If the words together before the noun modify it, hyphenation is usually necessary. I have a full-time job. My job is full time.
The goal is to make an easily readable document using commas, periods and question marks. Refrain from using ; ! ” ” (semi-colons, exclamation points and quotation marks) A colon is appropriate after a speaker’s name. Male narrator:
[sic] indicates that the passage is just as it appears in its original source. The usual purpose is to inform readers that any errors or apparent errors in the transcribed material are from the speaker and not as a result of poor transcription. It is placed adjacent to the preceding word. Parenthesis instead of brackets … [Read more…]
Italics are only used in the following instances: Books Movies Magazines TV shows Watercraft Record album titles / CD titles.
In transcription [Simultaneous discussion] is used when a number of people are speaking once in the conversation and you can’t understand the conversation. A single line break is placed above and below it. Parenthesis is preferred over brackets when used in captioning.
Open MS Word. Tools > Autocorrect Options>Autoformat tab. Unclick Hyphens.
Use Google to look up unknown words. If the word cannot be found a [sp?] will be inserted immediately following the word we are unsure[sp?] of. (sp?) if used in captioning.
Web site is two words and Web is always capped. I went to his Web site.
I looked up this information on the Internet.
When a speaker is interrupted by another speaker, we represent this with two dashes. When the speaker resumes, or doesn’t pause because of the interruption, we continue the sentence with two dashes.
If the current speaker trails off or is cut off by another speaker we represent this with either . . . or –-. . . . (space, period, space, period, space, period) is used when a person trails off. — (dash, dash) is used when someone is cut off or interrupted. Neither are acceptable for … [Read more…]
Is used in broadcast transcription when there is a break in the interview for technical reasons. A single line break is placed above and below it.
When the transcriptionist cannot understand the speaker’s utterance, a time stamp [00:00:00] will be inserted in the transcription. For closed captioning an insert of (inaudible) is expected.
Format > Paragraph > Line and Page Breaks>Pagination Click the box for Widow/Orphan Control Click >> Ok
All notations will be framed in brackets for transcription but parentheses for captioning. With an Arial font for captioning the parenthesis feels more comfortable in our opinion. [laughs] (laughs) [sic] (sic) [inaudible] (inaudible) [clears throat] (clears throat) [chuckles] (chuckles) [sp?] (sp?)
A [sp?] will be used when there isn’t a confirmed the spelling of a proper name. [sp?] will be placed directly behind the name in question. Dr. Fritzhower[sp?]
4 o’clock = 4:00 AM = a.m. PM = p.m.
For consistency’s sake, affirmative sounds should be: um, uh, uh-huh, mm-hmm, nh-nuh, ah-ha, hmm, mm or [audible sound], if necessary.
All numbers one through nine are spelled out and numerals are used for 10 and above. Nine=9, but 10=10. Exception: We will spell out all numerals if the number is at the beginning of the sentence.
Years: ’30s or 1930s. No apostrophe. Ages: 30’s. With apostrophe.
Two spaces are recommended after colons and at the end of sentences because it makes it easier to line break the document for closed captioning.
Quotations are set off with commas.
Unless it’s a proper name, don’t.