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Old 08-06-2007, 04:42 PM
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Hi, I'm new here. Is everyone on here a medical transcriptionist? I'm looking for work that I can do from the house but being an MT is more like being and MD with a Masters in punctuation! Can anyone help? I've been a freelance writer for more than 20 years and I can type. Thanks. Phoenix Rising
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:50 AM
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I'm looking for the BEST transcription software out there for transcribing audio formats (like mp3, etc).

Any suggestions?

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:14 AM
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Medical transcription is an 18 month course! They say you can get through it at 20 hours a week. Let me tell you....I was doing it at 30-40 hours a week and barely keeping up with the time line to graduate. I decided not to do it because basically, I did not have a freaking Masters Degree in grammar and punctuation! The rules change constantly about usage, and I could go on...it wasn't for me. I too needed to do something fast and trust me, this isn't it!
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:58 AM
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Thanks for all of the great tips everyone! It is so helpful.

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Old 05-05-2008, 08:58 AM
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Thanks. Very helpful indeed.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:05 PM
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I just got on at SpeakWrite back in June. I love it. My largest paycheck was $765 for two weeks. I am averaging up to $12 an hour. The staff there is so nice and the application process is fairly easy if you have any secretarial background at all. Unfortunately I don't think they are hiring right now but that could change any day. It is definitely worth checking out from time to time. I wish you luck in your search for at home work. If you haven't already, check out the SpeakWrite forum and look at all the "excited" folks there who work for SW. It's awesome.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:46 PM
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I haven't been in the Transcription folder in some time, so I just noticed this thread. I wanted to add to the first post about keyboard shortcuts and using them in Word. There are lots of keyboard shortcuts you can use in Word that are really helpful when transcribing. If you notice a typo only a word or two back (or while you're typing it), you can just push the arrow key back to the end of it, then hold down Shift+arrow to highlight the letters or words you want to change, copy, or cut.
Copy = ctrl+c
Paste= ctrl+v
Cut = ctrl+x
Underline = ctrl+u

I wrote an article with some helpful shortcuts and some links over at Bright Hub. Here's the link: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/h...les/10157.aspx

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Old 11-04-2008, 02:37 AM
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The free software, ExpressScribe is a godsend to those of us newbies who don't have footpedals yet!
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:10 PM
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uhhhh...who says you have to have a masters degree in grammar and punctuation to do MT? i have a diploma in MT, did very well on the course but the school i went to is not accredited, therefore i wasnt able to find a job, but u dont need a masters degree of any sorts, just the drive and determination to learn and study and do your best to graduate...HTH

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Medical transcription is an 18 month course! They say you can get through it at 20 hours a week. Let me tell you....I was doing it at 30-40 hours a week and barely keeping up with the time line to graduate. I decided not to do it because basically, I did not have a freaking Masters Degree in grammar and punctuation! The rules change constantly about usage, and I could go on...it wasn't for me. I too needed to do something fast and trust me, this isn't it!
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:06 PM
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Transcription Software tools:
<ul>[*]FREE Express Scribe Audio Playback Software[*]Fast Fox Typing Expander[*]TexTally Word Counter[/list]And of course it is always useful to use Foot Pedals to help you control the audio and still keep your hands free for typing.

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