But as it turns out, audio-typing is a blast. It's like writing a film script - you can decide how many of the speaker's ums and ers to include, and whether to reproduce dunno, gonna and doin' as spoken. In short, with a very little effort you can make someone sound like a complete idiot.
Then there are all the background noises, which you have to include in your transcript. Today I composed the following:
(Silence. Bell rings in background.)Positively Pinteresque.
(Sound of papers being shuffled.)
Know what else is fun at work? Getting to proof-read the post-mortem report on a murder victim right before lunch. Yeah.