Oral History Transcription Style Guide

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The Columbia University Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR) and INCITE created the Oral History Transcription Guide, a comprehensive handbook on the transcription process, formatting (including templates), fact-checking, editing and review, and specific style rules.

Begun in 2016, this style guide takes to heart the philosophy of CCOHR's oral history practice regarding transcripts, described here in the guide: "Our transcripts must clearly communicate a speaker’s intended meaning in text, serve as useful and accessible primary source material, and represent the co-creation inherent in the oral history interview and transcription process."