I Love Time-saving Transcription Help

As a journalist, I do not have a lot of time. I am always on the go. It is common for most people to think that I simply do an interview, go home to listen to the audio and write my articles up in minutes. But that is not how it works. I started using audio transcription services recently to help free up some of my time, though.

I take a lot of time formulating a list of questions to ask everyone that I interview. Some come from off the top of my head, but they always come about after I have done a lot of research. I have to do comb through hundreds of other websites to see what the person has talked about in past interviews with other people, and I need to get them to expand on those things. I need to make sure that all of the questions that I come up with will be something that will be interesting to our readers. These things can take me many days to do.

After I have the interview done, I have to transcribe it. Even though I was part of the interview and there, background noises like noisy restaurant patrons or a loud bus going by can cause the audio to be a little hard to hear. I have to piece everything together. A 2-hour long interview can take me as long as 5 hours to type up. And when I have to stick to a tight schedule to get the article itself written up, it can all be very exhausting to meet my deadline. I just do not have any time to waste. Getting someone else to do the transcription for me allows me to spend extra time on focusing on putting together a layout for the article.

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Learning About Different Baby Monitors

When my wife and I found out that we were going to have twins, we were so excited. We had tried for so long to have a baby, so being blessed with two was beyond our wildest dreams. We got the nursery completely set up a few months before they were born, with the exception of one thing. I wanted to look at different baby monitor reviews before I decided which one we would have for our own bundles of joy. I was being very particular because this was going to be what alerted us if our babies needed us when we were not there with them.

That is a huge responsibility so I wanted to make sure that we had the best monitors possible. The best does not necessarily mean the most expensive, but it also does not mean the cheapest. I wanted to look at different reviews so I could see which one is the best for us. Since I did not know a thing about baby monitors, I had to depend on the expertise of people who have either used them or extensively reviewed them. When I found one site, I knew that I was going to be able to buy the one we were meant to have.

The thing I liked best about this site is that it covered a wide range of baby monitors. It did not just have the two or three top sellers, since some of the others that are sold might actually have features that are more desirable. There were pictures along with the full name of each baby monitor, and the picture really helped more than I realized. Features of each monitor was next to the name, along with a price guide and the rating that it has been given overall. This allowed us to know which baby monitor we wanted, and we were able to have it hooked up before we brought our babies home!

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Finding the Best Toaster is Tough

Toasters can be just about the most annoying appliance in the kitchen. The cheap ones usually burn one side leaving the other side untoasted. Another annoying thing is toasters that leave your English muffin so far down inside it that you have to unplug the toaster and use a fork to get it out. At least I unplug it first. I do imagine there are some crazies out there. In my search for the best toaster you can get for your kitchen, I had a lot of things the appliance needed to meet to suit my fancy.

The first thing I wanted was a four slice toaster. If my wife and I share something toasted for breakfast, one of us was having it cold while the other one's toasted. The next thing that had to be a part of my toaster purchase was even toasting. It is called a toaster, not a burn-one-side-of-everything. I have purchased new toasters where you can see some of the elements do not work. I knew there had to be a website that rated the best toaster you could buy. Oh, and it had to have slots wide enough to hold stuff other than a thin slice of bread.

I have seen ones that will make an egg for you while it toasts your bread or muffin. We don't need that. We just needed a toaster that would toast bread, muffins and the other things you typically stick in a toaster. No, I'm not talking about forks. I never wanted to have to stick a fork in a toaster again. A toaster that has a high lift solves that problem. You would think that they all would cover the basics, but they don't. You have to be picky picking out your toaster. Otherwise, your toast or muffin is going to be hit or miss day in and day out. And don't even get me started about bagels!

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