Rave reviews

I am a urological surgeon and have been using Purple Giraffe’s services since 2014. Trina and her team are extremely reliable and the quality of transcription is excellent. An added benefit is that I send them my clinic letters in the evening and due to the time difference between New Zealand and the UK, the reports have been completed and returned by the time I arrive at work the following day. I would thoroughly recommend using Purple Giraffe to anyone in the UK. It will certainly improve the speed of sending your letters at a very reasonable cost. Purple Giraffe offer an amazing service.

Urological Surgeon

An intelligent, responsive and very cost-effective service. Having Trina and her team look after our forensic and medico-legal reports has dramatically reduced the time and effort of proofing. Much more productive and a lot less frustrating than using voice-recognition software, highly recommended!

Registered clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist

Trina and the team at Purple Giraffe have done all the typing for our orthopaedic specialist medical practice. Dictation is always returned promptly. Accuracy is essential in medical notes and the attention to detail, especially in regards to the knowledge of medical terminology, has been high. Trina is very customer focused and because of that, she delivers excellent customer service.


We have used Purple Giraffe since 2014. We are a specialist employment law firm and often conduct investigations which generate large, urgent typing jobs. Trina and her team are extremely professional, their work is of a high standard and the turnaround of the work is incredibly fast. Our work requires a high level of confidentiality and we have no hesitation in giving our work to Purple Giraffe, knowing our work is secure. Over the years we have used other transcription services which did not measure up. Trina has gone above and beyond the call for us and never let us down. We would highly recommend her to any potential client.

Office Manager/EA

I am a lawyer specialising in family law. I have used Purple Giraffe’s transcription services since 2012. Trina is highly efficient and accurate with her transcription. Trina takes an active interest in her work and will often fill in details in a document that she is aware of that I may have missed. This is incredibly helpful when I have a number of files to juggle and Trina is able to retain information about various clients to assist in the accuracy of the document. Trina’s turnaround time is very fast which is also helpful in my area of law. I have no hesitation in recommending Purple Giraffe’s services and have done so already to a number of my colleagues.

Lawyer, family law

I am happy to recommend Purple Giraffe to you for transcription work. As a barrister sole my work is very document focused and speed and accuracy are very important as is backup. Trina is efficient, accurate and reliable and willing to go the extra mile when needed.


During the six and a half years Trina was employed with Bell Gully she was secretary to a range of staff – partner, two senior solicitors and two junior solicitors. Her workloads were consistently very heavy by the firm’s standards and she took considerable personal responsibility for ensuring her work was completed on time. Her accuracy rate was high and she required minimal supervision. The secretarial work Trina performed included banking, commercial agreements, residential property, Wills, Matrimonial Property Agreements, Family Trusts, Mortgagee sales and summary judgments.

Hamish Ross
Bell Gully 1984 – 2001
Alinghi 2001 – present

I contacted Purple Giraffe in 2010 for transcription services because the name appealed to me. We have been working together ever since, mostly on international research interviews. It is important to our work that we get every detail of these interviews and we know we can trust Purple Giraffe to do a great job. Many of the people we interview have strong accents or English is not their first language (and some of the interviews are through translation). No matter what time zone we are in when we send things to them or what time of day we contact them, they turn things around quickly, professionally and courteously. I am always pleased to work with Trina and strongly recommend Purple Giraffe to all others.

Director of Social Work
University of British Columbia

We are a regulatory body who requires audio from interviews and legal hearings transcribed. A lot of the interviews contain confidential information, and industry specific terminology. We have been utilising Purple Giraffe’s services since 2014 to support our office administration in the completion of these transcriptions. Trina is always able to meet the mutually agreed deadlines, and is an excellent communicator who ensures she has a clear understanding of expectations for each assignment. Purple Giraffe is a very cost effective support service that I would recommend to others looking for an efficient and professional service.


I have been carrying out interviews as part of my PhD research and it has been amazing to have Trina’s help transcribing them. It saves me hours and hours of time and Trina has the transcripts back to me in a matter of days! The quality of her work is excellent and she is careful about the privacy of participants. I would highly recommend Purple Giraffe for anyone wanting transcription services.

PhD Medical Anthropology

Our magazine publishing business has relied on Trina and Purple Giraffe’s transcription services since 2013. We work in an industry where clients value speed, accuracy and confidentiality above all else. Fortunately, these are areas where Purple Giraffe shines. Time and again, Trina has proven her reliability, capability and willingness to go the extra mile, even when dealing with highly sensitive or complex material. Trina has not only earned our trust and respect, her services have become an indispensable part of our professional workflow.

Writer, editor and director

I have assigned both audio transcription and proof-reading work to Trina on almost a daily basis since September 2008, very often assigning urgent transcription projects during the evening and at weekends. The work Trina returns is consistently second to none in terms of quality and timely delivery and she is certainly my first point of reference for each project.

Project Manager

Just wanted to say thank you for your fantastic work! I will definitely use you in the future – you make my job so much easier for being terrifically precise. Thank you for your hard work.

Freelance Film and TV Director

Purple Giraffe have worked with Front of the Box Productions Ltd since 2008. They have fitted well with our production company’s mission statement and cultural philosophies. The transcribing that has been provided across a range of programming has been of the highest standard, and we have found their service to be second to none.

Production Executive

With the eventual objective of a memoir, I have been recording interviews with an iconic New Zealand figure about his life and work. Purple Giraffe Transcription Limited’s transcription of my digital files has been highly professional, fast, accurate and very cost effective, leaving me free to indulge in all the most pleasurable aspects of my work. A great find that I recommend unreservedly.