At 1-888-TYPE-IT-UP we take great pride in delivering a product with the highest accuracy possible. In fact, a common concern from new clients is that transcripts they've ordered from other services proved more aggravating than they did helpful. Of particular concern is the quality of verbatim transcription delivered by other transcription companies. Before you choose that seemingly cheap verbatim add-on service from another transcription company, reconsider whether that tiny additional charge really reflects the amount of additional work required to capture every um, uh, mm-hmm, stutter, doubled word, false start, noise and sound in your recording. An experienced and skilled transcriptionist can tell you that true verbatim transcription is just as time consuming as transcribing difficult audio. And if you combine difficult audio with verbatim, there's just no telling how long verbatim transcription will take to transcribe and proofread word for word against the audio. Through both transcriptionist feedback and our own timed assessment of how long verbatim transcription takes, true verbatim transcription requires an additional six hours of work per hour of audio, resulting in a total of 12 hours of work per audio hour for the transcriptionist and six hours of work per audio hour for the transcript editor, amounting to a total of 18 hours of work per hour of audio.

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If you're wondering why some services manage to sell their verbatim transcription for so little, the answer is in the final product. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the definition of verbatim is "in exactly the same words as were used originally." But if you place your verbatim transcription order with other transcription services, what you're likely to receive is a mere gist or paraphrasing of spoken events. At 1-888-TYPE-IT-UP we offer true verbatim transcription services for the serious client who is truly looking to capture every possible utterance and sound in a recording. This process requires immensely time-consuming work, but we've trained our transcriptionists and transcript editors to deliver the true verbatim product that so many other transcription services simply can't or won't deliver.

For many clients, clean verbatim transcription will suffice, so you may be wondering who typically needs true verbatim transcription? Our experience has been such that true verbatim transcription best meets the needs of video producers, mental health professionals, students who need mock therapy sessions transcribed, insurance companies who need true verbatim transcripts by law, and in some cases academic researchers.

If you are one of many prospective clients who ordered verbatim transcription from another transcription service only to be sorely disappointed by the results, we encourage you to give our services a try. We always appreciate the opportunity to capture the whole enchilada of a recording, word for word and sound for sound. 

Still not convinced? You can always request our free trial transcription service in our true verbatim transcription style, or feel free to give us a call at 1-888-TYPE-IT-UP today.

We look forward to helping with your verbatim transcription needs.

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