Intro to Voice Writing

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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Intro to Voice Writing

Course Outline


Course Purpose


Do you work in transcription, or are you looking for a career in the field of realtime text? You can
learn to turn any spoken word into high quality text using voice recognition.


Who is this cours
e for?

This course is for transcription workers who wish to become much more efficient and for those
interested in a career in broadcast captioning, CART, or court reporting.


What will the participants gain from this course?

The participants will learn
the basics of voice writing techniques and theory, mastery of Dragon
Naturally Speaking and fundamentals of the various types of realtime activities.


Course Goals


1.

Explain uses of voice writing

2.

Use voice codes

3.

Use dictation techniques

4.

Listen and
r
epeat

5.

Pe
rform recognition improvement

6.

Voice write a corporate earnings call


Prerequisites


1.

Completion of
DNS Basics

from WordsUp or equivalent

2.

Cognitive testing from Resource Associates at a 50%+ percentile minimum; 60%+ strongly
recommended




Recommended L
earner Characteristics


Learners who have motivation to do the required practise, diligence to do the work required for
recognition improvement and

who
take pride in every small achievement will do well in Intro to Voice
Writing
.


Format and Activit
ies


Intro to Voice Writing is an online offering consisting of
group and one
-
on
-
one
Skype coaching
sessions and demonstrations, videos and extensive practise of the techniques taught in the course.

Text


All written course materials are provided by

WordsUp and no additional text is required.


Supplies and Equipment




Computer running Windows XP or later, or Mac 10.5 or later with minimum requirements for Dragon
Naturally Speaking or Dragon Dictate.

Dual core or greater optional.



Dragon Naturally Spe
aking or Dragon Dictate software (may be purchased through WordsUp)



A good
-
quality headset with microphone. *May be purchased with the Andrea Sound Card through
WordsUp



Andrea Sound Card (optional)



Transcription Buddy software from High Criteria



Foot peda
l


recommend Infinity USB



Computer speakers which have a volume knob and mini plug output




Schedule of Sessions



Intro to Voice Writing

Course Schedule

Session Number

Length

Goals

Objectives

Session 1

3:00

A
-

Explain Uses
of Voice Writing

A1
-

Describ
e transcription uses







A2
-

Explain CART processes







A3
-

Describe TV captioning

processes







A4
-

Explain how voice writing is
used in legal







Quiz





C
-

Use dictation
techniques

C3a
-

Explain listen
-
repeat
techniques/quiz







C4a

Perform listen
-
repeat
techniques







C1 Describe Warm
-
Ups







C2 Perform Warm
-
ups







C5a Breathe diaphragmatically



Session 2

3:00

B
-

Use Voice
Codes

B1
-

Use group 1 voice codes in

d
ictation





C
-

Use Dictation
Techniques

C3b
-

Explain l
isten
-
repeat
techniques/quiz






C4b
-

Perform listen
-
repeat
techniques



Session 3

3:00

B
-

Use Voice
Codes

B2
-

Explain voice code theory





C
-

Use Dictation
Techniques

C5b Breathe Diaphragmatically






C4b
-

Perform listen
-
repeat
techniques





D
-

Listen and
repeat

D1 lab practice and test





B
-

Use Voice
B3 Use group 2 voice codes



Codes



Session 4

3:00

E Perform
recognition
improvement

E1 Identify common
misrecognition pairs







E2
-

Explain strategies for common
misrecs





D
-

Lis
ten and
repeat

D2 lab practice and test





B
-

Use Voice
Codes

B4 Use group 3 voice codes



Session 5

3:00

E Perform
recognition
improvement

E3 Use strategies for common
misrecs





D
-

Listen and
repeat

D3 lab practice and test





B
-

Use Voice
Code
s

B5 Use Group 4 Voice Codes





F
-

Voice write an
earnings call

F1 Perform pre
-
event research



Session 6

3:00

B
-

Use Voice
Codes

B6 Create Voice Codes





C
-

Use Dictation
Techniques

C4c
-

Perform listen
-
repeat
techniques





D
-

Listen and
Repe
at

D3 lab practice and test





E
-

Perform
recognition
improvement

E3 Use strategies for common
misrecs





F
-

Voice write an
earnings call

F2 Use a prep checklist



Session 7

3:00

C
-

Use Dictation
Techniques

C4d
-

Perform listen
-
repeat
techniques





D
-

Listen and
repeat

D4 lab practice and test





F
-

V
oice write an
earnings call

F3 Create variations of words







F2 Use a prep checklist







F4 Import list into Dragon



Session 8

3:00

D
-

Listen and
repeat

D5 lab practice and test







F
-

Voice write an
earnings call

F1 Perform pre
-
event research







F4 Import list into Dragon







Lab practice







F5 Perform post
-
call review



Session 9

3:00

D
-

Listen and
repeat

Lab practice and test





F
-

Voice write an
earnings call

Write
an entire call, do post
-
call
review and measure accuracy





Discussion and
Q&A





Evaluation


The learners will be evaluated according to the following criteria:




Quizzes at the end of each module (25%)



A final exam (25%)



12 voice writing assignm
ents (3 minutes each) (25%) with accuracy goals



Corporate earnings

call with accuracy goal (25%)