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Escription editing...sm

Posted By: Bella on 2007-08-21
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Anyone else ever have this problem?  When trying to do an edit report the screen gets all messed up.  The typing doubles up when I make a correction or scroll down and soon it is just an unreadable black mess.  I have a call in for tech support but am now stalled with noone calling me back yet.  Ugh.  I hate sitting around being unproductive... time and money wasted. 

Any ideas?

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Escription editing
Try to make sure that you Windows/Word background color is the default (white). EditScript won't work properly with a non-white background color.
I average 600 LPH editing w/escription.
As the other poster stated, the first few drafts that come through,yes require a lot of work, but the software learns from the corrections and very shortly the drafts are better.

We have about 800 dictators, 70% of which are recognized. Of those, probably half require little to no editing. I speed up the sound and breeze through op notes, pain management notes, PT/OT, wound care, trauma, etc. It's a great platform.

I found out a long time ago that there are two kinds of editing.. one is editing MTs work (like QA)
and the other is editing as in VR. I have done VR editing, but when I put down this as experience on a resume, I was asked by the HR person if this meant that I had "edited" other MTs work. I think there is a lot of confusion out there and I wish they would just keep that as QA instead of calling it editing. Just be clear in what you want to edit as most companies that expect you to "edit" other MTs in a QA position do require you have a lot of experience. If you just going for VR editing, which is what Transcend has available and there are a few companies out there doing VR, none of which I think really require much experience as it is easy to learn. Hope I made some sense and it can be pretty confusing on how companies use the term "editing" thus it effects their expectations as far as experience goes.
Editing is the higher skill. I earn more editing SM
because I'm able to produce more--if the company doesn't adjust the way production's figured down and down again to keep the account from going elsewhere (when that happened to me on EditScript with no explanation of why my income was dropping, I went elsewhere also).
Question about Editing for those who do editing
What would you consider to be  the average amount of lines a day of editing based on a 65 space line in an 8 hour day.  If you can do an average of 1200 straight typing what would be the expectation for a day of editing?  What do you think is a fair rate of pay for that editing? Do you know of companies that offer a tiered incentive rate for editing rates to do most of them offer a flat rate for lph?   Do you find you make more money,  less money or about the same than straight typing?  Thanks to anyone who is willing to share this information.  Feel free to email if you would rather share by email. 
VR editing versus MT editing pay


How does VR editing prod. pay compare to hourly pay ($15) regular QA and constantly being threatened to start being payed production.  Are there any special tricks to know to make good money on a VR program?  Any companies that have VR and are better than other ones would be appreciated as well.  Any and all assistance much appreciated-have to make a change shortly, so looking for a great company that offers ins. benefits.  Thanks for your time.

Just wondering if eScription has a word Expander built in or if you have to form your own?  Never worked with it before.  Thanks! 
Does anyone know of any companies that use Escription, OTHER than Transcend and MDI-FL?  Thanks in advance.
Has anyone heard of Escription?  Are they good to work for.  I have applied and I am waiting for a response.  Thanks, Nancy
They use transcriptionists from India. Local hospital used them, quality of their work was so poor, they got rid of them fast.
QA using eScription
From my use of EditScript and eMon, there is no way to track lines and reports that you have QA'd. However, I do know that eScription can write special programs. Have your employer contact the company and ask them if they can write a program to calculate the QA work that you do.
I worked for them for about two months and had to work a ton to get paid $100.00.  If I remember right 5000 lines only paid editors $100.00 on voice recognition.  I had to correct sooooo many mistakes that VR had made that it was just not worth it.  I think you would be better off finding another company to work for.  This company is slow to edit/transcribe for and QA is so picky.
Escription in MA
Is that company that you work for on MA that uses Escription in Woburn by any chance? Just wondering.
Please let me know.  Thanks
The only Escription I know of is VR!
Anyone out there familiar with the Escription software?  Is this only voice recognition and no regular "old-fashioned" type transcription involved?  Thanks for your help.
You have certainly peaked my interest with the comment of a great rate per line for editing with the eScription platform. May I inquire as to how much? More than 0.0491 per recognized line? And what is your average line count per day? All work types, or specific? I appreciate any specifics you care to give!
Escription VR
When you get the VR, it will already be typed, just needs editing.  Unless it is very new to VR, then it needs a certain amount to be typed by the Transcriptionist before it is recognized.  The corrections you make will train the software on the correct words.   You can do a lot more than 160-200 with VR
I am in awe that you edit so many lines an hour! You have my admiration! What worktypes are you editing the most? Do you have to go into other applications to fill in header info, CC recipients, lab data? Maybe my employer is expecting too clerical duties in a report rather than just editing! I'm just trying to understand why my production is so low! Any tips from high producers will be appreciated!
Love the software and don't ever want to use anything else. I'd be happy to answer any questions about it. :-)

