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Old 04-07-2007, 01:01 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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I guess this was deleted somehow, so I'm resposting for you:[img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]

Please take note that these are mostly all General and Legal transcription companies -- <st1lace w:st="&#111;n"><st1lacename w:st="&#111;n">not</st1lacename> <st1lace w:st="&#111;n">MT.</st1lace></st1lace> There may be more information contained within this thread so read on through! </span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

SpeakWrite</span></font> http://typist.youdictate.com</span></font><u1></u1>

Escriptionist</span></font> http://www.escriptionist.com</span></font><u1></u1>

Rapidtext</span></font> http://www.rapidtext.com Please note that they do not hire any <st1:state w:st="&#111;n"><st1lace w:st="&#111;n">California</st1lace></st1:state> contractors any longer. Information:</span></font><u1></u1>

The contact info is all I have listed for hiring/resume information.For RT,you test into whatever division they're hiring for at the moment. If you are accepted, you areassigned into the individual divisions that you'll be performing work for. Within each divisionthere are several contacts. But from what I understand, HR and the division that is hiring with RT performs the testing.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

What I do know regarding RT is that they do keep your resume on file. When I applied with them in July, I wasn't invited to test with them until mid-October.After the test, I then had to wait afew more weeks as to whether I was accepted or not. Unfortunately, getting hired on with RT is not a quick process.</span></font><u1></u1></span></font>

The Transcription Company</span></font> http://www.transcripts.net</span></font><u1></u1>

CyberDictate</span></font> http://www.cyberdictate.com</span></font><u1></u1>

Purple</span></font> Shark</span> http://www.purpleshark.com Note: The work through Purple Shark is not "regular" work but rather, it is picking up overflow work whenit's available. </span></font><u1></u1>

Tigerfish</span></font> http://www.tigerfish.com/employment.html</span></font><u1></u1>

Ubiqus</span></font> http://www.ubiqus.com </span></font><u1></u1>

TASK Document Services</span></font> http://usetask.com/description.html</span></font><u1></u1>

NetTranscripts</span></font> http://www.nettranscripts.com</span></font><u1></u1>

Accutran Global</span></font>jobs@accutranglobal.com</span></font></span></font> As 3under3 stated,
"They mainly do transcription of financial conference calls and quarterly earnings release calls. They hire with no experience!"</span><u1></u1></font>

Morningside Partners, LLC</span></font> http://www.fdch.com/careers.htm Financial conference calls and quarterly earnings releases for the WordXpress Division</span></font><u1></u1>

Neal R. Gross</span></font> http://www.nealrgross.com Court reporting firm

Wordz Xpressed</span></font> http://www.wordzxpressed.com/ It appears they do both medical and nonmedical. Do not hire outside of <st1:country-regi&#111;n w:st="&#111;n"><st1lace w:st="&#111;n">United States<u1></u1></st1lace></st1:country-regi&#111;n></span></font>

Express Document Service</span></font> http://www.expressdocument.net./index.html It appears they do both legal and medical. </span></font><u1></u1>

<st1:city w:st="&#111;n"><st1lace w:st="&#111;n">Cambridge</span></font></st1lace></st1:city> Transcription</span> http://www.ctran.com/employ.htm</span></font><u1></u1>

Domenichelli Business Services</span></font> http://www.moderndayscribe.com/ Information directly from the company:<u1></u1></span></font></span></font>

We’re real sticklers for perfection andwe don’t hire anyone without experience. I am adding to the team all the time, but only those who meet our requirements:</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

-You have proficiency in MS Word;</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

-You are an established independent contractor with a dedicated home office and set daytime office hours;</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

-Your home office is equipped with a digital transcription system, preferably the Start-Stop PowerPlay for Windows Media;</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

-Your home office is equipped with up-to-date computer equipment, with ability to transcribe DVDs;</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

-Your home office is equipped with high speed Internet service;</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

-Your home office is equipped with FTP software and you have command of its application; AND</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

-You can commit to staying visible to management and rest of virtual team throughout your work day via a private online bulletin board.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

PLEASE NOTE: Domenichelli Business Services only uses ICs from the mainland <st1:country-regi&#111;n w:st="&#111;n"><st1lace w:st="&#111;n">United States</st1lace></st1:country-regi&#111;n></font>! Do not send your resume if you are not based in the great 48. </span></font><u1></u1></span></font>

Domenichelli Business Services
<st1:street w:st="&#111;n"><st1:address w:st="&#111;n">302 Ventura St</st1:address></st1:street>
<st1lace w:st="&#111;n"><st1:city w:st="&#111;n">Ludlow</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="&#111;n">MA</st1:state> <st1ostalcode w:st="&#111;n">01056</st1ostalcode></st1lace>
Phone: 413 547-8400

Chromolume Transcription</span></font> http://www.chromolumeinc.com/transcription/contact.html</span> Information regarding this company:</span></font><u1></u1>

