If you would like to volunteer to transcribe or help transcribe an episode, please send me an e-mail. This site would not be possible without help from generous Office fans!
I usually give my transcribers a few tips in order to get the writing style streamlined with the rest of the transcripts.
- Use any text editor you want; notepad, wordpad, MS word, etc.
- Separate the transcript by scene, leaving a blank space in between scenes. [see all the episodes on the site for a reference]
- Don't worry about bolding character's names, I'll do that.
- Always use [brackets] instead of (parentheses) for a description.
- Never put a [description] on it's own line, always include it as part of someone's quote (whether before, in the middle of, or after).
- Unless it's a proper noun, never capitalize the first letter of the first word of a [description].
- Avoid using periods in a [description] (use commas to separate sentences, and just leave the end of the description without punctuation).
- Try to only use a [description] when one is necessary; when the scene wouldn't make sense without one.
- A "talking head" is almost always a scene by itself. There is no need to use a [description] to indicate that is is a talking head.
- When using ellipses to indicate a pause in a sentence, please use three dots and a space... like that.
- Spellcheck and proofread if you have time!
- Closed Captioning is your best friend!
- As far as timing goes, don't kill yourself but I like to get the quotes up on the site as soon as possible, especially for season premieres and finales. Thursday nights are best (because I get the most visitors on Friday morning after a new show), but most people (including myself) don't have time to transcribe an entire episode Thursday night. Friday is good. Saturday is not preferred, but is better than Sunday! =P
Note: I'm calling this a transcript for convenience reasons. It's more of a complete collection of separate quotes, rather than a true transcript.