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I only work on EditScript accounts...

Posted By: Msla MT on 2007-08-08
In Reply to: why did you leave? - n/m

and they lost theirs.

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Are all Escription accounts EditScript? I could not use this platform. sm
I see so many people that use Escription and like it.  Are there other Escription platforms, or are they all EditScript?
As far as I know there are only adapters from the DB9 to a USB and they dont work for EditScript
I tried it.. I desperately wanted to use my laptop and all it had was USB ports but my 9-pin foot pedal would not work when I got that adapter from a 9-pin to USB. As far as I knew, there are no DB9 USB foot pedal only the serial port 9 pin style that I know of.. Hopefully someone out there has figured it out for us.
I was always told that Editscript will not work with dialup.
I have worked on this platform for over four years and for a few different companies and not one of them every told me that dialup would work. Did you tell your employer that you had dialup?
Does Instant Text work with EditScript?
I thought I read somewhere that it did. I have version 3.5 and it will "link" to ES but will not work. Is there a setting I need to change?
Does anyone know how to make Instant Text work with EditScript?
I have funky things happen when I use it, like losing a whole report. I have heard others say they use it and it works fine, so what am I doing wrong?
Several accounts that I work on...

have specifically requested that a colon be used with military time.  Although this is incorrect, it is what the client wants.  

Regarding QA, I do e-mail them directly.  I occasionally will send a "Thank You" along with a question, and I always receive a "You're Welcome" in return.  I guess it all depends on the company you work for.  I really do believe, though, that QA really appreciates knowing that the MTs appreciate their help.

5 accounts and running out of work

What's wrong is not on your end.

What's wrong is each of those 5 accounts having 17 people on each of them who have to switch back forth and maintain productivity.


Production and TAT improve if the MT is on one acount long enough to get a rhythm going.


There is also the problem of recognizing doctor's names. If 4 different doctors are mentioned in your report and you are on 5 different hospitals....well, you know where I'm going with this one.....

Why not work for yourself with private accounts?
Then you don't have to follow the beat of the MQ (or any other company) drum?

Or try for a supervisor position? You know how you want to be treated; then you'd be in the perfect position to handle other MTs the way you believe they should be. You'll be highly motivational for them and your company will probably have kudos for you for having a winning team.

Just two options of many.
Do you have your own accounts or do you work for a company?
That is absolutely ridiculous for anyone to have to have 9 accounts to have work.
Maybe that is where all my work goes. They sure overloaded my accounts in Amherst.
I work for co who levels accounts, only thing is MTs within those
Good accounts and plenty of work. sm
PT line count is 6000 per pay period; FT is 12000. 
I work two accounts. One is by the report and one is by the line.
Keystrokes has both, and it depends on the type of account. Some have a lot of normal exams and plain xray, the one by the line has mostly MRIs and CTs. I think it is fair and I make great money.
Are you with a certain company or is this in general? Own accounts? Ask your QA if you work
It was simply the work from your assigned accounts.
More of our work is transcription based rather than ASR. However, we are in a training initiative so all employees will be prepared for handling ASR.

I have heard of this two different ways -- Where I work now, we have no blank accounts which mean
that you must leave a QA marker for the QA department and if they can't figure it out, then in most cases they can leave a blank.  Where another friend works, her no blank account involves calling other MTs for their input, also as a last resort, can call the hospital and ask for assistance with the chart from the floor. 
I have my own accounts and I work as an employee, but we are not talking about BEING an MTSO, we are

the MTSO's offer.  If you are a well-trained, knowledgeable medical Transcriptionist with experience and you are looking for an IC job or an employee position with an MTSO, then you are worth more than 8 or 9 cpl.  If all you do is sit and transcribe all day long, you are worth more than 8 or 9 cpl. 

I really don't know what you're getting at.  Not everyone has the capabilities, time, or money to start their own service.  Not everyone is good at pounding the pavement and finding their own accounts.  I'm not a salesperson to say the least.  I lucked into my own personal accounts and if I hadn't, I'd be working for one of the MTSOs, but I'm not.  My full-time employee status job is with a hospital for the benefits only and it pays hourly with incentive.  Right now, that's the only employee status job worth taking is through an actual hospital, NOT an MTSO.  At least at the hospital, you get a decent wage and get great benefits.  Oh, there are a few good MTSOs out there, but they are very few and far between.

