A summary transcription will pick out the important bits and cut the waffle, saving you valuable time. It will generally cut the page count by a third to a half. An hour’s one-to-one interview can run to 15-20 pages of A4 in 12pt Times New Roman, a fast-moving focus group can be double that.

If a normal intelligent verbatim transcript reads like this:

It was only after I tried applying for a credit card again and got turned down that I realised there might be a problem with my credit report. I applied to Experian, Equifax and-, what’s the other one? I can’t remember. Oh yes, CallCredit, and when I got the reports through I found that my ex had taken out three loans in my name and hadn’t made any of the repayments.

A summary version of the paragraph would read like this:

I got turned down for a credit card and thought I should check my credit report. I applied to Experian, Equifax and CallCredit and found that my ex had taken out loans in my name and not made any repayments.

Summary transcription for one to three speakers is priced at 58.3p per audio minute/£35 per audio hour. For four or more speakers, 66.6p per audio minute/£40 per audio hour.

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