Advanced Speedtype – Using Macros to Run Music Files

Posted by Chris Stewart on March 31, 2015 in Technology

Get your music playing with just a few keystrokes!

In today’s production-based environment of Medical Transcription, efficiency is a must. We prepare our students for the working world by arming them with the necessary knowledge and tools to be the best MT they can be. We offer countless discussions and demonstrations to show them how to use those tools to have a successful career. However, some of the technology can seem intimidating and not all students use it as much as they should.

One of the most helpful tools, and the least understood, is the word expander…

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Dear CanScribe: Post-Grad Note from Janet Bell

Posted by Chris Stewart on March 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dear CanScribe Career College:

I thought it was time I put “pen” to paper and let you know how happy I am that I took my MT training through your college.

I have now been employed with Accentus/Nuance for just over a year, and am thoroughly enjoying the job. I was very unsure about starting a second career in a field I knew very little about, and was very nervous about the responsibility level for creating accurate medical reports. As it turns out, I had very little to worry about, mainly due to the training I received from your excellent program….

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The Back-To-School Survival Guide for Single Moms

Posted by Chris Stewart on March 17, 2015 in Lifestyle Stress Management

Starting a New Career Path as a Mature Student

Being a student is hard enough – learning and retaining new information, meeting project deadlines, staying up late to cram for a test – now throw in being a single mom and working full-time into the mix! It sounds impossible, but there are success stories every day.

In the past, adult students were considered “non-traditional”, but this is no longer the case. More and more adult learners are returning to school to learn new skills and trades….

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Excel Basics: Creating a Workbook

Posted by Chris Stewart on March 12, 2015 in Technology

Microsoft Excel is a program that allows you to organize and manipulate data. It can sort data, perform calculations (using formulas), and make it easy to find and search the exact data you are looking for. The great thing about Excel is that it can be extremely useful to a very wide variety of people. From organizing a household budget to running functions for thousands of cells of data, Excel can be useful to pretty much anyone.

Excel can look pretty daunting to a first-time user – this tutorial will cover the basic functions of the program. Let’s look at creating a workbook, customizing a…

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Personalizing Your Home Office

Posted by Chris Stewart on February 26, 2015 in Lifestyle Work from Home

Make Your Office Your Own

Most of us are at work or in our home office at least 40 hours a week. That’s almost one quarter of our life each week! My workspace is truly my home away from home, and as you finish your education and start your new career, yours will be as well. With that being said, why not make it as comfortable as your living room? Many of my co-workers like to drop by my work area just to say “hi” because they tell me how relaxing and comfortable it is over here – it’s all about ambience! Your desire to work should come out of a sense of passion and….

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