How dictation software can accelerate your writing

Advances in speech recognition have brought electronic sensors nearly to the acuity of the human ear. Here’s guidance to help you make the most of this technology.

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A professional writer might add a thousand words a day to a rough draft.

With speech recognition software, some writers can add several thousand.

That’s one reason more writers are dictating their books and other writings. Today the error rate of speech recognition software has improved to within a percentage point of a human being.

Speech recognition can be found in Google Docs, Windows 10, your smartphone and in various home devices. Dragon Naturally Speaking is the only commercially available speech recognition software for consumers, mostly because it bought up all its competitors.

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