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I also work on eScription and LOVE it.

Posted By: :)nm on 2006-10-25
In Reply to: Absolutely - love it. Use eScription's EditScript. - VReditor


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I work on eScription and love it.
With the part-time position I have using eScription, straight transcription I average about $27-$28 an hour and with VR I can average up to about $34-$35 an hour. It did take me a little time and concerted effort to get there, though. I had to learn to keep up with the dictation and I have to really pay close attention but even with difficult dictators, I still do as well or better with VR than straight transcription.

I get 10 cpl for transcription and 5 cpl for VR.

Also LOVE LOVE ESCRIPTION and make good money but...
Can I ask how you sit there for 8 hours. Lately, I'm having a motivation problem. When I focus, I can rack up the lines, but lately, I get so easily distracted. My mind wanders and I struggle to get my lines. Any tips on how you stay productive who do you work for?? I work for Transcend.
LOVE eScription
I love it and don't ever want to use anything else. 
I love eScription.
It is very user friendly. Good luck!
Absolutely - love it. Use eScription's EditScript.
Great pay, awesome platform, and wonderful account.

Like everything else in life, you take the good with the bad. Get bored sometimes, but I make a great line rate and work for a great hospital. I will take the boredom - really can't complain.

From what I have heard, you either love VR or hate it. Personally, I love it, but I think it really does depend on the VR platform. eScription is the best VR platform out there in my humble opinion. I have worked on several and some were just downright terrible.

I work on Escription platform and the adapter didnt work for me. I tried it on my laptop though
and the foot pedal would just not play correctly with the adapter. I think others have tried it and done it but it just didnt work for me.
EditScript/Escription - Fell in love with it the first time I used it
No, don't work for Escription
no message.
You most definitely work for eScription . . .
Why not stop BSing us with that crap about doing 600 lines per hour? Everyone here knows that is not possible. You should be ashamed of yourself for luring us in, trying to convince us we will make more money with Edit Script. How can you sleep at night?
I work on Escription and will tell you what I know
You are told you will increase your line count x10 or so. That is not the case. My line count on straight wen from around 2000 or more a day to now approximately 3000 per day (some people do more) but that is all my audio on Escription allows me to do. I have worked for some time on this platform and if you had all the same people working, maybe it might learn but mine never improves too much. There is a lot of editing each and every day. Your pay goes down quite a bit. The pay is usually 4 cents and some places are going even lower than that at 3. something for VR. Some of the people who were on with me at first did not stay, did not like at all. I do not think it will ever replace transcriptionists because it can really mess up sentences, laughing, coughing, background noise will make it throw in words not there, plus it leaves out a lot of things. I would not think most are getting rich on VR now. If I could and younger, probably would accept a job like you mentioned, something involving nursing. I think that would be an excellent job choice because MTing is steadily going downhill. I hope this information is helpful.
I work for a comapny (not escription) who uses
I have done very poorly with line count. The VR is agonizing. I spend an inordinate amount of time making corrections to the reports done by VR at 3.5 cpl...so you are right...I'd have to do close to 5000 lines to make $150.00. Quite sad. Additionally, I at times have to insert normals, which with this system is time consuming.

Even when I type in this software, I'm having a good day if I can get 200 lines per hour at .07cpl. I am testing for other companies. I will starve on these wages.
I want to work on escription program
what companies use it? TIA
How do you may Escription and dial up work?

Are there any MTs/VR MTs out there using Escription with dial up?  If so, please tell me how to get it to work becuase I have Escription on my computer, but I cannot get the first dictation downloaded.  If there is a setting somewhere that I need to change for my dial up connection please tell me.  I am begging.

Thanks so much

Escription and dial up..Will it work?

How do you make Escription and dial up work together?  I have a slow connection and I can get short dictations but no long ones.  Does anyone have any advice for me? 


Escription and dial up..Will it work?
What type of system are you working with. Editscript and satellite or dialup are not always the best combination.
Does Escription work with Vista?

Is there anyone out there doing VR on the Escription/EditScript software and using it with the new Vista operating system?  I am just curious if they work well together.


Escription- saving work


 I was wondering if anyone out there who uses Escription can tell me if there is a way to save a document that is not yet completed?  Last night we had a planned power down to test the generator (we have one every month) and another MT and I were still in the middle of documents.  We just closed down figuring that it would do the autosave but it didn't save anything. My supervisor tells me it only does the save when the computer crashes or the power goes out. When we had Chartscript we could put the document on hold, but with Escription is it either upload it unfinished or lose it?  Is there any way to save an unfinshed report?


