Time Stamping
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Time Stamping

Insert time stamps at the interval requested in the instructions on the exact minute (e.g. [05:00], [10:00], etc.)

  • If time-stamping is requested, start the file with a time stamp of [00:00] or [00:00:00] at the start of the text.
  • If the audio recording is  in duration, use [hh:mm:ss]
  • more than 60 minutes

  • If the audio recording is  in duration, use [mm:ss]
  • less than 60 minutes

  • Time stamps are flush to the left margin and placed in brackets. Do not italicize

🗣Timestamp Scenarios

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Here below are some examples of how to format time stamping depending on when the time interval occurs.
  • If the time occurs in between paragraphs, place the time stamp on its own line as shown:
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  • If the time occurs in between speaker turns, place the time stamp on its own line in between the speaker labels with a line break above and below as shown:
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  • If the time occurs mid-sentence, place the timestamp on the same line as the response on which it occurs as shown:
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  • If the time occurs on or during the first or second line of the speaker’s response, place it as shown:
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  • For timestamps at the start & end of each response, place them as shown:
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  • For timestamps at the start of each response, place them right above the speaker labels as shown:
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  • For single-speaker transcripts, insert timestamps in line with the text. E.g:
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  • For timestamps at the start & end of each response using line numbering, place them as shown:
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The client might ask for a special format for the timestamps. Follow the instructions detailed in the landmark notes section or the custom template instructions.