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What does "meaning-for-meaning" mean?

TypeWell's clear, concise format conveys the essential meaning of what is said, without false starts, redundant phrasing, and other extraneous text.

TypeWell transcribers are trained in meaning-for-meaning transcribing. Why? Because it completely conveys the speaker's intended meaning in fewer words so the reader can quickly assimilate the content and participate in the discussion as it happens.

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More importantly, a TypeWell meaning-for-meaning transcript reflects the speaker’s emphasis, pauses, and body language — each of which can significantly impact the reader's comprehension.

For example, a speaker might modify the meaning of a sentence with a gesture or a facial expression, or by emphasizing one word over others. A meaning-for-meaning transcript includes that non-verbal, nuanced information.

A totally verbatim transcript can be cumbersome to read, especially in real time.

Watch this brief overview about the benefits of meaning-for-meaning transcripts.

TypeWell Overview: Why "Meaning-for-meaning"? (Best viewed full-screen)

This video excerpt shows a live TypeWell transcript during a Calculus class.

TypeWell demo - Single Variable Calculus (Best viewed full-screen)