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I'd be interested in hearing from other VAs what software they used for digital transcription.

 

I see there you can get specific software/food pedals for each brand, like Phillips, but I'm wondering if anyone has had success using the Express Scribe Transcription Playback Software which is free on the internet? Of course I'll need to get a foot pedal but I didn't want to go to the expense of getting it if it doesn't work with all types of digital recordings.

 

Any advice would be great. I have a meeting in the next week with a company who are interested in giving me digital recordings for transcriptions and I'd like to be a little prepared before I get there.

 

Thanks

 

Sarah

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Sarah, There are a number of VAs who like Express Scribe. I've used it every once in a while and find it rather easy.

 

 

Thanks Patty, that's good to know.

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Hey Sarah,

I highly recommend Express Scribe. I have used it for several years with no problems. I have not used a foot pedal, just the 'hot keys' on the keyboard (the F keys allow you to slow down, speed up, stop, start and ff and rewind). I really like just using those, but I do know that people who use foot pedals also swear by them.

Try it either way and you'll know what works best for you.

Tracey

 

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I recommend Express Scribe with a foot pedal as well. I have used it a lot with success.

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I also use Express Scribe for transcription. What I like most about it is that if for some reason I can't finish a transcription in one setting I can close ES and repoen it at a later time and the audio file will start playing at the exact spot where I stopped it.

 

The company that makes ES also sells a typing expander software named Fast Fox. Has anybody tried it? Does it really saves you time when you do transcription?

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