Acetera, Inc.</span></font> www.acetera.com Information regarding this company courtesy of Deborah Levinson, Director of Operations at Acetera:</span></font><u1></u1>

Feel free to add Acetera to the list of companies hiring ICs. We are currently looking for at least a dozen experienced Medical Transcriptionists, and our non-Medical Transcription needs are growing rapidly as well.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

We have a competitive pay schedule, a great group of managers and team leaders, and company policies which always take into account the human side of working at home.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

We currently have around 60 remote ICs, and another 20 in-house employees, and more work than our team can handle.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

I realize this is turning more into an ad than a request to be added to the original list, but do feel free to drop me a note if you have an interest.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Thanks folks! I probably haven't been by WAHM.com for close to five years. I'm very glad it's still here.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>


MxSecure</span></font> www.mxsecure.com Medical Transcription, information:</span></font><u1></u1>

They are laid back, not aggresive, have online support for questions, does not require a schedule. You log on and you pull the work yourself. You make your own hours. I love working for them. There is no stress from this company. </span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Sten Tel</span></font> http://www.echostentel.com/careers.asp Information:</span></font><u1></u1>

A note about Sten-Tel. About 80% of their work is HORRIBLE audio that takes forever to do. Pay is okay, but it just takes way too long to transcribe. The work is also very erratic. Some days I could work 12 hours, others, I sit by the computer and log on to their site every fifteen minutes, only to see "no work available"... They hire all the time because I think they lose a lot of frustrated transcriptionists due to the horrible audio.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

ANP Transcriptions</span></font> - website</span></font> - careers</span></font> </span></font><u1></u1>

ANP hires experienced</font> medical, legal and general transcriptionists from the <st1:country-regi&#111;n w:st="&#111;n">US</st1:country-regi&#111;n> and <st1:country-regi&#111;n w:st="&#111;n"><st1lace w:st="&#111;n">Canada</st1lace></st1:country-regi&#111;n> as independent contractors. They prefer transcriptionists who can commmit to two audio hours four days a week. Turn around times are quick but not unreasonable, and pay is by the word.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

I've worked for them for over a year. I do a lot of medical advisory board meetings, conferences, round tables, et cetera. They're good to work for.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

OSI Transcription</span></font>—Medical Transcription Information:</span></font><u1></u1>

I recently got a job with </span></font>www.ositranscription.com</span></font></span></font> and so far I am loving it. I am finally doing hospital work again and the training that I received was one on one and the support is great and so far, it is good. LThe pay rate is 8 to 8.5 cpl and that is good.</span><u1></u1></font>

Go to that website to apply.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Production Transcripts</span></font> http://www.productiontranscripts.com/jobs.php</span></font><u1></u1>

Note: Transcribers must be highly proficient and experienced transcribers. Only transcribers with experience transcribing from digital files will be hired. Prior to employment there will be a test. Please indicate your previous transcription experience, your current WPM, and your current employment situation. No beginners, no students.</span></font><u1></u1></span></font>

Production Transcripts</span></font></span></font> hires freelance transcriptionists for general and video transcription. I think it was a few months after I applied before I heard from them, but their pay rates are higher than most and they have steady work.

Transcription 2000 </span>http://www.transcription-services.org/support.html</span></font></span></font> </span><u1></u1></font>

Note from their website:</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

We DO NOT transcribe medical material for hospitals/doctors, et cetera. Please DO NOT apply if you are seeking a medical transcriptionist position. Apply if you meet the criteria below.

Minimum 5 years experience </span><u1></u1></font></span></font>
<ul style="margin-top: 0in;">[*]Own your own equipment </span><u1></u1></font></span></font>[*]DSL and/or Cable connection </span><u1></u1></font></span></font>[*]Dedicated </span></font></span></font>[/list]

More links:</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>


http://www.mulberrystudio.com/jobs.htm</span></font></span></font> Mulberry Studio only hires IC's local to them in the <st1:state w:st="&#111;n"><st1lace w:st="&#111;n">Massachusetts</st1lace></st1:state> area.



Scribes Transcription Services
(preference given to Canadian residents)

Mass Transcription (does NOT provide medical transcription services)

TSI Transcription Services Inc - Careers

www.chswebsite.org</span></font></span></font> Hires IC Medical Transcriptionists</span><u1></u1></font>

http://www.kftv.com/product-country-6662-CAN.html</span></font></span></font> This is a site for Transcription Services - Entertainment. Check out this site.</span><u1></u1></font>

http://www.kftv.com/group-country-KG09-CAN.html</span></font></span></font> This site is same, but different location. Many things to check out. </span><u1></u1></font>

http://www.kftv.com/product-6662.html</span></font></span></font> Same site again, different info to check over. </span><u1></u1></font>
GMR Transcription Inquiries can be made to: </span></font><str&#111;ng title="mailto:info@gmrtrani&#111;n.com"><b title="mailto:info@gmrtrani&#111;n.com">info@gmrtr anscription.com</span></font>[/b]</span></font> [/b]"We are only looking for experiencedmedical transcriptionists at this time."</span></font><u1></u1></span></font>

