Assured Transcription provides high quality, confidential audio typing and digital transcription services to businesses, professionals and academic clients. All transcripts are processed by professional transcribers based in the UK with high standards of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
We can transcribe from most recorded formats including digital files, DVDs, CDs, mini and micro cassettes, standard cassettes and mini discs. Simply upload your digital recording or send your physical media via secure postal service and we will return your transcript by email or via our secure file transfer facility. You can relax knowing you will receive your transcript in a timely manner and transcribed to a professional standard with no fuss and no hassles.
All enquiries are assured of a courteous and helpful response, so please do telephone or email to find out more.
Dictate your content, download it to your computer and send to us via email or our secure Internet dropbox. We will transcribe and return within an agreed deadline. A high degree of accuracy is assured. See our recording tips to help ensure high quality transcripts.
We can transcribe analogue audio tapes. Post them to us and we will return your transcript within your agreed deadline.Tape formats we can process are Phillips mini cassettes, micro cassettes as used in Sanyo, Sony and other hand-held devices, and standard cassettes.
We are able to transcribe from CD, DVD, video or mini disc.
Subject to copyright permission we can access recordings posted online for transcription.
Post your manuscript to us and we will type it following a format of your choice, returning the finished document either by email or post, as required.
The advantages of digital dictation include the convenience of being able to transfer your dictation electronically, together with the vastly improved clarity and audio quality of digital recording which will in turn result in higher quality transcripts.
Assured Transcription is a home-based audio typing and transcription service established by Mary Anne Evans in January 2008.
Mary Anne has been an audio typist for over 25 years and has been offering freelance typing and transcription services since 2003.
With the advent of digital recording devices and the launch of Assured Transcription's website the service offered is now faster, smoother and more convenient than ever.
All transcripts are delivered by UK based transcribers and proofread to ensure the high quality that our clients expect. With a conscientious attitude and excellent standards of spelling and grammar you can be sure that your documents will be returned on time and to a professional standard. 100% customer satisfaction is our aim and you will always receive a courteous and helpful reply to any enquiry you make.
All transcribers are based in the UK.
All transcripts are proofread to ensure consistency and high quality documents.
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A wealth of experience in transcribing focus groups, interviews, financial roundtables, conferences, reports and surveys
Mary Anne Evans has transcibed over 100 interviews for me in the past two years. I have found her to be both reliable and efficient - she has always been realistic about turn-around times and has always delivered transcipts at the time agreed. Her transcipts are clear and well laid out, and I have been particularly impressed with her ability to produce excellent transcipts from audio recordings with a great deal of background noise or where the speakers had very strong accents that were challenging to understand.
Health Services Researcher, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford
My feedback would be that the service is excellent - very good quality of transcription and deadlines always met (often earlier). Your service is excellent and much appreciated.
Practice Manager, Jenner Jones, Surveyors
I am pleased to say that your service has been outstanding on all occasions. I will not hesitate to contact you the next time the need arises.
High Tech Translations, Germany
You were recommended by a colleague and I'll definitely recommend to you others. You were realistic about when you could do the transcriptions and then did the work reliably and accurately, which was particularly impressive when some of the interviews had poor sound quality and some of the interviewees had very challenging accents.
Researcher, University of Oxford (October 2014)
I think the logistics of working with you have functioned extremely well. Making an enquiry, getting a response, and sending the files has all flowed very smoothly. I have no complaints about accuracy or the time taken to transcribe the tapes. Delivery of the transcripts has been prompt. In general I think the service has been excellent.
Eurofish International Organisation
I used Assured Transcription in 2012 to support my MA in Managing Medical Careers and the examiners felt that the quotes used in my dissertation really brought the research alive. I was able to discuss and agree my requirements for transcription and set timescales for delivery of completed work. The standards of service were high and I was completely satisfied with both the quality and speed of transcription. Many thanks for all your help
Dr Melanie Jones, Associate Dean - Careers and LTFT, Wales Deanery
I am most grateful to you for the transcription services you have provided throughout the past year. Whenever I have had the need, invariably at very short notice and whether the transcription required was verbatim or not, irrespective of length and special formatting requirements (such as time indexing) you have always managed to provide a comprehensive result within my given deadline. I could not ask for a better service and your prices have been consistent and reasonable too.
Paul Hunter, Connect Computer Solutions
The service I received was excellent - quick, accurate and everything I could have wanted. I believe it represented excellent value for money.
Dr Christopher Warwick
We have been very happy with the service supplied by Assured Transcription over 2012 in terms of quality, service and meeting deadlines. We hope to work with Assured in 2013.
My comments on your service are:
Initial contact by telephone - I was easily able to explain my needs and the purpose of my study, also clear identification of timescales and costs
Excellent suggestions from this service on what they could do to improve my transcript to make it fit for purpose - this really helped when I came to do the thematic analysis.
Mary Anne provided quick responses to my emails.
Voice file submitted to drop box without difficulty and receipt of same acknowledged same day.
Transcript arrived on the exact date promised and to my specifications.
Overall - I was very pleased with the service offered and will be using it again in 2012.
Associate Dean, Wales Deanery, Cardiff
I am pleased to go on record as saying that I am very pleased with the service I always get from Assured Transcription, and am happy to highly recommend them.
Peter Littlewood, Southern Landlords' Association
I believe your service is very good and the turn-around of the work is excellent.
