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Verbatim transcription

A word-for-word replica of spoken language, the transcript reproduces original speech while correcting any verbal tics or syntax errors.

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Reports and summaries

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  • Verbatim transcription

All verbal tics, hems and haughs are removed along with unnecessary repetition. Grammar is corrected. The document is easy to skim with the addition of headings, an index and a table of contents (optional).

Word-for-word transcription of what was said

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> Number of pages in final document: 18 to 22 pg/hr
> Deadline for 5 hours of meeting time: 10 days

Perfect for: Official interviews – legal background information – when everything said must be transcribed word-for-word.

Verbatim transcription example: 108 words

Taking up a question asked earlier about our CAPEX program, we just re-prioritized it and took $300 million out of $2.2 billion. We have taken some action in respect to 1999, as my statement and the directors’ report make quite clear. We have brought the expenditure back from the year 2000 onwards to a more normal level of about $400 million. That is just being prudent and sensible. If we see that conditions are better next year, and we believe they will be because indicators are good, there are many places where we could walk on site tomorrow because we own the properties that we want to develop.

  • Exhaustive reports

This is the most complete report format considering that it contains all of the information. Writers use vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to transform the spoken word into a well-written document that reads as though the speaker had written it.

Very complete document

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> Number of pages in final document: 12 to 15 pg/hr
> Deadline for 5 hours of meeting time: 6 days

Perfect for: General meetings – plenary sessions – financial results presentations.

Exhaustive report example: 90 words

We have re-prioritized our CAPEX program to take $300 million out of its budget of $2.2 billion as of 1999. Our statements have made it quite clear that we have brought the expenditure back from 2000 onwards to a more normal level of about $400 million per year, which is just being prudent and sensible. If we see that conditions are better next year, and we believe they will be, there are many places where we could walk on site tomorrow because we own the properties we want to develop.

  • Revised reports

Information not required by written language is omitted. The report contains all of the information provided, but in the most concise form possible.

Complete document

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> Number of pages in final document: 8 to 10 pg/hr
> Deadline for 5 hours of meeting time: 5 days

Perfect for: round tables – think-tank sessions – seminars.

Revised report example: 52 words

In re-prioritizing the CAPEX program, we have reduced its budget of $2.2 billion by $300 million. From 2000 onwards, it will have prudently returned to a more normal level of $400 million annually. This will allow us to quickly develop sites that we already own if conditions are more favorable next year.

  • Standard summary

Only key information is kept. Secondary information, complementary comments, digressions, asides, etc. are discarded and only the most relevant messages are kept.

Efficient document

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> Number of pages in final document: 6 pg/hr
> Deadline for 5 hours of meeting time: 4 days

Perfect for: Small groups and workshops – management meetings.

Standard summary example: 39 words
The $2.2 billion CAPEX program has been reduced by $300 million and will stabilize sensibly at $400 million annually from 2000.This will allow us to quickly develop sites that we already own if conditions are more favorable next year.

  • Summary note

Summary notes provide a concise overview that can be incorporated into the minutes of a meeting. Summaries capture the highlights of an event by listing the main facts and opinions of participants.

Abridged document

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> Number of pages in final document: 1 to 2 pg/hr
> Deadline for 5 hours of meeting time: 2 days

Perfect for: Web publications – policy document outlines – to recap a series of meetings or investigations.

Summary note example: 29 words
The $2.2 billion CAPEX program is down by $300 million and will stabilize at $400 million annually from 2000, potentially allowing for rapid development of our sites next year.