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Audio Transcripts: Shareable, Searchable Documents

  With audio transcripts you can take incandescent lectures and speeches and make searchable documents!  Continuing with the story of […]

 

With audio transcripts you can take incandescent lectures and speeches and make searchable documents!  Continuing with the story of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, we look at audio transcripts and sharing.  Brought to you by Tigerfish Transcribing, providing the best transcription services available.  Use a transcribing company for speedy delivery of audio transcripts of all kinds:  corporate transcription, academic transcription, speech transcription, focus group transcription, legal transcription, medical transcription and more.

 
Famous Transcripts in History:  The Feynman Lectures Part 8

Albert Einstein:

It seems as though we must use sometimes the one theory and sometimes the other, while at times we may use either. We are faced with a new kind of difficulty. We have two contradictory pictures of reality; separately neither of them fully explains the phenomena of light, but together they do.”

 

The story of The Feynman Lectures on Physics is a telling example of how you can take some of the mercurial spirit that is living speech, and a crucial element in communicating, and combine it with the permanence of written text, which can be studied, referenced, indexed, Googled. This story displays some of the great values of transcription and audio transcripts.

From an inspiring mind and speaker came a strong intention to teach, and with the vision of others who wanted to share his gift of explaining things came a highly shareable document of his teaching.

And now, in the same spirit of broad access, the edited audio transcript is available to read for free, at the Caltech website:

http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/

If you’d like to watch videos of Feynman lecturing, Bill Gates (who said that if he had seen these lectures earlier he might have become a physicist instead of a software entrepreneur) has also helped make a series of videos available, at Microsoft’s Project Tuva.

 

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Transcription Services: Editing for Style

  What does it mean when  transcription services offer editing?  Transcription services need to be editing experts to know what […]

 

What does it mean when  transcription services offer editing?  Transcription services need to be editing experts to know what to choose and what to lose!  On with the fascinating story of the Feynman Lectures, brought to you by the transcription service Tigerfish Transcribing.  We do corporate transcription, financial transcription, focus group transcription, conference call transcription, you name it.  We do transcription.  And we also tell you tales of Famous Transcripts!

 

Famous Transcripts in History:  The Feynman Lectures  Part 7

Once Richard Feynman’s lectures were transcripts, on paper, interest grew, and soon a book deal was made.  But this meant another round of transcription editing and proofreading, and some important choices.

In a memoir written for the 2013 book Feynman’s Tips on Physics, Dr. Sands wrote:

“I rather quickly sent off the first few lectures, and very soon received back the galleys for proofreading.   It was a disaster!  The editor…had done a significant rewrite, converting the informal style of the transcripts to a traditional, formal, text-book style–changing “you” to “one”, and so on…After explaining that we considered that the informal, conversational style was an essential part of the lectures…she saw the light and thereafter did a great job–mostly leaving things as they were.”

Robert Leighton, the other principal editor of the lectures, realized that with Richard Feynman, “you should do a minimum of editing on what he says.  You should leave it as close to the original as possible, including the mannerisms–although not the repetition.” He remembered:

“There’s one particular passage, which I’m sure I could find if I looked in the Feynman book.  I’d like you to see what form it was in when it first came out of Feynman…He had a sentence in there that never had a verb in it!”

So there you have a beautiful story of how a talented talker’s lucid explanations became accessible to people worldwide and across time.  The book that resulted from the edited transcripts, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, is what blogger Robbie Gonzalez calls a “phenomenal resource to anyone with even a passing interest in the physical world and the laws that govern it.”
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Editing and Transcription Services

  You’ve got to understand!   How important is the quality of editing provided by transcription services?  Pretty important!  In […]

 

You’ve got to understand!  

How important is the quality of editing provided by transcription services?  Pretty important!  In Part 6 of the tale of the Feynman Lectures, you’ll hear how editing can sometimes make or break the success of a transcript.  Brought to you by Tigerfish Transcribing, providers of video transcription services, academic transcribing services, transcription services NYC, transcription SF, transcription Seattle, transcription Chicago, legal transcription services, and all around best editing and transcription services .

Famous Transcripts in History:  The Feynman Lectures

Editing and transcription are so closely related, it is hard to separate them.  That’s why a good transcription service also has to do great editing.  Here’s how it works:

On with the story of the Feynman Lectures.  When we left off, our heroes had some beautiful and accurate transcripts of the mesmerizing lectures by Dr. Feynman.  All’s well that ends well, right?

Not so fast!  In the interview transcript in Feynman’s Tips on Physics, Robert Leighton goes on:

“But about six or eight lectures went by and nothing usable came out the other end.  The transcript was verbatim, and in this case verbatim is bad–because Feynman never says anything once:  he says it at least two-and-a-half, if not three-and-a-half or four times–and he puts it a different way each time.  Then he’ll go on to the next topic…and he’ll still be thinking about whether he could have explained his earlier topic better, and then he comes back…[Editing] was a full time job; you couldn’t present the material successfully without paying very careful attention to it.”

