Transcription refers to the converting of recorded content, either from audio or video, into text. Our transcriber listens to your recording and converts it into a word document with the necessary tools required to perform the task. This service can help you to repurpose content for various channels to elevate its utility and accessibility.

Oxford Lingua provides accurate and fully copyedited transcriptions of your recorded content. We can offer expert advice and assistance in the transcription of recordings featuring any spoken language into text. Oxford Lingua has built up an extraordinary capacity to transcribe a wide range of configurations, including mp3, mp4, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, video cassettes, minidisks, digital audio, digital video, audiotape, microcassettes, etc.

At Oxford Lingua, we offer the four different types of Transcription:

  • Verbatim Transcription: It aims to capture all filler words, pauses, and non-verbal communication contained within the recording, as well as all the words uttered by the speaker. As a result, verbatim transcripts are usually long and extremely detailed.
  • Edited Transcription: An edited transcription will not paraphrase the text or aims to change its meaning, but it doesn’t aim to capture the way that the speaker communicates. This means that unnecessary non-verbal communication is typically left out.
  • Intelligent Transcription: this service is largely concerned with transcribing audio into concise, readable texts. Here, transcribers have much more leeway to edit and remove parts of speech than in the varieties of transcription outlined above.
  • Phonetic transcription: It aims to capture how the sounds are uttered by the speakers, with a particular focus on pronunciation of words. This can also extend to annotation of the way that the speaker’s tone rises and falls, as well as how different sounds overlap within the audio.


Which Type of Transcription Should I Use?

  • Verbatim transcription suits heavily detailed projects that require analysis of a complete transcript, such as legal work.
  • Edited transcriptioncreates clean, professional texts that are both formal and comprehensive. Texts that need publishing often benefit from this type of transcript.
  • Intelligent transcription delivers transcripts that are clear and easy to understand. As such, it suits a wide variety of general business purposes, where documents need to be quickly read, digested, and shared.
  • Phonetic transcription explains how something was said on an extremely detailed level. It’s generally used for specialised projects in academia or linguistics.

We provide Transcription in work related to: Business, Marketing, Finance, Literature, Academia, Culture and Humanities, Media and Communication, International Politics, LawIT and Software, Science and Medicine.

Our staff are proficient in the following languages: English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Persian, in addition to other languages. Please contact us if you would like to something transcribing into another language.