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100% error free - swollen head

Posted By: QA on 2006-03-22
In Reply to: As a rebuttal to there not being good MTs in the US sm - Experienced MT

I don't know a single MT - or QA for that matter - that is 100% error free - you must be an angel from heaven.

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error.error.error, should be a bad home life, sorry (nm)
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Your error made me chuckle, which is, ya know, fitting for the error. Not a big deal, and no we ALL
make mistakes! Heavens! I remember starting out, I actually typed CABBAGE! Can you imagine?  Scary thing, though, is when you get an MT out 10 years and they type cabbage.  There are errors like yours, and there are major-absolutely-no-clue-of-our profession errors, which are mind boggling when you see them in print.  I've been on both sides, typing and proofing, and I never dreamed of the quantity and quality of errors some MTs make - HUGE errors.  That said, yes, we all make them, but its the ones who are unlearned and then arrogant when you point out the error - we have to, ya know, and its done kindly, so that they learn, and still that type of MT flips out and has a hissy! No win situation for both parties, really, as the MT really can't grow in the field if they aren't accountable to themselves even for their work.  I can't give more specific examples, as I could potentially hurt some MTs who would recognize their errors, but I assure you, some are unbelievable. 
No, it just freezes and I get an error box that says "printer error". nm
Swollen leg - DVT?
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swollen feet
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RE: swollen feet
Mine swell, too. The only thing I can think of is to drink plenty of water throughout the day and walk around a bit when you can. Also, during your lunch break, prop your feet up. If you soak them, use tepid water, rather than hot.
Swollen legs & ankles - suggestions? (sm)
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Ooops, sorry. My last post said "head head." I meant "her head." Sorry.

You bet I agree! Red splotches and swollen lips? It's sad we're more concerned... (sm)

About your husband than you are! If you want someone to agree with you no matter what you say, ask your momma! If you want opinions and ask for 'em, don't whine when you get 'em!

 MT in Novi

Abacus is not free. It is $20 but worth it. You can download a trial version free which does not h
I have used this for years and have compared to Sylvan, Word, and MP Count, etc. When you have it set to count every character, bold, shift, tab, etc. It is great and always higher than the others. Now if you are wanting gross lines like in Word then no it won't be as high because Word counts blanks lines and Abacus counts a line only if there is a character on it. There is also two places to check for it to count the Headers/Footers. If you have the FREE version then it must be the trial or a very old version so you don't have all the features and functions.
Free? As in, free trial? Otherwise, I don't think you'll find a spellcheck software that's
Check out the free demo of MTStars FlashType. It's free for 7 days.
Then, if you like it, you can purchase it for $59.95.  See link below.
yes it is free....mine was free....why the exclamation?
I like your math skills, 5 errors out of over 10,000 likes = 50%, glad you aren't doing my line counts.
EPT error
On a Friday I had my GYN to the urine test. At first it appeared negative, but after about 10 minutes up pops a second dot, faint at best. She took blood and told me that...I swear..."might be a little pregnant". You might want to go to a women's center where they will give you free tests.
Took EPT - said error :-(
About the post re measly pay, I accidentally capitalized transcriptionist--but maybe I really thought the title "transcriptionist" meant something
Thank you. Sorry for the error

error in med given

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ERROR message
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simple MD error

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Had they done either, the words never would have appeared in the first place.

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Sorry. Spelling error..
I mean adjust.
a GROSS error???????
come on. I do not think I would want to work for you!!!!!! **said jokingly**

To me a gross error is something that changes the meaning of something. You didn't get that the MT was from California when he/she put "Ca" instead of CA????? Sheesh......give 'em a break.

This is a style error not a GROSS ERROR. Maybe you should put this in your advertisement "Please use AAMT BOS guidelines when filling out application and submitting employment letter". ROFLOL!!!!!!

Seriously though, I think if the MT has a good resume and performs well on the exam that he/she should be given a chance. Be clear that you expect proper style guidelines utilized. If they still want to do things their way (from the 1950s, LOL) then put them in your delete box :-)
Just a thought.

Have a good day!

Mine has the error also
now on page 50, I have that error too..sm
page 50 of my book says *Aster-Coller* twice.......WRONG *sigh*
Trial and error.
I check with former companies that I still have good relationships with. I check the job boards. I cold email "good" companies and asked about part time. I have 4 jobs at the moment, 3 transcription and I work at a vet 4 days a month for a couple hours just to take a break and do something I really enjoy.
exception error
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Major error?
That is not a major error. They are just two straggling headers that got left behind, an oversight at best but not major error category. What is wrong with these people? If they call that major what do they call a real major errors that could possibly affect the outcome of patient care? When you consider all the malpractice that goes on with direct patient care involving doctors and nurses, two straggling headers on a report is really very minor.
Docking for error..
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I have set up several macros with my docs thank yous, closing and signatures.  They seemed to work fine whenever I set them up and then tried them out but now everytime I try and use one, it plugs in something that I earlier cut and pasted.  For instance, the thank you and closing are there but instead of the docs sig it is something wierd that I cut and pasted earlier.  I go into my macros and it looks right.  Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this??  As always, thanks!  I don't know what I'd do without this website!!

ignore error on sig...
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I think they are actually about $5 per pill. Did you check? Was this an error or for real?
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Sorry for typo above (Tansforlife-error)
When I found this to be true (work available but blocked out), I called and questioned it. Perhaps she should do the same.
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secretarial textbooks from 1967 listed all the states with the two capital letters. This was considered "new" then, shortly after the advent of zipcodes. Therefore, the two-capital-letter abbreviations have been "new" for 36 years!

AAMT BOS has an appendix listing all of these, with their state capital cities!

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Are you a MT-typo error honey!!!
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I would and I have. Include verification of the error. sm
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Common Error List

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common error list
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double click the glossary that the error is in; sm
when it brings up the box, find the word/phrase you want to delete or change. once your cursor is on the line in the error, hit the delete button. FYI, you can also edit it rather than delete it.
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