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what is scoping? *curious*.....nm

Posted By: not truly a dumb question *LOL* on 2006-08-07
In Reply to: Any MTs make the switch to scoping? - mandy

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I'm currently taking her course as a beta-tester. Its quite interesting. I look forward to a career with it.

I spoke with her prior to taking the course and was rather impressed. I do notice that you get more feedback through phone calls than emails. She's a very very nice lady.

Feel free to contact me (just put something in the subject line like "scoping" so I know its a legit email ).  I can tell you a little of what I know. 

Right now Judy has a few typos in the program, and I'm trying to catch her up on them (you know how it is, we input and input, and after a while it all looks alike ).  In fact, I need to try to call her tonight about a question I have, if I get home early enough.

This is fun, frankly.  And makes me eager for the VR side of MT. 

One thing about it, prepare to learn a whole new language (not just terminology).  For example, when you see TPHURS it means NURSE LOLOL.  I feel like I'm learning Russian at times!  but i'm seriously enjoying it.

MT and Scoping
Has anyone ever tried to combine these 2 careers (mt with court report editing, otherwise known as scoping) or had any experience with it? Would be interested to hear
Transcription and Scoping
I once worked with a guy who did transcription and quite good with it. He decided he would try the court transcription, bought his equipment, started to school and he gave it up, said it was tremendously harder than he thought. That is my only experience with knowing anyone who tried the cross training.
Legal Scoping Careers?
Has anyone looked into or taken the training course from the lady, Judy Barrett who posts on the "other" board about the scoping career?  I am curious if any one has gone through the course and if anyone has found this lucrative?  Any information on an outcome would be appreciated.  Thanking you in advance.
Legal scoping career
Sara - please keep me posted. It does sound interesting to me I'm curious to speak to you on how long it actually takes to learn the steno language. Keep me posted. Thank you.
I'm learning scoping, and its quite interesting, instead of CR -- nm
Any MTs make the switch to scoping?
What is required?  Where do you look for work?  Can one work from home?  How does the pay compare to that of MTs?  Is there a good website you can refer me to?  TIA! 
Link to scoping infor, if interested
For CURIOUS: You are not curious, you are paranoid and a sociopath
Are you referring to the sentence

'And HOW to you put a marker?'

where I typed a 't' instead of a 'd'?

It was just a TYPO!

I am an American MT!

It is so pitiful how PARANOID SOME American MTs have become, ESPECIALLY THE OLD ONES, fearing for their jobs and being afraid of getting the boot.

Trying to be 'expert linguists,' sniffing out various dialects, detecting some Indian hints, whereas they most probably live in rural areas or in cities with a population of 1,000 inhabitants.

So sad, so sad, what has become of the MTing profession?

Now, CURIOUS, start nitpicking my post.

curious MT

Trust me you should hope that VR does not catch on too quickly!  It is very intense work, and you get paid squat for doing it!  And you still have to type either when the voice is not recognized, ie, as in when the dictators are residents and just coming in, and you get paid the measy sum to edit reports that require more transcription than editing, so far there is yet a formual to distinguish between this!  So count your blessings that VR is not making its wave across Amercia with the MT's until everyone catches on to the fact that it is not "easy money" and we need to be paid exactly the same amount of money whether we transcribe or whether we do VR.   Or the companpy uses some formula you need to be a rocket scientist to figure out!   Whether for personal use or for business use VR still needs to go back in the closet from whence it came!  Or the Nationals need to pay us a living wage to do the editing if the clients want VR.  Then I'll be more than happy to offer my 20+ years experience up to do as much VR as they want.  At the moment those of us that do VR are being grossly taken for granted and our knowledge and experience used without proper compensation, because we were not totally informed about the trials and tribulations of VR and just HOW much work it truly is.





