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Affordable transcription for everything from one-to-one interviews to multi-speaker conference debates

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Cost-effective ways to ensure your words are pulling their weight through editing, PROOFREADING, or cleaning up existing copy

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Since 2008, Sound Words has been helping clients turn their words into sound words

Marian has proof read a large number of publications for the IPA, from AdLaw – a 400 page tome dedicated to advertising and law regulation – through to complex studies on media measurement and accountability. Marian is meticulous with her proofing and nothing gets past her. She has also been able to transcribe recordings for us at very short notice which has been invaluable. We thoroughly enjoy working with her. 

Maria Grey, Head of Communications, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

A friend recommended Marian at Sound Words  – and I'm so glad she did! Marian is efficient, accurate and lovely. I'd recommend her to anyone – and I have.  

Jacey Lamerton, Killer Content

Marian at Sound Words really helped me to achieve my goal and I can only say a heartfelt thank you. The service was professional, efficient and fast, qualities really needed when you are working under pressure. I am truly grateful that your service was recommended to me. 

MSc Student, St George's Hospital, University of London

Marian is a delight to work with. She is confident yet approachable and delivers a great service with the minimum of fuss. Her ability to adapt to our requirements is also exemplary, as well as her cool and calm demeanour under pressure during broadcast. Marian understands what is required quickly and delivers what she promises. Highly recommended. 

Matthew Fessey, Hatch & Twine

Marian provided a first class service. I was delighted with how she efficiently dealt with my request and produced high-quality transcriptions. Thank you. 

MSc Student, Bournemouth University  

The editing service offered by Sound Words was invaluable in enabling me to finish my PhD thesis. Not only are Marian's technical editing skills spot on, her in-depth knowledge of the arts and humanities was hugely beneficial when it came to suggesting suitable changes and possible avenues of discussion. In short, Sound Words offers a top-notch service to the frazzled academic. Thank you for all your help and advice – I genuinely couldn't have done it without you!  

Dr Sally Anne Huxtable, Principal Curator − Modern and Contemporary Design, Museums of Scotland

Marian at Sound Words has been an invaluable help. She has transcribed a large amount of audio data for me as part of my PhD study in a short space of time. She was professional and great to work with as well as providing excellent value for money.  

Sarah Chong Kwan, Associate Lecturer, University of the Arts, London

I have greatly valued the excellent editing and proofreading services that Marian at Sound Words has provided and continues to provide me. Her work in this regard is of the highest quality, prompt and competitively priced. I strongly recommend her.  

Rev Dr Maxwell Wood, St Lukes, Mosman, Sydney, Australia

I have just received an email from the student who is currently working with the transcripts. He asked me to pass on the following message. "Please give my thanks again to your transcriber who has done a sterling job!"  

Nikki Jiggins, Training and Project Manager, Learning Support Centre, Leicester