Dictating Tips to Reduce Your Transcription Costs
equipment makes a big difference in playback quality. New and used
equipment can be picked up inexpensively on Ebay. If you are hesitant
about using Ebay, let us know. We would be happy to help walk you
through the process.
you are using tapes, clean your equipment at least after every 30
hours of use.
tapes, make sure they have been erased right back to the beginning
so there is no overlap of previous dictation.
background noise and interference when you are dictating, such as
people talking, phones ringing, radios, and stereos. If appropriate,
shut any doors or windows to cut down on such interference.
clearly and slowly. Any time you save dictating quickly will only
be lost when we have to rewind the tape to understand what is being
take the time to spell out proper names. This includes the obvious
and not so obvious such as "Sheryl" versus "Cheryl"
and "Jerry" versus "Gerry," for instance.
you are using standard tapes, those specifically designed for voice
recording are much clearer than those designed for music recording.
desired punctuation will also help save our time - and your money.
This includes periods, quotation marks, parenthesis and new paragraph
the best transcription tip we can provide?
the more complete we can get your work back to you,
the less time and money needs to be spent on revisions.