Just curious
Did you contact the MT and try to find out what the problem might be?  With a Q.A. score that low (unless you're a comma freak) :) there is no hope.  Personally I hate doing Q.A. but I've done it.  I recall one MT that had a really low Q.A. I talked to  and asked how I might help.  Turns out she was a clinic MT (BIG difference) hired to do acute care on, of course, a production basis.  She was about to lose everything she owned trying to make it.  She ended up moving back in with her parents for a time and today so far as I know, she's a great MT.  She had potential, just lacked knowledge.  I think Q.A. has to realize that less than qualified MTs are hired routinely and this is not their fault.
Just curious, but

...how would you know what your company has to pay? In my experience, turnaround penalties were known by the account managers and senior management. It's a contractual detail, not public knowledge or something to be shared with transcriptionists. Then again, maybe you are in contracts, or account management, or maybe you are the CFO or COO. However, if all of your accounts truly incur no penalties, you should be buying lotto tickets, and please share the numbers with all of your friends here on MT Stars.

And yes, I've been in account management and senior management. It's not a pretty place.

Just curious
ditto your thoughts!
Just curious, but how old are you?
I barely remember Beatles.
Just Curious
What is it that makes the job so difficult for someone with as much experience as you have as an MT? I have thought about making the switch myself, and was just wondering.

just curious
Why is that there are 3-5 pages of whining about MQ and having no work and only 5-6 hits to tips on how to improve skills.  Why waste time writing these "open letters" and add to your Expanders or buy an Expander or ask for tips.  No one, not even MQ, owes anyone anything.  You have to make a way for yourself.  1200 lines per day is level I work.  My goodness, get a grip.  I think they are trying to tell you all something............They need production to stay AFLOAT.....May be the work is going to MTs who are grateful to have a job.
I'm curious too.
I've been with MQ for 2 months now but we have had them begging us for overtime, offering lots of incentives and stuff. We haven't even come close to running out.

I'll be waiting to see answers though!
Just curious
so, are you going to stop the fat and ugly stuff or not?
I would be curious to see if many SE's
opt for FT (or PT) employee status because of better benefits.

Benefits were not an issue for me, so it wouldn't be enticing to me but I would be curious as to how many would convert their status if a good enough benefit program was offered. (And what the "good enough" would be defined as for everyone.)

Just curious. Break's over.

Just curious

Where is this crazy Amherst office people are always complaining about?


Now Im curious

What is the condensed version of why people are quitting MQ?  You guys could have your own board there is so much conversation!  The rest of us seem mute. LOL


Does anyone know if having a consistently low body temperature can affect/cause things like:  mood, memory, depression, appetite, abdominal pain, fatigue, irritability?  Body temp of 96.5-98.1, mostly stays in the 97.5 range at different times of the day.  Using a digital therm. in mouth to get readings.  Have read about Wilson's syndrome, but have heard that it is not real.   Thanks in advance.
I am curious about that, too!
just curious

Has anyone sent a resume to alex-med, inc. and heard back from them yet?  Thanks

Just curious; are you actually a TH MT or
what about Spheris did you like the most.  I am looking for employee status, benefits, equipment furnished, easy platform, available work, etc.
I'm curious...

Why do some companies demand that their MTs know inside and out the rules of the AAMT yet count off if you don't type EXACTLY what the doc says, including such errors as incomplete sentences or "Upper extremities are intact x4" or dictated commas where there isn't supposed to be a comma?

Why does it matter at all if you know the AAMT by heart if you aren't allowed to put the rules to use?

