Graduate Review: Cindy Brawley
Hi. My name is Cindy Brawley and I am a recent Career Step honors graduate. It has been a journey and a half, but I MADE IT! My story started in January of 2013. I had been a stay-at-home mom to my daughter, Gracie, all of her life here in [...]Read more
Tips for Using the Benchmark KB Resource
Tools are vital for a good medical transcriptionist—and not just having tools, but using them properly. Imagine trying to slice tomatoes with the blunt side of your knife. You’d probably give up pretty quickly, and make a mess in the process! Using a tool properly, like slicing with the sharp [...]Read more
Speech Wreck: The Butt of the Joke
It’s fun to read speech recognition platform blunders, and it’s just as fun to read the Sunday comics. So let’s double the fun of this post’s Speech Wreck feature and read a speech rec blunder comic! (Reading it on Sunday is optional.) (Note: “SR” refers to what the speech recognition [...]Read more
3 Ways to Stay Alert While Working as a Medical Transcriptionist!
Sitting at a computer screen for a living can take its toll. Sitting and working…and sitting and reading…sitting…typing…sitting…sitting…feeling drowsy… Sometimes even a quadruple espresso doesn’t do the trick, but you still have to finish your workday. We’re a nation of sleep-deprived people and a lot of us seem to be [...]Read more
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Speech (W)rec(k) Engines
If you have ever had the pleasure of working with speech recognition technology, you likely have learned that speech rec engines make some rather absurd mistakes! Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about speech “wreck” engines… Note: SR stands for speech recognition. D stands for what the doctor [...]Read more
Dear Susan: That Frustrating Computerized Grader!
Dear Susan, I’m feeling frustrated with the computerized grader. It seems like no matter how I answer a test question (using a hyphen or not, capitalizing or not, one word versus two words, etc.), I can’t win! Do I really not understand the material? Signed, Soon to be a ‘Funny [...]Read more
Creating an Effective Home Office: Part II
Now that you have your office space and desk selected, it’s time to think about your chair, your computer setup, and finishing touches that will help boost your productivity as you do medical transcription from home. The Chair Your chair is going to be your very best friend (well, unless [...]Read more
Medical Transcription Employer Spotlight: Princeton Transcription, Inc.
Princeton Transcription, Inc. is one of the many nationally hiring medical transcription companies that prefer to hire Career Step graduates. They hire independent contractors in the United States and Canada and offer very flexible scheduling. They currently do not do any SR (speech recognition) editing and manage mainly clinic notes. [...]Read more
You’ve Got Mail! Get Email Updates When New Posts are PublishedFebruary 25, 2014 • Medical Transcription • Coding and Billing • Pharmacy Technician • Administrative Assisting • Technology • Referral Blog • Career Step
You’ll never have to wonder what’s happening on the Career Step blog again! We just added a cool new email subscribe feature that will let you know when we publish new posts on the blog. Here’s how it works. When you subscribe to a blog, you’ll get an email each [...]Read more
Chase the Cheese
Who moved my cheese? It was here a minute ago, but now it’s gone. It was tasty cheese—a nice, hard BellaVitano balsamic cheese that goes great with a glass of wine (although, my husband prefers that mushy Laughing Cow stuff that I’d hardly call cheese at all). In any case, [...]Read more