TRANSCRIPT FORMATS & SAMPLES

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ROUGH DRAFT TRANSCRIPTION

Rough draft transcription provides well-priced, draft-quality transcripts within 5 business days. The transcription process is 100% human-based, and it targets 90-95% accuracy. If audio quality is good, the transcript quality typically exceeds 95%.

Speakers are not labelled in this service (e.g. audible content is not attributed to specific individuals). However, transcripts that contain multiple speakers will include paragraph breaks each time the speaker changes. If a transcript contains one speaker, then paragraph breaks will be inserted at logical points within the dialogue.

FEATURES

Microsoft Word deliverable

90-95% accuracy

5 business day turnaround

DOES NOT FEATURE

Speaker identification

Strict verbatim

Timestamps

Foreign languages

FINAL DRAFT TRANSCRIPTION - STANDARD FORMAT

Final draft transcription provides polished, high-quality transcripts. The process is 100% human-based, involves multiple quality checks, and targets 98-100% accuracy. 

Speakers are labelled in all final draft orders (i.e. audible content is attributed to named speakers in the transcript). If there are more than 4 speakers in a particular file, then generic speaker labels are used (e.g. "Facilitator" / "Participant"). If "Difficult Audio" is selected when placing an order for an audio file with more than four speakers, then speakers are labelled individually (e.g. "Facilitator 1" / "Participant 1" / "Participant 2" / "Participant 3"). 

FEATURES

Microsoft Word deliverable

98-100% accuracy

24-hour+ turnaround

Speaker identification

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Strict verbatim

Timestamps

Foreign languages

Translation

FINAL DRAFT TRANSCRIPTION - SIMPLIFIED FORMAT

Final draft transcription provides polished, high-quality transcripts. The process is 100% human-based, involves multiple quality checks, and targets 98-100% accuracy. 

The simplified format is the same as the standard format, in all respects, save one: the space between the speaker labels and the content attributed to the particular speaker is removed. All other transcription options and standards are the same.

FEATURES

Microsoft Word deliverable

98-100% accuracy

24-hour+ turnaround

Speaker identification

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Strict verbatim

Timestamps

Foreign languages

Translation

FINAL DRAFT TRANSCRIPTION - STRICT VERBATIM + TIMESTAMPS FORMAT

Strict verbatim and timestamps are options that can be selected with our final draft service.

Strict verbatim includes filler words such as “umm,” “uhh,” and “like.” It also includes stutters, false-starts, repetitive words, and sounds (such as laughter). Our standard transcription service excludes these elements to create a more readable transcript.

Timestamps mark specific interviews on your transcript. For example, if you select timestamps every 2 minutes your transcript will be marked every 2 minutes with a tag similar to [00:02:00], [00:04:00], and so on. If you need timestamps at intervals tighter than 1 minute, please reach out to us to inquire about pricing. 

The example here includes both strict verbatim transcription and timestamps that are on both (a) speaker changes and (b) every 2 minutes in the transcript. 

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