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Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-19-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,523
Posted By aewtx
There aren't that many files with accents. They...

There aren't that many files with accents. They have translators available.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-15-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,820
Posted By aewtx
A lot of companies use poor audio files to test...

A lot of companies use poor audio files to test people. It's often used as a way to weed out people.

Sorry, just because you've had 10+ years of experience does not guarantee you'll pass. It's...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 06-17-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By aewtx
Hi, Liz I sent you a PM. Thanks!

Hi, Liz

I sent you a PM.

Thanks!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-20-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,140
Posted By aewtx
Yes, once you are invited to test, there is a...

Yes, once you are invited to test, there is a window of time that you need to finish the tests. Some tell you how much time you get, others are looking to see when you return it.

There are many...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-11-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,374
Posted By aewtx
If you're doing law enforcement work, it makes...

If you're doing law enforcement work, it makes sense that you would be required to get fingerprinting done.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-02-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By aewtx
Yes, transcription can be a career, or a job,...

Yes, transcription can be a career, or a job, depending on the individual. But it's definitely work.

However, the downside to it is a b&m job will get you benefits. So you might want to take...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-02-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,908
Posted By aewtx
Wow, $15 a/h. I never heard of one so low. I...

Wow, $15 a/h. I never heard of one so low. I hope you have found another company!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-06-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,984
Posted By aewtx
99% of jobs require a resume, no matter what the...

99% of jobs require a resume, no matter what the field. If you are upset about needing to send in a resume, you are going to be sorely disappointed.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-06-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 33,520
Posted By aewtx
I'm going to be very blunt here. So forgive me...

I'm going to be very blunt here. So forgive me if I sound rude, because I probably will. But I feel this is one of those times when you have to say it like it is to get through to people.

There...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 06-25-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By aewtx
I am Asian. In fact, I'm Chinese. I personally...

I am Asian. In fact, I'm Chinese. I personally don't have an Asian accent, except on a few words, but I've grown up surrounded by people with heavier Asian accents. I actually love doing the Asian...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 06-22-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,595
Posted By aewtx
Actually, I'm going to disagree. I think that...

Actually, I'm going to disagree. I think that Lainie has conducted herself better than others may have, considering. She may have spoken out of turn, and probably should not have mentioned it at...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 06-18-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,595
Posted By aewtx
It is possible to pay $60-90, and even more. All...

It is possible to pay $60-90, and even more. All my contracts pay that rate at least.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-30-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,060
Posted By aewtx
That's a rather long list of rip-off reports. ...

That's a rather long list of rip-off reports. According to the list, reports have gone back as far as 2011 till this year, 2013. Stating that the company has been in business for ten years is not...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,070
Posted By aewtx
I would suggest signing up with SpeechInk...

I would suggest signing up with SpeechInk (through Mturk). This way you get paid for your practice. Even though the pay is very little, it's still better than nothing. And they provide feedback...
Forum: Online Tutors 01-18-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 170,767
Posted By aewtx
I am also wondering how we treat the taxes for...

I am also wondering how we treat the taxes for the US, since the company is Taiwanese. Also, do they take out taxes for Taiwan so that we get a net amount? Their paystubs are rather confusing.
...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-15-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,327
Posted By aewtx
Thumbs up Wonderfully written. Realistic, yet encouraging.

Wonderfully written. Realistic, yet encouraging.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-15-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By aewtx
Actually, the holidays through January is...

Actually, the holidays through January is typically slow all around, just so you know. So maybe now IS a good time to start applying, because it's going to hit in February.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-15-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,725
Posted By aewtx
Oh my gosh, that is painful. :crycry:

Oh my gosh, that is painful. :crycry:
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-15-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,725
Posted By aewtx
Oh, I just took that 12 audio hours from your...

Oh, I just took that 12 audio hours from your example. But yeah, math is not my strong point either. :p
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-14-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,725
Posted By aewtx
Is my math off?? I got $35,280 for 12 audio...

Is my math off??

I got $35,280 for 12 audio hours/week at $1 per a/m, with 3 weeks off a year.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-07-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By aewtx
It is almost alway capital. Capitol is only used...

It is almost alway capital. Capitol is only used when talking about our the nation's capitol in Washington, D.C., so 99% of the time it will be capital.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-07-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By aewtx
Wandering, you have been doing this for over 15...

Wandering, you have been doing this for over 15 years and you're getting paid that? You definitely can get more. There are plenty of companies out there that pay $60 a/h and more. I have been...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-08-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,522
Posted By aewtx
LIKE. It's like when people refuse to work...

LIKE.

It's like when people refuse to work on something because they think it was beneath them. They think they should have gotten the more prestigious project. Well, if you can't even do the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,522
Posted By aewtx
I'm not saying to devalue yourself. You can...

