Friday, August 30th, 2019

Why is Strict Verbatim Transcription so Important?

Often called ‘true verbatim’, ‘full verbatim’ or ‘strict verbatim’, a verbatim transcript is one that transfers the spoken word, exactly how it is heard into text; word-for-word and letter-for-letter. A verbatim transcript includes every word, utterance and sound that is recorded; including pauses, laughter, coughs and any filler words such as “um”, “uh”, “like” and “you know”.

In contrast, intelligent verbatim or ‘non verbatim’ focuses on capturing the meaning of what is being said rather than how it is said. Intelligent verbatim transcripts will omit or adjust non-verbal sounds such as throat clearing and stuttering, as well as filler words, repeated words and any other irrelevant material.     

Here at McGowan Transcriptions, our team of highly-skilled transcriptionists have been providing true verbatim, as well as non verbatim transcripts for over 25 years; we understand the importance of delivering the appropriate transcript, and how insufficiently transcribed files can have a negative impact on your objectives. 


Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Get More Productive | 18 Top Tools for Startups & Small Businesses

It is good practice to do everything yourself as a startup so you can clearly understand and define your processes, as well as save your limited funds for the work that really matters. However, there always comes a time in the startup process when you feel overwhelmed with tasks.

This is the perfect time to make use of specialised tools for project management and organisation. The following list will help you streamline your workflow, collaborate more effectively with your team, and organise work more efficiently – ultimately making your business more productive!


Monday, September 18th, 2017

Top 10 Advantages Of Using Transcription Services

Outsourcing transcription services to a professional company is a smart choice, especially when you don’t have in-house expertise. Transcription is an expensive skill set – just think about the wages, benefits, and all the overhead costs of a dedicated audio transcription department. Thanks to reliable companies with well-trained personnel and the right tools for the job, outsourcing the service has become easier. Professional transcription is an important aspect of work, especially for medical practices, law firms, research organisations, as well as for individuals doing all kinds of studies and interviews. If you are thinking about outsourcing transcription services for your organisation, here are great advantages you can consider to make your decision much easier:


Monday, May 18th, 2015

Top 10 Advantages Of Transcribing Services

Outsourcing transcribing services to a professional company is a smart choice, especially when you don’t have in-house expertise. Transcription is an expensive skill set—just think about the wages, benefits, and all the overhead costs of a dedicated audio transcription department. Thanks to reliable companies with well trained personnel and the right tools for the job, outsourcing the service has become easier. Professional transcription is an important aspect of work, especially for medical practices, law firms, research organisations, as well as for individuals doing all kinds of studies and interviews. If you are thinking about outsourcing transcription services for your organisation, here are great advantages you can consider to make your decision much easier: