Looking for academic transcription services?

No matter what the language, Multilingual Connections provides accurate, affordable and timely academic transcription and translation. Since 2005, we’ve worked with students, professors and researchers at universities, libraries and research centers throughout the United States to transcribe and translate:

  • Lectures
  • Conferences
  • Focus groups
  • In-depth interviews
  • Life histories
  • Folklore
  • Ethnographic research
  • Qualitative research
  • Seminars
  • Groups discussions

When doing research in diverse communities, it’s essential to take your participants’ language preferences and practices into account. At Multilingual Connections, we make sure that our transcriptionists are fluent in the language of your recording and understand cultural nuance.  

Our company was founded by a linguistic anthropologist who struggled to transcribe her own doctoral fieldworkover 200 hours of video of speakers of Spanish, Hebrew, English, French and Judeo-Spanish, an obsolescing language—using a VCR and remote control.  Fast-forward almost 20 years, and her team of linguists now leverages the latest technology to ensure speed and accuracy.

Academic transcription options

We know that different projects have different requirements, so which best describes your project?

  • I have a foreign language focus group and need a transcript in the same language
    • you need what we refer to as monolingual transcription!
  • I have a foreign language focus group and I need the transcript in English
    • You need what we refer to as interpretive transcription!
  • I have a foreign language focus group and need a transcript in that same languagebut I also need a translation in English
    • You need what we refer to as double column!
  • I’m not sure what I need
    • Call or email us, and we’re happy to help you figure out what will best suit your needs!

Just let us know which option is best, upload your files and share a few additional details: audio duration and quality, number of speakers, formatting requirements, turnaround and anything else you think will be helpful.  From there,  we’ll provide you a quote with our competitive pricing and turnaround. You can pay online, and we’ll deliver your academic transcriptions ready to go.

Additional academic services

In addition to academic transcription, we also provide a wide range of language services, including document and website translation, onsite and phone interpreters, voiceover talent and subtitling.  

Ready to get started? Just fill out the contact form on this page. Have a few questions or just want to talk to one of our friendly project managers? Give us a ring or shoot us an email—our contact information is here.