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Yeah, you're right. Who cares who licenses your software? Heck, I use all pirated software anyw

Posted By: SM on 2008-07-07
In Reply to: Why? - Just Curious

why pay for anything, right?

Except that is AGAINST THE LAW!!!

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A friend of mine got one and she is finding that some of her software, specifically her ISP software
If u need server software, try guild ftp. If just user software
then try cuteftp, coffeecupftp, or wsftp. They don't charge a line rate and I believe guildftp server software is still free.
Maybe Ctrl/K has a function in the software you're using, too, and not just ShortHand? I had that
Another big factor is software. If the software isn't
transcription friendly, it can really hurt your bottom line.

Otherwise, $1.20 per report is a pretty decent rate for radiology.

Good luck - hope it works out for you.
You can buy just the Start/Stop software w/o the pedal if you're able to use your pedal as a VEC
Skip it. No one cares. Either you're good on the test or you're not.
heck yeah

I've only been at it a few mos but I am getting so many aches and pains from sitting. I am still in the process of adjusting my workstation so that my shoulder stops hurting.  I thought working again would satisfy me, but what I really need is people too! 

Love the flexibility and dress code - hate being alone and doing the same thing all day.  Sure the dictation varies, but my body stays in this chair and my fingers stay moving. 

I would not mind doing MT as one of many duties, but 38 hrs per week of it is making my rear end wide and flat.....

Heck yeah! DH and both kids have their degrees,
I'm 47 and am studying Psychology at the University of Massachusetts!
HECK YEAH!!! FINALLy someone brings this up
Me and my mother in law both work for MQ and we were just talking about that. I am sure when people find out their info including addresses and ss# are going over seas then maybe they will want it stopped!!!
Heck, yeah! Good pay for 1-1/2 years experience.

Heck yeah. Need leaders to come forward, moderators, a sense of patriotism (we pay taxes).

Coimbatore ready to spin a different storey

8 Mar 2009, 0129 hrs IST, S Sujatha, ET Bureau

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The Manchester of South India, Coimbatore, is still brimming with a lot of positive energy as far as the real estate scenario is concerned. The
city, with a population of 1.8 million people, has a few pan-India players in the real estate market but the 35-40 odd local developers are confident of staying in business despite the economic slowdown.

Though many are in the wait-and-watch mode, buyers are looking at this growing city as the place for long-term investment, especially on the residential front. Industry experts say majority of the buyers are from nearby cities like Chennai and Bangalore and non-resident Coimbatoreans and NRIs, who want to settle here post retirement.

The latest Jones Lang LaSalle India30 Real Estate Opportunities in Tier III cities identifies Coimbatore as one of the top 10 growing consumer markets. “Though Coimbatore stands low on current office market activity, the growing engineering and IT potential is sure to throw up opportunities for the real estate market in the next few years,” said experts.

“The prices are marginally down by 5-10% in Coimbatore but the situation will not worsen any further. Land prices are going up and construction costs have increased. We don’t see any downslide on price aspect,” said Omkar Mohan Sankar, a real estate developer in the city.

According to him, the city has perfect attributes such as excellent locale, ideally set in the footsteps of Nilgiris, pleasant climate and sweet Siruvani water. Further, it is an education and healthcare hub and the two industries are recession proof.

Though textile industry is going through tough times, work options are increasing as nearby districts such as Tirupur, Erode and Karur are fast catching the attention of world markets with their fashion products.

Also, with the entry of big players such as L&T and Suzlon in the engineering industry, more investment is expected in real estate market. “Once the companies look at increasing their work force, the requirement for housing would increase and the residential value in the city will go up,” said market sources.

State-owned Electronics Corporation of India’s Tidel Park in IT-SEZ is expected to be ready by January and is likely to provide employment to nearly 12,000 people, which means more residential space will be needed. The Wipro development centre inside the IT-SEZ is also nearing completion and more IT companies like TCS and HCL have plans here.

The city already has the presence of global engineering and IT giants like Robert Bosch and Cognizant and big IT & ITES players like Perot Systems and Spheris. “The city is looking at employing 20,000 more and even if 20% opt for new homes, there would be a demand for 4,000-5000 houses soon,” said Mr Rajesh B Lund, VP, Confederation of Real Estate Developer’s Associations of India.

