Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 34-37

Project: SNAFU [Name to be changed, probably] Goal: 90,000 words Daily Quota: 1000 words per day Deadline: September 28, 2018 (90 work days) Words Written: 16,885 Words Left: 73,115 Daily Average: 3,377 %Complete: 19% Current setup Recorder: Olympus WS-852 Headset: Andrea NC-181VM *************** This week: July 2 – July 6, 2018 My project goals are … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 34-37

Dictation in the Car: Improving Sound Quality

One thing I didn’t think about when starting this dictation/transcription writing journey was how noisy my car actually is. My brain is more than capable of tuning out the sound of the road, but the voice recorder picks up everything– even the sound of other engines. While my audio recordings are intelligible to the human … More Dictation in the Car: Improving Sound Quality

Dictating in the Car: Why Each Session Must Have a Goal

First off, I want to be clear that when I refer to dictation I mean dictating into a portable voice recorder (with no rewind feature) and then transcribing the audio file. I have never dictated while in front of my computer and so I can’t compare the two, but I imagine there are differences. Onward! Each … More Dictating in the Car: Why Each Session Must Have a Goal

Which is Faster? Dictation vs. Typing

One of the first questions I’ve seen people ask when they are considering dictation is, “Is it faster than typing?” That’s an important question for most people, especially when just setting out on the journey of dictation. For most people, they are going into dictation and transcription to avoid repetitive motion injuries, or because they … More Which is Faster? Dictation vs. Typing

Dictation Using a Digital Voice Recorder (Philips DVT2700 Review)

I currently have a little Phillips hand-held digital voice recorder that came with Dragon Naturally Speaking’s transcription software (Philips DVT2700). (Note: The software is ONLY the transcription portion and it can ONLY transcribe an audio recording.) After the initial “training” (recording myself reading 15 minutes of a specific document and letting Dragon transcribe it) I … More Dictation Using a Digital Voice Recorder (Philips DVT2700 Review)