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WOW! Great Hourly Rate For Editors - Over $14 to Start!!!!

Posted By: New To Soft Script on 2005-07-27
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I just started working for Soft Script in Calif. as an editor for 0.05 per line.  I found this was not enough money for me (even though I accepted it to get my foot in the door) and talked to the senior vice-president Joann who gave me a great hourly rate.  They must do this for all their editors.  Today QA, tomorrow the rest of the company!!!! Can anyone tell me more good things about Soft Script and your experiences????  I am jazzed and enthused to learn more about this comapny and look forward to hearing from you all.

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Same here! Hourly pay is pretty much for in-house only or editors. nm
Charge him an hourly rate. The current rate is
between $15-21/hr. according to your location. If he had to use an independent secretarial service, he would be charged much more. You can look in the Yellow Pages in your area under Secretarial Service and ask them what they charge, then charge accordingly knowing you can back it up.
Hey editors..is 3cpl a fair rate for rad?
I know different factors play into this, but given the best case scenario (platform, etc) is that about what the going rate is?  This company offers an increase to 4cpl in 90 days, so just curious if this is in the right neighborhood for editing.  If you have some not so great MTs, you could spend more time editing and giving feedback than they did typing it to start with..and only getting paid 1/2 or 1/3 of what they are getting paid. 
That is a low hourly rate. I would look
elsewhere. That is below normal.
hourly rate
What is the going HOURLY rate for a MT (independent contractor) that would be competitive. 
I would take the hourly rate.
hourly rate
On the east coast the hourly rate it $14 - $20.
Hourly rate
Not sure my last post worked or not. Hourly rates fluctate around the country, however, in South Florida, the average hourly rate is 12 an hour and then each company/hospital then uses their own benefits/production bonus programs.
hourly MT rate
I did 5 months in-house this year after 10 years at home, and was paid $15.00 here in Joplin MO.
- Les R.
What is your hourly rate? nm
wow that's a very high rate for hourly isn't it?
I would assume most don't make that with production? I dont know...

The in house job offered for the hospital was about $14.00 an hour. I feel ripped off!
I think your hourly rate pays for whatever they want you to do.
If they want you to answer phones or sweep the floor or transcribe office notes or give shots or any combination of jobs.

They are paying for your time.

If it were me, I would have a separate hourly rate that
I would charge for things such as that, and keep a total of the time you spend doing this, but definitely bill them!!
Calculate your hourly rate for transcribing

and charge them that, i.e., if you normally do 200 lph at 8 cpl, charge them $16.00 an hour.

That's what I would do.

Nothing. Never take line rate for editing. Take hourly only.
You will never make any money by the line editing if you are doing true editing.
What is the going hourly rate (range) for QA these days. (sm)
I would charge an hourly rate in this situation.
Good luck.
Two of my clients pay me an hourly rate, probably do in most part because (sm)
I have longstanding business relationships with both of them, having worked in their office years ago, so they know my work ethic very well.
That's a typical hourly rate for remote
I personally wouldn't drive that far for it.
hourly rate for non-medical transcription

You asked about rates...I charge 125.00 per recorded hour of audio and have no problems getting work.

Personally, I wouldn't touch an hourly rate of under 18.00.

I have friend who works as editor, gets hourly rate and does
Can anyone tell me the average hourly rate or annual salary for sm

in-house hospital employee around Carmel Valley?   Hourly range or annual salary.

Thank you so very much for any information!!

I think you would have to charge an hourly rate for this type of work.

If you are working at an hourly rate in a hospital setting, then you are
going to be in for a shock when you go to production rates. Most of the in-house positions were farmed out years ago. If you were lucky to secure an in-house position for this long, consider yourself blessed.
They were going pay me an hourly rate, training pay. It doesn't matter, I just tested for two ot
and I did pretty well.  I should get a couple of offers in the next couple of days, hopefully -- I don't want to be overly confident because if I learned anything out of all this it is don't count your chickens before they hatch and don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Proof positive that an hourly rate would eliminate those types of situations.

Is $15 an hour a good hourly rate for an in-house office position?



What rate will they start you at?
That's a great hourly wage!!
Here's how I do it. I start at a reasonable rate for my area. SM

I take of a penny a line for each of these things:

1.  Digital. 2. No printing.

Or you can start at your bottom line and add a penny for 1. Pickup 2. Printing. 3. Delivery.

