Are you an experienced secretary or audio typist who is looking for work? If so, you have come to the right place! Here at Transcription City we are always on the lookout for professional typists, online secretaries and transcriptionists who take pride in producing high quality work, are reliable and sticklers for accuracy. Interested? Then read on!
Being a good transcriptionist is about much more than being a fast typist or being able to copy type a document. Transcription or audio/video typing is about being able to produce a transcript from listening to the spoken word â€“ sound simple? Don’t be fooled!
Transcription Jobs and Skills Required
Transcription Work and Research
Audio files that come in for transcription can cover a variety of subjects, sectors and specialties; including medical, legal, political, research and technology (to name a few). This means that each audio typist must have the knowledge, intelligence and imitative to research and cross reference information that is not clear, to ensure an accurate transcript is produced. This includes but is not limited to company names, medical terms, technical terms, brand names, place names and speakers names.
Transcription Work and Being Reliable
The audio and video transcriptionists who work for Transcription City are reliable and hard working and they always adhere to deadlines (from a couple of hours to a week or more). One of the most important aspects of working as a transcriptionist is reliability, once a transcriptionist has taken on a job, it is imperative that it is completed on time and to a high standard. Our clients rely on us to meet tough deadlines, so if you don’t take deadlines seriously, then please do not apply.
Transcription Jobs and Low Quality Audio
Not all recordings are as clear as they could be â€“ and this can be down to a number of factors (such as background noise, strong foreign accents or speakers talking over each other). A sign of a great transcriptionist is someone who can see a badly recorded audio or video file through to the end, even if it is tough going at times.
Transcription Work from Home â€“ Minimum Requirements
In order to work as a transcriptionist for Transcription City, there are some minimum requirements. If you can answer “Yes” to the following questions, then we would love to hear from you!
Do you always stick to deadlines?
Do you have at least 5 years experience as an audio secretary?
Are you willing to see a tough audio file through to the end?
Do you have good grammatical skills?
Are you able to transcribe focus groups as well as interviews or dictations?
Do you have common sense?
Are you willing to research technical files to ensure accuracy?
Do you have a typing speed of 60wpm or more?
Do you always proofread your work thoroughly?
Do you have a fast and reliable internet connection?
Do you have a reliable computer, with up to date word processing software?
Do you have a good quality pair of headphones, foot pedal and transcription software?
Are you available to take both long and short audio or video files?
When applying please do so via email (we do not accept telephone applications). Please ensure that you send us an up to date CV, if this is satisfactory, we will send you an audio typing test.
If you would like to know more about our transcription services please feel free to email us at any time. We look forward to working with you.