You're anonymous and demanding to know? Who cares? We come
to chat and get advice and these boards are made available to us at no charge. Who cares who "owns" it?
really, no one cares, we're all tired at times. NM
you could lighten up and not humiliate. it's not necessary, in all fairness and kindness.
mt pro?

I have been out of the loop lately.  What is this new software?  I am currently looking for a medical transcription job and need a little catching up, obviously.  I would REALLY appreciate a reply on this issue. 

I work for a company that uses it and it's very simple to use.  I edit 90% and transcribe 10% and it's very simple to use.  Basically it's microsoft word with all the bells and whistles.

I have used both Quick Books and Quicken and prefer Quick Books for invoicing, etc.  I have two checking accounts, personal and business of course, and pay my business bills through there -- even by subs and that downloads into Quick Books which can be downloaded into my Turbo Tax.   Also on my personal side that gives me my utilities payout total also and I can then just deduct my 20 to 25% of them for my taxes.   Works for me. 


A place called Webchart contacted me and had a lot of the features you are looking for but it was quite expensive and I knew my docs would not go for it.  I could not afford several hundred dollars a month for it.   But you might do a goggle and see what comes up but the company name was webchart. 
a/v software

aside from the fact that it's probably true..!!  hehe.

if anyone wants info a a terrific a/v proggie, please off-list (e-mail) me, and i will send the link.

Software Available
I am using a sotware that is designed by me. Let me know your email ID, I shall send you my software.

VR software
I work for a company who is a major developer of voice recognition software.  I do transcription for them also and some reports are done with the voice recognition software.  Yes, it is like basically editing.  That is unless you get a dictator with a heavy accent and the software even has a hard time understanding.  The dictators have to go through a training period and the software actually learns their voice and speech patterns.  The hard medical words it usually gets with no problem, but the smaller everyday words don't come through correct all the time.  Some doctors are great, others should not be using it at all.  It makes for quite an amusing report at times.  I know it is the way of the future but I personally would rather type the report myself than try and edit some mess.
go through the link http://www.core-software.com/TMinfo.htm for a good software
Is there any software out there....
that performs like a Dictaphone or C-phone where you can dial into a system with your computer and control the dictation with a foot pedal?  My Dictaphone is going haywire, and I was wondering about some kind of computer software to replace it, if there is such a thing.
To any software out there.... sm
go to http://www.nch.com.au/software/dictation.html

they have inexpensive call in solutions that work very well.

Good luck!
What the best software to use?
Me and a couple of my MT friends have decided to make a small little MT company. You know just the three girls, made a lil pamplet and all. We're hoping by banding together we can met new clients ect. I was wondering what Mt software -for when the clients upload the audio files-should we use? We're on a budget and can't afford the 2,500 SW that's we've seen online. ANy suggestions?
FTP software
I'm trying to learn new FTP software, FTP Navigator.  I can read the files but they are in word pad.  Is this right? I am trying to read their sample reports and would rather read them in Word.  Can anyone help? TIA
OEM Software
I worked for a computer company that sold new computers.  OEM software is perfectly legal software and can be registered. This software is only supposed to sold with computers and/or hard disk drives.  The software companies offer this software as OEM so manufactures, like Dell, can purchase the software at a reduced price and package it with their new computer systems.  Technically, it is not supposed to be sold by itself, but it is perfectly legal.
Do you know what the VR software is?
I use Express Scribe too. It is free to download and so easy to use!
It would have to be software like PC Anywhere (sm)
and I would think they would have to have your permission to put this on there. As far as their own software, it wouldn't be able to *spy* on you. If someone else knows something different, please correct me.

Could you let me know what system you are using and if you like it?  For example, Vianeta, MD Intouch, Dictran.  I am trying to find a good system for my company and would appreciate your input.


You will need more than the software.
Software is only the interface between your computer and the computer where the files are being stored. You need to have a secure server set up somewhere that you can upload/download files. These are not free. There is one site, www.ftptogo.com, that provides FTP space without needing software
What is the software you will be using?