That's just how I do it.

Wow what a great way to start your day. It would be nice if they all would do that

That's a great place to start...
The majority of Escription accounts I have been offered started are anywhere from 2.5 cpl (insulting) to a max of 4 cpl. So I'd say take it..
Seems to be the normal there, but my start up was great! All communi-
Great laugh to start the week off right! LOL...Thx!! nm
Amen, Sister! Great way to start the day! sm
You are so right, and thank you for reminding (me) of this.
Me too - walk my dog every morning! Great way to start my day sm
That is my time - no e-mails, no work, nothing to think about but the cold air, walking and enjoying my walk with my dog. That is, of course, after my teenagers leave for school (LOL).

It really does start the day off great and gives you time to get out, get exercise, and a fresh look on life every morning.
You don't get paid an hourly rate you get paid by line - sm
so because of how you are paid (not an hourly rate) you don't get OT, especially if you are an IC.
It's the only place I have ever lived.. Great place to retire or raise a family. Low crime rate e
living is pretty easy here. Low stress..
To all the QA/editors out there
I was wondering what are some of the funny mistakes you've come across and could you give examples?  Also wondering if you think the majority of mistakes made by MTs is due to laziness or just lack of knowledge.  Thanks.
You need to put your period inside the quotation marks, not outside.  You did that not once, but twice.  As an editor, you need to set an example.  Alas, you simply gave the poor complaining chap more ammo. 
Your email and that of the other editor below - 3 kids under age 5, wondering why she can't get anything done - indicate what some of the MTs here suspect - that some editors are just nasty tempered space cadets.

How do you know you are being stabbed in the back? Do you feel the knife through cyber space?

I hope you feel better after you vented.
Amen to that! I agree absolutely and totally 100% with you.
Wake up honey, without THEM you wouldn't have a job. If it were not for transcriptionists all of you would be history. You get a paycheck because of THEM.
MTs and editors
MTs are independent contractors and the editing position is salary.  Anyone interested is welcome to send resume to jeannemichael@cox.net.
well put! - they want EDITORS

By the time you "set type"

Follow all the little idiosyncricies demanded by all the white coats

Know the doctors names "slurred" by the other white coats

Corrected the work type

and oh yes.......the latest problem

The information is NOT on the screen because it has come to us too fast (remember that TAT!)

so we have to stop and enter that.

I feel like a dam^ed type setter - not a transcriptionist.

This is NOWHERE NEAR copy-ready work.

Last doctor I typed today I had to "re do" all his sentences, edit,

correct verb tenses, pronouns.

I'm not paid enough to be their mother, English teacher, and nose wiper.

Editors/QA should always be...
hourly or salaried. If you pay an Editor by production standards, they will just fly through the work trying to make an income, thus, missing a lot of errors. I was at a company that went from salaried editors to production, simply because one or two bad apples sat at home filing their nails on the clock, thereby ruining it for everyone else who was working honestly and consistently.
pay for editors
Oh my gosh, you make $20 an hour? Can you tell me where you work? I make a little over $14 and haven't had a raise in eons...I need the money too...
Pay for QA editors
QA - could you give a heads up where to find these jobs that pay more? I'm a QA person and do good work. I have asked for a raise but was ignored (believe it or not). I'm getting very frustrated and resentful toward this company.
QA editors, this is how I would
like to be corrected (general format):  (a)  Here is your error.  (b)  Here is how I want it done (c)  If this is a change, this is a notice of the change (d)  If I have had to correct you on this before, consider this a warning.  (e)  This correction deserves some explanation, so here it is. (f)  Research this first, but if you really do not understand it, contact me.    There are no unnecessary remarks either way.  There are no attempts to toss mean shots, because they serve no purpose.  A professional QA Editor can teach a new MT a great deal, and get that newbie to work WITH her, by setting a good example in terms of professional behavior.
The 2 bad editors???
What ended up happening with these two editors? Why did you have to let them go? How exactly are they "scamming" you? How much money was the check? Are you sure they received the check? Did you stop payment on it? That would be the intelligent thing to do. There really is no information here to warrant a warning to others. This kind of sounds more like trying to give someone a hard time because of them leaving. I don't think you can give information out like you are claiming, can you? Was your company treating them fairly? In my past dealings....there is always to sides of the story and the one who is usually spouting off if the one that is in the wrong.