Reviews

Reviews – Testimonials – Recommendations

Tony Benn, the late-MP
“Premier Typing is quick, accurate and absolutely reliable.”
Excerpt from “More Time for Politics – Diaries 2001-2007”: “I am also most indebted to…Alison McPherson whose transcription of my diary tapes is, as ever, impeccable.”
Excerpt from “A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine – The Last Diaries 2007-2013 (Editor’s Note): “As ever the book could not have been completed without the work of Alison McPherson, who has transcribed millions of words with great empathy…”

Geordie Greig, Editor, The Mail on Sunday
“Alison is fast, efficient and accurate, and can work to a tight deadline under pressure. I have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Trudi Taylor, Executive Coach (and previously Head of Human Factors, Sybenetix)
Alison provides an incredibly professional service. Not only is her work faultless but her approach to managing our variable timescales and fluctuating workload has been amazingly responsive. I have used transcribers before and none of them have been as efficient and effective as Alison.”

Frank Barrett, Travel Editor, The Mail on Sunday
“Fast, faultless, perceptive, intelligent and always ready to help – hard to imagine a more perfect transcription service.”

Professor Carolyn Hoyle, University of Oxford Centre for Criminology
“I have used Premier Transcription Services for highly confidential audio recorded interviews about wrongful convictions and found this to be a professional and efficient service. Given the confidential nature of my research and the data to be transcribed, Alison McPherson agreed to be put through both UK Enhanced Level Screening and the Scottish Disclosure process. She is now therefore cleared for transcribing highly confidential, legal data, which will make this service particularly attractive to those of us who need to be very carefully with our data. The transcriptions she does are clear and accurate and completed in a timely fashion. I am happy to recommend this service to other academics.”

Dr. Juliane Kloess, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham
Excellent and very professional service by Alison McPherson. The quality of the transcription is outstanding and Alison kindly turned it around very quickly. She was incredibly cooperative throughout and really supported the timely delivery of the project.”

Eleanor Burt, University of St Andrews
“I must say that you have been fantastic to work with. Before I found you, I had the misfortune to have been pointed to a company colleagues in the university were using. The quality of their work was extremely poor. They missed words, got punctuation wrong, got words wrong, and left out huge chunks of text, ostensibly because they could not hear the speaker’s voice clearly. I sent the same files to you and you had no problems at all, and did a super job. Your work is excellent, and you have been so quick, and flexible, and friendly. If I ever have funding for another project I will come back to you. I will happily recommend you to others as well.”

Ian Walsh, Clinical Academic & Scholarly Lead, Medicine and Humanities, Queen’s University Belfast; Urological Surgeon, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
“I have worked with many exceptional medical secretarial services in both private and national Health Services, as well as international institutions. The service proved by Premier Typing surpassed all of these in terms of quality, efficiency, confidentiality and value.”

Graham Perkins, University of Exeter Business School
“Alison’s work is exceptional.  She turned round my recordings/transcripts very quickly indeed and I am highly impressed with the quality of the work.  Excellent communication at all times and I will definitely be using her again in the future, and recommending to colleagues!”

Peter Harrison, Harrison Careers Services/Peter Harrison Careers LLC
“My name is Peter Harrison, and I have worked with Alison for around 16 years now.  I was a Chartered Accountant at one of the Big Four accounting firms for 5 years, and more recently, an Executive Director of Goldman Sachs London, where I worked in their convertible bond team.  Alison has played a huge part in the business that I have built since leaving Goldman Sachs.  She is incredibly reliable and never, ever forgets anything.  She does exactly what she says she will do.  She has amazing attention to detail.  If you are looking for someone who you can just give a project to and know that it will get done correctly first time without any errors, and done in a cost efficient way, then Alison is the perfect person.  Yes, I am biased, but I have had 16 years plus of amazing work from Alison to reach my conclusion.  If you want to know any more, do not hesitate to email me at peter.harrison@harrisoncareers.com.”

Gresham College, London – www.gresham.ac.uk
“Premier Typing has provided us with quality transcripts for many years. We would definitely recommend the service to others.”

Jonathan Davis – Author, Columnist and Publisher; Chairman, Half Moon Publishing; Columnist, The Independent and The Spectator
“Premier Typing offers the best dictation and transcription service that I have come across in more than 25 years of looking – fast, accurate and immaculately presented.  Strongly recommended”.

