I have extensive experience in transcribing research interviews, theses and dissertation interviews for university undergrad, Masters and PhD students, as well as transcripts for professors doing research. I have an undergrad degree in Social Sciences and have a real passion for studies in this area of expertise. I would estimate that 50% of the work I receive is in the area of academic transcription as I have marketed myself to try to capture this market as I really enjoy doing dissertation transcripts and research studies. These can be transcribed for you either as intelligent verbatim or strict verbatim, the choice is yours. The transcript will be provided in a completely editable Word document so that you can easily begin your data analysis.
I understand the importance of ethics in the academic field and offer you a service with a unique selling point, I work for myself. I will be the only person to hear your audio recordings. I do not outsource any of my work**. At the end of your project all voice recordings and transcripts are deleted. You can safely share your audio files with me via my website which links to a safe file sharing service for which I pay a monthly fee, it allows you to transfer large amounts of data. Alternatively you can use your own file share programme with me via your university or privately. I also know how important it is for the information to be confidential . I have a clause in my Client Agreement which provides you with that peace of mind.
If you are looking for somebody to transcribe your qualitative data research interviews, one to one interviews, focus group interviews, round table discussions or to simply transcribe your recorded lectures, you have come to the right place. I am also well versed in producing transcripts from seminars, keynote speakers and lectures.
Whilst the majority of the academic transcriptions seem to fall into the areas of social sciences and healthcare, I have also provided transcripts for many students in the areas of law, business studies, project management, environmental sciences, osteopathy, social work, education, art and design, sports sciences, Research Council studies, philosophy, political science and many more.
I have provided transcripts for students who are beginning to practice in various fields such as therapy, life coaching, guided discovery and counselling sessions, so that they can better analyse their interactions. Many of my clients are also professors working on various academic endeavours. I have also provided transcripts to writers/ authors/ researchers who prefer to make voice notes and then have them transcribed into a written document. I am experienced in producing oral history transcripts, and ghost writing transcripts which are often in the form of a recorded interview by telephone or in person.
A discourse analysis is a very time consuming exercise for the researcher. This is an expensive service to acquire. I provide a budget friendly alternative, which is a verbatim transcript, which you can edit on Word and then add in the required elements yourself. Having a transcription of the interview will save you a great amount of time when you come to the task of doing your discourse analysis.
I have several templates I can use to provide you with a professional looking transcript which you can easily edit. A lot of my academic research clients also have their own templates they prefer to use and if that's the case, please feel free to send me your template.
I know what it's like to be a student which is why I always offer a discount to students. Please also ask me about a discount for high volume work that can be completed over a long period of time.
** Last year I became so busy I had to keep turning work away. Family and friends encouraged me to take on some self-employed freelance people. I was nervous about the decision because my unique selling point was the confidentiality I offer, as in, I am the only one that ever listens to the recordings. I decided a solution to this problem was to offer clients on the Booking Form the choice to have the work done solely by myself or allow some of it to be done by carefully chosen people who have signed a confidentiality agreement, this seemed the most practical solution. The choice is yours. The project will obviously be completed at a faster rate if I have others helping me with your transcripts, however, you may balance that with your need for confidentiality and decide you only want me to work on your transcripts.
Send me an email:firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call 07948098890 and let's get started on your project!
I have worked with students and professors at the following universities:
London South Bank University
British School of Osteopathy
University of Leicester
King's College London
University of Birmingham
Kingston University London
University of London
Queen Margaret University- Edinburgh
University of Bath
University of Portsmouth
Central Saint Martins London
Birmingham City University
Nottingham Trent University
Leeds Trinity University
University of Bradford
University of Wolverhampton
UCL- University College London
University of Reading
University of Nottingham
University of Cambridge
Weston College Bath Spa
RHUL (Royal Holloway University of London)
University of Edinburgh
Leeds Becket University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
New College Durham
Glasgow Caledonian University
University of Essex
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Leeds
Royal College of Art
University of Western England (UWE)
University of Gloucestershire
I would love to add yours to the list!