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Re: Audio transcripts


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Aug 29, 2003 11:11AM

Who decides what is important? Is the fifth time a person says "uh" in a
row important? Probably not, but there are subtle nuances in language that
some people may pay attention to even if others don't.

The standard in captioning is to caption verbatim, and I recommend adhering
to that for transcripts as well.


On 8/29/03 12:17 PM, "Lisa Morgan" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> When creating a transcript of an audio clip, does every single word need to
> appear in the transcript, exactly as it is spoken in the clip? We have a
> situation at my company where some people think that's the standard, and
> others feel that as long as all of the important ideas and concepts -- the
> intent of the clip -- is conveyed, it doesn't matter if every word is the
> same.
> Thanks,
> Lisa Morgan

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