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Digital Voice Editor & Vista

Posted By: mary on 2007-04-07
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Me again!  This time I installed the disk (Sony DVE v.2.4.04) and got an error message on my new computer with Vista.  I need this to hear the sound on voice files for a client I work for....  I feel like a Pioneer with Vista and transcription!   Anyone else have this and found a solution?

Update:  I went ahead and bought Office 2007 as I need Word to transcribe and also use Excel to keep track of lines and my college son needs Powerpoint!  Thanks for the help! 

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I have been using my Sony Digital Voice Editor for transcription, and it is over 2 years old and the foot pedal is just clunking out.  It seems that I cannot just reorder a new foot pedal, but I have to buy the whole kit at $149.00. 

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www.transcriptiongear.com has a bunch of choices and they all come with the software to transfer the files.  The software can also be configured to return the documents too.
DVI stands for Digital Voice something, I

can't remember.  I use this system.  My company provided my foot pedal/software.  I think the company has to provide the software, as I've never seen a single user software available.   Foot pedal will be $60-$80 depending on where you get it, may be able to find on e-bay cheaper.  

Do a Google search for DVI compatible foot pedal.  I don't recommend TVPS.com.

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I am looking for information on how to do something. I local doctor's office said that they use a handheld digital recorder and then the doctor downloads the file onto the computer and then emails it to the transcriptionist. HAs anybody done anything like this and what do I need to do this. What software, is there free software. Any information would be very helpful.

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dont buy vista - certain voice files do not play
I have Start Stop digital voice player--sm
and Spyware Doctor, as well. I have never had any conflicts between the two, and I really do not see why one would interfere with the other. although, I do not leave Spyware Doctor on all the time. I leave it off while I am working, as it did tend to slow things down a bit, but I never had any problems with it. I do run a nightly scan with Spyware Doctor though. I would be careful of other Spyware programs. I have had others that claim to remove spyware from your computer but actually do absolutely nothing. I believe the one I am thinking of is Spyware Eliminator, but I am not sure right off the top of my head. Good luck.
My digital voice player converts files to be --sm
able to be played. it sounds like your voice player does not. Maybe either you or she needs to save the file as a wav file first, prior to playing. either that, or try downloading the express scribe player, which is free, and try to play it with that. If that plays, then it is your voice player which is not compatible with the files she is sending you. good luck.
Start n' Stop digital voice player...which is what i use..nm
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In one case I researched it fully, and found that both of them were wrong, and I had been right all along.
I do tapes and digital. And I was told if I'm not logged into the digital system, they assume I&

BUT she wants me logged into the system by 9:30 a.m.  So I'm confused too.  I've decided that I may come back to her and just say I'm not going to do the tapes anymore.  I hate the tapes anyway.  The voice quality is horrible, it fades in and out.  It takes me twice as long to transcribe their tapes than the digital.

Should be voice to voice (talking), not transcribing. nm
Editor Pay??
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bad editor
I think you are the editor that was making so many mistakes and had such poor quality,  And you are the first to cast stones???  SoftScript has always paid for all their lines if there was a problem.  You just didn't like getting caught doing poor work issues,  All of us MTs know who you are.
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Very well said and I am not an editor. I am MT
working hard and trying my hardest to do my job well. Both jobs are tough and we all need to be working together. While it not's always comfortable to have my errors pointed out to me, you can be sure that I probably will not make the same error again. As far as getting feedback, well as the old saying goes, "No news is good news."  If one works in DocQ, one can go back and pull up the "finished" product that has been corrected if blanks were left in it; so, that's good enough feedback right there. You can read the report as it was sent to the client after it has been through QA.
BUT I am not an editor
I was offered 2 cpl.

What is the standard "going" rate for an Editor position? 

Thanks in advance for the info. 

Editor pay
I've worked for 5 a line and 4 a line. 
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QA editor pay
Wondering about what a fair hourly pay rate would be for QA Editor position? Is there such a thing as a line rate for that job? Also curious about how ASR is paid...by the hour? By the line? How much?
editor for 15 or ???
Editor Pay

It would be wonderful if MTSO's hiring editors would state if they're paying by the line or per hour/salary.  It's a huge waste of time testing for a position only to find that the position is paid per line.  A quality Editor would do better working at McDonald's. 

You OBVIOUSLY are not an editor.
Whomever has never made a mistake raise your hand? I've worked as a Supervisor/QA/Editor/MT and I'll be the first to admit I've made mistakes. I'd rather learn from my mistakes. Laugh off the I can't believe I did that ones and chalk up it all up to learning. I've had moments where I would sit at my pc and think why can't I find this or that? Also, the ones where you know the answer but for some reason you left your brain somewhere and forgot to pick it back up. We all have good and bad days. I decided to go back to being a Editor/MT. I wasn't demoted or fired from a job. I like what I'm doing now and of course I have those days where I want to pull my hair out. I'm grateful that I'm able to use my skills where they are needed. I don't knock anyone for their efforts and sometimes just saying a kind word or encouraging someone who makes mistakes won't discourage them. No one is superior here. We all start somewhere and helping one another out can establish good working relationships and even good friendships. Try to look at things in a different light next time. Getting angry and having a tantrum won't get you anywhere. I have worked in situations where I couldn't believe how they treated the MT staff and even the QA staff. I would shake my head and think that person needs a prayer. I hope that all the experiences we have make us stronger and don't discourage any of us. Remember that this too shall pass and it will soon be a distant memory. Big huge hugs to all the QA/Editors/MTs out there. Let's work together and the results will be phenomenal. =)
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I wasn't criticising your skills as an MT. I was just stating that you may need to brush up on proper English/grammar/sentence structure, as people tend to get into the groove of things and forget the proper rules.
I'm an editor, not an MT and...
I proof/correct/often re-do things that were transcribed in India.

The company has things set up like a pie - part of the pie goes to the transcriptionist, part of the pie goes to the editor, and the rest of it goes to the owner of the company.

Since she's already paying the overseas MTs a pittance, what better way for her to get an even bigger piece of the pie than to eliminate the pesky editors who have the audacity to expect to be paid to fix the junk work turned out by the overseas MTs.

So, sure - the work is still being transcribed. Only a select few accounts that the boss can't afford to lose are still being edited by anyone other than the owner herself - if at all.

There is no other reason. She told me what she was doing and why!
ME = Medical Editor. nm.
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medical editor
It really doesn't matter. If you are working online, the
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I have been transcribing for 10 years now mostly in house, although sometime at home stuff doing ortho, PT, chiro, physiatry and now radiology in a MRI facility.  I am feeling pain in my hands which is making me think about other things in the field and wondering how in the future to transition to MT Editor and wondering if anyone has any info on it or has done it.  It is worth it financially and what would be the requirements?








It has been my experience that editor can mean
editing of voice recognition files which to me is not QA.  QA is Quality Assurance (duh) which means actually editing the reports of other MTs.... I think it is confusing and not all companies are clear in what they actually want.
I am an editor with a question

At one point should I tell my boss that this person she hired is just not cutting it?

How many errors per page do you think are acceptable when a person is new?

At what point should I tell my boss that I need a few extra cents per line while editing this person who isn't really an MT, but basically took typing in high school, two years ago.

As editor, MT like the OP tick me off. So
I'm not even an editor, and the OP ticks me off too. nm