Transcription Services

Experienced transcriptionists you can rely on for accuracy and prompt turnaround.

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from only £1.10 per audio min

Personal, Confidential, Professional Service.  Always meeting our customers’ requirements.

Quality Transcription Service

Our confidential service provides you with accurate transcriptions, professionally presented in a timescale to suit you, giving you peace of mind in the knowledge that your work is in safe hands and will be returned at the agreed time. Our company ethos is providing a personal, professional service, where meeting our customers’ requirements is our priority. All our secretaries have extensive experience and share the same values as we do.

We have a wealth of experience in transcribing interviews, valuations, legal documents, inventories, training material, dissertations, focus groups, medical documents, minutes and much more, working with a range of companies from multi-nationals to small and medium sized businesses, from solicitors to training companies, from doctors to university lecturers and, of course, individuals such as authors and students, and we have become, in many cases, invaluable and cost effective assets to their businesses.

Contact us now to discuss your requirements, get an estimate or if you have any questions, we would be delighted to hear from you by telephone or by completing the enquiry form.

Our Rates: from just 90p per recorded minute

Our rates start at £0.90 per recorded minute and are based on clear, easily understood one to one digital recordings without, for example, excessive interference, strong regional accents and the use of a large number of specialist terms. Large volumes of work or a regular continuous requirement will generate our best rates whereas one-off, short recordings can incur a minimum charge of twenty five pounds (£25) plus VAT.

Before the commencement of any work we will forward you a booking form to be signed and returned. This will clearly detail the cost of the work to be carried out based on the information provided and the previously agreed timescale within which it will be completed.

Hi Janice, Many thanks for your help and prompt attention on this project. I wish everyone I dealt with was similar really I do. You have been very professional and seem lovely with it. Many thanks."

Types Of Transcription

Verbatim:

Exact copy of what is on the recording therefore includes “um”, “er”,”ah”, all repeated words for example “for ever and ever and ever” and all non-standard words, phrases and abbreviations such as “you know”,”cos”,”sort of”, coughs and laughs.

Example:

I was really, really, really pleased cos I er was able to er sail my boat today cos the sun shone and er it wasn’t cold at all in fact it was sort of er hot n even the wind was the right direction (laughs). I um am er planning to er sail again on the ah the um 26th of em July cos I um hope to uh bring my friend Luke cos he’s a bit of a laugh . Only um problem is he is eh always behind with hi his work soo we eh could be um too late to catch the um tide!

Intelligent Verbatim:

Copying what is on the recording but cutting out redundant words and phrases such as “um” “er” “ah” but non-standard English such as “ain’t” and “cos”, abbreviations, contractions such as “don’t” and unfinished sentences are left in. Grammar is not corrected but left as said. This type of transcription is our speediest and therefore our most cost effective for you.

Example:

I was really pleased cos I was able to sail my boat today cos the sun shone and it wasn’t cold at all, in fact it was sort of hot ‘n’ even the wind was the right direction. I am planning to sail again on the 26th of July cos I hope to bring my friend Luke cos he’s a bit of a laugh. Only problem is he is always behind with his work so we could be too late to catch the tide!

Edited Verbatim:

This is useful for clients who want a transcript of a lecture perhaps as it avoids verbal idiosyncrasies of the speakers. Non-standard English, grammar and mis-pronounced words are corrected providing a more formal version of the recording. This type of transcription takes a little longer than the other types we offer and is therefore priced accordingly.

Example:

I was really pleased because I was able to sail my boat today, the sun shone, it was not cold at all, in fact it was hot, even the wind was in the right direction. I am planning to sail again on the 26th of July. I hope to bring my friend Luke because he is a laugh. The only problem is that he is always behind with his work so we could be too late to catch the tide!

Examples of the type of documents that we can produce:

  • Medical papers
  • Research papers
  • Survey reports
  • Conference material
  • Scripts
  • Minutes
  • Reports
  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters
  • Legal documents
  • Board papers
  • Annual reports
  • Letters
  • Dissertations/Theses
  • Tenders
  • Contract proposals
  • Valuations
  • Speeches
 
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We take confidentiality seriously and that applies particularly to our clients so for that reason we would never mention individuals or their companies by name but here are some of the comments we have received recently. We are more than happy to provide references should you require.

  • Catherine, Theatre Wardrobe Manager

    Thank you so much for my fab CV. It looks wonderful. I have tweaked it and it all worked beautifully. Thank you for a speedy service

  • K. Stage Production Director

    Scripts are BRILLIANT, thank you so so much.

  • Patrick, Solicitor

    Am very happy. I have lots more audio to up load tonight. Thank you again.

  • Jonathon, Magazine Editor

    Many thanks for your help and prompt attention on this project. I wish everyone I dealt with was similar really I do. You have been very professional and seem lovely with it.

  • Paula, HR Director

    Thank you very much Janice! The minutes were exactly as required. I am happy to pay the extra for the out of hours work. Thanks for your flexibility on this. I look forward to receiving your invoice and will arrange immediate payment.

  • Teresa, Senior University Lecturer

    A big thank you for all your wonderful work, I have really appreciated it and look forward to working with you again, the quality of your work is excellent.

  • Julie, Neuroscience Technology Manager

    Thank you for the work and really appreciated your flexibility. I'm not sure if and when we will need this type of work again but rest assured I am happy to return to you and would gladly recommend your services.

  • Alice, Office Manager – Construction Company

    This is absolutely brilliant thank you so much!!!!! You have been a wonderful help, I will pass this onto my colleague.

  • Harry, Author

    What a beautiful job you have done! So careful and meticulous. Many thanks.

  • George, dissertation

    Couldn't have done it without your help!

  • Dave, Director - Worldwide Audio Visual Specialists

    We needed some administrative and secretarial support. In the past 6 months the company has expanded further, hiring more staff. Throughout this time, we have continued to use Virtual Secretary Services Direct as a high quality, cost-effective resource. We feel lucky to have found Virtual Secretary Services Direct; Janice and her team have become a very important addition to our company. We needed some administrative and secretarial support. In the past 6 months the company has expanded further, hiring more staff.

     

  • Dave, Director - Worldwide Audio Visual Specialists

    ...Throughout this time, we have continued to use Virtual Secretary Services Direct as a high quality, cost-effective resource. We feel lucky to have found Virtual Secretary Services Direct; Janice and her team have become a very important addition to our company. They are always extremely helpful and efficient in delivering what we ask of them. The tasks can be varied from transcription, preparing presentations, arranging travel, copy typing contracts etc. They always do this in a friendly, professional, timely and cost effective manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

     

     

     

  • Steve, Managing Director - Procurement company

    I commenced my own company 12 months ago having previously worked in Global corporates who provided me with a high standard of support that included my own PA and secretarial services. My business provides expert consultancy and training to very demanding clients across both the public / private sectors and Financial services...

     

     

  • Steve, Managing Director - Procurement company

    ...My requirements include organising meetings, preparing PowerPoint presentations and report writing. My deadlines are tight and the standard of submission must be high. I had not used a virtual secretary before and was not sure if this would work. However I have successfully worked with Janice Barnes and Virtual Secretary Services for over 12 months and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other clients. They are reliable, trust worthy, efficient and provide me with excellent value for money.

     

     

 
 

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