Two spaces are recommended after colons and at the end of sentences because it makes it easier to line break the document for closed captioning.
Years: ’30s or 1930s. No apostrophe. Ages: 30’s. With apostrophe.
4 o’clock = 4:00 AM = a.m. PM = p.m.
For consistency’s sake, affirmative sounds should be: um, uh, uh-huh, mm-hmm, nh-nuh, ah-ha, hmm, mm or [audible sound], if necessary.
All numbers one through nine are spelled out and numerals are used for 10 and above. Nine=9, but 10=10. Exception: We will spell out all numerals if the number is at the beginning of the[…]
All notations will be framed in brackets for transcription but parentheses for captioning. With an Arial font for captioning the parenthesis feels more comfortable in our opinion. [laughs] (laughs)[sic] (sic) [inaudible] (inaudible) [clears throat][…]
File> Special Audio Processes>>Background Noise Reduction, Extra Volume Boost, High Pass Filter We often recommend Special Audio Processes in Express Scribe to tweak things a bit. The High Pass Filter can be of great help,[…]
Format > Paragraph > Line and Page Breaks>Pagination Click the box for Widow/Orphan Control Click >> Ok
In transcription [Simultaneous discussion] is used when a number of people are speaking once in the conversation and you can’t understand the conversation. A single line break is placed above and below it. Parenthesis is[…]
Use Google to look up unknown words. If the word cannot be found a [sp?] will be inserted immediately following the word we are unsure[sp?] of. (sp?) if used in captioning.