Steven Cranfield, University of Westminster
“Premier Typing have provided us with a very accurate and customised transcription service and to the agreed deadline. It’s unusual in my experience as a researcher to find a transcription which is practically word perfect first time round, meets all your requirements and more, and that doesn’t require further tidying up. Premier Typing seems to have pulled off the impossible in that respect.”

Steve Wood, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey
“Alison provides an accurate and highly responsive transcription service that I have used over the past 15 years. Exactly what I want and need as a qualitative researcher!”

Tracey McConnell, School of Social Sciences, Education & Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Alison.  All transcripts have been to a high standard and Alison has worked weekends to help meet deadlines! If you are looking for a reliable and prompt service, this is it.”

Laura Harrison, Research Ecologist, University of York
“I was extremely impressed at the accuracy and incredible speed with which Alison was able to produce a beautifully clear transcript from a poor quality recording, which included technical language, acronyms and multiple speakers. Alison’s work brings order to chaos and I highly recommend her for research transcription!”

Dr Will Harvey, University of Exeter Business School (previously University of Sydney and Said Business School, University of Oxford)
“I have used Alison’s transcription services for many years on a number of different projects. Based on more than a hundred transcriptions, all of which I have read carefully, I can say with great confidence that the quality and thoroughness of the transcriptions are consistently excellent. I would always use the transcription services of Alison and would strongly recommend this service to others. She is also very timely with completing the transcriptions and good at providing updates with how the transcribing is progressing.”

David Cabrelli, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
Premier Typing’s turnaround time and attention to detail was second to none and I will certainly be using them in the future for subsequent transcriptions.”

 Roy Naraine, Director, Startech Productions Ltd.
“After looking around for a transcription service, I found Alison. She was very helpful and she managed to turn around an hour and a half transcript from video within three days, ahead of her quoted five. I was very impressed with her accuracy and attention to detail. I will certainly be using her services again and recommending to my colleagues and peers.”

Michael Gold, Professor of Comparative Employment Relations, School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London
“Alison’s work for us has always been first class. On numerous occasions she has transcribed complex interview recordings for us into intelligible and usable written format accurately, speedily and sensitively. Her rates are competitive, and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who requires prompt and courteous transcription services.”

Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, School of Law, University of Reading
“Alison transcribed the interviews for my recent British Academy-funded project and I was delighted with the work – prompt, literate, well-presented, and excellent value for money.  She was a pleasure to work with and (a real bonus) interested in the research and the researcher.  I would recommend her to anyone.”

Dr Jayne Price, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George’s, University London (and previously School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University of Belfast
“I have been working with Alison and Premier Typing for around 6 years now and would not entrust my research transcribing with anyone else.  Alison is the consummate professional and has very high standards, evidenced in her transcriptions which are accurate and carefully presented.  Most of my recordings are medically focussed and most of the participants have Northern Ireland dialects, neither of which seems to pose a problem.  I highly recommend Alison and Premier Typing for the impeccable and reliable service provided.”

Julie Barnett, Professor of Health Research, University of Bath
“I have used Alison’s transcription services a number of times now and on each occasion have been very pleased not only with the attention to detail and accuracy of the scripts but also with the pleasant communications about the job and the prompt delivery of the finished product.”

Michelle Lowe, Faculty of Business & Law, Southampton University
“Prompt efficient service with great attention to detail – I thoroughly recommend Premier Typing for transcription.”

Professor Linda Clarke, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster
“Premier Typing provides a first rate transcription service – reliable, efficient, fast and friendly. I constantly use it for my research work and recommend it to all my colleagues”

Arthur Money, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University
“We have used Premier Typing for several years now on a range of healthcare technology related projects. Without exception, Premier Typing has delivered a really quick turnaround whilst never compromising on accuracy or quality. Alison is a pleasure to work with, makes every effort to prioritise our needs and can always be relied upon – something that is so important when working to tight deadlines and across multi-partner projects.” 

Jane Millar, International Executive Coach, Managed Learning Associates
Thank you very much for turning this around so quickly and for doing such a great job despite having to interpret what a heavily accented non-native speaker of English was saying.  I will happily to recommend you to colleagues!”

Professor John Goodwin, University of Leicester, Department of Sociology
“I needed an accurate transcription of a seminar myself and a colleague delivered in Amsterdam. Alison offered a first rate service that was both fast and reliable. The quality of transcription was exceptional and very accurate – no small feat given the ‘multiple voices’ that could be heard on the audio file. I am grateful to Alison and will recommend her services to others.”