The Quiz and typing tests for iDictate are located on your Quicktate typist account. To select the iDictate testing, select the iDictate Eligible option.
Log in to your Quicktate typist account and click the check mark next to I am available to type an iDictate file. The proofer on duty will contact you on Chat.
Type the document the best you can. Use Times New Roman size 14 font unless the instructions say otherwise.
Please type the stars **** only if you are unable to understand the word or group of words. If you are able to make out the word, but are just unsure of the spelling, please look it up online, and as a last resort, type it phonetically and indicate that by showing (phonetic) after the word. Don’t make up words. Make sure your document is properly/ professionally formatted.
Type "Transcribed by http://idictate.com" in font 8 at the bottom of the last page of every job (transcript). Please do not do this as a footer; it is to be typed on the past page of the transcript. (unless the client requests that it not be added) (This does NOT need to be on every page).
Be sure to set your margins to 1 inch on all sides.
Please make sure to change view to 100% before submitting files to proofs or upload files if you have been approved to do so.
When saving your document, you can save save as DOCX. DO NOT use Open Office or Works or Google Docs or Apple pages.
Name the Word document on your computer with the exact name as the voice file but change the ".mp3" to ".doc". (Don't add .doc, just save as .doc) For example, if the audio file is named "RE3138161823-20070521-1906554-LEG-DEM-0461.mp3", your transcript should be named "RE3138161823-20070521-1906554-LEG-DEM-0461.
Proof read your work, to make sure it's perfect. Always re-listen to audios after completing documents to ensure you have captured the correct wording, and capture words that you may have missed the first time.
You should assume that your finished file will be delivered to the client "as-is". Do not rely on a proofer to fix your mistakes.
When being assigned files, if you see a "Super Rush" job in your pending folder, this should get priority over everything else. Then comes “Rush”. Our goal is to have Super Rush jobs finished and delivered with an hour of receiving the file from client. The goal for Rush jobs is 2 hours from the time submitted by client.
The date and time on the file pertains to the date and time it was submitted by our client, not necessarily when the job was put into your folder.
All depositions are to be sent to a proofer. Do not upload a deposition to the client even if you are eventually approved to upload completed files to the client.
All Quicktate jobs that are downloaded from iDictate or Quicktate cannot be typed in Microsoft word.
Please only type them in Notepad or directly into the transcript box on the transcriber page.
Typing the files in Word and then copying and pasting into the transcript box on the transcriber page causes symbols and characters to appear in the place of letters, and we don't want symbols and characters being sent to the customers.