How to Become a Transcriptionist
What you'll learn
- Transcribe audio files
- Create a professional transcription resume
- Apply to transcription companies
- Headphones ($10 earbuds will work)
- Free version of Express Scribe
- Microsoft Word
Do you want a career where you can earn over $15-$25 an hour working part-time from home? Then consider becoming a transcriptionist.
Transcription work is still in demand for companies who need their interviews, focus groups, podcasts, etc, transcribed. There are many ways to work as a transcriptionist, but I recommend starting out your career by subcontracting for transcription companies.
How to Become a Transcriptionist will teach you everything you need to know about working with and getting hired by well-paying transcription companies.
With this course, you’ll go from a transcription newbie to a confident transcriptionist with skills that transcription companies will hire you for.
This comprehensive course is designed to help you:
Jumpstart your transcription career by teaching you how to avoid low-paying jobs, showcasing the minimal equipment you need without breaking the bank, and explaining how to apply to companies
Strengthen your typing and grammar skills to become a more efficient transcriptionist
Practice transcribing short audio files with Express Scribe so you’re ready to apply to transcription companies
Create a transcription-specific cover letter and resume - even if you don’t have prior transcription experience
Find the best companies to work for that hire beginners - plus, learn how to spot a scam
Know how to manage the business side of transcription as a subcontractor
Learn how to grow your transcription career and increase your earnings
Apply to transcription companies with confidence
Beginning a new career may feel overwhelming. You may want to earn money from home but aren’t sure if transcription is a good fit for you or wonder how much of an investment it takes to start. You may wonder if you have the right skills or experience.
The truth is that starting out as a transcriptionist is hard work. You need to dedicate time to practicing transcription before you’ll be ready to apply to companies. But once you take the time and effort to build your skills and understand what companies are looking for, you’ll be confident when applying to companies and starting your career.
How to Become a Transcriptionist will give you a blueprint on the steps to transcription success, from understanding how the industry works to practicing with transcription software to build up your skills and finally how to land a job as a subcontractor for a transcription company.
This course has 22 screencast video lessons to take you through learning the basics about the industry all the way to expanding your career and increasing your earnings. You’ll also have access to audio projects, list of companies to apply to, typing and grammar resources, resume examples, and more.
The tutorials in this course will cover:
An introduction to the transcription industry
Using Express Scribe to download, play, and work with audio
Transcribing audio and editing the transcript
Setting up Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect to create text expanders
Working with style guides
Best practices for creating transcription resumes and applying to transcription companies
The ins and outs of being a subcontractor and increasing your income
Three practice audio files with answers
By the end of the course, you will have transcribed three files, created a transcription resume, and be ready to start your transcription career.
Who is this course for
US-based Students who want to work from home as a transcriptionist but aren’t sure how to start their career. *Non-US students can still learn from this course but might have more difficulty getting hired by well-paying US-based companies
Who this course is for:
- Students who want to earn money from home and are willing to put in the time to grow their skills
- Although anyone can increase their grammar and editing skills, students with prior secretarial or editing experience will find themselves a great fit for transcription
Chelsea Flint has transcribed hundreds of podcasts, interviews, forums, speeches, etc., over the course of her transcription career. She started her career when her husband was returning to school, and she was staying at home with two small children. She didn’t have any transcription experience starting out, but within two months was working as a transcriptionist, earning $15-$20/hour from home.
Chelsea has done work for Verbal Ink, KMS Transcription Services, individual clients, and more, and has been praised as a top performer. When she’s not at the computer or taking care of her kids, you can find Chelsea with her nose in a book or exercising outside.