Anything you’re not able to make out is transcribed as [Inaudible 0:00:00]. The time represents the time in the audio where the inaudible occurred. Please use this notation if you are less than 95% sure about a word.
If you are almost positive about a word but want to be safe, put [Inaudible 0:00:00 sounds like:]. For example: [Inaudible 0:04:32 sounds like: pistachios]. This is used if you are at least 85% sure the word is correct.
Also, we appreciate if you give your transcript a second look after you’ve transcribed it. Sometimes a word you couldn’t make out originally will become clear after you’ve listened to the entire file. Many of our transcriptionists listen the second time at 150 percent speed in order to speed the process up.