Threads

See more results

Topics

Usernames

Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Software required for transcribing at home
2

Frinister · 02/03/2018 09:56

Hi. I know there are already lots of threads on this subject but I can't find a recent one regarding what software is required to start transcribing audio files from home (please feel free to point me in the right direction though!). I have an internet connection, Windows 7 OS and MS Office (albeit the 2003 version, but can get a newer one if necessary). It seems from the companies I have investigated (Dict8, Accuro, Sterling) that they download some kind of software of their own? However, I would like to work for more than one company so as to ensure plenty of work and wonder if I would have to have several programmes running on my computer, taking up a lot of space, or whether there is generic dictation/transcription software that can be purchased so as to make one programme compatible with several software programmes at the other end. I am not in anyway a techi so forgive me if I have missed the obvious. I would be grateful for any help or advice.

OP's posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

Ifailed · 02/03/2018 10:02

I'm not sure about particulars, but would expect they send you the audio files in one of the standard formats , then you can play them back using whatever program you like?

Please
or
to access all these features

kooshbin · 02/03/2018 11:16

I use Express Scribe. But I'm not a freelancer, so I haven't explored all the options. I've used it for .wav and .mp3 files, and type in MSWord.

There is a free version, which you could try out:

www.nch.com.au/scribe/index.html

Please
or
to access all these features
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.