Work from home as a freelance transcriptionist, transcribing audio and video recordings into Word documents accurately in a timely manner.
- U.S. resident
- Excellent knowledge of grammar and punctuation
- Typing skills – minimum 60 WPM
- Proofreading skills
- Pays attention to detail
- Good quality headphones or headset
- Microsoft Word
- Audio player software (Express Scribe)
- Foot pedal
- Gmail / Google Hangouts
- Verified PayPal account
Need practice? If you’re just starting out and you haven’t already, you should take some time to practice your transcription skills before taking the test.
Focus on accuracy and really hearing what is being said. Use Google to research unfamiliar names and terms. Check that words are being used in the appropriate context (get more info). When you’re finished transcribing, replay your audio from the beginning and proofread your transcript thoroughly to check for mishears, omissions, typos, and to fill in blanks.
Here are a few audios found publicly that you can practice with:
(These files are for your practice only; do not submit them.)
Here are some helpful grammar rules:
Application and Testing
If you feel that you would be a great match for us and would like to take the transcription test, please fill out the application below and use the followup email to schedule a time to take the transcription test.
The testing materials, which include instructions, Word template, and audio file to transcribe will be emailed to you at the time you have chosen. If you do not see the email in your inbox at the scheduled time, check your spam folder.
Please follow the provided instructions carefully. Return the test one hour after it is received whether or not the entire audio has been transcribed. We will review the portion transcribed.