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1600-1700 straight transcription (nm)

Posted By: ann on 2007-11-21
In Reply to: avg lines per day - mt


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I do straight transcription.
I was just wondering about the reports I send to QA. They're making great money off me because I rarely have more than 1 blank and most of the time they can't get it either.
Are you doing SR or straight transcription?

Our pay at Medquist is 30% less than straight transcription. nm
Voice recognition : Straight transcription
I could not agree more with what Lisa just said.
I really doubt that it takes less time. Because now you have t w o things to correct: The printed document that is in front of you on the computer - usually with a lot of mistakes - and at the same time 'figure' out what the doctor said.
Voice recognition makes a lot of mistakes, believe me.
First you read what the computer typed into the text document; then you have already the 'mistakes' in your head. Then you listen to the doctor's voice file. And you have to look terms up, too !
Very confusing, is this right or is that right? It does not go faster, no, because now you have three opinions:
1. That of the computer which typed the text document for you to correct and edit
2. The doctor's voice file 3. What you hear.

They only say it goes faster and is easier on the MT because they want to pay less. Except if the doctor speaks very, very, very cleary. Almost never the case.
And VR pays only h a l f of straight transription.

This is my experience till now!

I appreciate your comments, thanks!

1700 lines a day? That's all? nm
I do anywhere between 1700 - 1900 in an
8-hour day, depends on the dictators.
I average 1700 - 1900 in an 8-hour day. I
have also been doing this for 25+ years and have hundreds of Expanders and bunches of normals/standards that I have created. I am also on only 2 accounts from the MTSO. I also find that Ops are my favorites, and can literally fly through those while maintaining a 99+% accurace rate. It takes time. 16 months is not a long time in this business to increase your speed. My goal is always 200 lines an hour and I usually take a 10 to 15 min. break every 2 hours just to get away from the computer. It can be done.
if I am lucky enough to have enough work on my primary account. If I have to move to my secondary account it drops considerably to the 1100-1300 range.
1700 during the week, 2500-3000 on weekends
1000 to 1700, depending on work type
on the slow days, its usually because I cannot get myself motivated!  I think it really depends on the work type as well and the doc.  If you are straining to listen hard to every word and have no idea what he is talking about, then you aren't going to make a good line count and if you have those kinds of reports throughout the entire shift, well, there you go. 
To anyone doing 1600-2000 lines per day
Just wondering what exactly your day is like, how many breaks, do you have tons of macros, on average how many hours do you spend typing, how often do you get up.  The biggest question of all, don't you get hand cramps??  Anything over 1300 and my hands start cramping/getting numb!  Just tell us your secrets, I would love to produce at least 1800 daily!!!!
That is great! My best so far is about 1600 but I am a snail compared to most - nm
1200 to 1600 on good days (nm)
1600/day proud, 1100 distressed and sad.

I feel like a hen in a henhouse.  Give me decent food, great co-egg-layin' buddies, and show me ya love me once in a while with some bread and I'll put out double-yolkers.  Put in a rooster that just likes to give it to me up the butt over and over again without leavin a little sumthin' sumthin' on the nightstand afterwards, well, then...need I say more really.

But that's just me.

Wow! I do 1600 lines daily and make only 9.5 cpl as employee-
SE is that without benefits.

What MQ office do you work for? Are they hiring.
1500-1600 doing acute, multiple, multiple work types. NM
Agree, verbatim transcription equals poor quality transcription.
Know AIM transcription system, never heard of Hull transcription. Are you sure
you are not thinking about DHull who is a recruiter for MDI-FL?  They use the AIM system. 
Straight up!!!!! LOL nm
Okay, let me get this straight.
So, Meredith, Star and now Eliabeth are all leaving? And you think Joy's going to put up with Rosie??!? Highly unlikely. Wow, I guess that's the end of the View as we know it. What a shame!
You got that right, straight and
pretty wordy reports. Just not showing up for a few seconds but also audio is jerking along, word....wor....d… word…wor…d
I have my facts straight.
Comments by people on message boards don't matter.  It's the BBB complaints and lawsuits that back up my facts.  Of course, people are going to say good things about a product or service in order to sell, sell, sell.  It's called damage control.
Your going straight to hell.
I wouldn't stand near you in a lightning storm for anything. You are amazingly cruel, bordering on evil.
Get your facts straight

Anything else you care to complain about?
No straight answers
What is so hard about answering questions? sheesh
150 wpm straight typing.....sm
In high school 1st quarter typing I was doing 70 wpm, by the end of the 1st year of typing in high school I was at 100 wpm.  At the end of the 2nd year of typing I was averaging 140 wpm. 
They better get that description straight
Im sure that they made a mistake but that really is not helping on our self esteem. Maybe we could write our representatives to rectify the problem?
I don't as I know several straight male MTs...sm
just like I know some straight male nurses. 
Would a straight line be the

or what is a straight line???

