If you want to work from home, are a good listener, and can type fast and accurate, you could consider a career as a transcriber. This can be an exciting career, especially if you are used to giving excellent attention to detail and have a strong work ethic.
A transcriber has to be able to listen to audio files and convert the voice content into text documents. One of the alluring perks is the chance to work from home and set your own hours.
In order to provide you with the essential information before diving into this career, we’ve compiled a list of three well-known transcribing companies and summarized details regarding their requirements and pay rates.
GoTranscript is one of the largest web-based transcription agencies in the world. If you take pride in your transcription work, you will perfectly fit in as a GoTranscript worker. You’ll do the transcription work from home and all you’ll need is a computer and an internet connection.
You will have to open a PayPal or Payoneer account, as your money will be paid only via one of these accounts. GoTranscript offers you the flexibility to work as many hours as you want, and will pay weekly for work done. GoTranscript offers up to $0.60 per audio or video minute.
You don’t need transcription experience to start, but you must have good English skills. To get more information and to apply, visit their website. They accept applicants from all over the world, but you’ll have to prove your identity by sending an SMS code and a real-time photo of yourself.
To be accepted as a GoTranscript transcriber you will be required to complete their online test task. If you don’t pass the test, you can wait a few days, practice your skills and do the test again.
Way With Words
Way With Words, is an international audio-to-text service, providing audio and video transcription in English worldwide. They are always looking for proficient English language speakers in the United States South Africa, the United Kingdom, European Union countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
They offer a variable pay rate depending on the type of work to be transcribed and the task’s urgency. Currently, it varies between $0.45 and $1.73 per audio minute. Monthly payments for work done, are normally paid via PayPal, but in some countries, payments can be made directly into your local bank account.
You don’t have to be an experienced transcriber but you must have a good command of the English language. If you are interested and want more information, visit the Way With Words website. You also start the application process by completing a form on the website. As part of the application process, you will be required to complete test assignments.
This is needed to determine your knowledge of the English language, and your ability to understand different accents, type accurately, follow formats and meet deadlines. For the test assignments, you need a computer with internet access, Microsoft Word, and some software to play audio and video.
Averbach Transcription is a well-established transcribing company with clients worldwide. They are always on the lookout for skilled transcribers to join their team enabling them to service current and new clients.
If you are used to giving attention to the smallest detail in your work, is proficient with the English language and have a good ear to understand spoken words, even if spoken in heavy accents, you might be a transcriber they’re looking for.
To become an Averbach transcriber, you must have a computer and high-speed internet to upload and download files. You must also be used to working with Express Scribe or similar transcription software. For payments you’ll have to open a PayPal account.
To apply, visit Averbach Transcription’s application webpage to find the link to the skills test as the first step in the application process. You have to pass the skills test. which is a brief audio file to transcribe to test your ability to discern accents, handle difficult audio, research technical terminology, and follow instructions. They offer competitive pay at $1.00 per audio minute for normal files and $1.50 per audio minute for same-day files.
If you are interest to be a transcriber, we recommend that you visit the websites of the companies we’ve discussed and start the application process today!