How fast do y'all type?

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  • Intelligence_06
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    This is a text-based website, so it is vital to type.

    I, for example, types 55-75 RPM on a normal day. What about you guys?
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    I can text at speeds of 65-70 words per minute. I think my average falls around more of the 55 mark, though. 
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    80 WPM. My sister can do above 100 WPM
  • Intelligence_06
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    Text? What do you mean by text? On phone?
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    Ironically, it was a typo. I meant "type."
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    70 wpm unless i'm in the zone, then a lot faster
  • K_Michael
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    Apparently I type slow. I took a couple of tests and averaged 45 wpm. That was typing prompted words on a screen, not coming up with an original thought.
  • zedvictor4
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    You all need to get out more.
  • BearMan
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    60-70 wpm 

    80 if I'm really trying
  • Crocodile
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    70-90 prob
  • Theweakeredge
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    Probably between 55 and 60 wpms usually, 70 to 80 if I'm really typing...
  • Trent0405
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    I got 36wpm on an online test.
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    80 usually, peaked 90 though.
  • RationalMadman
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    I type extremely fast at actual sentences and words from my brain to the screen.

    If I have to type based on the normal test method of 'reading and typing' I am slowed not by my fingers' clumsiness but by my brain intaking the word and spending time instinctively thinking about the meaning.
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    So, if I'm spoken to and type it up like a secretary who is doing a write-up of a board meeting or court case, I am extremely proficient.

    If I do the same thing from handwriting to screen, I'm slowed down as my brain seems to interpret visuals at a more in-depth and slower thought process.
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    70-90

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  • Intelligence_06
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  • Mopac
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    I worked as captionist up until earlier this year, and I was the fastest one at my job. I can type REALLY fast. 

    In fact, I type so fast that no one would believe me if I reported my speed. 

    I will say this, I type faster than you. Almost guaranteed.

    I am accurate on the keys, but I type like a slob on the phone, which is why my posts are often times filled with errors.

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    I'd believe it. What was your speed?
  • Intelligence_06
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    What, 200wpm?
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    I really don't want to say, because it would sound like a lie.

    I'll just say this. I captioned telephone conversations in real time. It had to be fast enough to where the hearing impaired person could hold a conversation as if they were hearing normally. There are no slow captionists.
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    Really, to be a good captionist you have to be on that level.

    When I was a captionist, I found the hardest calls to caption accurately were ones involving Jamaicans. Besides talking fast, their syntax is very different. I used to joke, and not even really kidding because it was true, that my nightmare call is the jamaican conference call. Yes, sometimes I had to caption more than one speaker at a time. Yes, sometimes they were all Jamaican.


    Really was a nice job though, great benefits. My biggest complaint? Listening to thousands of hours of peoples conversations can be very mentally taxing. It is hard to keep prayer doing that type of work.

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    Really, you are probably the top 100 in the country, if you can do 200 consistently. 

  • Mopac
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    I know at least one person who can type faster than me, but yes, I do type really fast. 

    If I am in the top 100, I don't know. I have never typed competitively. Like I said, I was the fastest at my job as a captionist. To do that kind of work, you have to be able to type fast. Faster than probably 99% of the population.

    Judging from closed captions on live TV though, I think their standards are lower than ours were. 


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    People don't usually talk at consistent speeds.

    My goal was always to have a 0 second delay. Type as fast as the person talked. I was pretty good at staying on it.

    That said, we did have a pause pedal in case there was some slipping. We were also expected to correct major errors as well, which was when that pedal really came in handy. It is hard to remember verbatum what someone is saying while you are correcting a mistake. We were not allowed to paraphrase.