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

2017 Writing Goals

I ended the year by losing two weeks of dictation! It was raining during my commute for a solid week. The last week of December I got off (I work at an Academic institution and the campus was closed) and I spent it doing Christmas stuff, entertaining family, and catching two colds back to back! … More 2017 Writing Goals

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)