Lol I transcribed 20~ hours of interviews with terminally depressed mental health patients for my undergrad degree. It’s easier if you have a pedal to stop/start/rewind the recording without having to take your hands off the keyboard?
OMG, THAT SOUNDS LIKE PURE TORTURE. D: But, yes, that DOES sound like a super useful thing to have! Unfortunately, I don’t have such a pedal. *sigh*