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Are you a student who has started recording your lectures because your professor speaks faster than your pen can write? Or perhaps you’re a professor recording your profound lectures in hopes of snagging that coveted teaching award you’ve been eyeing. In both of these cases, transcribing your recorded audio or video would be highly beneficial – and that’s where ULS comes in.

In addition to the numerous language services that are carefully crafted to address any student’s needs — translation of transcripts, diplomas and birth certificates as well as honors theses and dissertations, just to name a few — ULS offers convenient, high quality transcription services.

Whether you’re a diligent student seeking to better your grades or an attentive professor seeking to tweak your teaching methods, professional transcription will be useful to your academic career.

Why Academic Transcription?

Although typing up words may seem like a minute task that you can do yourself, transcription is actually a time consuming process. And without the proper equipment, repeatedly pausing and rewinding your audio or video for hours on end can drain your sanity.

Even by professional standards, transcribing a recording that’s only an hour in length can take up to three times as long. Imagine how long it would take an untrained individual to transcribe hours and hours of material!

Save yourself the time and headache — trust a professional transcription service to do the job for you.

Academic transcription is a handy tool in many situations, some of which include:

  • professors/teaching assistants looking to record class lectures or discussions in order to improve teaching styles;
  • students who are unable to take notes by hand, are hard-of-hearing or are hoping to use transcribed material for tests or papers;
  • meetings of student organizations such as Honor Court; and,
  • students/professors performing interview-intensive research for papers, presentations or documentaries.

We accept audio files that are in the following formats, as well as many others:

  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • DVCAMs
  • Blu-Ray discs
  • MP3
  • MP4
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • WMV
  • DSS
  • MSV
  • AIF
  • VHS

Our transcriptionists are remarkably well-versed in a variety of fields that include legal, medical and technical services; therefore, their capacity for accurately transcribing lectures, speeches and interviews is no different.

In addition to transcription, ULS also offers time-coding and transcription of recordings in 150+ languages. Time-coding is especially useful for an individual looking to time-stamp particular parts of his or her file(s), allowing one to quickly locate specific segments for the purpose of including these pieces in a paper or documentary.

FREE, No Obligation Consultation

ULS can make the overall process of learning, teaching, writing, creating — whatever it is you wish to do with your transcribed audio or video — flow a little more smoothly. This is why Fortune 500 companies, top law firms, medical practitioners and private individuals have relied on our transcription services since 1983.

Contact us today in order to get a FREE, no-obligation price quote, or call our national service center toll free at 1-800-322-0384 from 8am to 8pm EST.


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University Language Services

15 Maiden Lane, Suite 300

New York, NY 10038


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When you have an academic document that requires certified translation or need help transcribing class lectures, you want a language service company you can rely on. That’s where we come in.

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