If you had a plug-in that would convert the audio to text and display the text directly below the audio track–and in sync with the audio track–this would simplify editing. You could use this plug-in in conjunction with a clicker to easily find the audio sections to be deleted. Ideally, the audio-to-text converter would be able to convert garbled speech that doesn’t sound like any English words.
Does something like this already exist? I’m pretty sure the technology to produce it exists.