How Do I Record What I’m
Talking About As An Article
We hope you have a high quality recording of your voice without
leaving your home! Luckily, your smartphone has a good quality
microphone. So here are the instructions on how to check in on your
smartphone and then email us the recording.
Before we start, a few pro tips. First, try to find the
quietest place to take the picture. If you can record in a room with
no echo (think low ceilings and carpets) all the better. Remember to
speak slowly and clearly.
That’s how you save!
How to Record Voice Memos from iPhone
1. Pick up your phone and find the Voice Notes app. It should
look like this:
2. Open the app. It should look like this:
3. Press the red record button. Make sure you can see the
sound waves when you speak.
4. Now hold the phone close to your ear (not in front of your
mouth) as you would with a normal phone call and speak your message.
If you wish, please include your first and last name as well as your
location on the recording.
5. When you’re finished, press the red “Stop”
square. Then press “Done”.
6. The file will be automatically added to your recording
list. Tap on the file name and you will have the option to rename
it. Rename the file Modern Love Your Name.
7. You should now see your note in the list of recordings on
the screen. Tap to make sure you just recorded the voice memo and
8. Now your screen should look like this. Click on the row
containing the three dots.
9. Your screen should now look like this. Click “Share”.
10. The options to send the file should then appear.
Use text-to-speech to dictate notes
The easiest way to take notes using your voice is to record an
audio note. However, Evernote does not convert audio recordings to
text and does not allow you to search for the word mentioned in the
If you want to dictate text notes in Evernote, you can use the
text-to-speech features on your device. Most modern tools support
converting speech to text. Once you enable it, you can start making
notes in Evernote by following the steps below.
Note: Since text-to-speech is not an Evernote feature, see the
documentation for your computer or device for more information and
HOW TO SET UP VOICE INPUT
Dictation is available for OS X Mountain Lion and higher
To enable or disable voice input:
Choose Apple > System Preferences
Choose View > Dictation & Speech.
Click ON to enable dictation or OFF to disable dictation
To use Voice Dictation in Evernote:
select text box
Press the fn key twice or choose Edit > Start Dictation
Speak the text you want to transcribe clearly into your
computer or device’s microphone. Your words appear in the text
Select Done or Fn key
Your Mac computer listens for up to 30 seconds at a time.
To enable or disable speech recognition:
Click on the Windows Start button.
Select All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility >
Windows Speech Recognition.
Say “Start listening” or click the microphone button
to start Listening Mode.
Open Evernote for Windows desktop, select an existing note or
create a new one, select the area of your note where you want
to place your text.
Speak the text you want to transcribe loudly and clearly into
your computer or device’s microphone. This is indicated in the text
How to activate dictation for use in all Windows programs:
Click on Windows Start Button
Select All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility >
Windows Speech Recognition
Say “Show language options” and then “Enable
See Microsoft article for more information.
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
To use voice dictation on iOS devices, tap the keyboard
microphone (near the space bar), speak into the microphone, and your
iOS device will convert your voice to text. When you are finished
dictating, press the Done button that appears on the screen.
To use Voice Dictation on an Android device, open any Android
app and open a keyboard. Play on the microphone at the bottom of
your keyboard. When you’re ready, start speaking into the
Tips for converting speech to text
Android and iOS do not automatically insert punctuation.
Enter: “Hello, how are you? I am good. “You should say,
‘Hello, Comma, how are you, question mark, I’m fine, period.
Be sure to read your text after dictation. Most devices’
dictation isn’t accurate, so you may need to use the keyboard to
enter some settings.
Tips to write a good article quickly
In the age of the Internet, there is a growing demand for
article writers who can generate great content in a short amount of
time. However, writing articles or blogs on a limited time frame
should not come at the cost of good writing. Here’s a step-by-step
guide with great tips to help you write a great article in record
Keep a list of ideas ready. You never know when writer’s
block will occur. That’s why it’s important to have a list of news
article or personal story ideas that can be developed into essays.
When you have an idea, write it down in a notebook or Word document
on your computer. That way, when you start writing you have a place
Eliminate distractions. Many people claim to be better at
multitasking. This rarely happens, especially when the goal is to
write an entire article in a short amount of time. The best articles
need your full attention. Before you start writing your first
sentence, turn off the TV and mute all social media so you can focus
only on writing the article.
Search efficiently. Research is vital to any writing, but
it’s also easy to fall into the trap of spending too much time
researching and not writing a first draft. When looking for data or
statistics to support your argument, try to be as specific as
possible with your search terms. If you don’t get the support you
want, you will eventually have to adapt your thesis or topic.
Keep it simple A reader’s attention span is usually short, so
the best thing you can do as a writer is to get your article to the
point and to the point. The maximum word goal will not only help you
finish your writing faster, but it will also result in a
well-organized article that focuses on key points and removes lint.
Try bullet writing. Bullet points can help you organize your
ideas and complete articles faster. Additionally, bulleted articles
generate more traffic because search engine algorithms give priority
to bulleted and subtitled articles. Not only does a newsletter save
time, but it can also increase the likelihood that your article will
reach your target audience.
Edit after writing. One of the most common mistakes writers
make is trying to edit while writing. Resist this request. Trying
to edit while you’re writing can slow you down and increase your
chances of not completing the introduction. Good writers know that
writing and editing are two separate and distinct processes. When
you get to the end, you can go back and focus on writing the perfect
first line, tweaking your first paragraph, or using nifty tricks to
piece it all together.
Set a timer. A great way to become a faster, more efficient
writer is to practice writing with a timer. Set a 30-minute timer
and see what you can do. You’ll be amazed at how much you can
produce in half an hour of focused, non-stop writing.