Types of Audio Transcription Services
A verbatim transcription is literally word for word and is frequently chosen by the legal profession or tribunals for witness statements, police /solicitor taped interviews and court proceedings, when a literally accurate record is required.
A standard transcription generally renders the transcription more user-friendly and comprehensible. We recommend the implementation of certain measures such as identifying multiple speakers (e.g. ‘Interviewer’ and ‘Interviewee’, ‘Man 1’, ‘Man 2’, or simply visually separating speakers on a new line etc. unless names are provided). Also, meaningless ‘fillers’ such as ‘um’, ‘you know’, ‘err’ may be removed and grammatical errors such us ‘I were’, ‘gonna’ and double negatives may be corrected. For appropriateness, strong language may also have letters replaced by asterisks.