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Line By Line...... any info on this company?

Posted By: ANNE on 2006-01-24
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Thanks for the info! Do you *feel* like you make more with a gross line v. character line? (nm)

Any info on Line By Line Transciprion?? nt
Any info on Line By Line Transcription please???nt


Line by Line Transcription....anyone have any info?
A line is a line is a line. Doesn't matter if we are talking about radiology or acute care.

1600 is not a fair minimum requirement.  Sure you can achieve 1600, it shouldn't be the required minimum.

NEVER believe the company line. Do line count for yourself.
Means a line is a line is a line, even if it only has one word on the line
it is considered a line. 
"a line is a line" means gross line.
Gross line is a line, no matter how long or short.
Then company should set line count per day with incentives for above that. If get line count done
Yes to old reports! Their ExText has all the regular functions except line counts are done on line
Oh, they make money off us. Line rate is 17 cents a gross line.nm
Keystrokes has very few accts on line using ExText. Most use Cphones/2nd line. Lots of Rad
Thanks for the info. So you are saying, as far as line count, ...SM
that leads me to believe you can make over $20.00 an hour here (just guessing on line rate you might get to come up with figure). Is this in the realm of possibility?

When you are an IC, though, do you figure you are getting roughly 2/3 of that in actuality after paying taxes?

I suppose all this varies but I'm just trying to sort out possible scenarios.

I am making about $12.00 or $13.00 an hour now at my employee status job and wondering if this could be a jump up for me or if it is attainable.
Could someone help me with the figuring out of gross line versus character line? sm
I have generally been paid by character line, 65-character line.  Now, I have had job opportunities offering to pay gross line but it like 3 cents cheaper than what I am being paid now.  A few places I have read that gross line is MUCH better, but is it much better if the pay is so much lower?  Please explain how it works or equals out.  This position has offered me 6 cents per gross line - what would that equal out to in character lines?  Thanks...so confused...
Spaces are not taken into account with gross lines....a line is a line...sm

if there seven words on a line.

or two


or a full line of typing...all of the companies that I have worked for define a gross line as 1 inch margins, 12 pt courier font....does not matter what we type in margins or font.....we convert all reports to the 1 inch margins and courier 12 font and then count the lines.  not the blank spaces between the lines.

Hope this helps.

I left MQ for TT. The base line rate was less at TT, but overall I make more per line with the
shift differential (I work second shift) and the incentive plan (I have never once failed to make at least an extra half cent per line on incentives - most of the time a penny). I was scared to death to make that move, as I had been with MQ since back in the Transcriptions Limited days. I have to say, though, that it was the best career move I have ever made and I have never, not once, regretted it.

I hope that was of some help.
15 years ago, I charged .22 per line to big accounts. Now I have been forced down to .13 per line.
This is in part due to offshore companies, in part due to newbies coming in and underbidding to get an account but not being able to service it and then the account expecting everyone else to meet that price. The market is being driven down by many forces, and it is not pretty. I used to pay .14 per line (gross line too) and now pay my subs 0.08. It is not something I wanted to do, but something that was necessary. With only 15 MTs, I feel the squeeze more than some of the big companies out there, but cannot grow and keep up the same standards.

Healthcare in general is not the money-maker it once was, and transcription has taken a hard hit over the years.
Line counts - the lower the line count requirements
the harder the account and problems with trying to get production off the platform the company uses.
I see they pay on a VBC line. Isn't that a huge paycut from a 65-char. line with spaces? nm
Just left them, here's the info on line counts
To clarify the line count required at SGS, it's 2400 lines per day that include Both typed and edited lines, so if you type a lot of lines you not only make more per line but it counts toward the 2400 per day that's required for full time status. However, even considering that, the accounts are bad, time consuming, and still contribute to this horrible and abusive company's profit margin, which I refuse to do and left them for those reasons. One other thing to keep in mind is that Nuance and most other VR editing positions also require the very same combined 2400 lines per day. This profession is Not at all like it used to be, it's become more and more difficult to make a living doing MT work now that it's mainly VR editing, coupled with the fact that we are shown none of the respect we deserve and used to receive. And, SGS does pay just 0.038 or less for each line of VR editing...one of the lowest cpl rates in the industry. The guy in charge of their operations, Gary S, is greedy and unscrupulous with his bottom line being Only the almighty dollar he can put in his pocket. He cares nothing for his employees, not even the integrity of his company, and that's just plain sad, but true.
Any TransTech'ers have new info on new line-count
Any info about Medscribe, line rate, etc.? smsg
I checked archives but only found very old posts.  Any new updates?  Thanks.
Actually, SBC does allow it. I had my line changed to a business line and talked with a sm
supervisor who okayed it.  As long as I am listening to voice files, and not one computer talking to another, faxing, etc., it is within their guidelines.  :-)
Ask what is a line. I was offered 6 clp for a 42 black character line sm
that seemed to strange, but really it was not so bad.  Came out pretty close to a 65 k/s line at 8.5 to 9.
Help with company's and line requirements??
Any good companies out there with employee status and benefits who do not require a tremendous daily/weekly line count requirement? Thanks for any input! 
You mean the T. company's line counts...sm
were not accurate??     (I had considered applying to them before.)
Seeking info on Diskriter's platform; ease of use, line counts,
Good info. In late 1980's I typed for 4 cents a line (sm)
and made over 35,000 a year, which back then was pretty darned good. I had a couple of really hard accounts I did and when the really cheesecake ER accounts that had repetitive dictators came along, they always sent a tape or 2 of that my way as kind of a payback for doing the hard stuff.

