Speech to text
by Ethio99 - 2/1/13 12:55 AM
I am currently working as a captionist and am planning to make a transition to general transcribing.
Where I caption, we use voice recognition software while listening to audio. We use a pause pedal and correct errors as we go.
From what I understand, the speed requirement for transcribing is about 50 wpm (at least on job descriptions I've seen so far) I type 60 wpm. So, even with having to go back and make sure the spelling and grammar was perfect (not something I have to be concerned about at my current job; minor errors are ok and punctuation is not used)... wouldn't using a Voice Recognition software still be faster than just typing? Would transcription companies frown on that, or would they care?
Another question that came to my mind just now; where I work, we have to have a low error rate, our score has to be above 90%. (my average is 97%) What is the general acceptable error rate for transcribing?
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