As if I didn't have enough to do... My BF was telling me just last week that she was going to purchase a voice-to-text program (very affordable) to allow her to dictate her book. (We're supposed to be co-authors, but she needs a fire lit under... oh well, that's another subject.) It sounded like a good idea... for her - not me. I like writing my ms. I type almost as fast as I think. I don't know that I could focus as well by dictation.
I never gave a minutes thought to the flip side of this possibility... At least, not until I read a blog just now on QueryTracker. Even though I keep vowing to stop editing and get finished with the writing, I have read portions of my ms aloud as an editing tool. It is effective to a point. We do tend to read it the way we meant it, and not necessarily the way it truly reads. So what if a computer read it to you?
Check out today's post: Was Blind But Now I See-- Text-to-Voice: An Underappreciated Editing Tool