Typing has certainly taken the place of pen and paper since the 1980. There are very few, in any offices that send out hand written letters, reports or memos. The keyboard has become a vital tool in the office environment. As a result a number of skills have now presented themselves to help business men and women ensure they portray the correct image of their companies and their message is understood.
What is an Audio Typing and what is an Audio Typist
An audio typist is someone who types text from an audio device, which they listen to. The narrative they listen to is generally recorded on Micro-cassette or Digital Recorder/Dictaphone.
An audio typist, normally has the ability to touch type at a high speed, which means they can look at a monitor or screen as they are typing, they do not need to look at the keyboard. To listen to the narrative an Audio Typist will use a specialist player called a micro cassette transcriber or a piece of software that can play back the audio.
A foot pedal is used to control the speed of the speech. The foot pedal can move the speech forward, rewind or stop the speech.
What is Copy Typing and what is an Copy Typist
Copy typists are normally touch typists that have the ability to look at a piece of paper/document and reproduce the text on a computer screen.
The copy could be hand written notes from an author of a book, a play or minutes from a meeting. The finished document can then be amended, edited and reproduced as required.
What is Document Formatting
Once a document has been typed, the document will need to be formatted. This means that the document will have to have the correct margins, the correct headers and footers, the correct paragraph structure and spacing between sentences.
The document will need to be printed on the correct size of paper. If the document is a letter, the address, date and to whom the letter is to be sent to will need to be added.
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- Audio Typing £1.20 per Audio Minute
- Copy Typing £25.00 per hour charged in 1/4 hour blocks
- Document Formatting £18.50 per hour charged in 1/4 hour blocks