Sample Transcription

Document formatsHere are a few things to know about formatting and the finished work:

  • Bible verses can be set apart from the rest of the text by italics, bold, color, or a combination.
  • Below is an example using an 11 pt. sans serif font with single line spacing and Scripture verses in bold. We can work together to customize one for you—header, footer, font type and size, line spacing (such as double-spaced for manuscripts), even adding your church’s logo.
  • You will receive both the Word and PDF versions of the transcription.
  • I follow the guidelines set up in The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style and The Chicago Manual of Style except in the case of pronouns referring to persons of the Trinity, which I capitalize. I like what R. C. Sproul says about this:

“[I choose] to use capital letters when I use a pronoun to refer to God. Because God is unspeakably holy, I cannot bring myself to refer to Him as “him,” even though my younger readers may be bothered by what they perceive to be an outdated use of capital letters. To me, it is a gesture of respect and awe for a holy God.” (The Holiness of God, p. 21)

  • I can also format transcriptions for e-publication (Kindle, Nook, etc.)—just ask!

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