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Re: [ARSCLIST] Aren't recordings original sources?
Marie, My partner does transciption professionally. Most of her work
comes from my recordings and clients these days.
Short tale about why she gets the work:
A client had used volunteers for transcribing in the past. They asked
her to edit and refine the transcription of one talk, in which they
described at some length the origins of the song, Bonnie Banks O'
Loch Lomond (You Take the High Road), which I won't go into here but
it was about ten minutes lecture including the lyrics, (<http://
and the volunteer transcriber had written "This song was written by a
soldier dying on a battlefield."
Coleen got the job to accurately transcribe the entire six hour
seminar, and this is our favorite example of why accuracy is
important. Her background is medical transcription, where the
difference between hyper and hypo can be life or death.
Accuracy matters! Pardon me for the short story.
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Oct 14, 2008, at 10:22 PM, Marie O'Connell wrote:
Another twist to this is the actual transcript of a sound
worked on hundreds of Civil Rights oral histories whilst working in
South, I found that often the transcribers put a completely different
emphasis on statements and words, which in turn gave what you were
completely different meaning. It wasn't until I was reading the
AND preserving the audio that I was able to put my finger on it.
I made notes clarifying this.