18 January 2022 gotranscript audio test passed

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This audio is used for the transcriber test at GoTranscript.

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Hi, everybody. It’s a brand new day and a brand new test coming your way, aren’t you excited? Let’s see how we can make this test as helpful and productive as possible, shall we?

The first thing to keep in mind is we try to make the tests, similar to the types of audio you may be hearing. If you do this type of transcription at home, there are big trucks outside my house right now resurfacing the street, so you may hear him in the background. I’m also recovering from surgery and have a bit of a scratchy throat. So you may have trouble understanding me from time to time as well.

The main thing to keep in mind as well as keep handy is the GoTranscript guidelines, we do expect you to bookmark them and refer to the working. In fact, if we put something in the test that is in the guidelines, and you get it wrong, we will assume you did not follow that instruction and reject you.

It’s very possible to get 100% of the words exactly right and still not pass the test but that seems unfair. Remember that formatting is basically what the person reading the transcript sees first, putting everything you hear into one big giant paragraph with no breaks, and filling up the entire page is frowned upon. Not only GoTranscript but on the internet at large. The technical term for it is a lot of text and if you Google it, you’ll understand why.

Numbers are another area where the format is super important. Numbers of 1000 or more should have a comma in when they’re referring to an amount. For example, 1500 days, however, they should not have a comma, if they’re referring to the year, a phone number, et cetera. If you’re not sure, it’s a good idea to stop and refer to the guidelines to make sure.

Here’s an example for you. Let’s say that I am telling you that we are currently in the year 2022 AD. That number doesn’t need a comma, because it’s referring to the year. However, in the next sense, I say that it has been 2022 years, since the birth of Christ. That number does get a comma because it’s referring to an amount and number of years.

You’re also expected to spell out single-digit numbers from one through nine and use decimals for the numbers 10 and above. However, there is an exception to this rule. It’s in the guidelines and in order to pass this test, I would like you to stop after this paragraph look it up there. And then tell me before you finish the test, exactly what that exception is called, and a brief description of what it means. I’m hoping that nine out of 10 You will get it right. Good luck.

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This audio is used for the transcriber test at Gotranscript.

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