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Aah, music... - Posted By: The Singing MT

Taking a break.  Listening to some tunes to relax.  I think some other people should too.  Anyone ever heard of Jill Scott or Erykah Badu?  Common?   

Need to count gross lines only w/o spaces, sm - Posted By: gotclinic

Used Sylcount free download but it expired.  Any alternatives.  Did not like Practicount.  Need to count gross lines only.  How do I do that using MS Word? 

Is Emdat a decent platform? comparable to DQS? - Posted By: wondering


Is there an easy way to enter generic drugs and brands into your spellchecker ? ( a fast way) - Posted By: Working in Word. NM

Do you ever transcribe in actual dreams? (s/m) - Posted By: RadTyper

Along a similar, but different thread with regards to the post below about daydreaming or thinking about other things when transcribing, do you ever transcribe in your dreams?  Thank goodness it doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes I will have a dream where I'm sitting at the computer and transcribing dictation, and can read all the words in front of me.  Is that strange, or what?  And I also sometimes dream that I'm reading a book.  I guess that's what happens when you're in such a word-oriented profession! 

GO HAWKS!!!!!! - Posted By: SEAHAWKS FAN

Client just told me my price is too high - Posted By: For Alabama

Birmingham, 15 cpl (65 characters with spaces). They are going to start looking elsewhere. Is that too high now?

Probs with Editscript - Posted By: me

One of the companies I work for have recently switched over to Editscript.  I have been moving and have finally settled down and for the first time this week attempted to type.  The company says that you have to buy a special footpedal that goes with the software.  Instead you have to use hotkeys.  I could not even make my way through one dictation without giving up.  It is so hard not being able to use my footpedal.  Has anyone else had this kind of problem?

Advise on important questions to ask on job interview - Posted By: Not sure..

I have applied at a company and they are to contact me. I'm really not sure even what to ask. This is a new experience for me. Any help would be appreciated. Any warning signs to watch for?

Why? - Posted By: Companies destroying our field

O, well because they Sink to the lowest level of low and give transcriptionists Indigestion, big time and do not lose any sleep doing it. They have destroyed the field that at one time we were able to make a living at... shipping it out of our country and out of our pockets.

We had a dog adopt us. Never saw in the neighborhood - Posted By: Found dog question

before, no collar.  I took to our vet to scan for a microchip and doesn't have one.  Vet won't keep the dog because it needs all shots, which we can't afford to do.  Dog is a lab and we have no place to keep her, plus we have a dog who is not tolerant of another dog and has chronic medical problems.   We feed/water the dog and are providing it with a warm place to sleep, though it is a very small space and not suitable for long-term.

I have notified all the vets in our area, called the shelter, sent e-mails to all residents with e-mail addy in our community, placed an ad in our local newspaper and placed signs at major neighborhood intersections.   There has been no ad in the paper looking for a dog, no signs, no one appears to be looking for her.  What do you think is an appropiate amount of time to keep her before we try to find her a new home?   She is just the sweetest dog and we have all fallen in love with her, but cannot provide for her.  We find it difficult to believe that no one appears to be looking for her.   DH says she is very conscious of cars like she is searching for "the one" and feels like she was dumped.   I can't/won't take her to the pound, although due to her personality we feel she will be adopted immediately. 

We're too close to the situation to be objective. 


Epress Scribe Software - Posted By: Jewels

Does anyone use Express Scribe?  I am a newbie and would appreciate any advice.


Which TASP companies allow remote users to transcribe online? - Posted By: nm

BOS - Posted By: Are they the same?

Is the electronic book of style the same as the BOS 2nd edition book?  I want the electronic one if they are the same, as far as information goes. 


Give me a 20-minute consult or ESL H&P sm - Posted By: mlstoo

PLEASE.  Anything is better than these God-forsaken 1-minute clinic notes. Never realized how much I disliked those itty bitty reports.  Yuk. Takes way more time to set them up than it does to actually type them. I have to pat anyone on the back and give them a halo that loves clinic notes. 

Many thanks to my OP on infant seizures. sm - Posted By: Gram

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, but I went on a mini-vacation the afternoon that I posted my original message and lo and behold, I found things to do that didn't have to do with being on my computer.

One thing I'm happy to report is that my grandson laughed the other day.  First time we've heard him laugh in a couple of months, which was before he started having the seizures..  My 11-year-old daughter has a stuffed monkey that makes kissy noises and then squeals like a monkey when you push a button.  We tried it and he smiled, laughed and kicked his little feet.

