During the age of the manual typewriter skills in shorthand was very valuable to law firms, medical professions, and the business world.
The secretarial graduate is immediately hired inasmuch as he excels in Stenography. But today, shorthand has gone obsolete, replaced by the Foot Pedal Controlled Digital Transcription Audio Player, the Express Scribe Transcription Software.
It was in the early 1960s and not 1970s that shorthand was the medium of taking down notes. Executives hire secretaries who are skilled stenographers, experts in the English language and vocabulary and have the ability to interpret slangs and indistinct pronunciations. It was difficult to find one especially when the speed of words per minute and excellent transcription was a must.
The difficulty of manipulating a manual typewriter was also a big problem to typists. Transcription was, however, a necessity for lawyers, doctors, businessmen, and school organizations so secretaries patiently got employed. Transcriptions were done at a job site and through actual dictation. Unless a secretary was so skillful, some other words may be missed.
With the emergence of cassettes and recorders in the late 1970s, transcriptions were much easier. Records were brought home and replayed several times to get perfect documents.
The Advanced Transcriptions
MP3 based Dictaphone, record sounds uploaded to pc and e-mailed to someone all over the world has replaced have replaced the tiring job of secretaries. Anywhere records can be done, taken home by the secretary and transcribed, playing the record several times to come out a perfect job. Hassles vanished since transcriptions can be conducted online or offline. However offline is
Anywhere records can be done, taken home by the secretary and transcribed, playing the record several times to come out a perfect job. Hassles vanished since transcriptions can be conducted online or offline. However offline is more preferable since corrections are possible.
Some doubt of the security of records being stored in the computers. However, security was introduced for business meetings, interviews, and sensitive data that need confidentiality.
The Express Scribe Transcription Software
This software for transcriptions of audio recordings, installed on the computer, has a foot pedal controlled digital transcription audio player for business meetings, court hearings, medical records or conferences. The feet control the job as it is capable of correcting mistakes.
From the age of the manual typewriter, the secretary has passed the age of cassettes and video recorders, but with the coming of the Dictaphones which record sounds and transcribe and store in the computer, office work has become hassle-free. Now, technology has the Express Scribe Transcription Software – more accurate, safer and provides transcription security.