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Verbatim Explained

Posted on 6th March 2019 • Categories: Students, Transcription, Writers & Publishers

Transcription Types and Formats:

Transcription means converting audio recorded transcription dictation to text format, but there is a bit more to it than that, it all depends on what the client requires. There are 3 types of transcription format which can be used – Verbatim, Intelligent Verbatim or Edited Verbatim.  If you are unsure of which type of transcript you require, listed below are three short examples.

Verbatim:

Erm … well, [sigh] I dunno really, know what I mean? [long pause]. I mean, you know, when I asked them what David’s, err, um, condish, condit, condition was, they said like erm ‘I’m afraid we can’t, erm, tell you that, Mrs Jones, ’cause you ain’t a relative.

Intelligent Verbatim:

Well, I dunno really. I mean when I asked them what David’s condition was, they said ‘I’m afraid we can’t tell you that, Mrs Jones, ’cause you ain’t a relative.

Edited:

Well I don’t know really. I mean when I asked them what David’s condition was, they said ‘I’m afraid we can’t tell you that, Mrs Jones, because you are not a relative.

 

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