Phone Posting

I might actually consider using this feature, if they actually got California based numbers. Transcribing the phone posts isn’t too difficult, except when certain people’s voices are so loud they distort the phone’s pickup (*cough**cough*) and make a phrase completely unintelligible, even from context clues. I listened to his phone post about 55 times, and still I can’t figure out what the hell he said where I put (unintelligible). Sorry, man. I gave it my best shot.

Anyway, transcribing his phone post made me realize that I can transcribe with some decent speed. I felt like a fucking Bynar; listening to him speak and sort of sort his statement for later, whilst typing it all out as quickly as I could without making too many hindering mistakes in what I wrote. Why, if it weren’t for that bit of unintelligbility, I think it would have only taken two plays of the file. One to get it down, one to confirm. That’s not too bad a skill to have, I guess. Maybe I can look for transcription work in a different field…

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    • wanderingfool on November 18, 2003 at 02:08

    Oh, come on, like I knew what the levels were the first time I used it. 😛 🙂

    Still, A+ for effort.

    • sweetmegumi on November 18, 2003 at 03:06

    ^_~ I transcribed phone conversations for the deaf for 6 years. The average person speaks three times as fast as they should when it comes to needing things transcribed. You get use to it ^_^ sorry I missed ya last night by the way.

    • saebel on November 18, 2003 at 03:50

    One phrase: free nationwide long distance.

    Unless Sprint cheaped out on you.

    • jetblack on November 19, 2003 at 00:17

    No, Sprint did not cheap out on me. I forgot about the free long distance thing. I have not been using my cell phone as often as my home phone lately.

    — ZC

    • jetblack on November 19, 2003 at 00:18

    No, but you do have this naturally bassy voice that seems to rumble the floorboards. 😉 Your poor phone pickup must hate you something fierce.

    — ZC

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