Academic Translation Services

Professional-level translation services are vital to higher education. If you yourself are an academic or a university administrator then we’re sure you’ll know how important it is to be able to communicate with foreign counterparts seamlessly and accurately.

Our academic translation services aim to deliver professional translation into English for every sector of a university’s wide and expanding responsibilities. From research results to business proposals, McGowan Transcriptions’ translation service can provide high-quality document translation from over two hundred languages into English.

From Spanish to Arabic, Swahili to French and everything in between, McGowan Transcriptions’ translation service has you covered however much of a niche your research field might be.

Why Choose McGowan Transcriptions’ Academic Translation Services?

At McGowan Transcriptions, we have been industry leaders in transcription for over 28 years and are now expanding our expertise by partnering with trusted translation experts whose standards are rigorous and perfectly suited to the precision required in academic translation.

  • All of our professional translators have at least five years of experience working on professional translation projects and only ever translate into their mother tongue. This means that your work will always be translated by someone who has an intimate knowledge of your target language with a native speaker’s understanding of nuance, tone and intent that might otherwise be misinterpreted.
  • We upload files using Global Lounge, our bespoke workflow management solution that allows for uploads of up to 2GB and can guarantee 100% uptime.
  • Our partnered translation services are fully certified by the ISO and have both ISO 17100 certification for Translation Services and ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems. They are also full members of the Association of Translation Companies.

What Do We Translate?

Academic translation provides some of the broadest and most complex translation projects we take on and we are dedicated to providing high quality and personalised services to our academic clientele.

In the field of academic translation, we translate:

  • Research interviews and research projects for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies
  • Academic interviews
  • Meeting minutes and transcripts
  • Presentations and speeches
  • Focus group results and transcripts
  • Dissertations
  • Academic notes

Pricing & Quotes

Click here for a personalised free quote based on your specifications and we will be in touch as soon as possible. 

Because of the varied nature of professional translation, we have a framework for determining costs as opposed to a static pricing structure which you can read below.

Text to Text

We charge per 1000 words for text-to-text translation and the prices may vary based on the ubiquity of the language and the availability of translators. This means that an academic document written in Spanish will be less expensive than one written in a language such as Thai or Arabic.

Audio to Text

The work involved in translating audio can contain additional variables like audio quality or file size, so if you’d like to know how much we will charge for your particular audio project then give us a call on the number below or fill out our contact form and we will get you a free quote.


Here at McGowan Transcriptions, we are proud of our track record as an industry-leading transcription business and you can read any of our testimonials on our Trustpilot page here  or at the top of the page for reassurance of our excellent reputation. 

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