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Online Transcription jobs to work from home.
Transcription is an activity that involves converting audio or video into a written format. Audio and video files are transcribed by a human. These jobs are very flexible because they are location independent, you can work from home. Other benefits for transcribers are flexible hours and the option to take on as much or as little work as you want.
General transcription: Podcast, Presentations, Speeches, lectures.
Academic: Qualitative Research, Research Interviews,Conferences, Classes
Seminars, online classes.
Medical: Histories, Medical evaluations, Office notes, Discharge summaries.
Legal: Court procedings, Legal proceedings, Deposition summaries, Interrogations
Skills needed to be an Online Transcriber
Most companies will give you tests to access various skills for transcribers. Although some transcription jobs may require specific academy skills and experience, in general these are desirable traits for a transcriber.
- Attentive listening
- Typing speed
- Knowledge of punctuation
- Critical thinker
- Excellent understanding of grammar and spelling
- Good research skills
- Technology skills
The average salary, according to the site Payscale.com, for a transcriber is $15.16 and it can go as high as $25.57 per hour. Annualized this salary is around $20,000 to $53,000.
Online transcriptions for beginners
For beginners, transcription jobs may not pay as well as for experienced transcribers. Most companies will give you a test or more than one test to access your listening skills and your typing abilities.
Once you have passed the required tests, you can start applying for transcription jobs. If you are not successful passing the tests the first go around, there are online courses you can take to brush up on the skills requirements.
Here are some of the transcription companies that accept beginners transcribers.
This transcription company has Corporate transcription jobs, it doesn’t offer Legal jobs. If accepted for work at this company, you’ll be considered an independent contractor, not an employee. The pay vary depending on the length of the audio file. At this time, the offer is between .40 and 1.75 audio minute.
For contact, visit the business website and send an email expressing interest. You will be contacted for screening, before you can submit jobs applications.
This company offer transcription services to the Entertainment, Legal and Corporate industries. You need to take a skills assessment test before accepting work. The pay presently is between .75 and .85 audio minute.
This company is always looking for independent contractors, even though there are no set hours or number of jobs available. It contract professionals and beginners transcriptionists.
This company claims their transcriptionists and proofreaders earn between $1,000 and $3,000 per month, depending on skills set.
This company offers general transcription in English and Spanish and translation jobs for beginners and for certified translators. The industries serviced are in Academics, legal and corporate businesses.
This company offers professionals and beginners transcriptionists work, around the world. You need to take and pass a transcription skills test. The beginners pay is currently $20 per audio hour. This company offers transcription in English and Spanish.
This company hires professionals and beginners transcriptionists. It has been around for some time and it pays per line transcribed. The current pay is between .03 to .04 per line.
You need to take and pass a skills test to be considered for transcription work.
You can work from home with Rev and earn extra money as a transcriptionist or a captioner. Transcriptionists get pay between .36 and .65 per audio and video minute. Captioners get pay between .45 and .75 per audio and video minute.
A captioner writes the words that appear on movies or TV shows. This text provides information about what the speaker is talking about. It seems that Rev provides more Captions jobs than transcription jobs.
You can go thru the application and assessment process online on their site. The company also provides training.
These are some of the transcription companies where you can, as a beginner, start working and training for work at home jobs. For these jobs the fastest you type and the more accurate you are, the more money you’ll make. Since these jobs have very flexible hours, they can be part of a portfolio of extra income gigs you can perform over time.
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