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Proof as I go, was taught this way! nm

Posted By: mthanded on 2006-05-31
In Reply to: POLL - Do you proof as you go or proof when finished? sm - AzMT


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POLL - Do you proof as you go or proof when finished? sm

I proof after, but would love to proof during.  I'm working on it.  I'm curious as to what percentage of MTs proof as they go or proof at the end?

Thx for responding.

49 years old/self taught/daughter 20 years old/self taught. I'm a CMT, and daughter is studying t
take the test soon.
MT, proof as I go. ME, go back and proof afterwards
I have only been editing 3-4 months, and I find I make at least twice the stupid mistakes on ME as with MT, so I do scan the ME reports --find double periods, caps where they are not supposed to be -- stupid stuff.

good luck!
I wish someone had taught me..
To this day, I still feel uncomfortable and unsure about what to do. If only someone had taught me when I was young! Your boys are very blessed to have a thoughtful parent like you. 
I was taught to use two
and it is hard to change now. Most of my accounts use two, but I also have one account that uses ChartScript platform and I have noticed that it takes out the two and replaces it with one. And yes, I do think that over a period of time, it would make a difference in the line counts. However, that is the platform they use and I cannot change it. I get paid well anyway, so I am not complaining. Glad someone else noticed it though, I thought it was just my imagination
Some of us do, I was taught the same,
disc for back and disk for eye, however, I have to use disk for everything if I want to keep a job, among other asine rules per BOS.
yes it is accurate I also was taught sm
5 characters equal one word. Therefore, there are 13 words in a 65 character line.
Makes you wonder what they were taught in sm
high school, though I learned most of this in grammar school.
Weren't you ever taught that if you
don't have anything nice to say to someone, don't say anything at all? You must like being rude and hateful, and I don't mean just YOU personally, I mean everyone who has to criticise and be rude.
Please let me know if wrong, but I was taught to
always put in the patient's name if a dictator said to instead put the patient. Now here years later we are told by the hospital and now we are told to put in the given name if dictated. I do VR, and I read word by word by word everything on all reports. We are also held to the 98% accuracy be it VR or straight.
I was taught by my mother that
if someone gives you a gift, say thanks even if you toss it out your back door. Some do not get even a $5.00 gift card. It is inappropriate to not be thankful for what you have, get or whatever. I did not get a $5.00 card from my company so the OP got more than me. I am not offended by the lack of a gift, does not bother me at all, I did not expect anything.
my 2-yr-old taught me or made me learn...
Left click and hold it down on the task bar and drag, still holding the left button down and drag it to the bottom and drop it.
Children understand what they are taught!
Kids are capable of understanding social situations like this, even at young ages.Adults need to give them more credit. Personally, from listening to the story, sounds like lots of families I know with 5 kids or more. They can get the attitude of entitlement someone else mentioned - their parents are always getting aid from the govt, or town, or churches, and so the kids naturally adopt the attitude of the parents - that they are entitled to everyone's stuff just because...I always go over the normal "rules" with my kids before they go over someone's house - say thank you to the mom, don't ask for anything to eat, be polite, etc. If they are going over and it includes eating, like invited for lunch, I give them the look before they leave and make them promise to at least attempt to eat something even if they don't like it, and to NEVER say they didn't like anything! Guess I'm teaching them to be wimps, huh?!
I was taught about this when typing psych (sm)
one of the doctors used to come into our office (typing pool) and tell us stories from the ER. He then explained what these guys (the majority of hamster/gerbil stories were from guys) would do to these poor little creatures. Gives me the creepy crawlies to think of what people do.
I've been MT for 17 years and was taught (sm)
that from the beginning. "Patient sent to Radiology" is "The patient was sent to Radiology." I remember covering it at AAMT meetings and training interns from the local college who were taught that also.
Here's my theory. We were taught to place nice.

Even if you hated the person and hated their ideas we were taught we needed to share and play nice.  Well here on boards and in chat rooms, you don't have to play nice and we can vent and rant and not have to suck it in. 

I believe it is healthier here on these boards than in real life where you need to smile in people's faces in the workplace, in the neighborhood or even in the family when you would rather tell them what you think at best and at the very worse give them a good old fashion A$$ kick and tell them to get out of your face with their BS..

Here you don't need to be phoney baloney and you can tell people exactly how you feel w/o repercussions.  And that's a good thing.


Ditto, ETMT. I was being taught plateform and
specifics of one account. Then, was hired PT (needed backup since working for nationls has some many uncertainties) so was learning that format and style preferences. Then, the national wanted to train me on a second account with a new platform. I requested not to be tained on the second account - I was overwhelmed with the two new accounts I was already being trained on and, call me stupid, but I can only absorb so much new information at a time. I saw it as a breeding ground for an error and well, we know what an error can do to our reputations. I just needed some time.

