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…”

Trudi Taylor, 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.” 

Peter Harrison, Harrison Careers Services/Peter Harrison Careers LLC
“My name is Peter Harrison, and I have worked with Alison for around 10 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 10 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”

Gresham College, London
“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.”

Tracey McConnell, Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, 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 Rachel Avery, School of Psychology, University of Surrey
“A very professional and impressive service by Alison McPherson. Highly recommended and my first choice for all future transcription needs.”

Dr Jayne Price, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kingston University (and formerly at 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.” 

Nick Hopwood, Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford
“We asked Alison to transcribe some of the interviews we conducted very early in our study, and haven’t even thought of looking elsewhere since. The accuracy and speed of transcription she consistently offers is impeccable, and we our team has always been confident in trusting her with confidential data. Moreover, Alison’s active approach to her scheduling (checking with us on forthcoming volumes of work) has ensured rapid turnaround. In dealing with Premier Typing, we have genuinely felt that we are dealing with an enthusiastic and committed person rather than a faceless service, and we have benefitted from Alison’s skills beyond her excellent transcription. She has always proved highly organised and maintained an acute attention to detail – be it in planning work, transcription, keeping track of invoices, pre-paid services. Quite simply, she has been a god-send and I speak not only for myself but my whole team in thoroughly recommending her.”

Joe Pope & Kate Muncer, Department of Psychology, University of Surrey
“We have been so pleased with the service we have had from Alison at Premier Typing. The transcription has always been turned around very quickly and has been done to a very high standard – especially taking into account the often less than ideal audio recordings that we were providing (i.e. with lots of ambient noise!).   It has also been a pleasure to work with Alison as she provides a friendly and reliable service.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Premier Typing to others or to use Alison’s services again.”

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.”

Dr Shameen Prashantham, Associate Professor in International Business & Strategy, Director of Research, Nottingham University Business School China
“Thank you very much for your excellent work. Transcribing interviews conducted over the telephone or via Skype can’t be easy, even more so when the interviews involved people with varied accents from different parts of North America and Europe. I greatly appreciate your skill in coping with these challenges and your timeliness in getting the job done. I will not hesitate to request your services again, should I need them, or to recommend you to my friends and colleagues.”