Does Smartype work w/ Escription
Just wondering.  Thanks
So hooking the 9-pin to a USB adapter will still allow it to work with Escription?
That was my only concern.  I knew about adapters but didn't know if the pedal would still be compatible with Escription.  I know my USB pedal is not and my employer had to send me a 9-pin pedal. 
Also work on eScription. Make more. Easier on wrists. sm
It's editing work, and the reason I personally make more is that I'm a slow typist but a fast reader and "punctuator." The eScription software is very easy to learn.
I work on Escription VR and if you cannot make minimum wage, then
something is really wrong with either you or your system. I make a very good salary on VR. It can be done even at 4 cpl and that is what I am paid. I have occasional straight but 90%+ is all VR. I do not understand people saying minimum wage- that is only 6 or 7 dollars an hour, ridiculous to work for that in this kind of profession.
I work PT and LOVE it!
I think what you may be looking for are actual experiences from people who have done this on a part-time basis, not as a full-time career. I'll tell you...it is very possible to do part-time to supplement your income, and it can be very enjoyable (and even somewhat rewarding) IF you find the right fit as far as specialty, employer, schedule, etc.

I started an on-line course about 4 years ago, it took me just under a year to finish it at a very casual pace, and I found a position as an IC when I was about half-way through the course. Over the past 3 years, I have applied with about 10 different companies and have received employment offers from the majority of them. I have a very good work ethic and track record, have never been a "job hopper," and it has paid off in this field, as this caliber of employee seems to be a rarity and it is therefore appreciated by employers.

I currently am working about 15 hours a week, make about $350 a week, and I love it. I won't lie, though, and tell you it was a piece of cake to get to this point. I had to work hard and "cheap" for the first year, but now I am so glad I did. It is actually very relaxing for me, and I look forward to working. However, I do not have a baby OR a full-time job. I have a husband who makes good money and supports the family and provides insurance and financial security. However, someday should I ever need or want to work full-time I at least have that option available.

I worked full-time (plus some) in a professional office for about 15 years, but after my first child was born I cut way back and have NEVER regretted it. My kids are now teens and pre-teens, and my time with them has been precious, to both me and to them. They are very well-adjusted, confident kids and have made me very proud.

Good luck with your decision, and I'd say "go for it." You seem like a very level-headed person with a lot of drive and ambition. Sorry about all the "negativity" on this board; you just have to learn to consider the source sometimes and read between the lines. It's really too bad, but there's no use fighting it; some people will just never be happy I guess.

Best wishes!
I would love to proof your work and see how that looks but I am sure you will tell us you are 100%.
I love the company I work for - sm
MDI-MD.  Flexible schedule, wonderful and friendly staff and supervisors, pay always on time. 
because I LOVE transcription work.

I am 60 years old and neither need the $ nor the bennies, I just love doing transcription (of course with the caveat of having all the appropriate demographics provided as well as clearly enunciated dictation).  Doubt, though, that you can understand this.

I would love to work inhouse, but...
those jobs are getting scarce. I would like to know how all us newbies are supposed to start in-house when those jobs have all been outsourced.
Can you share who it is? I would love to work for either sm
them or whoever gets their accounts. That way, I know that it will not go offshore. If more health systems do this, we will be in good shape down the road.
If all docs love your work, and only one is - sm
complaining about the bill, I would NOT lower my prices! Chances are he is more of a pain to transcribe than the others, too -- am I right? Stick with what you're doing, don't let them (or him) intimidate you into selling yourself cheaply. You are most likely already worth more than you're charging! Why work harder for less money, especially when you're very familiar wih the docs & their dictation, you do good work, and they AGREE you do good work? Sticking to your guns (AND raising your rates when your cost-of-living and other overhead go up) is one way to weed out the bad apples in the customer-pool. They can be easy replaced; your time, health, and financial security cannot. And finally, you just KNOW that they're raising THEIR prices to their patients every year. Some of that should be trickling down to you, as well. If not, you're being cheated.

LOVE them-- won't work without mine.
Don't ya just love having to work when the Superbowl is on? OMG....
Too many of the docs dictating are obviously watching the game and NOT paying attention to their dictation....pausing way too often, repeating themselves, stopping to say, "WHooooooo" 


Just go watch the stupid game and THEN do your dictation! 


Done venting. 

