When I reviewed the Philips DVT 2700 I was just beginning my dictation journey and wrestling with the normal “just starting dictation” problems, such as losing my voice after one session, or trying to make my brain be creative through my voice instead of my fingers. Time and practice can improve all things… except a … More Dictation Setup Upgrade
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
I’m a librarian and I like data. So, of course, I had to devise some sort of method of tracking how many words per minute I was speaking so that I can track my progress in a tangible way. I used a NANO progress tracker spreadsheet as the base (because I just didn’t have time … More How productive is dictation?
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)
As I mentioned before, I needed to make time for writing if I wanted to write anything. I had already tracked my time to find areas where I could cut back on time wasters and found myself lacking. But I did have 2-3 hours of commute time that I could use. So now I needed … More Some Speech to Text Options for Writers