I'm not saying to devalue yourself. You can decide not to work for anything under so-and-so. But if you take on something, do it to the best of your abilities. And learn how to write faster without...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,522
Posted By aewtx
Wait...so the OP is mad because shoddy work is...

Wait...so the OP is mad because shoddy work is frowned upon? I don't care if it's a penny a day. If you take something on, you should put your best effort into it. You're not going to get far with...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-28-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By aewtx
I like the first one. It draws my attention to...

I like the first one. It draws my attention to it. The only one I won't notice, it seems to blend into the background more.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By aewtx
Where's the like button?

Where's the like button?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-27-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By aewtx
Okay, I haven't read this yet, but I'm going to...

Okay, I haven't read this yet, but I'm going to guess that you were being sarcastic. Haha.

I'm off to check it now. :D


Edit: Well, it looks like it was a legitimate blog. Haha.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-27-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,216
Posted By aewtx
I do writing on the side. I'm an interior...

I do writing on the side. I'm an interior designer, and no, not as freelance. It actually annoys me to see it being advertised as a job that you can do freelance, because it sends off the wrong...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By aewtx
What I'm going to say is probably going to get...

What I'm going to say is probably going to get this topic off on yet another tangent, but this is ridiculous. 20 minutes for all that is insane. The school systems now seem obsessed with keeping...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-16-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By aewtx
I ate peanut butter sandwiches the last few days....

I ate peanut butter sandwiches the last few days. AND IT WAS GOOD.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-16-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By aewtx
There is no need for the sarcasm. I admit I...

There is no need for the sarcasm. I admit I don't have a peanut allergy, or know anyone that does. But seriously, banning something because the MINORITY could possibly come in contact with it? ...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-15-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By aewtx
Protecting the child is not stupid. The method...

Protecting the child is not stupid. The method is what's stupid. I am sure that knowing their child has an allergy, the parents would take the necessary precautions and also teach their child what...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-15-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By aewtx
That's not even bullying anymore. That's just...

That's not even bullying anymore. That's just straight up assault.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-15-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By aewtx
This is so utterly ridiculous. Why don't we just...

This is so utterly ridiculous. Why don't we just do away with all of America? Because if we can't even wear anything patriotic in our own country, something is wrong.

I once saw a comic where it...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-15-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By aewtx
I agree, it's getting out of hand. They can't...

I agree, it's getting out of hand. They can't please everybody. It's always going to be something. And you know what? Bullying is a part of growing up. No matter what the school does, it won't...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-15-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By aewtx
I thought he was rather professional. I...

I thought he was rather professional.

I don't think those were unreasonable requests.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-15-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By aewtx
LOL. Things are getting a bit ridiculous in...

LOL.

Things are getting a bit ridiculous in being politically correct about EVERYTHING. Sheesh. Give it a rest. People make such a big deal out of everything and take offense over the stupidest...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,533
Posted By aewtx
I have done it. And had to do it in a 2:1...

I have done it. And had to do it in a 2:1 turnaround. By the time I was done, my neck and shoulders hurt.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-31-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By aewtx
Work on my ebook.

Work on my ebook.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-30-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By aewtx
You can also do some overflow whenever there are...

You can also do some overflow whenever there are some available.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-27-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By aewtx
I only did a quick look at the contract, but...

I only did a quick look at the contract, but already I find it much more agreeable.:)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-15-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,377
Posted By aewtx
It's offered by a school district. Very unlikely...

It's offered by a school district. Very unlikely you won't get paid. Hard part is qualifying to do the topics.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-14-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By aewtx
Wow! Good job! I'm only at about 5k. Yes,...

Wow! Good job!

I'm only at about 5k. Yes, I'm terribly behind.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-14-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,341
Posted By aewtx
As with ANY job, those that have the experience...

As with ANY job, those that have the experience are the ones who get paid better. It will take time to build your experience and your reputation. Posting with grammatically correct posts on this...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,983
Posted By aewtx
I started in August of last year with SpeechInk,...

I started in August of last year with SpeechInk, as well as overflow whenever available. Then I applied to companies in May and got on with some. My contracts average $1 per audio minute.

I do...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By aewtx
No, when I'm tired, I write gibberish. haha ...

No, when I'm tired, I write gibberish. haha

Hope you have a smooth delivery.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By aewtx
Isn't that the point of going freelance? So that...

Isn't that the point of going freelance? So that you can choose when to work?:cool:
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-05-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By aewtx
I fold the clothes straight from the dryer while...

I fold the clothes straight from the dryer while another load is washing in the washer, so that it saves me time. Also, folding it while it's still hot from the dryer means I don't have to iron it. ...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-04-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By aewtx
Sounds like CloudCrowd. I had an editor tell me...

Sounds like CloudCrowd. I had an editor tell me that my article sounded ESL-ish. And yet when I was younger, I ranked among the top 99th percentile in national tests on the English portions.

If...
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