Two skills separate good transcriptionists from great ones and those are speed and accuracy. Here are some programs to help you increase both and go from good to great in no time.
Competition can be a good thing. Typeracer enables you to “race” other people by typing quotes from different sources, such as songs, movies, and books. It’s the first typing game played by multiple players. It was launched in March 2008 and since then millions of players from different parts of the world have completed races on the platform. It’s designed for anyone seeking to improve typing speed and accuracy. You can sign up or participate in the competitions anonymously. If you sign up, you’ll see your results in the scoreboard and your typing speed’s view progress report through ‘My Scores’ tab. It has an easy-to-use interface, is available in more 50 languages, and it’s entirely free to use.
2. Key Hero
Key Hero is another program that can help you dramatically increase your transcription skills. Specifically, it monitors all your performances, such as words per minute and accuracy and points out the mistakes you make after each game. The timer starts the moment you start typing. It comes with a user-friendly interface, which means just about anyone can use it without spending much time getting the hang of the program. For transcriptionists intending to take their typing skills and accuracy to a whole new level, this is a great program to try out.
With this program, you can see how to type fast, engage in a typing contest, and even acquire a typing certificate. The program comes with tutorials to help you learn touch typing, finger positioning, posture, and the right distance between you and your computer. All of these are essential for typing prowess. And if your typing speed is great, you can find tips that can help you maintain that level. This program is free.
TypingClub is another program to help you to increase your transcription speed and accuracy. It has an easy interface and you simply practice the lessons provided until you attain all five stars. You don’t need an account to use this program, however, to save your progress, you’ll need to create one. TypingClub comes with a wide range of practice material from videos, games, and other types of engaging content.
Typing Master is a popular program that promises to double or triple your typing speed in a short period of time. It includes a 10-hour typing course that gives you tips and tricks to become a fast typist. Typing Master includes visual training, a step-by-step approach, games, skills tests, as well as customized reviews and analysis. Another good choice if you are looking to up your performance as a legal transcriptionist.
The demand for expert legal transcriptionists high, and growing every day. It makes sense to hone your skills by focusing on building both speed and accuracy. We hope these programs help you to do just that. If you have other programs that have helped you, please consider sharing here.
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As a new transcriptionist, I really appreciate all the tips and information you provide!
Thank you, Tabitha! And best of luck to you in your legal transcription career!