Save Keystrokes and get paid more $$. These abbreviation typing programs expand an abbreviation macro typed into the keyboard and produce the expanded words or paragraphs they represent into your document automatically to greatly increase your typing speed. We offer Instant Text, Shortcut and Abbreviate. 


you already do this with your autocorrect and autotexts or quickwords in WP, but this software allows you to port all your entries over to any transcription software that is "compatible" with whatever Expander you are using WITHOUT HAVING TO RETYPE THEM ALL AGAIN.  It can be pretty extensive and a time saver. 

Where does one get medical spell checker software and short word software? About how much and how long does it take to get it? I thought companies provided those. All the ones I worked for did.
You can always buy the XP software

find Vista doesn't work for you.  I think the software runs around $150, though. 

I work on DocQScribe and was told that it would work on Vista, but there are a few bugs still that need worked out.  I think that's probably the general consensus.  It will probably work but have a few glitches.

Key for software- sm
Inside the case that your software came in, there should be a sticker with a string of numbers and letters. This is your software key needed to install the software.
free software....
I guess I'm just ditzy.... but what is all this about the software... how do I access this?? Thanks for your patience!
free software
Oh - gotcha.  Thanks.... but what is everyone going on about the new features??  I'm still lost on that -
It is possible for transcription software to
be cherry-picking proof. At the service I work for, if you pull a report you can put it back, but it won't be available to anyone else for 2 hours, and the next one you pull will be -- guess what, the same report, for the next 2 hours.

I think it is great.

Of course, there is nothing to prevent the clients from cherry picking their good dictators to other cheaper or offshore services, and of course my employer could do the same if it chose to do so.

Really, any one who cherry picks is only hurting themselves, because you never learn to be a good transcriptionist if you don't tackle the harder stuff. It may pay financially in the short run but won't give you long-term job stability, because it will always be possible for services to send the easy stuff offshore, but the people who can do the tough work in the US will always be needed. I just hope the compensation issue reaches a proper balance. Tougher work and more responsibility makes for higher stress, lower line counts, and deserves higher compensation.

What kind of software is best?
The software is from HELL and goes down quite often.
There are so many ifs, ands or buts in the accounts to get an IM is a good thing but no one was ever on IM who could actually help on the ifs, ands or buts.  Then if the software froze or became "corrupted", you need to get a tech to download it again or check your computer to see what's up.  Techs do not work after 5 so you needed to "write a ticket" requesting tech support to call you and hope that they would get back with you the next day so you could work again.  Sometimes they did and sometimes they didn't.  That's a pretty bad way to earn a living if you are dependent on OSI income.
expander software
Has any body read Saving Ke=strokes from Stedmans and what did you think?
Software with monitor
You install the software that comes with the monitor. It's very straight forward. Insert disk. Install software. Enjoy monitor.
Do any of you IC's use accounting software?
If so, which do you recommend.  My SIL does my taxes.  I can get by with just listing everything down, but if software will make it easier for both of us, that would be great.  I have an old copy of Quickbooks, I think 1999, that I bought when I was going to be an IC before and never did use.  I have Microsoft Money 2005.  I know the Money is mostly for personal finances.  Now I find myself an IC because I had to have a job immediately, and this is what I found. 
TurboTax software
or one of the other tax programs will lead you through the process and make it very easy if you don't want to pay someone to do your taxes. Just make sure you have all your documentation handy and let the TurboTax program do the rest.
encryption software
I like Cryptainer.
Antivirus software
I used to buy my software directly on the internet, but found that AVG is free, was highly recommended by many tech guys, and I have it running on two computers in the house. Catches all of the new viruses, so I don't have to worry about spending all that money on antivirus software. Try it. Goggle it to find the free software, as it updates on a daily basis and it scans your computer any time you want it to.
invoicing software
I use Microsoft Works version 7.0. It does everything I need as far as my business goes. I also use it to track my line count and my IRA expenses as well. A very versatile program.
Hope this helps.
It is proprietary software and you need

a special foot pedal to be able to play it.   I also have Start/Stop and can play the files once they go through a conversion, but I have to use the VXP software because the demographics from the files loads into each report.  

I left my e-mail. 


What type of FTP software do you have?
I can help.