This is a guest post from one of ProZ.com's advertising partners, Nuance Communications, Inc.
By: Lester Grinnings
Basic health, quality of life, and work-life balance are important concerns for most. A Harvard Business School study shows that 94% of service professionals put in 50+ hours a week. A work and family journal reports that individuals working 50+ hours per week have greater stress and substantially lower relationship satisfaction compared to those who work 35+ hours per week. It’s well documented that when we’re injured or lose work-life balance, the effects can be serious.
Dragon speech recognition software promotes your health and wellness in a number of ways. Working faster and smarter with Dragon lets you produce more billable work in much less time. Completing your work faster gives you more time in your day for healthier pursuits. But even while working, Dragon performs its magic – letting you dictate in ergonomic, hands-free comfort. Gone is the need to hunch over your keyboard for hours at a time. Just sit back and speak. Traditional typing is notorious for causing a host of repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. Dragon helps you to avoid them and your wrists and fingers will likely thank you.
Dragon helps to reduce other harmful aspects of computer usage as well. Screen time is linked to eye strain, headaches, insomnia and more. The software features a dictation playback feature that enables you to select a block of text and “play that back,” making reviewing and editing your content faster and easier on the eyes. If you want to get away from your screen altogether, Nuance offers a Dragon Bluetooth headset that officially eliminates the need to be within speaking range of your computer's built-in microphone, or worse, tethered to it with a wired headset. With it, you can take a walk, pace the room, or stretch your legs – all while dictating comfortably and accurately up to 10m from your computer.
Many busy translators credit Dragon with their prolific output. Dragon features up to 99% accuracy from the word “go,” never makes a spelling mistake, quickly learns your own special words (jargon, names, acronyms, abbreviations, etc.), and gets smarter and more accurate the more you use it. It’s quick and painless just like you’ll be when you avoid repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Any way you slice it, Dragon speech recognition translates into greater health and well-being – letting you do more in less time and greater comfort.
With an increasing number of translators seeing the value of Dragon, Nuance has partnered with ProZ.com to offer you our best-selling speech recognition software for the PC – Dragon Professional Individual 15 with a 20% saving until Monday 30th November. Best of all, there’s no risk. Nuance offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning that if you try Dragon and find that it’s not right for you, simply return it within 30 days for a no-hassle refund. With Dragon, you’ll do more in less time and you’ll never look back.