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Here at TranscribeMe, we want to ensure our customer’s satisfaction and so we have a variety of formats and editing styles to ensure you get exactly what you want. Here is a brief overview of our transcript formats and style types. We also do custom formatting, but most of our customers are happy with one of the many combinations of our product.

Content Editing:

Verbatim  we transcribe your text exactly as it sounds- complete with repetitions and speech errors.

Clean Verbatim  we transcribe text and remove all filler words, such as: hmm, you know, like, etc. We also clean up stutters and stammers, as well as filler words. For example, “I was in, in, in the kitchen” is edited to say: “I was in the kitchen” and “It was, like, you know, a pretty boring experience” is changed to read: “It was a pretty boring experience.”

Edited  We transcribe your text in a way that is ready for publishing. We improve grammar and tenses for easier readability.


Speaker Identification – When transcribing multiple speaker files, we can differentiate between speakers or transcribe the text as if just one person were saying the entire thing. Speaker identification is included in the price and we typically do S1, S2, S3, and so on type labels, or we can customize them to fit the speaker’s names if you speak with one of our sales representatives directly.

Time Stamps – We typically produce time stamps every 2 minutes or every time that the speaker switches with another person. However, we can provide time stamps at different intervals depending on your needs.

SRT — This specialized format provides time stamps at very specific intervals. This is the format most commonly used in closed captioning and it pairs perfectly with your closed captioning software.

NVivo — This format is used to transcribe interviews that will be run through the NVivo data analysis software. Academic researchers typically use NVivo to analyze specific keywords in their qualitative research, but this format could be used by market researchers as well.

Market Research — This format is used by market researchers, but it is not compatible with NVivo. It does not contain time stamps and specifically differentiates between the moderator of a focus group and the respondents.

Custom Formatting — Although most clients are satisfied with our selection of content editing and formatting, we can also accommodate custom formatting requests. These can include specialized formatting or content editing requests. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in a specific format at


For those of you who place a standard order, your transcript will include clean verbatim along with speaker identification and standard time stamps. If you wish to have a different format, please indicate it in your order. Additionally, if your audio file contains lots of jargon or slang, you are welcome to send us a list of keywords we might encounter, the names of the speakers, or any supporting documents you might have. All of these things help us to ensure that your transcript meets your exact needs. So, what are you waiting for? Upload your audio and order your transcripts from our customer portal or via our mobile transcription app.

If you still have questions, email us at

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