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Media & Interviews


Media & Interviews

The OutSec Media and Interviews Department has grown rapidly over the last 10 years due to increased net usage.  The need to provide transcripts to go alongside visuals is becoming essential to good business practice.  Knowing this, our specialist media and interview transcription department is made up of specific sectors familiar with all the latest developments in the industry.

YouTube & Vimeo Video Transcription

OutSec can transcribe directly from YouTube or Vimeo videos. Please enquire about other video hosting services.  In addition, OutSec transcripts are suitable for YouTube captioning.  As a result this can improve your video search results.

Podcast Transcription Service – Podcasting Transcripts

OutSec provide a wide variety of podcast transcription services. Prices vary depending on complexity of the podcast.  If you would like to discuss this please ring Tracey Pulfer on 01366 348088 or email her at with your specific requirements.

Recommended Viewing: The Importance of Podcast & Video Transcription

Selecting Audio Recording Equipment 

A simple interview can be daunting when you take into consideration what equipment is best suited to transcription and, whilst a one-to-one is easily sufficient by the use of the OutSec App on your Smartphone this law does not always apply.  For example, if the interview is in a busy street, it is preferable to have higher quality recording technology.  As a result, OutSec have a wealth of experience of audio recording equipment and provide a free consultancy service to discuss your needs.   If you would like to take advantage of this service please call Tracey Pulfer on 01366 348088 or email her on

Selecting Type of Transcription

Deciding which type of transcription to use depends wholly on the intended use of the content. Hopefully the explanations below will help you decide which type of transcription will be best for your project.

Intelligent Verbatim

Intelligent verbatim transcription omits all “umms”, “ahhs”, laughter and pauses throughout the conversation.  OutSec transcriptionists take a common sense approach eliminating words not relevant to the subject matter.  As a result, an “intelligent “transcript is provided.  For example, a speaker repeats herself for emphasis or uses colloquialisms like ‘you see’ for illustration.  In this case this is not necessary to the transcript and will be omitted.  This is the least expensive and most commonly requested transcript.


Edited transcription is a full and accurate script that has been formalised.  Often used by lecturers or conference organisers it is edited for readability and clarity.  In other words a concise and easy to read transcript appropriate for B2B communications, publishing houses (particular academic reports).


Verbatim, as you probably already know, means “word for word”.  Behaviour and reactions are equally as important as the spoken words. Because of this the transcript will include repetition such as umms, ahhs, etc.  In other words it is a 100% accurate record.  Clients requiring verbatim are interested in the psychology behind the audio.  As a result this service is commonly used by the Police, Courts, Forensic Accountants and Market Researchers.

This is our most expensive service.

Time coding is always an option alongside vocal naming such as Speaker: Audience: etc.

ISO27001 Certification

Can you take a company’s ‘word’ that they comply with regulatory requirements?  Are you happy to accept their word?  The implications of outsourcing and non-compliance with GDPR is a huge risk and in our opinion can lead to serious consequences.  We suggest that anyone reading this website who is considering outsourcing their typing reads the following two articles:

The Importance of ISO27001 Certification.
The Importance of Cyber Security Accreditation.

OutSec are proud of their ISO27001 Certification and Cyber Security Accreditation and can assure all clients that by using our service they are in safe hands.  If you do, however, have further questions please do not hesitate to email Stuart Turner, OutSec’s IT Director, on


OutSec understands the requirement for the strict control of sensitive information.  That is why we are happy to sign any confidentiality (or non-disclosure agreements) prior to the commencement of any work for you.

Data Security

OutSec takes data protection and security seriously.  This is why we employ bank level data security to ensure your data remains safe (and confidential).

Open an account today or contact Tracey Pulfer at OutSec with your specific requirements.  



From as little as
£1.50 + VAT

per audio minute

One-to-One Recordings
(48 hour turnaround)

All dictations are rounded up to the nearest minute (for example a 6m 17s audio file would be rounded up to 7 minutes).

All our fees are subject to VAT at the standard rate.

On-site visits can be arranged to discuss any individual requirements at no charge.

Clients Include:

Here are just a few of our valued clients:

Translate Media University of Salford Strutt & Parker Allied Surveyors & Valuers Carter Jonas Yorkshire Surveyors Bidwells Innes Associates Gregorys Tesson Consulting Beechlands Accountancy Services Consil Surveying Birley Steels Lightfoot Arnolds Keys Croyland Building Surveyors Ward Howard Chartered Surveyors BP2 Property Feather Smailes Scales Devonshire Partnership Rettie & Co Wright Consulting