So, my experiments with voice recognition at present aren't going all that brilliantly (I'm back to typing this post).
You see, I just can't get the accuracy I want.
So, I thought I'd share with you today a really sneaky way to get dictation far better than that from NaturallySpeaking but for only $5€€.
It's simple. You have to think about the box.
Take a look at Fiverr.com.
It's a fun site. It's full of all sorts of things that people will do for $5.
Want a postcard mailed to you every day of the week just to cheer you up. Look on fiverr. There's someone there who will do it.
Need an e-cover created fast. There's a fiverr member for you.
And, want 30 minutes of audio transcribed. You've guessed it. You can get this for $5 on fiverr.
So, with a little bit of creativity you can soon build up 30 minutes of material that you need transcribing. Rather than running it through voice recognition, send it to a real human. Sure, you might have to wait a few days, so don't do this for anything urgent, but you can get back real edited text.
Think of all the time you'll save from saying "period" and "correct that".
Now, I'm in the mood to spend five bucks!
Have you tried fiverr? Let us all know how you got on. Just post a comment below and share away.