Digital Audio Transcriptions for your group discussion

McGowan Transcriptions provides diverse digital audio transcription services, including group discussions, business and research interviews, conferences, workshops, court or legal hearings, and medical research.

  • Human Transcription Onl

    Human Transcription Only

    No AI or Automation

  • Fast Track Service

    Fast Track Service

    from 4 hours

  • Industry Leader

    Industry Leader

    Established in 1993

Digital Audio Transcription

Elevate your content with McGowan Transcriptions – your top choice for precision audio transcription. From group discussions and workshops to research interviews to medical research, our diverse services cater to your needs. As the UK’s premier transcription experts, we’re not confined by borders; our global digital transcription, translation, and admin support reach beyond.

Our seasoned transcribers boast 80+ years of combined experience across specialised industries. When precision matters, we deliver.

Don’t settle for less. Trust McGowan Transcriptions for meticulous transcriptions that align with your requirements and security demands. Unparalleled quality and service – that’s our commitment. Your search ends here.

Audio transcription

Audio transcription is the process of converting spoken words from an audio recording into written text. It is a meticulous process that requires a great deal of skill and expertise. Unlike audio typing, which involves the production of written text in real-time as someone is speaking, audio transcription involves listening to an existing recording and accurately transcribing the content into written form.

Accurate transcription

Accurate transcription is critical for a wide range of industries, including legal, medical, and academic fields. Inaccurate transcriptions can have serious consequences, such as miscommunication, errors, and even legal issues. This is why it is crucial to use professional audio transcription service providers, who have the necessary expertise, knowledge, and equipment to deliver precise and reliable transcriptions.

Professional transcription

Professional transcription service providers, such as McGowan Transcriptions, have a team of skilled and experienced transcriptionists who are trained in the latest transcription techniques, technologies, and quality assurance protocols. They use specialised software and tools to ensure that transcriptions are accurate and consistent, even for complex recordings with multiple speakers, technical jargon, and difficult accents.

How our digital audio transcription process works

Step 1

Upload Video or Audio Files
Upload Video or Audio Files

Choose your template and easily upload your files via web or email.

Step 2

Agree on Price
Agree on Price

If this is your first project we will confirm exact rate applicable via email.

Step 3

Receive your Files
Receive your Files

Delivered via email or downloadable via our secure portal.

Significance of transcriptions in a world where information is paramount

McGowan Transcriptions offers a powerful solution to elevate your organisation’s efficiency, compliance, and analytical capabilities.

Time Efficiency
Our transcription services excel in turning audio content into text swiftly and accurately. This time-saving advantage allows you to access crucial information at your fingertips, eliminating the need to sift through lengthy recordings. You can maximise productivity with instant access to concise, transcribed records.

Content Accessibility
Transcriptions enhance content accessibility, enabling better communication within your organisation. Shareable transcripts facilitate comprehensive understanding and collaboration among team members, ensuring that everyone is aligned with the information presented.

Legal Compliance
In industries where adherence to stringent regulations is paramount, our accurate transcripts provide peace of mind. Whether in healthcare, finance, or other regulated sectors, our transcription services help you maintain compliance by ensuring precise documentation of important discussions and transactions.

Data Analysis
Transcripts serve as a valuable resource for data analysis. With text-based content, you can uncover patterns, keywords, and trends within your conversations. These insights empower data-driven decision-making, enabling you to refine strategies and make informed choices that align with your business objectives.

In today’s competitive business landscape, our transcription services are designed to help you thrive by saving time, enhancing content accessibility, ensuring legal adherence, and unlocking valuable data-driven insights.

Below are just a few of our valued customers


Years of Leading the UK Market


Transcription Accuracy


Satisfied Customers Worldwide


Million Minutes Transcribed

See what our clients have to say about us

"Fast turnaround of meeting notes – concise and accurate. Thank you! " Susan Lightburn
"Good quality transcription, easy to upload and download files, quick and very efficient. Highly recommend. Would definitely choose again. " C Mcdermott
"So impressed by the turn round time. Ongoing communication. " Rosie
"Incredible service provided by McGowan’s in delivering accurate transcripts in a short time-frame. The accuracy of the transcripts was particularly impressive considering the poor quality of some of the recordings coupled with strong local accents. The members of the team I interacted with very helpful, responsive, and informative. Thank you, McGowan’s. " EFS
"Great, very responsive and friendly service. We’ve been using McGowan Transcriptions for over 25 years which shows how we feel about them. " Customer

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the transcription process?

Decide on your template via our online examples (intelligent, edited) and any extras (full verbatim, time coded, complex template)

Upload your audio securely choosing your timed deadline – you can let us know which template you’d like to use during the upload process

If this is your first project we will contact you via email to confirm the exact rate applicable

We create your transcripted files, go through full quality control and send them to you

We send you, our satisfied corporate client, our invoice afterward

How long will it take to transcribe my project?

We will ensure we transcribe your recordings and reach your end deadline in time.

In over 30 years we have never missed a client deadline.

Do you have the capacity to transcribe my project?

Yes. We transcribe approximately 80 hours of recorded audio per day and have never yet had to turn a project down due to its size.

What are your transcription turnaround times?

Our standard turnaround times for transcription are 2-3 days for a project that is not scheduled in, but we can achieve 24 hour and same day turnarounds whenever required.

Do you charge extra for a 24 HR turnaround?

If we have space on the schedule we always aim for a 24 hour turnaround, regardless of whether the transcription project is booked in advance or not. If the project is not scheduled in, and we have to pull a graveyard shift to achieve the deadline, then our 24 hour deadline charge comes in to play.

Which formats can you transcribe?

We transcribe all digital recordings, the most common being: MP3, WAV, WMV, DSS.

We also transcribe these digital formats: ACT, AIFF, AMR, APE, AU, DCT, DS2, DSP, DVF, DVS, FLAC, M4A, MP2, MPC, MSV, OGG, QCP, SPX, VOC, VOX.

We also transcribe from these digital video formats: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DivX, DV, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, VOB.

We also transcribe from DVD/CD.

Can you sign my specific confidentiality agreement?

Yes. Each transcriber has already signed a comprehensive confidentiality agreement, but we are happy for every transcriber working on a project, and the Quality Control Team, to sign confidentiality agreements and NDAs wherever required.

How do I get the recordings to you?

Global lounge is our secure, bespoke, uploading facility which is faster than FTP and enables you to upload multiple files in one batch. You can login direct from our website; you do not need any login details to send your project securely. If you have not worked with us before we will contact you for your address/project details.

How do you deliver the transcriptions?

We deliver the vast majority of transcripts back via email. If you prefer a higher level of security you are able to download direct from our system after login. Also, if you have a different system in place that you would prefer us to deliver the transcripts to, that is not a problem at all.

Are you secure?

Very! Please see our security and confidentiality page for the full specification.

How will the project be charged?

We charge per recorded minute…we only charge for what is transcribed, not how long it takes us to transcribe.

What if my questions are not here?

If you have any other questions please call us for free on 0800 158 3747 or fill out our contact form. We’ll get back to you asap!

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