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Transcription for Students

Capital Captions offer flexible academic transcription services for students. Our services cover an endless range of topics, working with a variety of formats, styles and turnaround times, so rest assured, we can fulfil your typing requirements.

transcription services for studentsMany students writing dissertations and theses can find that the research aspect of learning is hugely time consuming. In order to collect information, audio interviews are recorded but these need to be combed through for quotes and useful information. 

The transcription process for a student can easily result in losing huge amounts of time typing which could be spent in writing content and developing new ideas. Audio typing can also prove very tedious for an amateur writer, while for a trained typist, it will likely take a fraction of the time, and give better results.

Student and university interviews often include focus groups, one to one interviews and lectures, as well as brainstorming sessions with other students or groups. Sending your student research transcription to an online transcription company can save you a lot of time and effort, and as rates are highly competitive with student discounts also available, outsourcing is a great idea!

Why use Transcription Services for Students

For most students, lecture transcription can be a highly useful tool for use as reference as well as revision.  It may be that you are especially interested in a certain lecture’s topic, or have been struggling with its subject and would like to ensure you can go back over everything to clarify things afterwards. Academic transcription can also provide the accessibility needed for disabled students. Perhaps you suffer from hearing loss and require lecture transcription services for accessibility reasons, or maybe you just find it difficult to concentrate for long periods of time, and so are concerned that you might miss something important while having one of your awesome daydreams!

Whatever your reasons, lecture transcription is a great way to make a permanent record of your lessons.

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Our Transcriptionists

We hire transcriptionists who are degree educated and have at least two years experience within the transcription sector. Our professional transcriptionists use transcription software and pedals to control and manipulate audio whilst they type, which ensures that no words are missed, which would be likely to happen if using a ‘pause and play’ approach. Time codes are inserted as required, and finally, the work is proofread upon completion by the typist, and a second proofreader can be allocated on request, for a small extra fee.

University Transcription Styles

We offer university transcription in a variety of different formats and some of these include:

  • Intelligent Verbatim
  • Verbatim
  • Time Coded Transcription
  • Edited Transcription
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Note Taking
  • Jefferson notation
  • And more…

On request, we can even work with your own templates, so just ask!

Academic Transcription Services:

We work with highly qualified and experienced typists who can offer expert transcription services for students across a variety of specialisms, and these include:

  • Research interview transcription
  • Lecture transcription
  • Presentation transcription
  • Keynote Speech transcription
  • Focus group transcription
  • Dissertation and thesis transcription
  • Dictation services
  • Academic transcription
  • Round table transcription
  • Transcription for deaf students
  • As well as many more…

File Formats

We can work with media in a variety of formats and these include:

Video Transcription

Audio Transcription

.MOV, .MKV, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEG-1, .DV, .MPEG-2, .DIVX, .P4V, .VOB, .XVID, .AXF, .WEBM, .OGV, .MXF as well as many others… .MP3, .M4A, .AC3, .AAC, .WMA, .WAV, .OGG, .APE, .MKA, .AU, .AIFF, .FLAC, .DS2, .DSS, .M4B, .M4R as well as many others…

On top of this we also have the ability through specialised software to clean up and improve any poor quality audio. This process can be invaluable because if your student interviews have not been typed using specialist equipment which included microphones, poor sound quality can have a negative impact on your final transcript.

Academic Transcription File Transfer

At Capital Captions, we like to make things as simple as we can, so just fill in your details on our online quote form with your requirements, and we will get back to you with a quote. You should receive your quote within two hours of receipt, and if you decide to go ahead with us, you can then Register as a Client.

Student life can be hectic and stressful but rest assured, uploading your files couldn’t be simpler. Our preferred method of sharing files is via our secure ftp DropBox, but if you have your own preferred FTP, would like to share your files via a link, over email, or even through post or courier, we’re happy to work with whatever best suits your needs.

Student Transcription Turnaround Times

Once you have registered, agreed to our Terms and Conditions and sent us your files, we will then allocate your video or audio to your best suited transcriptionist. Because we know that when it comes to higher education, time can be short, the current turnaround times we offer are:

  • Urgent 6 Hour Transcription
  • Overnight/24 Hour Transcription
  • Standard 48 Hour Transcription
  • Budget One Week Transcription

Student Transcription Rates

When it comes to transcription services for students, we know budgets can be tight, so our rates start from as little as £1.00 per audio minute. Prices can vary depending on the type of transcription format that is requested, number of speakers, quality of the audio/video, topic and turnaround time requested.

If you would like a quote for academic transcription services, you can either contact us via email at or Get a Quote for Transcription online.


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At Capital Captions, we take pride in our flexible, tailor-made approach to subtitling, closed captioning, video translation and video transcription services. We offer professional, reliable, cost effective services to clients across the globe.

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