January 13, 2014
In the latest iteration of The Chicago Manual of Style's Q&A
section, the BUIOH Style Guide
was recommended for use in transcribing oral histories. Congrats again to our editors past and present for creating such a valuable and noted resource!
More about the style guide: Since 1970, editors at the BUIOH have developed these guidelines for transcribing oral history interview recordings. The style guide provides rules for spelling and punctuation useful in converting speech to written language and deals with elements common to the interview setting, including false starts, breaks in thought, interruptions, nonverbal sounds, and unintelligible speech.
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