How to Become a Transcriptionist
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How to Become a Transcriptionist

A blueprint for building your work-from-home transcription career
4.4 (1,368 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
4,234 students enrolled
Created by Chelsea Flint
Last updated 7/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $41.99 Original price: $59.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 30 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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.

Course overview

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

  • Bonus material

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
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 01:16:24
+ Spelling & Grammar
1 lecture 00:00
Typing and Grammar Resources
1 page
+ Working with Audio Files
2 lectures 07:46
Loading Audio Into Express Scribe
Setting Up Express Scribe
+ Transcribing the Audio
3 lectures 17:10
Setting up AutoCorrect as Text Expander
How to Type What Is Being Said
Looking at a Sample Transcript
+ Applying to Transcription Companies
8 lectures 18:04
Gaining Experience before Applying to Companies
Introduction to Resumes
Looking at a Sample Resume
Cover Letters
Finding Companies to Work With
Signs that a Company Could Be a Scam
Tips on Applying to Companies
Testing with Companies
+ Practice File 3: Analytics
1 lecture 00:00
Instructions for Transcript
1 page
+ Working as a Subcontractor
2 lectures 05:57
After You're Hired
Ins and Outs of Being a Subcontractor