Ilka Nahmmacher wrote:
I agree with much of it, too, but the amount of time I have to put into careful proofreading robs me of some of the time gains made from faster input. It is soooo easy for the brain to just read over incorrect words because they are ALL spelled right. Like the author says, careful proofreading is a must.
The proofreading is an issue but dictation software gets better and better as you use it, increasingly eliminating that extra time. Moreover, it's just as easy to mistype it's vs its and both be spelled correctly as well. I think it's more an issue of proofreading differently with dictation software as opposed to more carefully. What I mean by that is that while a human might mistype its for it's, he or she would never type 2 instead of to, but Dragon might (though rarely).