I have officially ended my third week in voice. We are now learning how to insert our punctuation into or material. I had no idea that we had to say punctuation as well while dictation.....you may be asking yourself how that is possible. Well for those of you who have had the pleasure of getting a taste of both worlds like myself (Steno and Voice) you have come to know that there are such things as "briefs". When you are doing voice and punctuation has come into play its a lot different than steno. We can't just say the word "period" or "coma" when dealing with voice because the actual word "period or "coma" will translate instead of the actual puntuation. So we have something called a "voice code". Instead of the word "period" we have a brief called "peerk" that we use for the punctuation period. For a "coma" we would say "Ca" and for a "colon" we would say "colo" and so fourth. We just learned the basics of puntuation this week.....also we started out reading at 100 wpm and in three weeks we have moved up to a WHOPPING 105 WPM(LOL)...look out world here we come!!!!!!

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Comment by Malinda on January 26, 2009 at 4:56
I plan to post my progress throughout the week.....we are having our first REAL test this week at 100 wpm!!!! so we will see how that goes. I am confident that I will do well, but I don't want to toot my own horn or anything like that(LOL)

Everybody seems to be moving together but there may be a few things that others may have to work on that some don't but we pretty much are all together. We will be moving up to 115 wpm today........that's a big jump!!!!!!! we will see how it goes for me!!!!!!
Comment by Katiana Ball on January 25, 2009 at 14:34
nice peerk that's really cool peerk ca peerk.
do most people move at the same rate?
Comment by Jill S. Driscoll on January 25, 2009 at 7:32
Thanks for sharing your experience. I have always been curious about the training process for voice writers. I hope you will continue to add to your blog as you progress.

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