I really wish I could help you-- because I really wish someone could help me with this platform - it's bad working in the evening and not having someone to help out when things are new.

I work using this program with a footpedal without an adaptor - I had to buy another footpedal when I started on this program - it seems that each program has its own footpedal that it works with - wish they would come up with a footpedal that was adaptable to all transcription programs.
I am trying to find out which companies use eScription platform.  I have worked on this plarform for a while, but the company I am with is just not what I though it would be.  Any info available out there would be appreciated very much. 
I went to the web site (escription.com), but couldn't find a list. Is this the correct web site?
I don't know- I was told during training that we were to learn to be almost completely mouse free,and that they actually track whether we use our mouse more than we should. I have heard that once you get used to it it is alot better- I hope that is how it is for me.
I have been working with this platform for voice recognition for about 3 months now and love it.  It is actually done on a Word platform, I guess, or the reports come out in Word - I do know that Microsoft Works had to be disabled in order to work on the platform.  Short-hand works wonderfully with this - but in editing, I have found that short-hand is not so necessary.  I get about 80% editing and 20% regular dictation.  It is a great blend and you don't end your day with aching wrists.  I have read where a few people are now having problems with their ulnar nerves, but I have not experienced that.  It does take a bit to get used to, but for those of you out there who are frightened by it or by it taking the MT jobs - we have been being warned that VR is the wave of the future - so embrace it and search out jobs that use Escription in order to be a more valuble MT in the future.  It has not affected my income and I do not feel worn out when I am finished for the day.
Does anyone work with Escription that could help me with a problem/question that I have?


eScription ???
What exactly is that?  What features does it have that make it a better platform?  Easy to use?  Easy to learn?  High producing?  The eScription web side is advertising for an MT to to work with IT to evaluate, report and suggest changes to make it more efficient. I like that idea.   
Hi. I am the co-founder and co-owner of eScription. I read your message, and I thought it could be helpful if I responded to your comments about me.

First, I did not buy another company or product. With my partner, Ben, we developed eScription's platform ourselves. We started the business in the basement of my home in 1999. Our system has speech recognition integrated into the transcription platform. It is not possible to use our system without using speech recognition. Also, the comments about radiology are interesting, but not representative of our company. eScription currently processes about 900 million lines of transcription per year with speech recognition. Radiology represents less than 10% of that total.

Second, as you indicated, I don't believe that speech recognition will ever replace transcriptionists. Instead, I believe that speech recognition is simply technology that can be used with other technologies as an aid to transcriptionists. We hope that eScription's products will be viewed as a technological change similar to the technological change that occurred when word-processors replaced typewriters.

I hope that eScription's technology ultimately helps transcriptionists by placing greater value on their minds than on their hands.

I read transcription discussion groups frequently, because I want to better understand the challenges faced by transcriptionists. I hope that these comments are helpful. Your interest in eScription is very much appreciated.



I canont answer many of your questions - but here is what I have and I work on escription -

Microsoft XP (no vista)

I do not know how much space it takes - as I have plenty of space left on my computer - so I am guessing not much.  I also use short-hand with the program and this works fine as a word expander.  I would think that there are others on this board who can provide you with more information.  Is there a tech support person at your job who can help you?

I'm Not Sure About Escription...sm

I always thought it was the company that made EditScript and that's it.

EMR is electronic medical record.


