I'm getting bored of trying to hire decent freelance writers on typical freelancing websites. This lead me to either spending more time fixing what I got from these writers than it would have taken me to just write my content myself. This obviously didn't work, so I had to look into finding another solution.
Nuance Communication is the creator of the successful line of Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition programs for Microsoft Windows. The latest release, version 9, provides up to 99% accuracy, which is unheard of in the industry. Version 9 is 20% better than the previous release and a 40% improvement in accuracy over version 7. The software learns the speech habits and patterns of the user over time providing additional accuracy. Even if the software has not had time to adjust to your voice, you can still expect accuracy to be in the mid nineties.
This is also the first speech recognition program that eliminates the need to train the software to recognize your voice. Previous releases made the user read script after script in order for the software to adjust to the user's voice pattern. This made it difficult for new users to jump right in and start using the software. If you needed to use a friend's computer you would have to reread the scripts all over again so they program could adjust to your voice as well. Most people did not venture to buy speck recognition programs just due to this fact.
This program is not only reliable but also fast. You can dictate 160 words per minute. At almost three words a second, it is impossible to match the software in speed simply by typing. I professional typist could not come close in speed compared to this software. Even if you could type that fast, sustaining a 99% accuracy rate would be extremely difficult to pull off. The software is faster and much more reliable than typing.
You can also enjoy this innovative software with Bluetooth capable headsets, microphones, tablet PCs and a host of other new mobile devices. This provides the freedom of 'writing' on the go as you dictate away from the home and office. The program is Section 508 certified to allow hand free use of the PC for those who are unable through disability or repetitive stress injury. This program has also reduced insurance premiums and temporary labor costs by reducing repetitive stress relates injuries and worker compensation.
The headset that comes with the software is easy to adjust for maximum accuracy. The hard plastic earpiece will start to feel uncomfortable after prolonged use. There are many headsets you could get for your PC including blue tooth. Blue tooth would allow you to be away from your PC while dictating.
Version 9 works well with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Corel WordPerfect, Mozilla, Firefox and Thunderbird. Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 9 retails at $100 and it well worth the investment.