How should you transcribe numbers? Gotranscript

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Q: How should you transcribe numbers?

a) one, nine, 10, 100. However, exceptions can be applied to improve readability (money, years, measurement, percentage)

b) one, nine, ten, thousand.

According to transcription guidelines the correct option is:

a) one, nine, 10, 100. However, exceptions can be applied to improve readability (money, years, measurement, percentage)

Explanation:

Option A is correct according to the GoTranscript Guidelines which states that:

Spell out single-digit numbers, use numerals for all other numbers: zero, nine, 10, and so on.

Exceptions can be applied for readability (incomplete list):

Money: $1, $1.5 million, $1,000 (1 grand is 1,000, 5 bucks is $5, 8 quid is £8. Half a million dollars is $500,000).
Years and eras: ’90s, 1990s
Age: 70s, 30s
Percentages: 0.2%, 100%
Measurements: 3 degrees, 12 feet, 8 centimeters, 7 pounds, 1.5 kilos, 28 square meters
Mathematical equations and formulas: x = x + 2 or x ^ 3 = 8
Bible citation: John 1:2–3
Fractions: 1/3
Postal code: 91210
Phone number: 123-456-789
Combination: If a sentence combines small [0-9] and large numbers [10 and up], transcribe all numbers in numerals.

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