Verbatim Vs Non-Verbatim Transcription

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Verbatim Vs Non-Verbatim Transcription

What is the difference between verbatim and non-verbatim transcription?

Verbatim transcription includes all speech that is uttered including stutters, false starts, filler words and repetitions. In addition, verbatim transcription also includes audible non-speech speaker sounds (e.g. applause, laughs or coughs).

Non-verbatim transcription of course excludes all unnecessary speech to make one’s transcript more readable without editing or changing the structure or meaning of uttered speech.

Below, please find an example of the relevant differences:

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