that they are most likely to accurately transcribe your audio or video file.

For specialist subjects, such as medical researcher recordings, we use linguists with experience in the right field, meaning they will understand and accurately transcribe any specialist terminologies and conventions used in the recording. We can also help keep your research anonymous to help maintain the integrity of your research by removing identifying markers from any audio transcripts.

We also offer native-tongue translation services in over 150 languages, helping you collaborate with research professionals who speak other languages or helping you get feedback from foreign focus groups.

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What Makes Us The Best Choice?

Quick Turnaround

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

Fast Response

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


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

Native Translators

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

What Do Our Clients Say?

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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I ensure a good transcription quality?

To get the most accurate transcripts, please make sure that any audio submitted has a high audio quality. Poor sound quality or high background noise means that it is harder to get an accurate transcript. To avoid background noise, try to use good recording equipment and make sure spoken words are directed at the microphone. Try to hold the interview in-person to avoid bad connections, but avoid loud places, such as a cafeteria during lunch break.

How long does qualitative research transcription take?

The turnaround time can change based on the length and complexity of a project, but we have an impressive track record for speed. If you need an extra fast turnaround, we also offer an express transcription service for an additional fee. Most audio transcription takes around four times the length of the audio.

Can you help with large qualitative research transcription projects?

We have a proven track record working on projects of any size, from a single audio file to dozens of audio files for the same research project. As a partial list of what we can offer, we have transcribed audio for academic research, market research, research interviews, and more.

How do quality transcripts help with qualitative research interviews?

Research interviews are important in academic research and academic institutions and let you get information on a range of subjects. If you have your interview recorded it can be useful to get verbatim transcripts of the audio. This lets you more easily see the information from the research interviews, helping with data analysis, whether it is an interview with individuals or focus groups. This can save time and let you see key areas where you need to consider your data more easily, helping with the research process.

Transcripts can also be written in a way to maintain subject anonymity by having identifying materials removed, which is often helpful for social scientists and researchers when dealing with focus groups. If you are unsure exactly what transcription services you need, we can provide advice.

How much does research transcription cost?

Transcription pricing is generally done by the length of audio, but some specialist subjects may have different pricing. Get in touch about whatever recording you need to be transcribed and we can provide a formal quote.

Are my recordings secure?

We know how important data security is, and we know there is a huge difference between google drive and a password-protected web-accessible client area. We are happy to provide secure storage and sign confidentiality agreements to keep your data secure.

Should transcripts be translated?

If you are working with researchers or focus group sessions in different languages, it can be very useful to get your transcript translated. We offer our clients translation services into 150+ languages.

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Get in touch with us today to see how our full range of language services can help with your qualitative research transcription projects.

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