In verbatim transcription, every utterance from the audio is transcribed. This includes
all ums, uhs, false starts, stutters, repetitions and remarks, such as "you know,
"like," and distracting speech patterns, such as "right" and "yeah" and "um-hum"
which are not pertinent to a non-verbatim transcript.
It also includes pauses, laughter, crying, coughing, interruptions, and external
noises, such as "shuffling papers," "starting DVD," etc.
Strict verbatim might be used for court transcripts, research, and anything that
a customer might prefer to include for purposes of analyzing the transcript.
There is a slight additional fee for verbatim transcription due to the fact that
it takes much longer to transcribe. In order to determine the cost for verbatim
transcription, we have listed it under our "difficult" category. You can find what
is deemed to be "difficult" audio just below each of our rate charts.