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Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-10-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,931
Posted By mully
Yup..ditto with the whole Googling thing - it is...

Yup..ditto with the whole Googling thing - it is one of the most valuable skills a transcriptionist can have. Plus if you find out things yourself instead of someone telling you exactly.how.to.do.it...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-14-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By mully
I can't answer your question about which brand of...

I can't answer your question about which brand of headset, but you may try these two things before you pick up a new pair. If your headset is a plug in versus USB, have you tried wiggling the plug...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-09-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By mully
That is the main reason I don't research anything...

That is the main reason I don't research anything until I'm in proofing stage now. That said, you can still end up spending 15 minutes researching something. I know many contracts will say 'don't...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-01-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,662
Posted By mully
I'm still pounding away on my trusty Logitech...

I'm still pounding away on my trusty Logitech also :). I know many people love the Microsoft 4000, mine is sitting in the box waiting for me to try messing with the space bar issue. Lucky me, I ended...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By mully
Ahhh...the world of focus groups :) I must admit,...

Ahhh...the world of focus groups :) I must admit, I did/occasionally have time to fit some in from an inactive contract that I do miss. They were my main contract for 4 years. The moderators were...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 06-11-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By mully
One of the things to consider when getting into...

One of the things to consider when getting into transcription is the rate of pay and actual pay per hour that works out to. For example: Most people just starting in transcription - even fast typers...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-17-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By mully
I personally don't fix any mistakes while I'm...

I personally don't fix any mistakes while I'm transcribing my audio, so no taking my hands off the keyboard at all while I'm typing. I do all of that while I'm proofing in which I do tend to...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,902
Posted By mully
Not to dishearten anyone, but if they are...

Not to dishearten anyone, but if they are charging their clients $0.75 an audio minute, based in Manila, Philippines I doubt very much the rate of pay for doing the work is very high.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,796
Posted By mully
I personally do not give out the names of my...

I personally do not give out the names of my higher paying contracts - those that pay $1 or more - due to the confidentiality agreement I have with them. Plain and simple. There are many of us...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-04-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By mully
I don't do anything tax related to handle...

I don't do anything tax related to handle overflow - it's up to the individual contractors to do that part. That being said, at the end of the year if you paid X overflow person X amount, you must...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-27-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,813
Posted By mully
I know Lainie and I don't see eye-to-eye on some...

I know Lainie and I don't see eye-to-eye on some things, but I must say, she is basically spot-on with these comments/replies to I assume statements that were made in the blog. Being an independent...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-18-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 82,819
Posted By mully
I happen to agree totally with what JoetteB has...

I happen to agree totally with what JoetteB has said. Tests are what they are, tests to check your ability and for you yourself to see if you are a good fit for the company testing for. Sometimes...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-31-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By mully
I can't answer your specific question, but as to...

I can't answer your specific question, but as to a word program, try Open Office, it's free. None of the companies I have worked with over the past 7 years work with the dialog box in ES.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-26-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By mully
Ditto what pawp said. With having 2 years...

Ditto what pawp said. With having 2 years experience, don't sell yourself short. Try the companies in the sticky above, or Google transcription companies and start applying. I myself love and adhere...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 59,735
Posted By mully
This most definitely. As I have stated several...

This most definitely. As I have stated several times, I fell into that work for peanuts to get your foot in the door route also. Thankfully I found out that does not need to be the case. I worked my...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-28-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By mully
You don't say specifically in your question, but...

You don't say specifically in your question, but I'm assuming Medical Transcription or possibly Legal since you mentioned going to school. For that I have no answer as I do not do medical nor legal....
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-09-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By mully
At the risk of being labeled a meanie, research...

At the risk of being labeled a meanie, research is a very, very important part of transcription - at least with transcription companies that are worth the time and effort. Do a search of this site -...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 06-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By mully
Sorry, no help here. I know you are a business...

Sorry, no help here. I know you are a business mostly and though I have ICs that I pay for my private clients, I am not set up like you are, so don't have all those fees and overhead costs of an...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-25-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 59,735
Posted By mully
Totally understand where you are coming from, and...

Totally understand where you are coming from, and sadly, I went thru that whole working for peanuts role myself until I found other places that let me know that you didn't have to settle so to speak...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-20-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 59,735
Posted By mully
I do have to respectfully disagree with...

I do have to respectfully disagree with this...Yes, faster than 5:1 is certainly better, but totally doable if you have the correct contracts. In my opinion, it's quality over quantity, and if it...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,624
Posted By mully
I know I'll get blasted here, but that's okay, I...

I know I'll get blasted here, but that's okay, I have my big girl panties on. Kudos I guess for them increasing the TAT to 12 hours for an hour of audio. And I guess my hat goes off to those who it's...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 59,735
Posted By mully
No experience with Rev.com, but thought I'd put...

No experience with Rev.com, but thought I'd put my two cents in here to answer your questions.

1. payment of $0.60 per video minute equals $36 per video hour. So say it takes you 5 hours to...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-14-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By mully
Ditto to what Pawp said. I will add to that that...

Ditto to what Pawp said. I will add to that that many of us who work for higher paying companies, we have a non-disclosure contract. That can encompass many things depending on the contract, but for...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-14-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By mully
The sticky is called Companies that Hire ICs - I...

The sticky is called Companies that Hire ICs - I believe it's the second topic on this page. There are companies listed there and some of their requirements. Google is your friend to answer most of...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-13-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,304
Posted By mully
I agree with every single one of these, and more...