You need to let your Supervisor know if there is any degradation in the voice recognition. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that a Supervisor has to do to improve the voice recognition, which she may or may not be doing. Also, new employees affect the voice recognition if their work is inconsistent with everyone else's work. Also, if you are not hearing complete words, you need to turn back on the play silence button. In the past, I have lost up to 6 complete words as the system makes an arbitrary decision on what is silence and what is not.
Escription is one of the easiest things in the world, if the file is recognized all you have to do is read along and make changes where the VR messed up. It took me one paycheck to get up to speed, after that I was making more than I ever did. At times I was seeing upwards of 1100 lines an hour for certain MDs.
Escription help...
Hang in there is the biggest piece of advice I can give. I worked as an MT on ES for a while then got moved up to QA, only to find myself in the job market again as I live in the US.... Anyway, the biggest thing I can tell you is to watch your dictator, this can be hard with large accounts having sometimes over 200, but certain ones you'll see are more accurate via ES than others, and you'll be able to turn up the speed on them. As an example, I would work sunday nights if I needed any extra $$ because the ER MDs (we could only do ER on sat/sun) were over 99% accurate right out of the VR, so I'd crank the speed as fast as i could understand and bang out as high as 1200 lph. I think doing 500-600 lph on a normal day with normal dictators though is a much more sane goal. My 2 cents FWIW.
I use escription too and I use sm
a USB pedal.  I run it through Express Scribe.  You just have to remember to open Escription first then Express Scribe.  Feel free to email me if you have problems.
Escription has both...nm
I am starting to think after 25 years that maybe I am in the wrong profession.  I started using Escription about a month ago and I get nowhere near 350 lph, gosh I would be in heaven if I got close to that.  I don't know what to think.
And Escription
They own Escription as well.
I am looking for escription.  Can anyone help me out?  Tried www.escription.com, sent mails but no reply.

I have never used eScription before and was wondering what the down sides to it are, if any.  I assume it does not count lines.  Could anybody enlighten me as to what their experiences are with this program?

Thanks in advance for your help!!


I am currently using the eScription platform and don't seem to mind it at all.  A lot of the docs aren't recognized yet, so it's stilly typing as usual.  The ones that are you simply correct the typed report and it can be kind of fun, especially some of the things the computer comes up with! 

There are a lot of new Keystrokes you can use to become "mouse free" as they hope, but I find I still use my mouse a lot!

Hope this helped...

I like Escription, but
I also work for a small company so there are very few hands in the pot when it comes to training the speech rec engine. I would imagine the more people that work on an account, the more room there is for errors causing the speech rec to get worse instead of better.

Hi, I'm wondering if you are still using eScription and if so, how is working for you.  My company is transitioning at the end of the month.  I am very nervous.  I currently type approximately 300 lines per hour and am told that with eScription and use of hot keys we should be able to work up to 700 to 800 lph.  Even at that, I still stand to lose money given the difference in line pay.  Any insight you can offer would be most appreciated.

If you don't mind my asking, how much are you being paid per line for editing?  With eScription, are you able to use macros and normals?

Hi, I'm wondering if you are still using eScription and if so, how is working for you.  My company is transitioning at the end of the month.  I am very nervous.  I currently type approximately 300 lines per hour and am told that with eScription and use of hot keys we should be able to work up to 700 to 800 lph.  Even at that, I still stand to lose money given the difference in line pay.  Any insight you can offer would be most appreciated.

As far as using the platform, I find EditScript to be very easy to learn. It won't take you any time at all.

I sing blessings every day for how stupid VR is. The funny thing is, lately it seems to have gotten worse! I don't know what's up with that - but I do feel like I have been getting the really challenging dictators. That could be the answer.

I love when the docs make a numbered list - VR just cannot cope at all! It will do this:

Makes me feel a little bit of job security!

I love working on Version 6.1, but have had tons of problems with Version 8.  So, I finally left a company that switched over to Version 8 to go with a company that is still using Version 6.1 and, hopefully, will continue to do so for a long time.


is what I'm using.  I'm told by some they LOVE it and others that ANY VR sucks.  I'm hanging in there.  Just can't believe I'm not getting paid.  At this rate will have to work 18 hours a day!!
Escription n/m
What companies are using Escription and what is the pay
I'm currently working on an Escription platform and love it, but my current job is always running out of work.  I'm curious if other nationals are using it and what the rate of pay is.  Thanks for any info!!
Escription is the name of a company
called Editscript or Escription/Editscript. It is internet/Word based. Of course, they use it at the company Escription, but I work for a MA based company that uses this software. It is very easy to use and has some great features, but for some reason, my productivity is horrible. The VR takes forever because of all of the corrections that have to be made. I hate it.