Register to Request iDictate Files (“I am available to type an iDictate file”)
In order to request a file to type, Typists should do the following:
a. Register that you want an a file;
b. Specify whether you'd like a short file, a long file or either;
Once (a) and (b) are enabled, they will stay enabled in the background for about 10-15 minutes, or until the transcriber accepts a file to type. After 10-15 minutes, assuming you're not typing a file, you should re-check the boxes;
c. Send a Chat message to Proofers (Assignors) requesting a file;
Email requests for a file will not be accepted.
All iDictate files have a template to download
When the Typist downloads an audio file, the Typist will always download a document template too. There are two types of templates:
1. A specific template which shows the customer's requested formatting. While the specific template will have its own template name, it will automatically be renamed to match the name of the audio file.
2. A blank template which provides the Typist with a Word or Excel document already named to match the name of the audio file.
If the finished transcript being uploaded to the customer doesn't match the name of the audio file, the Typist and/or Proofer will not be able to upload the document to the Customer. This is a safety mechanism to ensure that no customer ever receives the wrong file.
Sending a Completed File to the Proofers
When a Typist finishes a file and submits it to the Proofer, the Typist may also send a message or a question to the Proofer.
The Proofer may then send the file back to the Typist so that corrections may be made.
Uploaders can still upload their own files.
Proofer Assistance is only Temporary
Typists are expected be experienced, professional, and able to produce quality work. Further, typists will need to proof their own files.
Delivering files to customers
Before a file is uploaded to the Customer, entering word count is mandatory. (cannot be zero).
Typist Files Will be Rated
a. Rate Quality of Work Done by Typist:
b. Comments about typist's work: (optional)
Rating the Typist is mandatory however comments are optional.
Each Customer has his or her own template(s) into which the typist will transcribe the document.
If a Customer has multiple templates, the Customer will advise which to use. If dictating by phone, the template name should be identified by Customer at the beginning of the recording. If using the iDictate iPhone or Android app, the name of the template will be entered in the instructions, and then the Typist will need to select that template from the dropdown list.
Typists and Proofer should communicate via Chat.