Why why WHY???  


curious too
How about the easiest too?
Just curious, is you second job as an MT? nm
Just curious...
Are they certain it is the flu? There is a test they can do now to determine if that is in fact what he has. I was just curious because it seems that he should be starting to feel better after 5 days if it's the flu. I had a flu test last week for similar symptoms, but that wasn't it so even though my strep test was also negative they treated me for strep anyway and I'm all better now.
Just curious...what do YOU think would
Maybe this person is thinking something similar about you...that they have employed you for all these years and now you are leaving. I am a small MTSO and have had a couple of people resign. One of them did not give a reason. I did not ask why. I figured if she wanted me to know why she would have told me.
just curious
Just curious if any of you who post about being shocked or disappointed even vote? I used to until Mandisa went and now I don't really care. As far as Kellie, I think the only reason she is getting through is because she is promoted on votefortheworst.com, according to the web site is a major fake.
Just curious
Have any of y'all done the court reporting course?  I'm thinking about doing that since I think it *should* make me speedier as an MT as well, but not sure how it would work.
Just curious
What business are you thinking about getting into, can only see myself in transcription for a few more years myself, please share.
Curious, who are you with...nm
huh? what's OFL ?? *curious*...nm...LOL

curious about this

Has anyone ever had a REAL psychic-type experience, i.e. a dream that came true or something along those lines?

Just Curious
How do you handle your accounts when you need some time off?  I have an account with a cardiologist (also on tapes) in addition to my full-time hospital job (soon to be outsourced to MQ).  I have often thought about getting several small accounts instead of working full-time, but I'm worried that it won't be flexible enough when it comes to taking days off at a time. 
are/were u an MT/ME? *curious*...sm

no offense meant....

Just curious

My kids are supposed to be going to Boston with their dad next week, and I'm concerned about all the rain and flooding.  I was hoping that maybe if someone lives in or near Boston they could tell me how bad the roads and the surrounding areas are.  I know their trip won't be cancelled, but I just want to make sure they are safe (I can't help worrying about them.  I guess it's just that "mom" blood).  

To whoever reads this or lives in the northeast, I hope that you remain safe and your families are well.....

just curious ...
be open to "sharing" with someone of another persuasion? They, too, have found something they wish to share, whether it be Buddhism, Judaism, Muslim, whatever. God also commands them to be a "light to the world" -- it's beyond me why "Christians" feel so smug and superior. I find it very sad, not to mention closed-minded. Or should I say brainwashed?
and just how old is this *man*?..curious...sm
 but not funny at all, eh? 
Just curious....sm
Okay, I'll play the devil's advocate. Is your sister financially struggling or is she just really cheap? I mean, even cheap, one could find a gift certificate for 5 bucks to a bookstore or favorite coffee shop, but struggling financially is something else. Just wondering.
Just curious; what do they need to
Just curious about your new
endeavors . . . do you have an e-bay store, or do you do the auctions? I've been thinking about making some things to sell on e-bay, but no clue about the best way to get started. My husband has an e-bay store, for a year now. He always gets positive feedback, has great products, etc., but sales are minimal (I think about 80 to date). He sells sublimated items that he makes, which he got into through his day job, but still not able to leave the day job. How long have you been e-baying?
Just Curious
I think it depends on the MT and QA as a team. When I type work I think it is "correct" to type a report with "correct" grammar; however, they want it verbatim even though the account does not call for it. Some QA allow me to type correct grammar while the next QA person will make a nasty note on my corrected report changing it back to the way it was dictated. It drives me crazy! So what if I add the word "and" before the last drug in the list. That is correct grammar and does not change the meaning of the report. I think QA staff should all be on the same page at each company. Where I work what is correct with some of the QA is not correct with all of the QA and this is very confusing to the MTs who are trying to do a good job.
just curious--sm
as to what you all would think of a company offering .055 cpl per 43 char line with no spaces???  Just asking. 
just curious
You said you went to HIPAA - just exactly how did you do that?

I have made straightforward comments to the doctors that I visit, and changes - in my regard personally - were made but I am curious where you went to HIPAA?
I am even more curious
why are you being so secret about your name? Are you in the witness protection system? Is your name in the telephone book? I do not know I have ever heard of something so strange as this. Do you wear a mask to not show your face sorta like Jacksons kids??
Im curious too
I would like to use a laptop to work on the go.