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How to Gain Audio Typing Skills

How to gain audio typing skillsLegal Secretaries hold a wealth of professional skills which enable them to perform their role.  Audio Typing is one of them and it and although it is not always required for legal secretarial positions, you will give yourself better job prospects if you prepare yourself for learning this useful skill.

Audio typing involves typing a letter or document from an audio recording made by another person, such as your boss. This is called a dictation. Legal Secretaries Diploma Students will be familiar with this word, as some of the assessments are examples of dictations that can be given to you in a legal environment. It used to be common for dictations to be made on micro cassettes and played through a Dictaphone, but these days they can be recorded through electronic files which are then accessed on the Internet or by email.

When you start work as a Legal Secretary, your new employer will provide you with information as to how their audio transcription system works.  Each firm and legal department varies.

If you would like to practice audio typing at home, there are audio recordings available through a webiste called Podomatic: http://courtreportingredlion.podomatic.com/.  Practising with the podcasts available will help you to become familiar with typing from an audio recording.  Audio transcription software in the workplace can give you the option to set the speed at a level you are comfortable with.

To prepare for your new role in the legal field, it is very beneficial to advance your typing skills so that you can type fast and accurately.  This will help you to complete audio transcriptions in a good time scale and with a high level of accuracy.  

We highly recommend that you enrol on our Typing Skills Course to improve your typing speed and level of accuracy.  ILSPA provides a complete online typing skills course including beginner, intermediate, advanced and speciality lessons to help typists of all levels. Whilst it won't teach you how to use audio typing software, it will prepare you for the level of competance you need to perform the task.  

Contact us on 0207 1009210 or email us at info@institutelegalsecretaries.com for more information.

Comments

I read your article in "Dedicated" about audio typing - there are some free dictations which are for stenography on the Web, but if people have a means of playing the recording back and forward they could be used for audio practice. "Stenocourtreporting.blogspot" is quite a good site with links to a number of audio recordings and www.long-live-pitmans-shorthand.org.uk although it does not itself post dictations has some links to dictations online (there is some duplication with the stenocourtreporting.blogspot but, hey, it's free resources!!!!!

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