I agree with every single one of these, and more that weren't listed. I took a look at the sticky and there are 5/6 of them that I know for a fact pay a more appropriate rate. That list is small...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-12-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By mully
If you are looking to do medical transcription,...

If you are looking to do medical transcription, you will need to take a course. There is a sticky above that lists the ones you should look into. Taking a run of the mill course will basically get...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-03-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,071
Posted By mully
This is just soooooo important when...

This is just soooooo important when applying/contacting for transcription positions. It makes my head hurt sometimes when I'll see someone posting an opportunity, let's say with the instructions to...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-01-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By mully
Elance is like all the other freelance sites....

Elance is like all the other freelance sites. It's hit or miss. I've actually had much better luck on Guru. Just landed a contract at $1.25 a/minute. There are some on these sites that are actually...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 03-31-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By mully
I've had that happen with some files, but not...

I've had that happen with some files, but not with others. Just ended up doing them in ES figuring it was the file itself.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 03-29-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By mully
Have you tried some of the freelance sites like...

Have you tried some of the freelance sites like ODesk, Guru, Elance? Though many of the opportunity postings are a joke as far as pay goes, or the chance of your bid of an acceptable rate getting...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By mully
Taking in all the variable and different...

Taking in all the variable and different contracts/clients, I average $10 - $35 an actual sit down hour.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,269
Posted By mully
I would believe having VI in your basket of eggs...

I would believe having VI in your basket of eggs would be a wonderful thing. You may find that it will replace at least one on your list. The AEs are wonderful! There are some weeks I can't take any...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-07-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,348
Posted By mully
Sorry this is happening to you. I jumped ANPs...

Sorry this is happening to you. I jumped ANPs ship before all this happened years ago. Sadly, they will be able to continue to do this as people in desperation to find work in this field will take...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By mully
Yes, it was not an accredited school. It was via...

Yes, it was not an accredited school. It was via Penn Foster. It was a waste of time for medical, but I did discover it was what I wanted to do, but would have to into general to fulfill that. Please...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,847
Posted By mully
Yes, VI is a wonderful company to work with. Good...

Yes, VI is a wonderful company to work with. Good luck!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By mully
I don't do medical, so I can't answer about the...

I don't do medical, so I can't answer about the work and paycheck part of it, but I did start out by taking an online medical transcription course that led to nowhere. If you are thinking of taking...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-27-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By mully
Sorry to say, it's all over the place. Sometimes...

Sorry to say, it's all over the place. Sometimes you'll hear that day, sometimes six months from when you sent out, oftentimes, you never hear. Sorry, not much help, but that's the nature of the...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,875
Posted By mully
I just cannot even comprehend not proofing to...

I just cannot even comprehend not proofing to audio before sending in a transcript to a contract or to a client whether they have a Q&A person or not - period. I've seen the silly little mistakes...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By mully
pawp11 offered some of the best advice all...

pawp11 offered some of the best advice all wrapped up in one spot that anyone could ever want. Don't have anything to add to it, just wanted give pawp a big thank you for summing it up so brilliantly.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-30-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By mully
Yup, a lot smaller here. I have four primary...

Yup, a lot smaller here. I have four primary transcriptionists, up to 6 hours of audio a week I sub out - the rest I do, so that's why my simple ways works best for me. If I really get swamped, I...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-29-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By mully
Sorry, no help here, but I wish you the best of...

Sorry, no help here, but I wish you the best of luck. I just have it really simply set up for those that do work for me. Plus I have the great advantage of all my overflow work is the same exact...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-09-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By mully
Like it has been mentioned, yes, I would pay for...

Like it has been mentioned, yes, I would pay for the work and let the person know that their work was unacceptable and not send them work again. I had a somewhat similar issue once. A...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-01-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By mully
Totally totally agree! Accuracy and grammar and...

Totally totally agree! Accuracy and grammar and being able to follow directions even if they are against what you would typically think. In this field, so there are so many variances, you have to be...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-27-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,875
Posted By mully
To save wear and tear on myself, I typically do...

To save wear and tear on myself, I typically do 60 mins a day - meaning due by end of my day. Can I do more? Yes, but I'd rather not. The max I will take is 90 mins and only if it can be turned in...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-23-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By mully
Total career here. When people I know actually...

Total career here. When people I know actually understand the aspects of my 'jammies job' they have no desire to pursue it once they find out how involved it actually is. I not only work for...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-02-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,317
Posted By mully
I agree - I always send back a proofed copy...

I agree - I always send back a proofed copy regardless of hire or not so they can see what "I" felt their errors were. I added the "I" in there as I have to go by my client preferences on this one,...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-02-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,317
Posted By mully
For my own stuff that I send out as overflow to a...

For my own stuff that I send out as overflow to a first time respondent, I usually send the first ten minutes of said file at the rate of $45 a/h of which I pay upon receipt before even proofing. I...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-21-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,990
Posted By mully
My thoughts exactly Alba

My thoughts exactly Alba
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-03-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By mully
Hopefully others will chime in as well. I've only...

Hopefully others will chime in as well. I've only had one contract up my pay while working with them after a period of time. The others that I contract with have different pay scales for different...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-18-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By mully
I have had good luck with my wireless Logitech...

I have had good luck with my wireless Logitech Wave so far. I've had it for a bit over a year and so far, no issues with it. I have small hands and I find that the 'wave' of this isn't too big for my...
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