I work for eTransPlus, hospital accounts, and QA is great - nm
How about zillions of accounts. MQ has these accounts so overloaded even the new hires dont have any
work. I would love to read some of these reports and then they expect perfect QA and no blanks. Did they lose their minds completely.
Well, you're all complaining that accounts are current and work is low, so, gee, maybe they're
focusing on WORK, as in CLIENT and transcribing, as maybe half of you should be focusing on!!
The accounts are old and she keeps her accounts TRUSTING she hired the right MTs
who if in doubt will ask questions regarding reports. No one can find all mistakes in all reports and that is human to have a report with perhaps a typo. You think anyone reads through all the reports of a national company before they get to the hospital? Not a chance. Some random QA is supposed to correct all mistakes? Not hardly. Doctors/dictators make mistakes too. We all do. So do QA people. So the thing is this person hires good people who are trustworthy, the hospital likes the way she does their account and life goes on quite nicely w/o hovering editors/QA people. BTW, who QAs the QA people on your accounts. Ever wonder?
Not all accounts are good accounts. One
That should not be the case. Sounds like you need new accountant with strong knowledge of IC deduction.  We save a several thousand on what we pay in taxes based on what I can deduct as at home IC, $2000 off the top for what I pay my child to help with office chores, as an example.  The measly 7.xx% I pay that an employer would pay is well worth my independence in being my own boss.  
EditScript help

I am about to start working for a company that uses EditScript.  I need to know if a USB foot pedal will work with it.  When I looked at the foot pedal they said I have to have, I have the same exact one except it is USB.  Does anybody know if this will work?  I really don't have the money to spend on a new foot pedal, and I use a laptop for work that doesn't even have a 9-pin serial port.

Thank you in advance!



Is anyone using this program.  I just started it and it seems to be good - the first voice recognition that I have used to date - just wondered what others thought since this seems to be the way of the future in MT.

I think it is slow but that is only my opinion.
When you are in editscript...
Click on the eyeball on the toolbar and select the pedal tab.  You can adjust the bounceback time from there.
EditScript...does KS use this? sm
It seems to me that is where I have seen it used, by KS. If so, then...ST works with it more or less. Not as well as it works with ExText or MedRiteXL, but it will run.

If you are not working for KS, then I don't happen to know one way or the other. Works a treat in ExText.

Has anyone had trouble downloading Editscript because of MS Works being on their PC?  I'm getting an error msg and I don't know how to get around this...Thanks

Does anyone know if you can use a game-port pedal on EditScript or if you have to have a serial pedal?
Does anyone use dialup? I am in a rural area and cannot get dialup at present. I have been trying to download EditScript and I am having mega problems. Anyone else in the same boat?
Editscript is I guess you would call it like a platform. Voice recognition editing is when the report comes up and you go through and listen to the doctor to catch any mistakes that are in there.

Editscript V8

With the account that I work on, they did something to the program to make it so that we could not copy and paste within a document.  Maybe this happened to your account.  The only copy and pasting that can be done, I have found, is after the job has been uploaded.  Then, I can search by dictation ID in the database.  Once in view function, I am able to copy and paste using the same Ctrl functions as in Word.

I don't use Editscript myself...sm
I can totally see where you wouldn't be able to afford to upgrade though. I have Windows XP but I need to upgrade to a newer Word. I am using 2002 Word. I am starting to have issues with Spantel using this version. I can do the work but I am having little issues. I can't afford to buy an upgrade though. I don't know, maybe I can get a used copy of Microsoft Office. It doesn't have to be 07 just a newer version than I have. I will have to check on it. You are not alone in not being able to afford upgrades though.
The line count SUCKS big time on this.....When I worked on it, did a compare in regular word, I got WAY MORE than what Editscript gave me. It is not Editscript, the company can configure it to NOT count headers, demo info, etc. The company is the one doing it!!! Any way to cheat us MTs out of anything, that is what they do...When I see ads for jobs stating they use Emdat or Escription. I just pass right on over it.

