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Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 06-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,073
Posted By kaitykaity33
Thank you, aewtx. That's all I can say except...

Thank you, aewtx. That's all I can say except for the range of run-over-the-coals stuff they're trying to shut me up, which lately proves explicitly what I've been saying about them all along,...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By kaitykaity33
Kristina's Fire-and-Brimstone Flip-Out

Here's what I just told her --



After that, I was done with her, and so with them. Yes, I was out of line in some of my communications with them, and I am not making any excuses for that, but...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-16-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,106
Posted By kaitykaity33
Please, please, please don't believe this. Don't...

Please, please, please don't believe this. Don't go through what I went through in the struggle to get paid with ultimately Albert using quote/unquote my "unprofessionalism" as an excuse for not...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-16-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,073
Posted By kaitykaity33
This was my Ripoff Report. Ripoff Report |...

This was my Ripoff Report.

Ripoff Report | ANP Transcriptions Complaint Review Suffern, New York: 781020...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-14-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,606
Posted By kaitykaity33
You are being nasty here. MaThomas is right...

You are being nasty here.

MaThomas is right that $24 for an audio hour is basically slave wages. I never take less than $60. And my services are well worth that rate.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-19-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,106
Posted By kaitykaity33
This should probably be pinned as a permanent...

This should probably be pinned as a permanent resident at the top of this forum. I have asked in the past for a related thread where we could post our bad experiences with nonpayment. Never got any...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-17-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,613
Posted By kaitykaity33
Been in the business for contracts, not clients,...

Been in the business for contracts, not clients, since March of 2004, so I guess that makes me a veteran, but I'm in that crazy middle ground where I'm making good rates from my contracts, but...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-02-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,613
Posted By kaitykaity33
Rate way, way, way, way, way too low.

Thanks in advance to all who tried to warn anyone with the rate quoted in this weekend for floaters, i.e., anyone who would work at that indescribably low rate. It's a indescribably low compared to...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-02-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,223
Posted By kaitykaity33
I've been working for Ubiqus since 2007. They...

I've been working for Ubiqus since 2007. They are fantastic to work for as far as their payments are never late and if you have a question about a job they're always there with an answer. If you...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-01-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,441
Posted By kaitykaity33
Did anybody else get the blast mass email from...

Did anybody else get the blast mass email from Albert at ANP saying that they got a contract with New York State to do hearings and that they have plenty of work now? Sorry, Albert, too many people...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 03-01-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By kaitykaity33
Thank you very much. My luck was good today, but...

Thank you very much. My luck was good today, but this kept me from branching out. :cool:
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-27-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,701
Posted By kaitykaity33
Tigerfish will pay well without experience. It...

Tigerfish will pay well without experience. It doesn't last long, though. Good luck.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-27-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,701
Posted By kaitykaity33
Ditto. Eloquently said. Thank you very much.

Ditto. Eloquently said. Thank you very much.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-27-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By kaitykaity33
Their recruiting page isn't punctuated very well...

Their recruiting page isn't punctuated very well -- missing hyphens and commas, British spellings. Didn't find anything on a search of this board against them, though. :shrug:
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By kaitykaity33
http://www.wahm.com/forum/transcription-services-s...

http://www.wahm.com/forum/transcription-services-scopists-55/635103-info-anp-backpay-retrieval.html

You wouldn't be talking about those folks, would you? If so, there are several threads about...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-08-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By kaitykaity33
130 minutes of ten people in a focus group,...

130 minutes of ten people in a focus group, people who stutter that they want 100% verbatim with speaker ID -- when I pointed this out, they were nice and split it and gave me 45 instead. This stuff...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-26-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,539
Posted By kaitykaity33
Thank you, Alba. Ditto completely these...

Thank you, Alba. Ditto completely these sentiments. NeedWork's figure is about right if a bit low depending on the quality of the work provided.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-20-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By kaitykaity33
Been with them since 2007. They're great to work...

Been with them since 2007. They're great to work for both for assignments and quality/feedback. The workload has been pretty consistent, except for when their corporate office in Lower Manhattan...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-05-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,539
Posted By kaitykaity33
In busy season I do this much at least two days a...

In busy season I do this much at least two days a week, if not more. My average speed is 4:1, so it's not as much as it sounds. I'm lucky that most of the work I do is clean audio with one speaker...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-30-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,811
Posted By kaitykaity33
3Play Media has been overwhelmed in response to...

3Play Media has been overwhelmed in response to their advert. The response I got to my application/test includes something along the lines of "we'll get back to you. Eventually."

It's a good...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-26-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,811
Posted By kaitykaity33
Don't give up. It took me from March 2004 when I...

Don't give up. It took me from March 2004 when I got my first paying gig from Tigerfish to August 2004 when I hooked up with Net Transcripts for an amazing and steady-paying six-year run. I left...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-26-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By kaitykaity33
Lucky for me I only use one of my trash email...

