Transcription jobs are becoming an increasingly popular way of earning an income working from home.
There are many different roles in transcription, including financial, legal and general transcription jobs.
I have listed medical transcriptionists job in another article, as they require slightly different skills and experience within the medical industry.
Getting started in general transcription is generally easy as you do not require formal qualificaions.
However you will find if you have completed an online transcriptionist course , it will be easier to find work.
If you have no experience, TranscribeAnwhere offer a free mini course that will give you an idea if transcription work is for you.
Work From Home Transcription Job Requirements
Before you start as a Work from home transcriptionist , you will need to ensure you have covered the following requirements:
Typing speed - most companies require you to type 60+ words per minute without errors.
Quiet Space - somewhere without distractions, where you can type for long periods of time.
Computer - With reliable high-speed internet access
Specialized Training - For legal and medical transcription work, you will require knowledge about those fields and specialised training.
Transcriptionist Software - Express Scribe is the most popular package available. This software allows you to stop and start the audio and comes with a variety of other tools to make transcribing easier.
Foot-Pedal - A foot pedal is a great tool for increasing your productivity, it means you do not need to take your hands from the keyboard increasing your transcribing speed.
What Experience Do I Need To Become A Transcriptionist?
To become a successful transcriptionist you will need to have top notch typing skills, there are plenty of typing courses online to boost your speed and accuracy.
You will require excellent listening skills. The audio you are required to transcribe may be of a speaker with an accent or lisp.
AccuTran Global Transcription Jobs
AccuTran Global provides transcription services to clients across the world.
They hire independent Transcriptionists on a part time basis, to work from home.
To be considered for work with AccuTran you must be able to pass a transcription test and type 70 words per minute.
AccuTran Pay rate is $0.005 per word.
Birch Creek Communications
Birch Creek Communications is a great place to apply if you are looking for a transcription job online for beginners.
They only employ corporate and general transcriptionists.
Transcriptionists must be U.S Citizens and pass a back check.
Birch Creek Pay rate ranges from $0.40 to $1.00 per audio minute.
These rate of pay depend on the quality of your work and turnaround time.
Babbletype are always looking for new transcriptionists.
English language transcriptionists must watch a video to determine if they are a fit for the company and then complete a transcription test.
Babbletype pay ranges from $0.40-$0.60 per audio minute for transcription jobs.
CyberDictate employ transcriber who reside in the Unite States.
As independent contractors they are required to possess a headset, footpedal and transcription software.
At this time they are only employing legal with no less that 3 years intensive legal experience.
All transcribers must have a minimum typing speed of 85 words per minute.CyperDictate pay is $0.005 per word.
GMR Transcription employ transcribers from the US.
All transcribers must have a computer with high-speed internet, MS Office, a foot pedal, and over the ear headphones.
No experience is required, but they expect you to pass a strict transcription test.
GMR Transcription state their transcriptionists typically earn between $1,000 to $3,00per month, depending on their skills.
Crowd Surf Transcription Jobs
Crowd Surf employ transcribers from across the world.
Transcription tasks areavailable day and night, enabling you to work anytime, anywhere!
You will need to pass an assessment, then they will create an account for you and you can start working.
All contractors are required to possess a headset, footpedal and transcription software.
All transcribers must have a minimum typing speed of 85 words per minute.
Morningside Partners employ transcribers to word from home independently full or part time.
Transcribers produce transcripts for media clients.
They are required to possess a high speed internet connection, digital foot pedal system, three years experience and a bachelors degree in English or journalism.
Quicktate transcribes voicemail messages, memos, letters, legal files, medical files, recordings of phone calls, conference calls and other audio files.
You can be employed as an independent contractor working from home, selecting your own hours. They are open 24 hours a day so flexibility is one of the positives of this company.
They required their transcribers to own their own equipment, be experienced and accurate.
Transcribers must take a Quicktate entry test before being offered a position.
Quicktate pay is $0.025 per word.
Scribie offer work from home transcribing jobs to transcribers across the world.
There are no obligations or commitments you just work when is convenient for you.
Scribie require you to have a good comprehension of English, a laptop, and internet connection in addition to a headphone and the latest version of Firefox,or safari.
Scribie pay is $5 to $25/audio hour pay rate, USD
SpeechPad employs both experienced and beginner transcribers.
You will be required to be fluent in English, have great grammar and puncuation skills and be able to type at least 40 words per minute, with 100% accuracy.
Speech pad expect you to own a computer, internet connection and headphones, with a foot pedal.
Speedpad pay is $0.25 to $2.50 per audio hour pay.
TranscribeMe offer work from home positions worldwide.
You must be fluent in English or Spanish and have a high school diploma.
Upon signing up you will be required to site a grammar test.
TranscribeMe pay between $15 and $20 per audio hour.
SpeakWrite hire transcriptionists across the US and Canada.
Requirements include fleuency in English and a nminum typing speed of 60 words per minute with 90% accuracy.
You will also require a computer, headphones, printer, footpedal and MSWord.
Verbalink employ their transcriptionists to cover a range of topics for a range of clients.
All transcriptionists are required to be native English speakers and computer savvy.
Pioneer Transcription Services
Pioneer Transcription Services employ a variety of transcriptionists including Spanish to English Transcriptionists.
Transcriptionists require to be fluent in English, be detail orientated and have transcription work experience.
Transcriptions 'n' Translations
Transcriptions 'n' Translations require you to fill out an application and send you resume to get started.
You will need to pass a skills test before you gain a contract with them.
Ubiqus seeks applications from a range of experienced and beginner transcriptionists.
Transcriptionists are required to be US based, english speaking with 1 to 5 years of relevant experience.
You must pass their application process before being offered a position.
Mulberry Studio seeks full and part time international applications from a range of experienced and beginner transcriptionists.
You will be required to have a typing speed of 75 words per minute, excellent language and grammar skills.
Two years of experience in transcription and word processing are also required.
Mulberry Studio Pay $90 minimum per 60 audio minutes.
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