What's the difference between a standard transcript and a verbatim transcript?
A standard (regular) transcript is lightly edited for readability. This is the preferred choice for most people.
A verbatim transcript contains all speech exactly as spoken. This includes things like:
- Filler words (uh, um)
- False starts ("She only had 10... I mean, she only had 15 minutes")
- Stutters ("He w-wasn't too s-s-sure about it")
Our standard transcripts will still capture the content of the conversation as spoken, only with the above edited out to provide a cleaner read. Standard transcripts are not paraphrased.
You can receive a verbatim transcript for an additional $0.25 per audio minute. To order a verbatim transcript, select the checkbox next to Verbatim after your file uploads at checkout.
Note: The verbatim option must be selected at checkout, before the order is placed. We aren't able to add verbatim to an existing order.