If you are self-publishing, you cannot skip the all-important step of editing.
On an Internet Radio interview, I was asked about recording presentations, having them transcribed and whether they can be used “as is.” (I do transcriptions as well as facilitate formatting of books).
Recording a presentation and getting it transcribed is the fastest way to get a book or any information product created. If you are a speaker, it is easy to set yourself up to record your presentation. All you need is a recorder. It can be a small hand-held recorder or you can even use the recorder available on your mobile phone.
Record the presentation as you give it, have it transcribed, and you have an information product.
But–and that’s a big but–do you have a product ready for public consumption? Probably not. Unless your presentation is given flawlessly, unless you follow your subject in a strict sequence, unless you have no filler words, your written presentation is not ready for public consumption, or publication.
It needs to be edited. A poorly published or edited product can turn your readers off and you lose readership (royalties) and fan base (future royalties).
While creating information products by recording is the fastest and easiest way to create information products, it should not be used as a license to create a bad information product. Using a presentation as it is given probably isn’t the final product. It will still need to be edited.