I have used EditScript now for 3 years and have noticed the same thing.  The software is missing simple words and a lot of reports are just a mess.  I agree with a previous post that part of it has to do with the skill level of the MTs working on the account.  I work for a company that likes to hire new grads, so I think that might explain some of the formatting issues and incorrect phrases I encounter daily.  It is very frustrating. 



AVG and EditScript
I am using  EditScript MT version 8 and have the paid version of AVG in my computer.  Works just fine.  
I am working with Version 8 and still have Version 6 on my computer. I just downloaded 8 when they sent me the instructions and left 6 there just in case. There have been a lot of problems so far with 8, but I imagine eventually it will all be worked out. Then maybe I will get rid of 6. It's kinda like when you hold onto something in your house forever; the minute you junk it, you will need it. I guess that is why I haven't gotten rid of it.

AVG & EditScript
I work for eScription, helped in the development of EditScript, and work on the platform daily. I use the free version of AVG and it works just fine with EditScript, so I can only assume that the paid version will work, too. In fact, I think it works much better with AVG than with the others (though the last time I tried Norton's was a few years ago).

Hope this helps!
Editscript Help


Just wondering if anyone out there knows how to get the expanded toolbar in Editscript in the work queue????

Thanks :)

Alt+= in EditScript

What happens when you highlight your word/phrase and then type Alt+=? Does the Add Entry window not show up? Or is it blank?

If it is blank, try doing Ctrl+C to add it to the clipboard before hitting Alt+=.

Editscript-Escription - Jay, sm

Jay, do I still use a foot pedal with this software? What is the difference between editscript and escription? Sorry for the questions, but I have never used this platform before...Thanks!


eScription is the name of the company. They make a dictation system which takes the doctors' dictation files and runs them through a voice recognition engine once they reach a certain level of accuracy. At any given time, there will be some dictations that have to be transcribed from scratch and others that need to be edited.

EditScript is the name of the TRANSCRIPTION component of the eScription system, the part that you as an MT would use. It does use a foot pedal, yes. It integrates with your MS Word program so you can still use your AutoCorrects, macros and expanders.

Problems with Editscript...sm
I work on Editscript and when I log on and click to download jobs nothing happens.  All it says is to please wait jobs are being downloaded.  I can't seem to get any help regarding this and I am going to pull my hair out!  Does anybody who works on this platform know what the problem is?
EditScript help needed.
One of my accounts is stalling out when I'm logging in when it gets to the downloading latest contacts.  The other two accounts are working fine.  I tried deleting all the TPL files and have reloaded it a couple times.  Any other ideas?
What are they paying for EditScript?
Just curious.
EditScript & eScription
eScription is the company with EditScript. They do not take over departments. The hospital will contract with them to use their software and servers, etc. EditScript is voice recognition software. They do not take over departments.

However, there are some transcription companies who are certified ES users and will try to bid for the department or hospital's work.

Please know that not every hospital or department who uses the EditScript platform outsources their transcription work to companies or anyone else for that matter. Recently, many have been keeping their transcription in-house and training their MTs on the new software.

I hope this answers your questions.

EMR is an electronic medical record. Most companies are trying to sell their software to the healthcare industry as EMR. Paperless records so you could be visitng in Alaska, have an accidnet, and the doc could pull your chart up from the hospital in your home town, like New Jersey, etc. instantly.

Hope this information helps.
oops, it is actually Editscript
Sorry, I am new to posting.
Question for MTs using EditScript (sm)
Anyone out there using a laptop compatible with EditScript MT?  I want to order a Vostro.   All opinions welcome.  Need to be sure the footpedal works along with an erogonomic keyboard to be able to work while traveling. 
My favorite platform.
EditScript & Smartype
Does anyone know if EditScript and Smartype are compatible? I just purchased Stedman's Smartype, but I don't want to install it if it isn't going to work with EditScript.