Solutions for the Transcriptionist
American Dictation was created to help a relative who was a full time transcriptionist succeed. We are proud to say that we accomplished that goal and many more along the way!
You want simple? That’s what we do!
All professional transcription kits come with free training, installation, and setup!
Manage Your Work
Whether you work alone or in a networked “pool,” professional transcription software not only helps you playback files with amazing clarity, it also helps you keep track of new work, work in progress, and completed transcriptions.
Clear Your Desk
Since digital dictation resides on your computer, a professional transcription kit includes a USB foot pedal – or footswitch – to allow you the same start/stop control of playback you’re accustomed to with conventional tape-based solutions. You can even change the amount of backspace to suit your preference. The software also allows you to speed up or slow down the playback, change tone (treble or bass) and apply noise reduction to help cut out annoying background noises. Each kit comes with a high-quality, under-the-chin headset that plugs either into the headphone jack of your computer, or a separate USB adapter.
Route the Work
Pro dictation and transcription systems can be configured to route work to particular transcriptionists based on author, work type or other keywords. For example, Bob’s dictation could go to Barbara, while Mary’s is routed to both Sam and Josie. Bill’s letters could be e-mailed to David, while his legal briefs are downloaded to a network directory shared by Rhonda.
Wherever you need the work to go, American Dictation can help you devise a workflow configuration to meet your needs.
According to the Department of Labor, an estimated 250,000 people do some form of transcription work, with as many as half working from home or small offices. To meet this important market segment, professional transcription systems can receive encrypted voice files sent by compatible dictation systems. All will send by e-mail, most by FTP, as well. Never drive to pick up tapes and deliver documents again!
The ideal transcription kit for you depends mainly on the type of dictation system used by your authors. If possible, you should try to match brands (i.e., Olympus with Olympus, Philips with Philips, etc.). The following are our picks for the most full-featured, professional kits:
Especially ideal for remote transcription, the Olympus kit includes the DSS Player Pro software, footswitch, and stereo headset.
Particularly adept at routing work based on a number of file attributes, this kit includes the SpeechExec Pro Transcribe software, footswitch, and stereo headset.