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Take 1 Transcription

Founded in 1998, Take 1 is the trusted provider of transcription and translation services to major production companies, studios, TV networks and agencies across the U.K. and the U.S. Our 18 years of experience in the media production and broadcast industries means we have the technical know-how and hands-on experience to meet all your needs in a swift, accurate and friendly manner.

Take 1 has an army of over 160 highly trained typists ready to transcribe your interviews, rushes and finished media, and 600+ professional translators who can take your content from and into any world language. Whether you are shooting a TV series, one-off documentary or commercial, Take 1 is your one-stop languaging solution for both English and foreign language filming.

All our transcripts come with regular timecode as standard.

Take 1 is headquartered in the UK and has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile.

Take 1 transcription services:

- Verbatim or 'intelligent' timecoded transcripts of interviews and rushes to assist in edit.

- Post Production / As Broadcast Scripts for language versioning and compliance and delivery to end-users.

- Subtitling and closed caption files.

Foreign language services to help you with your exotic shoot:

- Translation of documents (including release forms, filming permits and kit lists)

- Timecoded translation of recorded interviews / other unedited footage

- Translation of final programmes into multiple languages

- Interpreting services (including provision of translators in edit)

- Website localisation

- Subtitling and captioning


You will find our customer service second to none, and our professional and friendly staff will bend over backwards to make your Take 1 experience the best it can be, whatever your deadline!

Check us out in more detail here:

Or call for a quote/advice: 0800 085 4418 (UK) - (855) 958-2531 (US)

** Ask about our preferred vendor deals, which could save you money when delivering to leading networks*

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A testimonial from an APA member:

Nekhat Patel - Imagination, 8th March, 2016

"I use Take 1 in all the projects I'm involved with wherever I am working (I'm a freelancer). You consistently provide an excellent and speedy service and I know that if I give a project to Take 1 then it'll be done right the first time. All the staff are courteous and professional and I have nothing but praise for the service you provide. Thanks!"

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Take 1 Transcription

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