That 4 cents a line is unbelievable now, but back then and the area I was in that was the going rate and I worked less than 40 hours a week to make that 35k.
If you're with someone that doesn't count the demographic info or headers or footers, line cou
Considering I am one of the highest line producers in the company sm

I doubt I will change jobs.  There are no other offices, just different account managers, and mine is the best one, and the one with the most experiences.  My accounts are extremely heavy ESL and I do really well with them, over 300 lph. 

However, she asked about the platform and, unfortunately, it is awful.  It is clunky, slow, and screws up constantly.  That is what I was answering, the question regarding the platform.  My opinion is hardly an isolated one among the company MTs.  The ones who find it as workable as you say are very rare. 

Don't rely on company line count.
My company said I was getting paid for spaces, headers, footer and templates.  They also have their own line counter that they can go by but MT/Editors cannot access.  I did a line count on my own using Word count and my numbers and theirs were way off.  After much prodding found out I was only getting paid for what was in the body of the text.  Now I am working on getting paid for the corrected line counts, which is taking forever.  Don't believe anything other than what your own eyes tell ya.
Worst on-line company ever worked for
There is NO communication for MTs, between supervisors, QA, or anyone else. Company is highly secretive. QA is very rude!!! Receiving paychecks is consistently late. I would not advise working there for anyone.
My company ups the line rate for several months SM
while we learn. Then on our own. This all really relates to how good a system your company has and how smooth the progression is with your account, which also relates to how good a supervisor you have. Mine is very good.

I'm trying to understand, is everyone upset over VR or drop in pay due to VR? I assume it's the later.

I would really say to at least give it a try. I'm not management.

I'm not even sure how much longer MT will be in existence. If you want to ride this thing out, get used to VR.
A gross line is any line that has a character on it, so even if

a line just has one character on it, it is considered a line.   If you are getting 6 cpl per gross that is approximately equal to 8 cpl based on 65 characters.  Sometimes the font on a gross line can make it be less than that though. 

Went from hospital to company using DQS, line count has definitely went down, don't get paid for
demographics even if we have to enter them in. I've put a lot more abbrev in my Expander since switching over to DQS to help compensate.
When the company line count is fair - it is easy nm
You get quicker replies if you put company name in subject line
Need current info on ETransPlus i.e. work load, line rate (ballpark), cost of benefits, SM
and overall treatment of their MTs.  I found archived opinions but all old.  Is anyone there now that can comment?  Thanks!!
You know, I never actually counted my lines myself, I just always figured my company's line count
Boy was I wrong!  I just went through and totaled all of my lines, then compared them to the line counter, and guess what!  It's wrong!  Can you guess who I work for?  SOFTSCRIPT!!! 
Never mind..See msg below. Apparently the line counts are changing with my company
and I probably wont be doubling anything anymore. Moving on.
Just checked line count for another GREAT Extext company
When a company tells you you'll tripple your line count
The hospital may pay a line rate to the VR company based on usage...nm
Any body hear of a company in MA that is hiring editors for 3 cent a line? sm

I asking for someone else, the email was signed Jay

I worked for a different company using Vianeta and could never access line counts. Was also told it
I don't have a second phone line ... cable modem for the internet, regular line for my C-phone.

If anyone wanst to get through to me while I'm working, they have my cell phone number.

And, as I said, some accounts are using wav files -- no doubt soon all of the accounts will convert.  Hope so ... would make it easier (less expensive) to work when traveling.  :-)

Lots of good companies out there -- hope you find one that fits :)



I miss YOG also! Good company, great line rate, and awesome account.
WMX - line count. Was working along and noted line count accumulation (sm)

signed off the report I was typing.  Those lines didn't add immediately, but sometimes they do that.  What concerns me is that when I signed that job off and the next one came up, not only were the other lines not added in but they were LESS than they were before I signed off previous job.

I thought I noticed this happening the other day, but figured I just wasn't paying attention.  Today I definitely noticed it.  For some reason it changed it's mind and took 8 lines off my line count.  What the heck? 

Am not really ecstatic with the way things are going anyway  and then this confuses me. 

Please, someone have a realistic explanation so I don't feel paranoid and cheated here. 

Line by Line out of Texas. NM
QA pay is 0.015 per line; yes, 1-1/2 pennies per line. No thanks. nm
They pay per net line not per gross line..sm
I work on Escription and they pay net line, all characters counted on entire document and divided by 65 to get one line count.