I should have pointed out in my post that a dictation machine that connects to a PC should normally have software supplied with it. My doesn't but it's only a cheapie. The reviews I've read of the Olympus software supplied with the dictation systems have been generally good.
I am looking for a (simple)easy to use (drag and drop, sort of thing) program to edit the voice recordings. (good enough to go to local radio shows !!), dont want all the nonsense of the HIP HOP music "flashy" programs.