Unleashing your author’s voice

I work with many authors who prefer to dictate their books than write them on paper or type them up.  I am sure that this is because they have a preference to the auditory side of their brains as opposed to the visual or kinesthetic.

For some this even manifests itself as a block that prevents them writing … if this sounds like you then help is at hand …

Many solutions exist for doing semi-automatic speech to text conversion but by far the best text to speech conversion system is another human being.

wescribeitlogoI had just completed another successful Unleash the Book Inside workshop where at least two attendees expressed this preference and, as if by magic, fell across an excellent online transcription service called WeScribeit on Friday.

Like all these things, I like to test them myself before recommending them to my clients and I did so. What’s a bit surprising and impressive is that it’s Monday morning and I have the results of the tests back already – their service is stunning !!!!

AND THEY DO ENGLISH AS WELL AS AMERICAN !!!

I tested them out on an audio file with some tricky stuff in it which also uses hypnotic trance which is unfair on anyone trying to concentrate on a cognitive task … have a look and listen for yourself to see if you are as impressed as I am

Here’s the source audio file:

and here’s the transcribed file

Well, I for one am really impressed and their rates are as impressive as their turnaround

Thanks to Melody and the folks at WeScribeit for providing yet another excellent resource for authors everywhere.

With specialist MP3 recorders being so cheap and virtually ever new phone being able to record audio, this is a brilliant way to rapidly draft a book.

Or why not combine it with the audio note facility on iMindmap?

P.S. I should mention I found WeScribeit on Twitter – if you are a serious author and not on Twitter yet, you are missing out on a whole load of serendipitous contacts

Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thebookwright

Follow WeScribeit at www.twitter.com/wescribeit

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