I agree. Love Canadians, but we need our work here.
What about their socialized med system? No work for them there? Nope, I love Canadians as our neighbors, but I agree we need to keep it in the USA.
I love my vet, the only blood work she does is an occasional - sm
heartworm test, about every 2 years. Only take the dogs (and cat) in for shots, no extra or unnecessary stuff. She is cheap (and good) too, compared to where we used to live. I'd say if there is a hint of a problem, then yeah it should get monitored. But if there is nothing wrong, then why? Once every few years should be adequate I would think for blood work. As for teeth cleaning, I have only done it once with 1 of dogs because she was going to be out anyways getting some teeth pulled, a tumor removed too, so we had her teeth cleaned. As for my other dogs, forget it, that is what Milk Bones and Dentabones are for. I already spend enough on shots for 3 dogs, Frontine, heartworm pills, special dog food for the 1 dog, etc. Some vets do whatever to get more $, others though don't get greedy (country vets) and think of the animal, not on pumping up their bottom line. If you aren't happy with your vet then either tell them you only want the 1 x a year visit, shots only, none of the extra crap, you can say NO, it's your pet. Or find another vet. Though we are in the boonies, we have 2 vets within 2 miles of each other, who are both very reasonable, go into town though and you pay a lot more.
I work in Meditech and love it. Like anything else, you have to get used to it. There are two vers
is awesome. The other is OK but it depends on the hospital. I worked at home for a hospital that used it and it was slow. I work for a service now that uses it and there is no lag time at all. It is radiology, so that might make a difference, not sure.
I work with eScripting doctors and love it. sm
However, some of them are such conscientious dictators AND the machine has them down so pat that, if they were in charge of their own dictation--like independent practitioners--routing their reports through an editing service might turn out to be completely unnecessary. Office staff could give them a quick glance-over instead. I know nothing about the business end of this, just what I'm seeing on the screen.

And, yes, I was also really intrigued to see that some of the most horrible-sounding dictators quickly developed a very good working relationship with the machine. For sure, accents are totally irrelevant as the machine doesn't know they exist--if a practitioner can't get his tongue around h's and r's and always pronounces "heart" as "et" the machine thinks that's the way it's supposed to be pronounced--by that doctor.

I do much prefer editing over transcribing-fits my skill set better, but undoubtedly fewer editors than transcribers per report will be rquired in future.
Yes and absolutely worth it. I love to work
outside when weather permits.  I don't do it every day because hooking up and unhooking and having to carry everything gets to be a pain, but I do it on occasion.  I also like to travel, which is why I got a laptop to start with.   It allows me to work in the car or a couple of hours a day wherever we go so there is still some income, but I also have time to enjoy time with family.  
sorry...not a great experience. I do love the work,
Yes, I work for one and love the work.
IF by PT you mean Physical Therapy -- it's EASY! I love PT, don't get it where I work now tho
I work in-house for doctor's office now and Love My Job!
Good Luck.  I accepted an in-house position at a doctor's office after being laid off from a very large hospital. It is wonderful to be able to go and ask the doctor questions and get feedback directly from them.  It really is the way to go now instead of working for the really big transcription companies.  I feel like I am appreciated.
Does anyone use a Herman Miller Aeron chair for work and if so, do you like/love it? nm
no i don't love being MT but it beats McDonalds. no i don't work for a great company.
no raises and constant shift in management. no i don't make more than enough money to just pay my bills but i have cut down on overhead of regular job outside of the home.

it's an okay job relatively speaking.
I love the night shift! No interruptions and more work on the system.
I agree with poster below - Power NAPs! I am a napper, need my nap about 30 minutes to 1 hour, before my shift and a pot of coffee sometimes 2 gets me through!
Would anyone care to share where you work? I love OPs, but do CONS and DS all day.YUCK! nm
There's a tutorial in the program and yes you do create expansions while you work. Love it! nm
1990 VW Golf here, love it. Work at home, don't drive much.
I'm using it, but on my non-work pc (love it!) Sorry I couldn't answer your question re: foot


Oh and don't you love the "WOW, you work from home?? HEY! I can type - hook me up!" sm
That burns my hiney more than anything else. Working from home is NOT a piece of cake. I can relate to those who think since we work from home we can just get up anytime. I don't know how many times I have tried to explain that if I were working in a "traditional" office, that they wouldn't just walk in, call, etc. etc. but I don't think anybody will ever really get that our time is money, literally.
I love it too! I have my emails from work make a ringing tone
and pop up on my desktop,much like Yahoo messenger or IM. It's great. Never miss an email and can respond right away.
I have 2 clinics still on tapes, love'em! Also work for a national. Like that too. nm
I just love it when our cat plops down on my note pads with my work notes....have to pull it all out
Couldn't work any other way. I love being portable, and the equipment takes up so much less room.