Chris Bell, Base Building Consultancy Ltd
We're very happy with the service thank you - very friendly, helpful and efficient. Always endeavouring to work towards our requirements and a good quality of work is returned in good time.
Firm of employment of lawyers, Tunbridge Wells
I have spoken to the researchers who were involved in the interviews that you transcribed for us and they were all very pleased with your work. They mentioned that your accuracy was excellent and that they were very pleased that you had put so much effort into making sure that all of speech was transcribed, even the difficult parts. They were also very pleased at the promptness of your response to our request for work and that your work was completed well within the deadline given; that is always very much appreciated in their field of work.
I would also like to say that your drop box system for arranging work works very smoothly and your flexible and positive attitude is very much appreciated. It has been a pleasure working with you and I would not hesitate to contact you in future for any other transcription services that we need and I would be very happy to recommend you to any colleagues here at the University.
Research Secretary, University of Stirling
Assured Transcription was able to turn around my large projects very quickly and while retaining remarkable quality. I was incredibly grateful for the friendly, professional, and affordable service that I received from Assured Transcription. I would recommend their services to anyone.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kent
I am very happy with the service you provided in 2010. I was very much impressed with the speed that my transcriptions were delivered, the communication but most of all the flexibility from your side.
I have no negative remarks or experiences.
Learning Advisor Contracting & Procurement, Shell
Assured Transcription’s dependability and accuracy have saved us many hours of work. We trust Assured Transcription and remain faithful customers.
Executive Editor, International Council for Exploration of the Seas
Thank you so much for providing a prompt and accurate audio typing service for me on the Poundbury Series at the Princes Foundation. I appreciated your unfussy approach that enabled me to get the scripts when I needed them.
I am happy to recommend your service and I will let my colleagues at the foundation know about the service you provide in case they have similar requirements.
Noel Isherwood, Poundbury Representative, The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment
Over the years I have worked with numerous transcribers. Mary Anne is the fastest and most importantly most accurate professional I have had the pleasure to meet. Not only correct spelling but layout and formatting too. With her amazing swift turnaround our reports are now flying out the office. She has really made a difference. To top it off her fees are very reasonable!
Chris Tomlin, Croft SE Structural Engineers (2010)
It has been a pleasure working with you throughout the year. You have always provided an efficient, friendly and helpful service. The speed and accuracy of your transcriptions, however poor the original recording supplied, continues to impress and we look forward to working with you in the future.
Katie Drapes, Interim Accredited Programme Manager, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery
(The Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Deanery coordinates the delivery and funding of postgraduate medical and dental education in Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
Mary Anne offers a quick and highly efficient transcription service. Turnaround times are crucial for our organisation and Mary Anne has never failed to deliver, meeting and exceeding expectations each and every time. The transcriptions are always high quality and I would have no hesitation in recommending Mary Anne’s services.
Anita Douglas, HR Director, Peter Vardy Ltd, Chain of New and Used Car Dealerships, Scotland
"We have never been less than delighted with Mary Anne's work. She is fast and reliable and very accommodating to demanding requirements, allowing us to offer a great additional service to our customers. I would recommend her work to anyone and I will certainly be using her for all my typing needs in the future."
Ruth Bennett, Student Proofreading Ltd
"The work we received was of a high standard, with great customer service throughout our time working together. I would 100% recommend Assured Transcription and would always use them again."
Isabel’s Typing Service
I have been using Assured Transcription for several months and have been very happy with the prompt and accurate assistance provided.
Philip Swift, CMA Loss Adjusters
I was going to drop you a line to tell you how much we appreciate your work. We have used a number of transcribers in the past and you leave them all in your wake. The quality of your transcription is second to none and this is vital for us. When it comes to organisation, we are also very impressed by your outstanding reliability - again something which makes our lives much easier here. And you can of course quote me on this!
Russell Jones, Instant Ideas Ltd
"Assured Transcription provided both value for money and excellent professional support. My commissions were delivered on time and to budget and the quality is faultless - who could ask for more? I would have no hesitation in recommending this service."
Head of Flexible Learning, Holborn College (Holborn College is one of the UK's leading independent Law and Business colleges)
A large part of the work produced by Mary Anne has been transcription, via broadband/email externally. This has proved very successful to the business with a very rapid response from Mary Anne, with documents completed quickly and to a high standard.
Her knowledge of word processing is extensive, her service professional, reliable as well as flexible and she is a very valued member of our staff.
Barbara Simmons, Robin Simmons Associates, Chartered Building Surveyors
Thanks very much for the last batch of transcripts... Can I also say a huge thanks to you and your team – it was a big task and from my perspective, it has gone very smoothly with good quality transcription at a price that was within my budget. I really appreciate the hard work that has been put in. I should also say that we have bid for some more work today and if successful will be looking for transcription services again towards the middle of the year. AT will be my first port of call.
Researcher, Oxford University
Rates for transcription and typing services:
We understand that clients prefer to be offered a flat rate. The rates outlined below are for guidance and may vary due to factors such as strong accents or poor audio quality or excessive background noise. Once your recording has been received a rate will be confirmed prior to commencement of transcription. There is no VAT applicable to the rates shown.
Audio transcription of plain dictation
1:1 interviews verbatim
Focus groups/multi-speaker recordings
Focus groups/multi-speaker recordings verbatim
Copy typing/layout typing - please contact for a quote