In order to make the most of our transcription service you will find it useful to see the difference between the types of service that we provide. We use a standard layout template to make the transcripts easy to read. All transcripts are typed into Microsoft Word so that your work can be edited if required.

The majority of our work is transcribed using “intelligent verbatim”, please see below for a description. A few specific projects require us to transcribe using “verbatim” which contains more details and requires additional fees.

Intelligent verbatim

Intelligent verbatim is our most popular and standard transcription service. The work is transcribed accurately and mostly word for word. The transcript reads easily and clearly with all relevant information but false starts/repeated words etc are omitted.


Verbatim is required when analysing the text in more detail. We transcribe the same level of accuracy however, we include errs, umms, repetitions, laughter in brackets, words typed as said eg “cos” “gonna” “wanna”. Universities and government departments tend to use this service.


Please click on the links below to view a typical layout:

Sample standard interview layout

Sample meeting transcript layout

Sample focus group layout

Sample focus group layout (individual voices identified)

What our clients say about us

Thanks TypeOut, the transcripts are perfect. We will definitely be looking to use the service again.


Thanks TypeOut, the transcripts are perfect. We will definitely be looking to use the service again.

TM Group

Just wanted to say that the service has been spot on. Quick turn around, accurate transcriptions and a reasonable price. Thank you very much to you and the team.


Typeout are very efficient, always accurate, deliver when they say they will and are great people to work with. We only use Typeout these days.


I could not have been happier with the transcription service I received
from TypeOut. The turnaround was quick and of good quality (despite the
sector specific language and acronyms used in the audio files). Would use
TypeOut again to help with the burden of transcribing long qualitative
Researcher, North East


Thank you for the accurate and timely transcription of interview tapes and CD’s over the past few years.
Benefit fraud team


Thank you very much for everything, it has been a very quick and efficient service.
Research Department


Very happy with the work. I shall definitely be back and recommend your services to my colleagues


Sectors and Industry

Some of our current clients