Transcriptions and Pain

Trying to get through my first round of transcriptions.

I was warned that for every hour I had on tape, there would be an additional 3 hours transcribing.

Currently, I am barely 45 seconds into a 26-minute tape. I am already annoyed at how I sound, the low quality sound I got, and various questions I couldn't think to follow up on.

Mostly annoyed at the low quality sound. Mine is a $60 Olympus recorder with a USB. I had a microphone, but I think the microphone may have just fubared the quality of recording. I can barely hear anything, and I'm having to go back and forth 6-7 times to get a word.

It didn't help that he kind of didn't speak into the microphone.

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