Calling all Chatty Cathys

Dictations are a many splendored thing. Well, at least they should be. The better quality audio we receive from you, the better transcriptions you will get back. We have put together a few handy tips to help you produce a great dictation, every time.Speak Clearly

Speaking clearly is essential to a good Imfuna dictation. This is the most important thing to do to guarantee your transcriptions come back accurate every time. There is a big difference between a mumbled or whispered dictation and a clearly spoken one. If our transcription team can understand you on the first pass, your Imfuna transcriptions will come back to you faster than you can say, “Sally sells seashells by the seashore.”

Collect Your Thoughts

Take a moment before you begin your dictation to think about what you’re about to say. What are you going to describe? What do you want to say about it? That way, when the lights, camera, and action come, your thoughts are ready to record – no Imfuna stage fright here!

Short and Sweet

Charles Dickens would have failed miserably at Imfuna dictations – those run-on sentences of his would have taken ages to record! Keep your dictations in short, concise sentences if you can. If you need to take a pause, that’s a good indication to start a new dictation. Good things can come in small packages.

Spell Brand Names and Tough Words

Our transcription team uses the extensive Imfuna Glossary to check how to spell particular brand names in your dictations, but that takes time – time you could be spending downloading your completed transcriptions. Spell out brands and tough words for us and you’ll get correct spellings all the way through.

Check Your Microphone

It would be great if all your dictations were recorded in a professional recording studio! But hey, we’re not BeyoncĂ©, so we have to settle for our smartphones. If your device isn’t equipped with a good quality microphone, you may consider switching to one that is. If there’s no static or other wonky noises on your dictations, our Imfuna transcribers can tune right in.

Microphone Placement

This might seem like another obvious one, but if your microphone can’t hear you, neither can the Imfuna transcribers! Place your microphone 8 – 10 inches in front of your mouth while speaking, and try to avoid noisy or echoey environments if you can. Keep your finger and smartphone cover away from your microphone, too.

Correct Yourself, Don’t Repress Yourself

No one is perfect. If you make a mistake while recording, that’s OK, the Imfuna transcribers will catch it and correct it. Just pick up right before where you started to fumble and carry on. Or if you want a fresh go, just delete your dictation and start again. Either way, Imfuna has your back.