He doesn't just sit and stare like he used to, so I guess we're making progress.

At any rate, thank you all so much for your input.  It is very much appreciated.

RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY. PLEASE!!! - Posted By: Getting Older

ARRRGGGGHHH!!!!   It has been raining on and off since Friday. Every half hour, a downpour. We got 6 1/2" yesterday alone and it has been raining cats and dogs all night and every hour or so today. We supposedly are supposed to get 2 more days of this.

There are people that are being evacuated from their homes, people being rescued from their cars, homes are getting flooded, roads closed, and river rescues...

We are lucky. The underground springs only washed out our driveway and the small creek turned into a raging river and flooded our storage trailer, but I feel really bad for the volunteer firefighters. They are getting called out left and right.

On top of this, there have been fires and now the electric is going on and off. PLEASE, someone wave their magic wand and stop this. We are waterlogged.

(Just had to get this off my chest). Thanks for listening. 

Massaging back cushion..sm - Posted By: Making my List for Santa

Has anyone tried using one of those back massager cushions while they type?  I am specifically wondering about the new one by Shiazu (sp?).  Thanks for any feedback.

MT recognized as apprenticeable occupation - Posted By: sm

First link under news.

Besides kids/sig other, what makes you happy the most? - Posted By: nm

Medication question - Posted By: Nancy


I am trying to figure out a medication and it sounds like chromagin, cromagin, or something like that.  Has anyone heard of that?  It is to be taken three times daily...Thanks!!!

Braille transcription? Anyone ever do this or know any info - Posted By: medtype

I recently saw a course for this and was considering it in the future.  Just curious and thought I would throw it out there if any of you fellow MTs have ever done this or know anyone who has?   Always looking for something new to add to my MT.  Thanks

Lisa/MT Student (see mssg) - Posted By: My 2 cents (per line?)

I don't think you would have to pay to place an ad.  See if there is a "Letters to the Editor" section.  If not, it might have to be done the way the doctors do it:  Their papers are submitted to JAMA for consideration of publication.  Even though we MTs are not doctors, it is their work that we are transcribing.  And sometimes (if we're lucky) we even get to transcribe those papers that they are submitting for publication!  I don't think there is a single doctor or medical professor out there that would want their JAMA submission, book manuscript, etc. transcribed by an ESL MT.

CAPITALIZATION ??? - Posted By: Rooney

I am just brain dead this morning.  I took a test and was not sure about the cap rules. 

Should "operating room" and "patient holding area" be capitalized. 


Thank you

Radiology transcription, what type of reports are considered radiology - Posted By: Kat

I have lot of experience with everything and I would like to know what exactly is considered radiology so I know if I qualify for that type of work?  I've had many types that I think qualify for radiology.

EditScript 8 Fonts - Posted By: NC

Anyone know how to change fonts in EditScript 8?  I just upgrade from 6 and the toolbar options for Word no longer work.



Lanier & digital phone line - Posted By: deenibeeni

Does anyone use a Lanier with a digital phone line (not VOIP)? Anything else required to make this work?


I hate when companies treat us like we're working for pin money - Posted By: memt

Am I supposed to be happy when a company only gives me 200 or 300 lines a day when they promise you a certain amount (that is higher than that)? How would the company employees (not us lowly transcriptionists) feel if the company told them that they were only getting paid 100 dollars this pay period, that there wasn't enough work. Not enough to pay bills and keep food on the table, just pin money.


Anyone know anything about changing sim on cell? - Posted By: Technically challenged

Can you remove sim card on Sprint phone and put in a T-mobile?  Please help if you can for I am a "technically challenged MT."

foot pedal differences - Posted By: Dawn

What is the difference between a 9-pin and a USB foot pedal?

ER transcriptionist - Posted By: Daphne

I have been an oncology Transcriptionist for over 6 years and getting a little bored with it, so was contemplating doing ER.  Can any of you ER pros tell me what you like about it or don't like about it.  Is it difficult to learn the lingo and get the lines you need to produce?  Any info is appreciated.

Thanks for your input.

A glass of wine with typing - Posted By: Patti

A while back there were several messages when someone made a halfway joke about drinking and I never answered but I do have to admit that when I sometimes have to work on Sunday nights or some late evenings I do sip on a glass of wine while typing, not an entire bottle but a glass of wine.  Just thought I would not comment on it as several people were shocked that anyone would even consider it.  Not all the time but occasionally and in moderation. 

That is my Sunday comment.