Straight from Escription
I pulled this page from their knowledge base of information:  Hope it helps. 
Can you fax straight from computer

Can you fax it straight from your computer so that you don't have to print and then put in fax machine? If not, how long does it take?  My charge would depend on the time it takes you to do this and how many a day you fax over.  Keep track of how many you do per month and see what you feel it is worth.     If it just takes a couple of minutes and is only one or two per week, I would do a minimal charge but if it becomes more often or ends up taking more time, figure at a rate of $30 per hour and divide that into the time it takes to do one fax and charge that per fax.  

I have faxed over some things and not charged anything as I can just fax from my computer and all I do is go to print and select fax, the page number, put in the number and send.  So it is not that time comsuming for me.  But if it were a daily thing, I would charge something.  


what is the difference between the two when charging a physician.  thank you for your help!
Are you asking for VR or straight typing?
VR will give you much higher line counts but not at 7-10 cpl.
Straight typing please (nm)
For those who have gone from straight typing to VR...
What sort of training did you get?  What sorts of things did you wish you'd gotten for training?  Thanks :-)
Get your facts straight
"This whole mess" as you put it started long before Clinton became president. Also, remember he was dealing with a Republican congress, which is where NAFTA originated. Reagan was the culprit - it was during his decade of greed that America put itself up for the highest bid - like a lady of the night.
I have straight typing in there as well
so that pay is higher and I have speed on fast forward. If you have the speed, probably can do the 3000 or better a day. I set the goal for myself at 3000 so I would bring home what I wanted every 2 weeks.
THAT sure sounds like it was straight out of
"I'm good enough, and I'm smart enough, and doggone it - people LIKE me!"

Is this straight typing....
What exactly are you typing?
vr versus straight
I make more money doing straight typing as well. Boy, is this an offer from TTS in NH?
Get your facts straight
I cannot believe how ignorant some of the comments in this section are. Physicians from other countries go to medical school in their own country. When they come to the United States, they must pass a Foreign Medical Graduate examination. In addition, they must complete their residency here in the U.S. They also must pass the test to obtain their medical license in the state in which they wish to practice. You don't just go to a mediocre school in another country and then come here and set up practice.
This hourly is for doing straight QA, but you
have to transcribe if they need you to in an emergency, like usual companies. I don't know how much experience you need, I just took the test and I did so well they offered me the QA. But, I have done MT and QA in the past, and have lots of experience. You may as well take the test and give it a try, why not. Good luck!
Get your story straight...

You said above:  Morally, especially the "f" word, I can't bring myself to even type it out.

Now you claim you were just asking the question because you were curious.  Our point is, if it's part of the medical record you need to type it.  As someone else said, if you are bothered by just typing the F word, does it also bother you to type abortions, etc.? You are in the wrong line of work if typing a word bothers you so much that you "can't bring yourself to type it".

The difference here is it came straight
Taken straight from the email nm
Will that be entirely VR or any straight included?
You did not answer, do you also do straight
along with this? Did someone tell you about you could double or triple your line count?
Straight Talk manual

I had emailed you and asked you to contact me for information regarding a manual. You can download it at Dictaphone's website, but since it has been a week or two since I emailed you I can't remember exactly where on their website. I guess just do some looking around. I think it was in frequently asked questions or something like that.

Why don't you set the record straight Ms. AAMT?
Why are you sooooooo defensive?
Setting the record straight

You purchased an IN-155 foot pedal for compatiblility with DVI VoiceWav.  (We have sold nearly 1,000 of these with zero returns.)

When you called our toll free 800 number for support we told you that the problem was not the pedal and was either the software you were using or your computer.  Reluctantly, we agreed to do an exchange for you.  (FYI, when your first pedal came back to us it worked absolutely perfectly and still does.  In fact it is plugged into the same computer I am typing on at this moment.  It has been tested daily since it came back with no problems).

Now, you voice incorrect information on MTStars.  Your problem is in your computer.   

Please feel free to call us yet again if this is not clear to you.

Tom Wilkes


Executive Communication Systems

(800) 644-9525, ext. 101