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by Ethio99 / January 31, 2013 4:55 PM PST

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?

I appreciate you taking time to read, and appreciate this forum. There's so much helpful info here!

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After years of OCR and more work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 12:50 AM PST
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The clients want no errors. Only after some discussion they will accept some errors such as color vs. colour but when financial numbers are at stake, the only accepted rate is 100% good. You can't accept errors when money is involved. That should be clear to you why.

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by Lastinger10 / February 12, 2013 7:24 PM PST
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Do you want a software or a service?

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My software can be a service.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2013 12:23 AM PST
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