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Is / Has anybody Transcribed for FREEBMD?

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Heather Report 26 Jun 2006 18:47

They usually ask you to click on the name at the top of the list as that is the group in most need of vollies. They will contact you very quickly and send you the info and programs you need. Good luck - and dont forgot the predictive bit - dont do pages and pages typing out every first name in full like I did!

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 18:49

Thanxs Heather Again lol How do I do the predictive bit? will they tell me? I take it they wont because you didnt know at first lol....


Heather Report 26 Jun 2006 18:52

They will tell you everything - I was just thick and didnt realise it was there to use! After my test run, the chap said, I cant see how you xxxxxxxxxxxxx is not spelt right (Id transposed 2 letters in a name) when I said well Id typed so many that day - he did LOL, didnt realise poor old dear was sitting here typing in all the Gertrudes and Josiahs! In fact that bit of the program hadnt come on for some reason, but I soon sorted it with his help.

Mandy in Wiltshire

Mandy in Wiltshire Report 26 Jun 2006 18:54

I followed the setup instructions, and the 'predictive' pick list came up automatically (I didn't have to install it separately). You'll laugh at this, but as a typist I find the predictive list a nuisance and end up overtyping all the time lol! Mandy :)


Heather Report 26 Jun 2006 18:55

Actually Mandy, I felt like that too - because you type in a few letters and the name choice comes up and it sort of stops your flow in your typing doesnt it.

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 19:05

High again Well I Have done it OMG lol I clicked on one of the Syndicates and sent Chris Mahoney an Email just waiting for a reply now .....then I got to try a test page... Cant wait Lesley :~)


Heather Report 26 Jun 2006 19:10

Oh well done, lets know how you get on.

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 19:12

Thanxs Heather Im really excited now hehehe Am going to be ripping my hair out waiting for a reply lol I will let you know on here as soon as I hear from them suppose it will be at least 24hrs til I hear from them? Thanxs for all advice and encouragement Lesley :~)


babs123 Report 26 Jun 2006 20:51

Lesley, I had just sent mine to Brian and thinking I'd have to wait a week or something when up popped an email within 5 mins!! I think he must have been sitting reading his emails when I sent it.. Good luck. If you get into probs and feel dithery about asking your co-ordinator , someone on here will help you out, I'm sure. You're are not alone out there!! Kat

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 20:56

Thanxs Kat :~) Im still waiting but I think he is in NZ so time difference from uk? Its nice to know there are people on here that do it and so I have somewhere else I can ask for help You might regret saying that lol Lesley :~)

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 22:11

Does anybody know the time difference between NZ and UK? I think the Syndicate leader I contacted is from NZ as it says that at the end of his Email addy it says his name then so does that mean they are in New Zealand? Any ideas? Lesley :~)

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₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 26 Jun 2006 22:19

I started doing it a couple of months ago, I was sent 6 pages which I transcribed, births, W, 1911, submitted them, wrote of to my coordinator three times now, and never heard another thing. Pity because I enjoyed doing it, and as I use FreeBMD regularly I wanted to give something back, but if they don't want my services...

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 22:23

Thats Bad Teresa Maybe they are having problems and unable to get on pc? Can you not get in touch with a different syndicate or the site Email addy to find out? If you enjoy it its a shame to stop Lesley :~)

Jean Durant

Jean Durant Report 26 Jun 2006 22:23

Teresa I think you have been unlucky. I know quite a few syndicates are looking for transcribers. Perhaps you should think about signing up to another one. Jean x.

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 22:25

If the one I contacted regarding joining is in NZ can I join with a UK one instead even though I have asked them already? I would like to be able to contact someone that is a bit closer in the time zone lol

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 26 Jun 2006 22:28

I should really. I jsut have a bad habit of taking things personally. I think what if I messed up? what if they think I'm no good etc etc blah I will hunt around the messages to see if anything has happened to the coordinator. I did enjoy it, it was theraputic in a way.


Heather Report 26 Jun 2006 22:36

Lesley, you could always mail them and say you thought it would be best to be in same time zone. That is really awful about not hearing back. Definitely mail them again - you should have been contacted even if you made mistakes, every one has to learn. I should imagine the co ordinator is ill or has had a puter crash.

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 22:40

Thanxs Heather I think I will do that :~) Hope he's not offended. Or do you think I should be a Little more patient lol Does mean they in New zealand then? Lesley :~)

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 26 Jun 2006 22:48

Ive just had a look at messages in the mailing list and it seems someone else is also trying to get in touch with the coordinator. Then another message from the same person asking everyone in the syndicate to get in touch with him. I have sent an email, maybe get a reply soon I hope.

* Loopy Lesley

* Loopy Lesley Report 26 Jun 2006 22:54

Good luck Teresa :~) Hopefully you will get passed onto someone else or at least get an explanation.... Let us know how you get on :~) I have just sent another email to NZ addy and said I am going to transcribe for someone based in Uk and I feel awful now....Hope they understand Lesley :~)