Dictating a Book? Tips for Editing the First Draft

Originally published at The Book Designer. Written by Corina Koch MacLeod Edited by Carla Douglas Dictation has become a popular method for laying down a first draft. Barbara Cartland and Voltaire did it, James Patterson and Dan Brown are doing it, and popular self-publishing author Joanna Penn is determined to try it. In fact, Cindy Grigg… Continue reading Dictating a Book? Tips for Editing the First Draft

6 Tips for Dictating Your Writing

by C.K. MacLeod Updated. Dictation has become increasingly popular with writers who want to improve their writing productivity. As a writer and editor, I struggle with achy wrists from too much typing, tapping, and mousing. I know I’m not alone. To save my wrists, I’ve decided to take dictation for a spin. Here a few… Continue reading 6 Tips for Dictating Your Writing

Dictate Your Writing with Speech Recognition Software

by C.K. Macleod Have you tried dictating your writing with speech recognition software? Dictation is another tool in your toolkit for easing repetitive strain injury (RSI). If you use a PC, your version of Windows likely comes with Windows Speech Recognition (WSR). This dictation software has been compared to Dragon Naturally Speaking, the gold standard of speech… Continue reading Dictate Your Writing with Speech Recognition Software