Housekeeping as an alternative ... - Posted By: Molly

... has anyone gone from MTing to housekeeping in a hotel?  I can't support myself as an IC and can't meet the requirements for employee status.  What are the going wages in the South?  Do I have a snowball's change of being hired in my 50's???  I'm desperate.

New to internet transcription, what kind of headset to use? sm - Posted By: Sharon

Where does it plug in and does it have one prong or two prongs?  Any info is appreciated.  What is the best for sound quality.  Can you use a subwoofer as an adapter for your speakers, or does it plug directly into the tower?

Veterinary/Ophthamology position--sm - Posted By: DeeAnn

I sent an e-mail regarding this post asking if it were legit as it seems to be posted quite frequently and the general feeling on this board is that this company 'tests' with current work needing typed.  See company board under original response for her post.

She responded by sayng  "My ad is very detailed because I am particular about whom I hire, as anyone who works for me carries my company name and work ethics.  If you feel there are too many requirements and that the pay is "ridiculously low," then why would you want the job?  I have worked in this business now since 1989, and I can assure you that the pay is more than reasonable."


Going digital - Posted By: Shell

I have finally convinced my docs to go digital!  I am looking at using the DocShuttle program.  Has/is anyone using this and if so, how do you like it? 

I also need to find an FTP server.  Does anyone know if this is included with DocShuttle or do I need to find my own?  There are so many out there - could really use some suggestions in this aspect as well.

Thanks for your help!


Any suggestions on a good Vacuum at a reasonable price? - Posted By: Thanks

I would love to have a Dyson but they are a little over my budget.  Thanks!

Need help - Posted By: losinit

Anyone work for a company that offers employee status/insurance and they are happy with?  I'm feeling completely exhausted with my current company due to changes they've made and continue making.  I'm a single mom and need the insurance. 


Has anyone heard anything about why SE was not mentioned when the letter was sent out about the - Posted By: MQSE

awards program. I hope that does not mean they are doing away with SE. I have no interest in being an employee of MQ. I also wonder if all of this seems to be in line with the way Spheris operates as a possible merger.

Ever get scared to turn in a job test? - Posted By: me

I want and need the job I am applying for so badly, but I am scared to turn the test in because I don't want to fail it. I just keep checking and checking the test over but not sending it in. Three were easy, and one was hard because of a slurring doctor, so I had had to leave a lot of blanks and am scared that I might not get it because of that.

Help on word board please! - Posted By: Thanks!


I get to take 2 Herman Miller chairs to try! - Posted By: Hayseed

No one in my neck of the woods sells these things, except for a place 200+ miles away.  This business supply place, however, regularly makes trips out my way to set up office furniture and said they have demo chairs they would be happy to let me test out for 2 weeks at no charge!  So, I have an Aeron and Mirra Chair here in my little office and I'll be putting in a full week's work on each one!  So, if you have wanted to try one of these chairs but not pay for it before making a decision, I HIGHLY recommend just asking if you can test drive a demo one for a week or two.  I honesly had no idea they did such a thing so I just thought I'd share the fact that it is possible! 

Import from SFW to AutoCorrect - Posted By: G. M.

I have been hired by an employer who uses AutoCorrect.  My entries are all in ShortHand for Windows.  Does anyone know how to import (COPY into, NOT MOVE) expansions from Shorthand for Windows to AutoCorrect?  Very much appreciated. 

Looking for accurate line counting software.nm - Posted By: Thanks in advance!

poll: Would you forgive your husband if he cheated? - Posted By: MT58

Assuming you have children and assumming he seems remorseful, would you save the marriage?  

To SnowBunny--thank you for the macro link. - Posted By: I appreciate it.


Wow, we are having one heck of a thunder and lightening storm from the heat, finally started to rain - Posted By: Laura E.

some.....gonna hit 105 here in VA (near  Richmond)....yikes!  Hope we don't lose power, have 1 stand fan and 1 window fan if power does go (have a generator) but still, way to little for such heat. Our poor AC is gonna blow (along with the electric bill).  

Help MPCount4 - Posted By: 2teens

Does anybody know if this program can be found anywhere.  I have used it for quite some time and need it for another pc but cannot find it anymore.  They have a new program free but I dont like that one.  I like the old MPCount4.  Can this be found anywhere else.  It is no longer on the original site as they seemed to have combined the program with MPWord.


How to re-record off phone line? - Posted By: Question

Does anyone know how to re-record transcription off a phone line?  TIA

Anyone know what a web clock is?..nm - Posted By: ag