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.
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)