 

At first the task of editing was given to graduate students, but they were too slow, according to author Matt Sands, and also did not always fully understand the material and ended up ‘editing’ it to mean something different and reflect their own ideas, not Feynman’s.  Instead, Sands himself and a number of other faculty members took over the responsibility for editing.

Once they had the right people on the job, they were able to transcribe, edit, and print the lectures within weeks, and provide the hungry students with much-needed study notes.

Other physicists heard about the Lectures, and were soon requesting copies of the edited transcripts.  Before long, a book was in the works.

Don’t miss Part 7, where more secrets of editing are revealed!

 

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A textbook case: audio to text transcripts

  Here is a story of audio to text transcripts which went on to become a famous text book, brought […]

 

Here is a story of audio to text transcripts which went on to become a famous text book, brought to you by Tigerfish Transcribing, your source for conference call transcription, corporate transcription, financial transcription, legal transcription, and general transcription services.

Famous Transcripts in History:  The Feynman Lectures  Part 5  

When Richard Feynman delivered the new first-year physics course lectures in 1961, the idea of teaching ‘modern’ physics – atomic physics, and quantum theory – to undergraduates was unprecedented, and there was no textbook.  To provide the students with study notes, faculty decided to tape the lectures and make transcriptions

Feynman wore a radio microphone hanging from his neck (you can see a picture here: http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/) which was coupled to a magnetic tape recorder in another room.  The lectures were transcribed by a typist transcriptionist, Julie Cursio.

In Feynman’s Tips on Physics Robert Leighton describes the process:

“The lectures were taped: Feynman used one of those cordless lapel microphones, and we hired a young lady to transcribe them.  She was just as happy as could be, listening to that material and typing it. [A note from the blogger:  Women undergraduates were not admitted to Caltech until 1970, so this may have been her way of studying physics.] She did a fine job.”

But as it turns out, transcriptionists are part of a team!  Verbatim transcription is sometimes exactly what’s needed, and sometimes it needs editing (see Part 6)…

 

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San Francisco Transcription: A Longer History Part 2

  Here is another chapter in the history of San Francisco transcription – the story of ancient skeletons found right […]

 

Here is another chapter in the history of San Francisco transcription – the story of ancient skeletons found right here in the neighborhood where San Francisco transcription is alive and thriving!  This is one of a series of posts about San Francisco transcription, and the neighborhood that is home to Tigerfish Transcribing, providing top quality edited documents in the fields of legal transcription, medical transcription, corporate transcription, film and video transcription, research transcription and more.

Continuing with the story of the mammoth bones found on our corner:

Columbian mammoths were 12 feet tall, and giant bison weighed two tons!  They are part of a category of animals, now extinct, known as megafauna.  San Francisco was home to many of these huge animals.

According to the scientists Peter Rodda and Nina Baghai, who wrote about the discovery here near the Tigerfish Transcribing building, the area near Pacific and Columbus was most likely a bog or pond. The animals were either trapped in sticky mud, or a drought made a drying-up pond a dangerous and crowded place, and that’s why so many animals died in this one spot.

Who knew?  What is now a high-tech home to a transcribing company providing myriad transcription services to clients in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Seattle, and anywhere transcription is needed–was once the local watering hole to mammoths and other megafauna!

We do focus group transcription on a regular basis, but this was a different kind of focus group!

 

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San Francisco Transcription: A Longer History

  A series of posts about the San Francisco neighborhood that is home to Tigerfish Transcribing, purveyor of transcription services […]

 

A series of posts about the San Francisco neighborhood that is home to Tigerfish Transcribing, purveyor of transcription services (audio transcription services, video transcription services, legal transcription services, corporate transcription services, and more).

You may know that the corner of Pacific and Columbus in San Francisco, where Tigerfish Transcribing has been located for over twenty years, was once at the heart of the Barbary Coast, the red light district that sprung up in the wake of the California Gold Rush and was infamous for gambling, lawlessness, and prostitution from the 1850s to the early 20th century.

But did you know that this intersection has much bigger skeletons in its closet?

We’re talking gigantic skeletons, enormous skeletons, humongous skeletons, mammoth skeletons.  Yes, mammoth skeletons!

Bones of a Megatherium, or giant ground sloth, animals that once roamed the grassy plain that is now covered by the bay. Photo: Dea Picture Library, De Agostini/Getty Images

 
According to an entertaining article in SFGate , during the 1983 construction of the Pansini building on Pacific Avenue, workers found fossilized bones about 15 feet below the street surface.  The contractor apparently wanted them to cover up the find, fearing it would slow his work.  But one of them called a friend at the California Academy of Sciences, who came and dug around.  He found the remains of three Columbian mammoths and a giant bison, animals who lived from 240,000 years ago to 11,000 years ago.  It turned out to be the largest ever discovery of Pleistocene-era bones in San Francisco.

Where we now work–providing corporate and financial transcription services, medical transcription, expertly edited transcripts and verbatim audio-to-text and video-to-text documents–was once a hub of another kind.

 

Carmen Perry

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