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Med-Line school: anyone know anything about it?

Posted By: Lolly on 2009-05-18
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I'm seriously considering applying to Med-Line for MT studies. They are AHDI approved and provide a paid internship. Has anyone heard anything good/bad about them? Has anyone gone to this school? Were you satisfied? Found a job? Do employers hire folks who studied from that school?

I'm trying to keep all my options open - I realize Andrews and MTech are the top schools - but I was also impressed with what Med-Line has to offer.


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.08 cpl/65 character line for me right out of school.
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A gross line is anything on a line is a line. A line set at 65 characters means it sm
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Anything on the line makes up a line even if just one letter or number. Every line of print is a
Gross line = each line on page counts as a line, even if it's only 1 word. nm
Gross line means anything on a line is counted as a line.

You can get an idea in the difference using documents you have already created, assuming you're working in Word. Simply open a document and check the properties. Click on the statistics tab and you will see the number of lines as well as characters with and without spaces. If you're currently getting paid by the line and a line is 65-characters with spaces, do the math and see how that number of lines compares with the number of lines in your stats.

One thing to keep in mind: if you have a blank line between paragraphs, instead of hitting the enter key twice, format your document to give the appearance of blank lines between paragraphs.

Gross line, also including blank lines because my line rate is so low. It all works out in the wash.
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A gross line is any line with typewritten characters on it - no matter how long or SM
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What is the average line/hour for a 65 character line with spaces? NM
Curious, do most IC's usually charge by the gross line or 65 character line?
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A gross line is any amount of characters on a line

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A 65 character line without spaces is black marks on the page only and 65 w/spaces is everything... tabs, spaces, numbers, letters, bold, etc.



that should be "up .02/line" NOT up "to" .02/line. geez. nm

Gross line versus character line....Sm please

I am thinking of taking a job that pays by the gross line and not a 65-character line.  I have never worked this way.  Does this literally mean if there is one little word on a line you get paid for it?  I have not pinned her down on a line rate but I am just thinking I am going to be comparing apples to oranges and am wondering how to accomplish that. 

Thanks for any help!

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gross line is anything on a line, even just your initials. sm

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But that's a GROSS line, not a 65 character line.
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I don't make 0.08/line.. I work for no less than .13/line. nm
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I make $30 an hour.  I would never transcribe for $15 an hour, for anyone.
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never went to MT school!
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basically had the words correct.   They were such common terms I don't know how anyone could have gotten through school and not had them at least 100 times.

Also doing one search on Google with the misspelled words would have probably turned up the answer.


going to school
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By the way, I'm also from old school....sm

But I try to keep them all as simple as possible, one office with 2 surgeons has their own letterhead, so no problem there and they want things very simple.  All work for all also, besides getting printed by me, is put on a diskette for them to download on their systems for them to make whatever changes they choose.  All others with no letterhead, I supply all paper for (Xerox) and free delivery and pickup to all.  It is free for them, I pay someone to pickup/deliver.  That's how simple I want it, and I also want to bill out and get paid only once a month. 

Everyone seems to like the idea, and it has been working for quite some time (10 years) and my theory is, if it isn't broken, don't fix it.  *LOL* 

As for the national, my weekend work, each client has a CP (client profile) and some of the CPs are more difficult than the others and once in a GREAT while, I might forget SOMETHING but then I contact someone beyond who usually fixes whatever I messed up.