All Typed Up provides a range of transcription styles with varying levels of detail, from full verbatim where we capture every utterance, through to summarised reports where we succinctly summarise the context of your media files. We can also offer additional layers of detail, such as time stamping at regular intervals and professional proofreading.
It is important to advise us of the transcription style you prefer. You can send an email, or there is an option to leave a note when you're uploading your files for a simple, one-step process. Intelligent verbatim style will be assumed unless you advise us otherwise, as this is the style adopted by the vast majority of our clients.
Here is a quick guide to our transcription styles. And, of course, we are happy to adapt any style to your requirements on request.
We “tidy up” the spoken word into intelligent text for hard copy reading. We remove false starts where the speaker quickly corrects themselves whilst changing the direction of their dialogue. We also remove ums, ahs and filler words such as “you know” and “like”. Prompts and encouragements made by the moderator or interviewer, such as ‘yeah’, ‘okay’ and ‘mmm-hmm’ are also excluded if we are transcribing focus groups or interviews to allow the speaker dialogue to flow.
This is the preferred style chosen by 95% of our clients. It retains all your messages, context and details of the original dialogue without any extraneous or unnecessary language. This style is often utilised by market research firms and in other instances where spoken quotations need to be identified and extracted.
For example: Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
We transcribe every single individual word of the audio file except ums, ahs. Prompts and encouragements made by the moderator or interviewer, such as ‘yeah’, ‘okay’ and ‘mmm-hmm’ are excluded. We include all filler words used and any false starts and repetitions, so that all dialogue is retained, even where the dialogue may be grammatically incorrect. No speech is changed and every word is retained.
This is our recommended choice for students and others who require accurate quotations but do not need the unnecessary interruption that can present in full verbatim style.
For example: The, the first… today is the first day of the rest of your life.
We transcribe every single individual word of the audio file including ums, ahs, laughs and pauses. We include all filler words used and any false starts and repetitions, even where the dialogue may be grammatically incorrect. This is often useful for police interviews and legal proceedings as well as interviews for academic discourse.
For example: The, the um first… today is the f- first um day of the rest of your d-... life.
You can trust us to compile intelligent transcriptions of your spoken dialogue into concise summaries which retain your core messages and business context. This is useful for events, seminars and conferences where summary documents are required for delegate handbooks, websites or fact sheets for journalists. We can also provide notes for focus groups, summarising the views of respondents and padding this out with verbatim quotations throughout. This is the perfect solution for reports that can be immediately disseminated to stakeholders
We adopt the Full Verbatim style and then go into more depth, providing information on length of pauses and descriptions of emotions including types of laughs and sighs. We can also provide detail on pace and tone. This is generally useful only where discourse analysis is required for academic study or for legal proceedings such as police interviews.
For some clients, we work in multiple styles, so that the different formats can immediately be pushed out to relevant stakeholders. For instance, we might provide an intelligent verbatim transcription of a seminar for internal distribution and then convert this to a summarised report so that you can upload the document to your website.