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UK’s Market Leader In Digital Transcription Since 1993

Professional Audio & Video Transcription Services

McGowan Transcriptions have been digital transcription service specialists since 1993.  We provide professional, confidential, accurate transcriptions to a variety of industries, including market research, medical, and legal professions.  We have vast experience across recordings of all types, from focus groups and interviews to closed captions for video and internal business hearings.

We are the leaders in digital transcription services in the UK and are at the forefront of digital transcription technology, delivering transcripts of the highest possible quality and accuracy. We can help with:


Fast Turnaround Time & Affordable Prices

We pride ourselves on the level of reliability we can provide to our clients. We’ll agree a turnaround time with you upfront that’s convenient for you.

We have never missed a client deadline, meaning you get the transcription services you need on time every time. Even better, we always aim for a 24 hour turnaround, meaning you’ll often receive your transcript ahead of schedule.

Our prices are competitive and transparent, beginning from just £1 per recorded minute. We have four flat rates for different   types of transcription work, based on the complexity and the number of speakers involved. We’ll provide you with a full quote and exact price upfront for your work.

Transcription Security & Confidentiality

Security and confidentiality is crucial in any transcription service, especially when dealing with sensitive information and personal data. We require all our transcriptionists to sign an exhaustive confidentiality agreement and also carry out full background checks including a DBS certificate.

All audio and video is uploaded to our encrypted file upload platform Global Lounge. This boasts advanced security protocols including secure 256 bit encryption, as well as fast uploads and a generous storage capacity.

We are members of AQR and the MRS and abide by the MRS Code of Conduct regarding confidentiality.

We are compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and are committed to data privacy and protection.

If you have your own in-house security requirements, we will also work to these. For extremely sensitive projects, we are happy to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements for additional peace of mind.

Polished Transcripts

We’ll work closely with you to produce a transcript that meets your needs,

Each of our transcripts is carefully produced, presented, and delivered to meet your exact requirements. We offer a number of transcription templates that are designed for professional settings and applications, with true verbatim and intelligent verbatim transcriptions available alongside edited transcripts.

We are also happy to work to your preferences and produce transcripts that adhere to your own guidelines and layouts. Either way, you’ll always receive a professionally presented and highly accurate transcript from our team.

Experienced Transcriptionists

We believe the backbone of our success is in our fantastic and dedicated team of experienced transcribers. We require all our transcriptionists to have a minimum of two years conversational transcription experience and a native level language proficiency in English. We also look for a minimum audio typing speed of 80 words per minute to ensure that deadlines can be reliably met.

For specialised roles such as medical and legal transcription services, our transcribers must also have relevant experience in the sector. This ensures the highest level of quality and accuracy, and a transcript that our clients can rely on.

Uniquely, we never subcontract digital transcription projects to third parties. We carefully hire our transcriptionists for their experience and aptitude and know that we could not guarantee the same results for our clients otherwise.

All our finished transcripts are audited in a stringent quality control process to ensure they meet our exacting standards.  You will not find the same quality of audio transcription service anywhere else.

Our Services

Group Discussion Transcription

Group discussion transcription is one of our specialities and our level of quality has helped keep us at the top of the industry since 1993. We can provide strict verbatim, intelligent verbatim or edited transcripts of group discussions, using our standard transcription templates or your own specified one if required.

We have experience of transcribing for a wide range of clients who each have unique needs but the same requirement; an accurate and reliable transcription service. Whether you need transcripts of focus groups, business meetings or even your team’s latest brainstorming session, we can help.

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Interview Transcription

Transcribing interviews is one of our specialities and our level of quality has helped keep us at the top of the industry since 1993. We can provide strict verbatim, intelligent verbatim or edited transcripts of interviews, using our standard transcription templates or your own specified one if required.

We’ve worked with clients across a vast range of industries and we’re confident we can meet your individual needs and provide the most accurate and reliable transcript services in the industry.

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Closed Captions

Videos have become increasingly widespread and more and more companies are using them to get their marketing messages across.  Some sources, such as, claim that 80% of online content will be video within the next year.

Whilst a video often has more impact than the written word, reaching your target audience with a video is more difficult. This is because the data that is searchable for a video by browser bots is just the title, description and tags. The content itself isn’t searchable. A clever way to get around this is to create closed captions.

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Market Research Transcription

Market research transcription services is where McGowan Transcriptions really started. Prior to creating McGowan Transcriptions in 1993, Joe McGowan worked in the market research industry for DRSM, Field Management Ltd, and Hall & Partners International, in roles ranging from Field Manager to Support Manager. During this time Joe developed audio transcription expertise in many different sectors including consumer, business-2-business, PR, social research, and telecoms.

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Legal Transcriptions

Legal transcription is specialised; our transcription services team contains several senior transcribers who have come from a legal background, ranging from administrative assistant and legal secretary to legal executive and commercial property solicitor. In total, our transcribers have over 40 years’ experience of working within the legal sector, guaranteeing the highest levels of expertise and accuracy in our transcript services.

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Medical Transcriptions

Medical transcription is another specialised transcript service that McGowan Transcriptions provides and we have a well-trained and expert team in place. Our combined transcription experience in the medical, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors exceeds 44 years. This expertise spans a wide range of topics including cancer, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis and glaucoma, as well as the fields of nuclear medicine, ultrasound and mammography

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