A colleague once said to me, "I'd rather go to prison, than transcribe an audio file." A bit drastic, granted, but propitious for me in that I actually quite enjoy it. The world would be so boring if we were all the same.
I work with WAV, MP3 and MP4 file formats, to transcribe any non-specialist audio. For example:
- Scripts and narration (TV/Radio/Film production)
'Clean verbatim' (RECOMMENDED): I will tidy up the narrative as I type. Content will not be altered, some paraphrasing where appropriate, all hesitations removed and slang corrected: 'dunno', 'gonna', replaced with 'I don't know', 'going to', etc.
'True verbatim': I will type exactly what is in the audio. No paraphrasing. All ums, ers, stutters and slang speech (dunno, wanna, gonna etc) will remain.
If additional copy-edits are required, the total word count will be calculated and an additional copy-editing charge applied.