TauRho's Audio Typing Services - Transcript Types


 

A transcript can take many different forms hence why TauRho Transcribes aims to provide the tailoring required for all your professional audio typing needs. With two basic options, Smart Verbatim and Full Verbatim, you can also add in the time coding optional extra. Beyond this, if you have historically had your transcripts formatted in a particular way, you can provide us with an example template by getting in touch using the contact information found on the 'Contact Us' page. Simply send us your template and we can use that to customise all your future transcripts.

 

Below you will see three examples of the inclusions and omissions present in each transcript type. This is a short excerpt of an example transcript. (D) is the interviewee and (J) is the interviewer. In these examples, you will notice a missing word time stamp, (21:03). Sometimes, due to the lack of clarity in a recording and the transcriber not being privy to the initial conversation, some words will be missed in the audio typing. These missing words will be time stamped on all occasions, regardless of whether you choose for time stamping to be included with your transcript. This makes it easier for you to go back through the recording to fill in the missing words.

 

Smart Verbatim

(Standard)

The first example below shows an example script of a Smart Verbatim transcript. Receiving a smart verbatim script will mean all 'ums', 'ah's', and 'erms' will be removed. Furthermore, any unnecessary use of words and phrases such as; 'right', 'okay', 'let's see', 'I guess', shall be intelligently removed along with excessive verbosity. 

Smart Verbatim

For a concise, succinct transcipt

D: I am trying to think… There is tech in the European market but I guess there is not much competition in the US. Top Rail is a big one, it is a really big one for maximising efficiency but without the assistance of putting in a lot of infrastructure. If there is (21:03) out there that you are able to install, either on a locomotive or on a car that can produce results, that is huge. A lot of testing of specification, whether that is on the car side or the locomotive side, that is something that…

J: Testing specification, what do you mean by that? What sort of testing specification would we be looking at?

D: Wind drag, fuel efficiency and basically proving the product works and then extending the longevity of the product

J: Just going through it to get all the creases out to make it as cost efficient as possible, is that what you are saying?

D: Yeah, that’s it.

Full Verbatim

The following example shows a Full Verbatim transcript. Every half sentence, repeated word, and syllable will be included so that not one piece of details is missed. Furthermore, added detail such as [laughter], [interruptions] and [background noise] are included in the transcript.

Full Verbatim

For a transcript that provides every little detail.

D: Erm, I am trying to think… Let’s see, there is tech in the European market but I guess there is not much competition in the US. Okay, Top Rail is a big one, it is a really big one for maximising efficiency but without the assistance of putting in a lot of infrastructure. If there is (21:03) out there that you are able to install, either on a locomotive or on a car that can produce results, that is huge. A lot of testing of specification, whether that is on the car side or the… the, erm, locomotive side, that is something that… /

J: / Testing specification, what do you mean by that? What sort of testing specification would we be looking at?

D: Erm… Wind drag, fuel efficiency, let’s see, what else… and basically proving the product works and then extending the longevity of the product

J: Right, okay, so just going through it to get all the creases out to make it as cost efficient as possible, is that what you are saying?

D: [Laughs] Yeah, that’s it.

 

Time Coded

Time coding can be included as an optional extra in both Smart and Full Verbatim formats. It works on a text insertion basis as shown. A time stamp will be inserted as each minute of audio passes. This is a Time Coded Smart Verbatim transcript.

Time Coded

A Transcript time stamped every minute so you can keep your whereabouts

D: [20:00] I am trying to think… There is tech in the European market but I guess there is not much competition in the US. Top Rail is a big one, it is a really big one for maximising efficiency but without the assistance of putting in a lot of infrastructure [21:00]. If there is (21:03) out there that you are able to install, either on a locomotive or on a car that can produce results, that is huge. A lot of testing of specification, whether that is on the car side or the locomotive side, that is something that…

J: Testing specification, what do you mean by that? What sort of testing specification would we be looking at?

D: Wind drag, fuel efficiency and basically proving the product works and then extending the longevity of the product

J: Just going through it to get [22:00] all the creases out to make it as cost efficient as possible, is that what you are saying?

D: Yeah, that’s it.