Rogers Word Service works with each client to determine how their transcript needs to be written. For example, if a transcript is required for purely research purposes, you would not want all of the disruptive verbal tics ("um," "uh," "you know," "like," et cetera) or stutters and word repetitions. However, if you were trying to find the perfect take for a 30-second advertisement, you would absolutely want to be aware of each and every verbal tic, false sentence start, and word repetition.
In general, we've found that most transcription projects break down into three different categories of verbatim: standard, legal, and video editing. All three could be said to be "verbatim," as we do not alter diction, syntax, et cetera.
Standard puts the emphasis on clarity and readability. We will omit verbal tics ("you know," "like," et cetera), false sentence starts, "um" or "uh," stutters, and word repetitions that do not change the meaning of the sentence.
Legal verbatim is what is commonly used for court transcripts and official proceedings. All spoken words are transcribed, but we omit "uhs," "ums," and word repetitions.
Video editing verbatim is perfect for video editors who want to capture the best take possible. All spoken words are transcribed, including verbal tics and false sentence starts, as well as significant "ums", "uhs," and word repetitions.
Rogers Word Service does not charge extra for full verbatim transcripts.