Accentance </span></font>www.accentance.com</span></font></span></font> They are open to new transcriptionists, have a better starting rate than some other companies</span>, and allowances are made for not-so-good audio.</span><u1></u1></font>

<u1></u1>BIG LINK courtesy of Silvi:</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

http://dmoz.org/Business/Business_Se...ice_Services/G eneral_Transcription_and_Word_Processing/ </span></font>

Feel free to add more if you can think of more.It should also be noted that if you visit the Telecommuting Mom's Folder and visit folder titled "READ THIS FIRST ....first stop for Newbies" there will be an abundance of information concerning transcription companies including legal, general and medical.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Interesting tidbits</span></font> <u1></u1></span></font>

Helpful information from 4under4:</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

If you are looking at doing general transcription, there's really no way to "train" for it. It's really just a matter of getting your foot in the door and doing it regularly to build your speed. It does take a certain level of typing speed (I would say if you are much under 70 WPM, you need to work on that first), and you may need to purchase some software and equipment.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Every company has their own format and rules for whether you are to type what you are hearing verbatim, etc. so that's why I say you can't really train for it. The subject matter will vary greatly, so it's not like there are certain vocabulary words you can study or anything. I will say that if you are a well-read person and have a basic knowledge of a wide variety of topics, you will find this work much easier. It's also a benefit to have good research skills because you will definitely come across a lot of terms and companies that you need to look up.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

There are companies that are willing to hire with no experience, AccuTran and Tigerfish being two that I can think of off the top of my head. In fact, Tigerfish has their test posted on their site, so you can give it a try and see if it's really something that you would enjoy. Their contact information is listed in a sticky post at the top of this forum. After that, the best place to check is Craigslist to try and get temporary assignments that will give you the experience to apply at other companies.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>
In-depth information courtesy of LindaLucy:</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Scoping is when you "translate" court reporter's machine data into readible text. Transcription is when you transcribe dictation from audio files. Scoping requires taking an intensive course, but it is a great job. For transcription, if you can type, you can do general transcription. Legal and medical transcription require some type of extra education or experience, too. Medical requires the most education of all.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

There is free transcription software out there that you can download called Express Scribe. The company I contract with uses another type of software, but they provide it to me for free.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Using a foot pedal is an expense, but if you don't want to spend between $50-$75 right away, you can use "hot keys" on your keyboard. A lot of people keep using the hot keys and are very quick at it. I use a foot pedal because the company I contract for uses software that is only usable with a foot pedal.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

The required typing speed depends on who you are working for. Some of the ones I applied to didn't even give me a typing test. They were more concerned with accuracy, grammar, punctuation, following their styles, etc. There is also a free program out there where you can practice timing yourself.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

If you have a lot of noise in your house, you may want to invest in good headphones after you get a contract. I type after my grandson has settled down for the night, so I just use a pair of headphones that I used for my little radio. They are Sangean and excellent quality, so they work.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

In this folder is a thread started within the past week or so that is a poll of what everyone makes. It just depends on how fast you are, who you work for, and how much time you are willing to put into it. The last time I checked the poll results, over 50% of the respondees said they make over $30,000 a year. Of course, you really have to buckle down and type.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Some people have spouses who have medical care with their employer, so that's not an issue with them. I believe there are co-ops for people who own their own businesses. My husband is self-employed, too. We went to an independent insurance agent (one who represents multiple companies rather than pushes just one) and we have a good policy with Continental General Insurance for a very reasonable monthly premium, and a $35 co-pay for doctor's visits, plus all the major medical, prescriptions, etc.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Hope this helps. Oh yeah, at the top of this Transcription folder, there are lists of legitimate companies to work for. You have to be careful of being scammed. The number one rule is you should never, ever PAY for a job . . . it is their job to pay you.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

If you find a company, ask us on here, and we'll tell you what we know. Also, from day-to-day, check this folder. There are postings ofcompanies that are looking for transcriptionists.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Oh yeah, and some companies have regular hours so that they know everything is covered, while other companies you can basically work anytime you want as long as you don't blow the deadline.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Hope this helps!</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>
Information courtesy of Iliketotype:</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Description of financial transcription, or earnings calls:</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Corporationsannounce their earnings publicly every quarter (in addition to filing SEC forms).They usually do it via a conference call, called a quarterly earnings conference call, and analysts for sure and probably stockholders can dial in to participate in the conference call.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Theyusually last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes and consist of the chief financial officer and the CEO/president presenting the information, and then a question and answer session where participants in the call, usually analysts,can ask questions for the corporate people to answer.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

Once you have experience with these and with the format you're instructed to use, they aren't that difficult except for two things: a lot of research is usually required for company subsidiary names, company product or brand names, etc., and the turn-around time is usually fast, like within 3 to 5 hours. The research is made easier if the company has a good website and is made much more difficult if it does not.</span><u1></u1></font></span></font>

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