Spell onomatopoeia as close to the sound as possible. Use quotes as necessary. Example: I remember saying one evening, (makes “thk” sound), because I didn’t want to have anything to do with religion ever again after that experience.
- When I left the cult, before I’d met my husband, I remember saying one evening, (makes sound)**, because I didn’t want to have anything to do with religion ever again after that experience.
Simplified, distilled, mm,** direct, forthright.
Nonverbal sounds or events which occur in the recording are noted and enclosed in parentheses, especially if they intrude significantly or affect the intelligibility of the recording, and certainly if they provoke a response from those present. Examples: (laughs) when speaker laughs; (Jones laughs) when person other than speaker laughs; (laughter) or (both laugh) when more than one laughs; (unintelligible); (telephone rings); (speaking at same time); etc.