How does everybody here deal with contractions? I am interested in 1916 Gregg Shorthand and verbatim reporting.
What I understand, in non-broadcast captioning, machine stenographers do distinguish between contractions and non-contracted versions.
In broadcast captioning an element of paraphrasing does occur.
In court reporting, there is some grammar correction of the transcript.
In parliamentary reporting, there is also editing of the transcript for grammar and style.
In my own Gregg, at the moment I write -nt for contracted forms. I have not really settled on outlines for “gonna”, “wanna” etc.
What does everybody else do, and what was done during the early days, when Gregg shorthand was used for verbatim reporting? Were “verbatim reports” as verbatim as we would nowadays expect? Or would there be some correction of the English for grammar and style?