Re: Voice to text problem

Subject: Re: Voice to text problem
From: MLBRUNKER -at- aol -dot- com
To: etymes -at- lts -dot- com
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 13:52:57 EST

Go with the writer making notes directly from the tape if you're positive
that the client doesn't want a transcript at all. (You might want to ask him.)

Raw transcripts--whether human- or software-generated and even if there's
only one speaker on a totally jargon-free topic--ALWAYS need proofreading.
Which means the business about training the software or the typist is a
non-issue--you still have to blue-pencil.

However, a transcript would probably be easier for your writer to work with,
so if your client wants one anyway, go ahead and do it first. Have the writer
do the proofing.

Marla Brunker
NYC




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