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Music Makes Editing Much More Fun

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Who doesn’t love music, regardless of genre, mood, and everything else? I like to play it when I do chores, sometimes drive (only when I stop, of course), and when I edit. But not just any kind of editing—the text-to-speech kind.

Yes, your computer probably has it—if it’s a more recent model. And you know what? It’s a huge savior for spotting spelling, grammatical, and pretty much every kind of error. At least for me, it is.

While I don’t usually play music when I’m having text-to-speech reading for shorter documents, they make a big difference for longer documents, like novel manuscripts.

Before I discovered music makes the reading more pleasurable, I would use text-to-speech for one chapter a day. And that would take forever. Then, came along my discovery for music playing when using the text-to-speech feature. Boom! I had a grander time editing and would have the voice read at least a few chapters. I sometimes didn’t want to stop.

What kind of music do I play, you may ask? Pop, showtunes, and Disney—but in instrumental versions, like piano pieces. Lyrics also are okay, regardless of what other people say about them being distracting.

Reading your work aloud always makes a difference and you can spot errors more easily. But if your voice is tired or you’re in public, just look up how to use the read-aloud feature.

hen sit back, relax (and wear earphones if in a public setting), and enjoy your text being read to you as well as music on your computer (or phone if you are at home and you can play things without earphones). Yes, you can have more than one form of audio on your computer. I’ve done it before. What do you think?

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Bob Morella
Bob Morella
May 18, 2022

I find that every interesting regarding listening to music as your text is read to you. I used to write a little but it never really went anywhere. I think if you do listen to music as you listen to your text being read to you, would be more inspiring possibly adding more greatness to your writing. I wonder if it took you time to get used to listening to your text and music together. I think music without lyrics as you mentioned piano pieces would be perfect. I enjoy music when I work in my shop or around the house so this sounds perfect. I am sure it makes a big difference for longer documents and sort of…


Apr 22, 2022

Music does get you in a rhythm. Far better than a migraine would.


Mar 28, 2022

I love music! I listen to all kinds of genres and languages.


Marie Cornwall
Marie Cornwall
Mar 14, 2022

Music has so many memories over a life time.


Mar 13, 2022

I love listening to lofi music, super relaxing!

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