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Whaaat? Are you sure this is English? Your sentences are a word salad. What do you mean?....nm

Posted By: lara on 2009-09-28
In Reply to: That is not what I meant at all! Meant broaden to - not limit to thinking leave to another MTSO. SM


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I really don't know what part of the English language they do not get.. I think the word NO
comes to mind. I would not even be working that day when I'd get an IM, can you do a STAT? and I'd tell them no that I was heading out the door, so, your going to do it? and again, NO.. I said I'm heading out the door.  This would go on until I finally had to click the IM off. I felt badgered and I am not sure how much was just them not understanding or just being pushy. There is a fine line and I got tired of it so I quit.
Not any more. The salad days are over.
The company has returned to being more in line with what other nationals are paying. Incentives are still great, though!
Your last two sentences are so
No company names were mentioned, and no posts need to be deleted. DITTO
I believe that is double spacing for lines, not between sentences. nm
I have 2002, here is how mine is set to double space after sentences --sm
Open word.

Type a mispelled word, then press F7 to spellcheck.

Click on options. In the writing style box, mine says grammar only. Click on settings below that. Then you can select 2 spaces after a period in sentences.

Does that work for you?
As a matter of fact, it did. Several sentences "complete with big words and all!"
Whoa...What???!!?? English please?

English. We cant help MQ got themselves into the situation they are in. They did it all alone.

You sould like an ESL to me. Your English

and English should be capitalized
''better English''
Your ignorance is as laughable as your arrogance! ''Better English'' is just the tip of the iceberg as far as what the experienced American MT ''knows''--for starters, probably as much anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology as the so-called ''physicians'' from your wonderful part of the world. You ''have an open mind'' when YOUR jobs are given away to unqualified people by greedy corporations whose only motivation is their own profit.
There are a lot who also do not know basic English skills. Example: (sm)
the difference between their, there, and they're.  Affect, effect.   Basic skills of sentence structure.  Just knowing some medical words does not make you a good MT.
I had one that would start out in English (with the thickest sm
accent you have ever heard, then switch over to spanish in the middle of a sentence. Did I mention I don't speak spanish?
King's english is hogwash. What Dr. do you know that
I'm guessing English is your second language? I would say this is a
disservice to the MT as well as the companies you are going to service. Nothing worse than someone trying to sail the ship who hasn't ever been near the water.
No, but I am an educated English speaker 24/7.
I agree. She cannot understand English
.. no matter how many times you say the same thing. You have to have a phone convo with her because she can't understand emails.
ESLs on VR as opposed to English
at the hospital where I work makes absolutely no difference at all, in fact if not for VR and all the ESLs we have now, would probaby be pulling my hair out trying to figure out what they are trying to say. ESLs on Escription is as good as with the perfect speaking English so again, the system you have, how MTs train and the speaker makes no difference in how VR gets it. You need a good platform and then you can make a good salary on it.
I have an A.A. degree in English from a 'real' college that
Sounds like AHDI ('All Hindi-speaking Dufuses International') is just trying to find another way to lure MTs into wasting their money on their ridiculous 'credential'.

And if they did elevate the credential to the equivalent of a degree, then they'd have to also acknowledge that MTs be PAID as 'professionals', as well.

I laugh every time I read something that group generates - it gets more ridiculous every year, doesn't it?
"QA manager needs to go back to school for English 101"
AAMT did not change "good English" and terminology, sm
The changes originated with the American Medical Association, the Chicago Manual of Style, as well as other references from which the AAMT BOS is compiled.

The platform is Word. Their program works with Word but does not change how Word works. nm
The benefits just changed the first part of this month. I don't have them but I remember them being reasonabl for a single person. Family and spouse was not reasonable in any way (in my opinion).
small to medium company that works in Word or Word-based program - email me. nm
I agree. You still have to know punctuation, proper English, tenses, sentence structure, etc. Show
I wouldn't transcribe English speaking dictators for 6 cents per line. She is CRAZY.
ExText is integrated with Word. Auto correct is a part of Word.
ExText is a Word based platform. When the page opens for you to type the document it will be just like you are typing in MS Word.
anyone work for Oracle - do they use Word or a Word-based program - e-mail me nm
Just wanna work in Word - need company that works in WORD! nm
Their program works with Word and does not change how Word functions. sm
You use your own expander. Overall I feel it is user friendly and I like it.
Does the Emdat platform use Word or is it Word-based? nm
Word for Word Medical Transcription
Pros and cons please.
In his ad, he's asking for Word Perfect, not Word, if that matters. nm
The platform is not Word, but it is Word-based. I
had little Word experience and the recruiter told me to try to find a book to learn the basics of Word as their program is Word-based. 
Now I wish they would just call me back......no word no word and
What is up with these MT companies that advertise. They don't even answer. I have a great resume, tons of experience. I'm confused.
word for word company
does anyone know about word for word transcription company?  how are they to work for, platform?  thanks in advance!
I was told I could use word pad since I don't have word

I have 1 computer to speak of that I did not buy personally.  the company has their own platform and their own computer to be rented.  I would not be typing in word.  I have never had a problem testing this way before.  I am not saying certified is better.  I was explaining my circumstance.  I have my own personal computer ordered for my use and I wanted to test fast without waiting. geez.

"overtime" is not a generic word. "incentive" is a generic word. Over time means time
In Word..
Select the tools menu and then Autocorrect. Then check the box next to capitalize First letter of sentences.

Are you using Word? sm
If you are using Microsoft Word you can change the background to something that suits your eyes and the text to a lighter color. 
One word - RUN!!!!
Owner is not all there, if you know what I mean. There are better places to work. Let them hire overseas. Perhaps those workers will put up with their garbage treatment.
Everything is done in Word
plenty of samples though, and she pays per gross line, not 65 characters.
I have Word 2003 and it works just fine
A (only one word)
One word? Looks like 6 to me.
word for word
I worked for them and they can be fair, which is hard to find these days with others. I was a new MT and they gave me a chance that no one else would consider doing. good luck
Same here...no word nm
The new word for lay off.

The new word is idle, used as a verb.  I doubt that the MTs will remain idle for long.  What terrible writing, and what a terrible deal for MTs.  I wonder whether Ormond will be happy when people from another country are transcribing his family's medical records.


Meanwhile, the company issued a federal layoff notice this week that it will idle 102 workers in its Heartland Information Services medical-transcription unit. Seven employees are in Toledo. A company spokesman said the cuts will occur in early July.

Toledo Blade.



Still no word.....sm

Patience is not one of my greatest virtues! lol  Anyway, if someone gets a response from Editors Wanted, could you email me please?  Thanks!

Take MY word for it, -
I simply must disagree...
Take my word for it,
I've been paid both ways. Yes, they will say that all the exams equal themselves out, but with CT and MRI exams, etc. you can get some really long reports. You may get lucky and have short reports, but I highly doubt it!
Does anybody still use MS Word
I have started with two companies in the past six months (as an IC) using MS Word on my own computer, and no sooner did I get up to speed than they switched over to a platform.  I can learn the platforms ok but just want to type and get paid; no BS.  The platforms I've worked on all created more problems than they solved, especially with word expanders.  And the line counts are no longer under your control, you have to accept whatever they tell you.  Am I the only one who feels this way?  The people I'm with now tell me to have patience and they'll work out the bugs in the system, but tell that to my mortgage company!