Hello and thank you for your interest in Choughed Transcription Services.

My name is Kerry and I am a freelance transcriber in Cornwall England.  I trained, studying the LCCI London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Private Secretary Certificate; and after college began my career, in administration (eeek!!! over 23 years ago!)  You can read about my employment history by clicking the box below.

Kerry Nicholls-Smith

Kerry Nicholls-Smith

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Kerry Nicholls-Smith
Freelance Audio Transcriber

Competent, genuine and reliable with 23 years of experience and a high repeat client rate.  I transcribe audio files of up to 60 minutes within 24 hours. All audio lengths accepted.

My previous contracts include transcribing interviews, YouTube videos, meetings, podcasts and more. I have experience in many areas of transcription including technology, artificial intelligence, renewable energies, health and lifestyle, habit breaking and general business topics.

* Fast accurate typing speed
* Confidentially assured
* Reliable, conscientious and genuine
* Committed to customer satisfaction
* Trained to RSA Level – Distinction
* Native – English
* Experienced in using trade specific terminology
* Experienced in researching to ensure unfamiliar terminology, names and
brands are spelled correctly.

Employment History


Freelance Audio Transcriber; available directly and through Upwork

August 2005 to Present


I left Tregenna Castle to open my shop, which is where I have been ever since, putting the skills and experience learnt to good use.

Running my own business gives me the opportunity to work in the industry I love; whilst rising to the challenges that come with being a business owner. My love for my shop is still as strong – but work, home life, income – is a difficult balance.

I decided to downsize the business, reduce my working hours at the shop and to take up the opportunity to freelance as a typist, transcriber. This allows me to supplement my income by freelancing in the additional hours I have available, whilst spending more time home.

August 1995 to August 2005


I held many positions during my eleven years of employment at Tregenna Castle. These include Secretary to Hotel Manager, Receptionist, Customer Service Assistant, Rentals and Timeshare. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Tregenna and gained a wealth of experience, not just in administration, but also sales, marketing, advertising, and management.

Roles Included

Typing Letters
Taking Minutes of Meetings
Customer Service Point
Taking Hotel and Self Catering Bookings
Using Hotel Booking System
Producing Leaflets and Marketing Material



Excellent listening skills

Conscientious - Cares about quality of work and customer satisfaction

Experience in business matters, technology, AI, sales, interviews and many other industries

Research skills for unfamiliar technical terms/to ensure accuracy of brands and names

I am currently working as a Freelance Transcriber, working initially through Upwork and growing to also offer the direct service, that is available to clients today. Transcription work takes more than qualifications and a fast typing speed; as well as these skills, experience, stamina, (or stubbornness according to my husband!), and a genuine desire to provide an excellent service is a must. Believe me, after twelve hours plus of transcribing an ear-splitting audio, with intermittent sound – that desire is the only thing that gets you through to complete the audio, at the highest standard you can.  Your fee for the audio? ….. at that stage you would pay the client to take it back if customer satisfaction was not your main goal! Thankfully those audios are few and far between, but, regardless, my aim is the same.

My standard turn around time is 24 hours per sixty minutes of audio and my fee is £4.50 per fifteen minutes of audio transcribed.

To enquire or to hire my services, please contact me at kerry@audiotranscriber.co.uk or complete and send the direct hire form, which can be found here.

Direct Hire

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hopefully working with you.


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