If you want to work from home, are a good listener, and can type fast and accurately, 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.
Applying for GoTranscript
To get more information and to apply, visit the GoTranscript website. They accept applicants from all over the world.
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.
When registering, GoTranscript will send you an SMS code in order to prove your identity. They will also require you to send in a real-time photo of yourself.
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.
Applying for Way With Words
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, are 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.
Applying for Averbach Transcription
To apply, visit Averbach Transcription’s application webpage. The first step in the application process is to find the link to the skills test.
You have to pass the skills test. which is a brief audio file to transcribe to test your ability to follow instructions, handle difficult audio, understand various accents, and research technical terminology.
They offer competitive pay at $1.00 per audio minute for normal files and same-day files pay a rate of $1.50 per audio minute.
If you are interested in becoming a transcriber, we recommend that you visit the websites of the companies we’ve discussed and start the application process today!