WHICH TRANSCRIPTION METHOD IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
In our years of experience and the thousands of transcripts we’ve produced, we recommend three transcription methods: True Verbatim Transcription, Intelligent Verbatim Transcription, and summary transcription.
True verbatim transcriptions transcribe every word, partial word, false start, self-correction, repetition, stutter, crutch or filler words (e.g., um, ah, you know, etc.), run-on, and long sentences combined by conjunctions (e.g., for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so, etc.), slang and expletives, grammatical errors, and colloquial English.
When necessary, ambient noise such as police sirens, coughing, a slamming door, telephone ringing, and smart phone notification sounds are included.
Intelligent verbatim transcriptions remove from the transcription most, if not all, false starts, self-corrections, repetitions, stutters, and crutch or filler words (e.g., um, ah, you know, etc.).
Where it is necessary to clarity of expression, intelligent verbatim transcriptions corrects run-on and long sentences by transcribing the sentences into simple or compound sentences to make them more readable.
When needed and necessary for reader comprehension, intelligent verbatim transcriptions correct grammar, slang, and any word, phrase, or sound that detracts from comprehension of the audio to text transcription.
Intelligent verbatim transcriptions focus on the readability of the actual spoken word.
Intelligent verbatim transcription depends on the expertise and familiarity of the transcriber with the subject matter.
A summary transcription is comprehensive outline of the main points covered in your audio recording. A summary transcription can include a cover page, executive summary, issue/subject background information, key concepts, schedules, budgets, and concluding recommendations or proposals.
A successful summary transcription is a collaborative work. If you or your business has a preferred summary template style, we can tailor your summary transcription based on your preferences.
|Common Format||Transcription Method|
|Interview, Lecture, Speech||Intelligent Verbatim|
|Focus Group||Intelligent Verbatim|
|Zoom and Other Videoconference Platforms||Intelligent Verbatim|
|Audio Conference Call||Intelligent Verbatim|
|Business, Oral, and Family History||Intelligent Verbatim|
|Pre-Production Video||True Verbatim|
|Post-Production Video||Intelligent or True Verbatim|
|Legal||True or Intelligent Verbatim|
|Government||Intelligent or Summary|
|Enterprise Management||Intelligent Verbatim|
|Large Project Management||Intelligent Verbatim|