Transcription Jobs and What Makes a Great Online Typist

July 4, 2014 Samantha

Transcription City only uses transcriptionists and online secretaries with many years experience, skill and training. We pride ourselves on accuracy, competency and the ability to meet your deadlines. Each week we receive many applications, but sadly not everyone makes the grade. So if you are interested in working as an online typist, we suggest you read on and see if you’ve got what it takes to be a great transcriptionist!

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A great transcriptionist always meets deadlines!

Transcript Accuracy

One of the most important aspects of being a good transcriptionist is the ability to produce accurate transcripts. This means having a keen ear to pick up quiet or difficult audio, proofreading your work thoroughly and having the skill to research technical terms. These traits, combined with a willingness to ask if you’re not sure of something and slavishly following in-house transcription guidelines all makes for a great transcriptionist. We find Google is a great resource for transcription research!

Meeting Tight Transcription Deadlines

Another very important aspect of transcription is being reliable, consistent and able to meet deadlines – whether a deadline is 4 hours or 4 weeks, clients rely on their transcription service to deliver work on time, every time. So if you want to be a great transcriptionist, you must always adhere to deadlines.

Transcribing Difficult Files

Unfortunately, not all audio and video files are easy to hear. A great online typist will be willing to transcribe both difficult audio and clear audio. This includes multiple speaker files, audio with non-native speaker accents and low quality audio files. A great transcriptionist will take on difficult files when required and see them through to the end.

Transcription Speed

Typing speed is not the most important aspect of being a great transcriptionist. However, having a fast typing speed means that fast turnaround files can be completed well within their deadline and also means that the more work can be completed in a shorter space of time.

Transcription and Learning from Proofreader Comments

No one is perfect, not even Captain America (though seriously he comes pretty close) and learning from mistakes and taking on board constructive criticism from the proofreader is a crucial part of the learning process. A great transcriptionist will take on feedback and continue to hone their skills throughout their career.

Transcription Jobs

If you are interested in our transcription services or are an experienced transcriptionist and would be interested in working with us, why not get in touch today? We look forward to connecting with you!



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