Types of Transcription2018-09-10T13:39:30+00:00

Recording Focus Groups for Transcription

Focus groups with several speakers are generally among the more difficult recordings to transcribe, although there are ways in which you can increase the accuracy of the finished written record before you even begin your session.

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Intelligent Verbatim

Removes the nonsensical speech noises and unnecessary words, leaving behind a clear, concise text

From all of the different types of transcription available, the most popular and widely useful form of is intelligent verbatim.  Also known as clean verbatim, this type of transcription removes the unnecessary clutter from conversation. Ignoring any filler or repeated words, this creates a much cleaner and clearer finished product.

This is usually preferred because it’s easier and faster to read, plus it looks much more professional when presented in written form. As a result, most clients opt for intelligent verbatim transcription.

Verbatim

Every word and sound is typed as said, providing an absolute replica of the conversation

There are potential advantages to having your recordings transcribed verbatim. This means every additional detail is included word-for-word and never paraphrased, even including non-verbal sounds where possible.

Although this usually makes the text more difficult to scan through quickly, it can be invaluable if you want to interpret meaning from the subtler nuances of the dialogue. Stuttering, unintentional repetition, pauses and so on can be identified and analysed using this method.

This is especially useful for transcriptions of conversations with complicated or emotional circumstances involved, where the emotional responses of interviewees may not be communicated clearly in an abbreviated form. In a typical workplace, disciplinary meetings are a common example.

Time Stamped

Very handy for easily referencing points in time on your original audio file, especially on long files

This service includes time stamps throughout the transcript, so you can accurately match the written record of your conversation to a particular time in the original recording.

Usually this is particularly useful when transcribing video files, since additional context for what is being said might become apparent upon examining the corresponding video. When legal documents are involved, time stamped transcription is also a common requirement.

Time stamps may also be used within other types of transcription in the event that a word is inaudible. This allows you to quickly locate these instances in the recording.

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