Yeah, I was taught the same thing in typing
some 30 years ago, but since my employer prefers it that way, then I will do it; after all, they pay me to do the job the way they want it. It doesn't mean I have to agree that it is correct, but that's just the way it is.
In your dreams. They are not taught how to dictate, nor do they care. sm
They, the doctors, barely get a 1 day course in prescribing medications, let alone dictating.  That is why we are medical transcriptionists.  If you thought it would be like it was on the SUM tapes, you are wrong.  This is the real world of doctors dictating.  For the one who laughed at the big bucks,  well maybe you don't make them, and maybe this is why.  If you can only do easy, clinic work, then you will never make it in this business.  That is the work that is easily done off-shore and by VR. 
Was taught in my program that all those eye words begin with
My parents taught me that 2 wrongs do not make a right.....
I guess you didn't learn that, or worse you think that *makes* it all right. And people wonder what is wrong with the world these days? Your message pretty clearly outlines it, in my opinion. Working under another Social Security number, no matter WHO does it is wrong, wrong, and, oh yes, ILLEGAL!
We were taught Disc - eyes, Disk - back
Blind boys are being taught MT now in Indonesia or someplace like that. Was
My middle schooler is being taught the changes in typing class.
I was taught two spaces in high school typing class
places want only one space. BOS (pg 66, 2nd Ed) says either/or but be consistent, and that it is usually is set by company/client, but I've definitely noticed that most MTSOs want only one space and that's how I always do it now.
My mother taught me to always "ignore the ignorant." The more attention you give her, the mor
I have given my kids cell phones..and taught them how to press and hold the key to call me..so that
My kids are only 6, 8, and 9 and i used to think it was silly to give kids that age cell phones, but not anymore!!
i was taught opposite, lol, but then at another company they preferred all disc; wide varieties. n
I proof as I go...nm
I proof after - sm

I finish typing...every line of every single report that leaves my desktop.  I may find a typo (and, of, or, etc.) rarely, but I still proofread.  It's just something that I do .

I proof after.
I proof after

Depending on the report/dictator I can proof during... but I find I catch things better when I proof after. One day I will have the proof during mastered.

Proof as I go, always have...
Proof as you go DEFINITELY
I was trained to never pass over a word or something in question just to finish the report - you will invaribly miss or forget about it if you skip over it for a "final proof."

Have been an Editor for years and I am amazed at what even seasoned MTs will miss because they figured they would "fix" something when the report was finished. And, yes, your spell check or grammar check is never going to catch the difference between perineal and peroneal, etc.
Proof, of course.

Always have. Never proof again. sm
If I catch something other than spellcheck catches, I change. Otherwise, off it goes. Never, ever proof the entire report again.
No Proof
There is absolutely no proof.  The Labor Board DENIED her request as I have been in contact with them.  This is an ALLEGATION.  The Labor Board does NOT  handle Indendent Contractor situations.  The paperwork sent in by Doris Latta in reference to Lynn Jester of Jester's Touch was FRAUD.  It has been dismissed!  If you wish to continue to let just anyone post items about MT Services without PROOF, that's fine with me.  I care not!   The litigation is between Jester's Touch attorney and Doris Latta at this point so I am not concerned because I am very fair and good to all ICs that have and do work with me.
I proof as I go and sm

There was a time when I really did have to proof each and every word.  Last time I had an audit, it was better than 99% which is quite good enough.

There is a way to learn to do this and I can't really tell you want it is I do or how I do it exactly.  I have pretty high production (1500 to 1800 lines a day) and few mistakes.  I think it is just finding a flow because I have my off days when I have a lot of difficulty.

I proof as I go along
I have so many macros and templates, and because I only do H&P I bascially type the same things all the time for each specific doctor.
if you use playback and proof at the
same time that this feature would not be of benefit to you. Oh well, thanks for being honest.
and you proof read IMs too
There is proof in the statistics
Not long ago there was an article in Advance magazine about salaries.  CMTs do make an average of, I believe it was, 20% more than a non-CMT.  That's proof enough for me. 
I proof as I transcribe, unless (sm)
I have a blank or blanks.  Then I listen to the whole report.  
Been doing this 20 plus years and still proof after
always catch a typo or two and am glad I took the time to proof. Just can't seem to catch them all when I proof during transcription.
I'm so good, I don't have to proof....HA! HA!
I proof while I'm typing unless I'm doing a very difficult dictaotor.
Send him proof

When this happens to me, I go to several reliable sources and make sure that (1) I *am* spelling it correctly and there are not any alternative correct spellings and (2) that I have a source any doctor would not be able to argue about. I then type a polite note to the doctor and send it along with my proof. In my note, I include the comment that if he has found it spelled another way in a reliable reference, I'd be glad if he would let me know what reference that was, for my own information.  Once, for the name of a medical device, I went to the manufacturer's web page and printed the page describing the device and showing the spelling.  Along with my polite note, I faxed the web page to the doc.  The next dictation I got from him, he was very nice and apologetic and thanked me for being thorough! The worst that has happened is that I didn't hear anything back from a doc, but that's fine, too.  In the unlikely event that the doc STILL wants it spelled incorrectly (which has never happened to me, but it's possible) I would have him put it in writing that he wants it spelled that way. 

You ought to proof your own posts, because
You said then, and it really should be them.  You should really practice what you preach, as your error jumped right out at me. 
Proof reading
I have never heard of that either. I go over/listen to each report I type twice. QA is only there if I get stuck or have blanks.
Proof as I type - NM
Proof as I type
Proof as I type sm

Unless I'm really tired, in which case I go back and proof, sometimes even listening to the dictation as I go.

But usually if I'm that tired, I stop transcribing and email the doc's office and tell them I will finish in the morning. Since I very, very rarely do that, they are pretty understanding about it.