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Why dictate? I can type it myself!

1 month ago

We hear this from the younger members of staff at organisations that we work with.

But could they be missing the bigger picture? After all that studying, is it the best use of time to spend hours typing up reports? Is that adding the best value to the company?

A ‘pick and peck’ typist will achieve (on average) 20 words per minute.

Professional typists can exceed 100wpm – meaning it can be up to 5 times faster than trying to type yourself.

At around 20wpm, a 3,000 word or roughly 6 page word report will take a minimum of 2.5 hours.  Dictating this will take 30 minutes.

The faster you can create a document, the more you can do in a day.

We realise that starting to dictate can be a little awkward but it is really is worth taking the time to practice.

See our article titled How to dictate well – your typist will thank you! which gives all the information needed to bear in mind when dictating – there isn’t really a lot to it but it is a skill that takes a bit of practice and is really worth it.

The property professional can then, for example, while on site dictate an inspection report, possibly multiple in one day, and then send them to be typed straight afterwards – by a professional typist who will type it quickly and accurately and in the right format.

You don’t need to be a Word expert because your transcription service already is.

You then get your documents back and send them to your client in the quickest time possible enabling you to get on with the next fee earning task.

We believe it really is a no brainer.

BackupTyping provides a fast, accurate and experienced transcription for property professionals – saving you time and money. Call us on 020 7096 1663 to find out how we can help you.

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