View single post by LadyBug
 Posted: Thu Oct 25th, 2007 12:17 pm
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Joined: Wed Oct 24th, 2007
Location: Sacramento, California USA
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I use NVDA ( ) a text to speech program intended for blind people, to hear my plays aloud when I'm editing them.

I've heard from other playwrights that the popular software like Final Draft includes a feature to read their text aloud but many of them don't use it. 

I chose NVDA because the software is Open Source( ie free.)  'Course the problem with it is that it takes a bit of a learning curve.  Took me about a day to figure out how to make the program do what I want and I consider myself an advanced user when it comes to computer stuff.

But now I swear I can't live without my NVDA.  Even with the computers inflectionless voice I find that hearing the text aloud helps me improve the flow of my dialog.  Also, it helps me catch little bits of editing that I would have missed otherwise.  

Last edited on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 12:19 pm by LadyBug