Phase II: Transcription

  • "Project editors" refers to the editors of the Torrance Oral History Project.
  • "History editor" refers to the editor of a particular oral history, including the refined transcription.
  • "Initial transcriber" refers to a volunteer who prepares an initial rough and ready transcription. Perhaps this is the same person as the history editor, but we welcome volunteers who might wish to help us as initial transcribers! 

This project manual, including the Style Guide, is provided to guide the editorial process. Each oral history project has its own history editor. In phase II, the editor of the oral history, perhaps assisted by an volunteer initial transcriber, will create a rough transcription using the Style Guide. In phase III, the editor of the oral history will work collaboratively with the general project editors to proof, add documentation, establish a term list, and complete a review process. 

Phase II consists of two stages: first, create a rough transcription (using a control pedal and transcription software). Second, refine the transcription so that it will be ready to upload to an oral history page on the Fellowship website in Phase III.