What is a Verbatim Transcription

Verbatim transcription is the exact word by word speech to text conversion. Transcriptionists providing verbatim transcripts need to have keen ears and attention to detail. They pay close attention to every sound, word, tone, etc.  A real verbatim transcript converts everything on the audio file the way it is delivered. This would include non-verbal utterances as well.

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Verbatim transcripts transfer anything and everything that is spoken. Even grammatical errors, repetition, etc. are captured the way it is delivered, they are not corrected. Unclear thoughts remain unclear.

Verbatim transcripts are used widely in legal documentation. The thought process behind the spoken words are of utmost importance in legal proceedings.

Verbatim transcripts are also used in insurance industry. Claims professionals use verbatim transcripts to pick up valuable information.

It is not practical to completely rely on automated transcription tools to do verbatim transcription. Nowadays, transcription service providers use hybrid solution to do verbatim transcription. Here, automatically produced transcripts are shot into manual workflows where highly experienced transcriptionists make necessary changes to reproduce the text document exactly the way it is delivered.

Being in transcription industry for more than two decades, Transcribe-Now has a highly effective hybrid transcription workflow. Transcribe-Now’s hybrid solution makes it possible to deliver error-free verbatim transcripts at a much quicker turnaround.