Lucky for me I only use one of my trash email accounts on inquiries like this. "Oh, my, we were so surprised, that position was filled immediately, but here, here's another opportunity to make money...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-22-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,964
Posted By kaitykaity33
+1000 :)

+1000

:)
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-22-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,964
Posted By kaitykaity33
I can understand your frustration. It took me...

I can understand your frustration. It took me almost six months from landing my first paying assignment from Tigerfish -- who is in the thread on this page about companies who will take you on with...
Forum: Pop culture/Entertainment 09-30-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By kaitykaity33
Damage -- 1993, Louis Malle directed starring...

Damage -- 1993, Louis Malle directed starring Juliette Binoche and Jeremy Irons. Kind of blue.

Count of Monte Cristo -- 2002 starring Jim Caviezel, prettiest eyes on a man I've ever seen.
...
Forum: Pop culture/Entertainment 09-30-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,040
Posted By kaitykaity33
Current shows, Person of Interest, Grimm, True...

Current shows, Person of Interest, Grimm, True Blood.

All time I'd go with Gilmore Girls, Babylon 5, and ST:TNG.
Forum: Pop culture/Entertainment 09-30-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By kaitykaity33
I made it through about 15 pages in the middle of...

I made it through about 15 pages in the middle of the first book before I threw it in the trash. When I read that Christian gave Ana a fancy computer and he's supposed to be the Dominant, I started...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-27-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,089
Posted By kaitykaity33
Just a quick question -- how do you get Dragon to...

Just a quick question -- how do you get Dragon to respond to the audio itself and not you having to speak the audio yourself?
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-27-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,089
Posted By kaitykaity33
I used Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 (I think...

I used Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 (I think that's the version) for a while, but I could never make it listen to the audio. I had to speak myself, repeat the words that I heard. Then the software...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-19-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By kaitykaity33
I use Logitech USB over-the-ear, they were 50...

I use Logitech USB over-the-ear, they were 50 bucks, I've had them for about four years. They're pretty cool.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-12-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,661
Posted By kaitykaity33
I still think it would be awesome if we had a...

I still think it would be awesome if we had a pinned thread here for all of the people who have had payment issues or other sorts of problems with whatever company, X, Y, or Z. Such a thread...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-12-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,381
Posted By kaitykaity33
Yeah, I only dealt with LE at NT when they ran...

Yeah, I only dealt with LE at NT when they ran out of LE vendors and requested help from the vendors they trusted on the corporate side. That was at least the way it was communicated to me. ...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,677
Posted By kaitykaity33
You can set up Express Scribe with a function key...

You can set up Express Scribe with a function key that will copy the current time stamp. Then you can use CTRL-C in MSword to copy that and then with a macro insert it into your document with...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By kaitykaity33
Yes, it is over. Thanks for the support today. ...

Yes, it is over. Thanks for the support today. My head is un-exploded. Once I got the call letting me do the job without the obnoxious ding later, I survived. But a 75% decline in weekly volume,...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By kaitykaity33
I'm not usually in the habit of brevity, but...

I'm not usually in the habit of brevity, but unloading details would be unwise since our clients/contracts occasionally peruse these boards.

Thanks for the lift. I appreciate it. :)
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-05-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By kaitykaity33
Just need to vent before my head explodes.

Or I dissolve into a puddle of ferocious tears.

:mad::eek::eek::mad:

Okay, I feel much better now.

Thanks!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-13-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By kaitykaity33
Typing fast is only about a third of what it...

Typing fast is only about a third of what it takes to be successful in this business. But in answer to your question, if you're in California and you want to give this a try, Tigerfish accepts...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-13-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,204
Posted By kaitykaity33
Oh, wow. I was a little concerned that I didn't...

Oh, wow. I was a little concerned that I didn't receive a response to my PM asking for the information, but now that I've read the continuation of the thread, thanks guys for making it clear this...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By kaitykaity33
I can't answer the question about which specific...

I can't answer the question about which specific companies might consider a Canadian for a contract, but the one thought that did occur to me is that the most important skill or hurdle is being a...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-07-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,381
Posted By kaitykaity33
Completely agree with all of the positive things...

Completely agree with all of the positive things you said here about the quality of the company, how they paid on-time, everything. They were really awesome to work for. My problem was I could take...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-06-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By kaitykaity33
If nothing requires you to type in their text...

If nothing requires you to type in their text window, then nothing prevents you from typing in Word or Wordpad or Notepad or whatever your WP program is and then to cut/paste once you're done into...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-02-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By kaitykaity33
It's probably $10 for 15 minutes of audio or $40...

It's probably $10 for 15 minutes of audio or $40 per audio hour. It usually takes me about four hours to do 60 minutes of audio, so I'd be making 10 bucks an hour.

I currently have three...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-19-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,381
Posted By kaitykaity33
NT is an awesome company to work for.

Don't be put off by the fee at the beginning. They are completely legitimate.

I worked for them from August of 2004 till November of 2010. I loved them, literally. Their quality people and...
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