February 10, 2021
How to improve your transcription skills

How to Improve Your Transcription Skills and Boost Productivity

Want to learn how to improve your transcription skills? There are many advantages to continually improving your skills as a transcriptionist: more (and higher-paying) contracts, increased […]
March 8, 2017
Proofreading with a checklist

Check, Please! 5 Tips for Proofreading Your Transcription Reports

Avoid Making Simple Errors There are worse things than making a proofreading mistake involving a concept you know really well, but it sure does feel pretty […]
December 6, 2016
Holly, tea, and a pen

6 Tips for Studying During the Holidays

[feature-image alt=‘’ layout=‘’ size=‘’] The holiday season is a time for festivities and fun, shopping and baking, parties and potlucks, and everything in between. If you’re […]
April 6, 2015
online learning

Why Study Online? The Online Learning Trend

Why learning online is such a popular new path for Higher Education Every day, people are hearing more and more about online learning opportunities. It seems as technology advances, so does the amount of successful graduates of online courses and training sessions. For someone who has never experienced online training, it can be overwhelming. Change and the unknown can be intimidating - knowing the benefits of online training is crucial in deciding whether or not online learning is right for you....

March 12, 2015
A person holding a pen

Excel Basics: Creating a Workbook

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...

December 22, 2014

10 Ways To Maintain Your Studying Motivation During the Holidays

The holiday season can be an extremely difficult time to motivate yourself to study. As if keeping yourself focused under everyday pressures isn't enough, try throwing holiday parties, copious amounts of food, gift shopping, and family into the mix! I am here to tell you that yes, it is possible to stay on track with your studies during the holidays, and maybe even...get ahead! Here are some ways to increase your motivation to study:

December 15, 2014
dictations

6 Tips On How To Hear Dictations Better

Meet Candy Klaudeman. She is a medical transcriptionist, blogger and CanScribe graduate. She loves working from her home in Regina, Saskatchewan. She is married and is the mother of 3 children and has numerous pests--oops is that a typo--cats, birds, a gecko, crickets and fish. Candy has a passion for learning, exploring, and spirituality and loves to pass on what she has learned to help others. She gives such an honest and real student perspective in her MT articles, and we wanted to share her thoughts with you!...

October 27, 2014
medical sound-alikes

12 Medical Sound-Alikes And Tips For Dealing With Them

Medical words that sound similar (and how to deal with them) Sound-alike words can pose a challenge to transcriptionists. For example, there is a vast difference between ileum and ilium, even though they sound the same. It could be a critical mistake to type the wrong word into a medical report. The ileum refers to the distal portion of the colon while ilium refers to the superior portion of the hip bone. Using the wrong word could make the medical report very confusing and could potentially put a patient's life at risk.

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