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I've volunteered to help out with editing transcripts for the Convention on Modern Liberty website, because they do need it - I tried to read one earlier and my inner copy-editor shrieked and ran away in terror - and it's nice when there's something I can do that uses my normally useless skillset! The transcripts were done using Palantyping, which I'd never heard of. I can't quite tell from googling whether it's a specific version of stenography (the British version?), or something different. It's similar to stenography, anyway. There's an interesting description here. It looks immensely hard to do! Also really interesting and I want to learn. (When I say the transcripts need editing, I'm not insulting the transcribers at all - they're damn good quality real-time transcriptions, you just need higher accuracy for a permanent web page.)

It's a little frustrating doing this using an online video player that doesn't have the nice "No, wait, go back 3 seconds - WHAT did you say?" button that my software at work has. Gah. But at least these people are saying things I agree with, unlike most of the people I have to transcribe at work...

If anyone fancies doing a bit of editing or transcribing, follow the link above and drop Guy an email - they want to get all the panels and plenaries done at least, I think.

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momentsmusicaux
Mar. 4th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
The photo of the Palantype looks like what they have in courtrooms in films and stuff.
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