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University Transcriptions is part of TP Transcription Limited and has vacancies for experienced transcribers to work remotely on ongoing academic transcription contracts. We maintain a bank of 40 core transcribers who undertake regular contract work for our long term clients. Some UK university departments have been our clients for over 10 years and our work needs to be at the highest standard to maintain this.

In recent years we have expanded and increasing numbers of universities from around the world are now sending us work, usually via internal recommendations, as well as external research companies who have heard of our reputation for quality and consistency. We are preferred suppliers to a large number of academic institutions.

Transcription Work – working remotely

We require UK based transcriptionists to join us for ongoing remote contract work. Hourly rates paid depend on the particular piece of work, the number of speakers and the turnaround times.

We seek IT literate transcribers, preferably with experience of academic transcription, who are interested in sub-contracting to us to complete the work and are available to deal with a digital files on a fairly regular basis, although it can be sporadic depending on the time of year. We operate a stringent application including speed and accuracy testing. The application process is fairly complicated and requires you to complete a short sample academic transcription.

Essential Requirements:

  • Typing speed of 70 wpm+
  • UK based
  • Fluent English Language (mother tongue level) ability
  • Available to commit to at least 10 hours a week
  • A background as a legal, medical or academic secretary or administrator is useful but not essential
  • IT skills required including the ability to download digital audio files and use transcription software.

NB: We are particularly interested in transcribers with Subtitling and Closed Captioning experience – particularly with transcribing .SRT files and YouTube video transcriptions. Similarly we are always on the lookout for transcribers with Jefferson transcription experience.

Translators and Transcribers into Languages other than English

Please contact us – we are specialists in the provision of audio transcription (and in some cases translation) in over 200 languages.

Application Process

Email us in the first instance to We will send you over an information pack, application form and sample recording to transcribe and return. We usually have immediate work available. We aim to process all enquiries within 24 hours so if you have not heard back from us within this time frame please email us to chase up.

NB: please do not telephone us regarding work.