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Verbatim or Not Verbatim, That is the Question

Should your transcript be verbatim? It sounds like something you’d want, right? Your transcript should be true to the recording, after all! At CastingWords, our standard transcripts are not fully verbatim, but you can add the Verbatim upgrade if desired. Here’s why: Non-Verbatim for Smooth Reading In most cases, a recording is transcribed for the benefit of a reader, and spoken text does not always translate smoothly into writing. Our speech is often full of ums and uhs, we sprinkle in filler words such as “like” and “sort of,” we stop mid-sentence and start again.…

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