Verbatim vs Tidied-up
Where accuracy and precision are paramount in your line of work, our Verbatim transcripts will capture every utterance exactly as spoken, down to the last word. These transcripts preserve the purity of intent behind a speaker’s statements for those occasions where every detail is of critical importance. The words are written exactly as spoken, with the only omissions being ‘mm’s, ah’s, and ‘mm-hmm’s.
We use a light editorial touch, using punctuation to capture spoken hesitation and emphasis on the page.
Our Verbatim service is recommended for any event where it is important for legal reasons that the text reflects exactly what is said – the document is required to quote all or part of a proceeding:
- Legal hearings
- Regulatory meetings
- Employee relations hearings
- Annual General Meetings.
This service is also used by some of our non-legal clients, who may wish to know exactly what was said in the meeting, and who may wish to edit down the content themselves, giving them more control over the final document.
This is also known in the industry as ‘intelligent verbatim’ – the distinction between the spoken and written word, for any event where the document may be used for publication. Tidied-up transcription removes all of those stumbles and pauses that occur naturally when people are speaking. A tidied-up transcription gets to the core of the speaker’s points at your event and conveys the details accurately, while omitting redundancies and editing out obvious mistakes.
Our Tidied-up service is recommended for meetings and events such as:
- Financial results presentations
- Analyst and media presentations
- Press conferences
- Town hall meetings
- Industry roundtables
- Conferences with high profile speakers
Whilst we understand that our clients frequently require control over, or an exact knowledge of what was said by the speaker, we would usually recommend our Tidied-up transcript service. Why not allow our trained writers to do the monotonous and frequently difficult work of creating a user-friendly and easy to read document, allowing you to get on with your business.