Transcription Skills - Learn Beginning to Advanced Skills
What you'll learn
- Professionally transcribe and edit audio transcripts
- Use text expanders and keyboard shortcuts to rapidly increase your transcription speed
- Timestamp transcripts, track multiple speakers, and work with poor audio
- Use correct grammar and punctuation in your transcripts
- Have the skills and confidence needed to get paid for transcription work
- Headphones ($10 earbuds will work)
- Free version of Express Scribe
- Microsoft Word
The demand for knowing how to professionally transcribe audio files continues to grow in this content-driven world. In Transcription Skills you’ll learn the skills, shortcuts, and practice techniques you need to use so that you can produce quality transcripts and grow your career as a transcriptionist or to transcribe personal projects. You’ll go from being a beginning transcriptionist to one who’s confident in your ability to accurately transcribe files in the least amount of time.
This comprehensive course is designed to help you:
- Work with audio players like Express Scribe to reduce the time spent controlling your audio
- Transcribe an audio file from start to finish with minimal mistakes
- Master grammar and punctuation so you can type what is being said with accuracy, even if the speaker isn’t using accurate grammar
- Increase your productivity through text expanders, hotkeys, and keyboard shortcuts
- Learn advanced techniques such as working with files with more than two speakers or timestamping
- Practice cleaning up bad audio so that it’s easier to work with
- Gain hands-on experience by transcribing practice files that correspond to a specific transcription skill
Produce professional transcripts faster
Transcription may seem easy. You just type out what is being said. Yet it's easier said than done. If you type out a file with the wrong software and you don’t use any keyboard shortcuts, you’ll get very frustrated and take far longer than you should. Plus, if you don’t use the right techniques, formatting, and grammar, your transcript will be riddled with mistakes.
To succeed at transcription, you need to know how to produce professional-level transcripts that people are willing to pay for in and do so in an efficient manner. You also need to master not only simple transcription skills, but harder skills such as cleaning up bad audio, tracking more than two speakers, and timestamping a file. While these skills are more challenging to learn, they also increase the type of jobs you can take on and the amount you can earn.
Transcription Skills will teach you everything you need to know to master transcription and create professional transcripts in as little time as possible. This course has 20 screencast video lessons to take you through beginning to advanced transcription skills. You’ll also have access to audio projects, grammar resources, practice tests, and a sample text expander list.
The tutorials in this course will cover:
- Working with Express Scribe
- Transcribing, editing, and proofing a transcription file
- Using correct spelling and grammar, including bonus grammar and capitalization guides
- Increasing your productivity with text expanders, plus a 500-word list of text expanders to start working with
- Cleaning up hard to hear audio
- Advanced techniques such as timestamping a file and tracking speakers in a multiple-speaker file
- Productivity shortcuts to use in Word and on your computer for both PC and Mac computers
By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills and confidence needed to be a professional subcontractor for transcription companies or offer transcription services to your own clients.
Who this course is for:
- Students interested in learning transcription to start a career or for personal or professional projects
- Students who are currently transcriptionists who want to transcribe faster and learn advanced transcription skills like tracking speakers, timestamping, and working with poor audio
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.