We are looking for transcribers who can transcribe verbatim in Excel with timecode at the beginning of each sentence or two. We would like to distribute this job among a number of transcribers so they can complete the work quickly.
We have a number of files, each roughly between 1 hour and 2 hours long and we can pay $40/audio hour.
DEADLINE: Monday, August 22nd at 7:30am EST.
Here are the instructions for transcribing verbatim in Excel with timecode at the beginning of each sentence (or new speaker, as shown in the example attached) --
1. Use ellipses "..." to indicate pauses in the middle of sentences, and use dashes "--" when someone stutters or corrects themselves quickly or when they are interrupted.
2. Make sure anything that grammatically should be the end of a sentence is marked with a period.
3. Indicate all stutters with dashes between words: the -- the -- the
4. To the extent possible, add ", um," and ", uh," wherever they are prominently said. Don't kill yourself with this one, just add when prominent.
5. Change abbreviations or slang to formal word (even if the speaker clearly says it in a slang way). For example, 'cuz = because, sayin' = saying, gonna = going to.
6. Add brackets with the word "interruption" if there is a clear break in continuity like when someone says they need to fix a light or the mic, etc...: [interruption]
7. Look up recurring names in Colby's glossary to make sure that they are spelled correctly. If it's just said once or twice, no need to take the time to look it up, but if you're unsure of the spelling, make sure to change font color to red for the words that are unclear so that the reader knows that transcriber is uncertain of spelling.
8. Similarly, if transcriber is uncertain of what is being said in the sentence, they can give it their best shot, but make sure to change font color to red for the words that are unclear so that the reader knows that the transcriber was unsure.
9. While the general idea is to create a new row with a new time code every 20 seconds or so, it's more important that the division between rows is determined by the end of a sentence, since we don't want to break up sentences.
10. ** Transcribers DO NOT need to follow the same rules of transcription for the questioners, the questions can be paraphrased (not word for word).
Use the attached spreadsheet as an example.
Note: you will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement, so please provide your email address.