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Everything you need to know about the types of transcription

There are three main styles of transcription that can be requested when ordering this service. When using professional audio transcription services, we most often have to prepare ourselves to inform employees about the type of work they will be doing. The choice of style is most often determined by the type of recording we have. There are different types of recording and transcription options. The most common styles are interview or research. The final purpose of the document is also important. You should bear in mind where it will go later and how important information it will contain for security reasons.

In the case of carriers of confidential information, care should be taken to ensure the security of transcription of any sound, word or even non-verbal communication that will be included in the document in a detailed description. Companies very often offer to pay attention to possible phonetic and grammatical errors or minor text corrections. We can then ask them to prepare to correct any potential errors in the document. Thanks to these activities, the prepared text will be well-ordered and immediately ready for collection.

Regardless of whether you want your documents to be easier to read or professionally edited in the final stage of transcription, see the detailed options that are offered by the companies that provide this service. In order to help you acquire more detailed knowledge, we have prepared the following entry, which will allow you to decide how you would like to process your copy of documents or recordings.

Pure reading or business transcription.

Specifying this style of transcription will ensure an easy-to-read document that can be edited or paraphrased in the future to improve readability. Reading this type of work is very often used in scientific interviews and video interviews in which the so-called Q&A was carried out, i.e. reading questions and answering them.

The business transcription style is also a good solution for preparing documents necessary for presentations or speeches. Business style is also one of the basic choices and is very often used by default when the client does not have any specific transcription plan in place.

Clean reading despite low interference ensures that the employees working on the document will try to remove any errors that have crept into files and documents. This applies to the removal of spelling errors, typos or too frequent repetitions. We can then define a more precise request ourselves, which will concern grammatical errors in the text. The end result of this type of transcription is most often a document that will be structured in such a way as to be short, yet clear paragraphs with very meaningful information. The meaning of the sentences and the overall content that has been transcribed will be preserved.

Verbatim or fluid transcription.

During this process, we can count on word-by-word audio transcription, with a slight editing that will increase the audio quality on the job. These can sometimes be very minor adjustments, such as noise that will appear in the recording. The fluid part of the transcript may involve removing some small words. From time to time, the recording length is shortened for the customer’s needs. Of course, this is done in such a way that the entire content of the speech is preserved. The cutscenes that add nothing to the topic are then thrown away. Such as stuttering, repeating the same words, or any vowel between words. This includes onomatopoeia in the conversation, laughter, and other minor corrections that clients who request transcription may request.

The type of transcription above works best for community interviews, hearings or recorded conference meetings. It does not always have to contain the exact details of the conversation, but you should ensure a high level of recording quality.

Strict transcription.

If we need an accurately reproduced document, with every word, sound and non-verbal communication recorded, a type of exact transcription will be the appropriate offer. It is most often used when recording court hearings , which will have to be provided in the form of a document.

This is the style of recording every detail of the statement. Even laughter or pauses that occur between dialogues. Any grammatical mistakes made by the interlocutors are also preserved. Comments that are digressions or external sounds that could lead to disturbance are also not cut out. The recording prepared in this way must be as close as possible to the real original. If you choose strict transcription, there will be significant cost differences compared to other types, so it is worth considering whether we really need such a detailed service.