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Verbatim Legal Transcription


Transcription refers to the conversion of audio files into typed scripts by professional transcriptionists. Common forms of transcription include medical transcription, legal transcription and general transcription. Verbatim transcription involves typing from audio files every thing that is heard as it is without changing or editing any sounds. It includes sighs, stutters, slang, and also fillers like “you know”, “err” and “mm”.

When is verbatim transcription required? In the field of law quite often legal transcripts are ordered / prepared in a verbatim manner, especially when it involves the interview session with a witness, lie detector test tapes, or police files of wire tapped conversations and call intercept tapes, CCTV tapes/, or excerpts from security videos, minidisks etc. Quite often these transcripts become critical evidence in a case and a verbatim transcript can record the actual words that were spoken by both the parties. Verbatim transcription can also reveal the quality of response and hesitations, surprise anger etc while replying to questions or during any conversation or interview.

Some of the different types of verbatim transcription examples include,

  • Police station interrogation
  • Radio/ TV interviews
  • Wire tap files transcription
  • Court proceeding transcription
  • Telephone interview
  • Journalism interview
  • Speeches transcription
  • Research transcription

Outsourcing of legal business and medical transcription is a very common practice these days and it is efficiently and professionally done using the latest digital technologies and the Internet. Audio files are often sent online to distant global locations like India for transcription to make it quite economic and also time saving.

Managed Outsource Solutions is a US based legal outsourcing pioneer and offers highly professional; yet affordable and competitively priced transcription services like, trial transcription, wire tap transcription, legal letter transcription, verbatim transcription, general correspondence transcription, scoping services, proofreading services, legal pleadings, reports, and briefs transcription.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.