Work from Home Doing Transcription
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Work from Home Doing Transcription

An Introduction to Transcription
4.8 (19 ratings)
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154 students enrolled
Created by Krysty Underwood
Last updated 9/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basics of general transcription
  • Understand what transcription is and is not
  • Analyze the career and business opportunities available in transcription
  • Know how to download audio or video, transcribe it, proof it, and submit it to clients and companies
  • Decide if transcription is the right career or business choice for them
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Requirements
  • Good grasp of English grammar
  • Typing speed of at least 60 wpm
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to follow instructions well
  • Infinity USB Foot Pedal, headphones, Express Scribe, and a word processing program such as MS Word 2013 or Open Libre Office
Description

In this course, you will learn the basics of transcription, from what transcription is, what transcription is not, how to transcribe and edit a script, how to submit work, and the overall outlook of the transcription industry in the future.

You will also learn about the different types of transcription work available and the pros and cons of each. You will learn about general transcription, medical transcription, and legal transcription, as well as be provided resources to learn each of these areas in more detail. The course will focus on general transcription, as the course instructor, Krysty Underwood, CEO of Elite Transcription, feels that this is the most lucrative area of the transcription industry.

You will learn the tools and equipment needed for transcription, as well as hear about the brands and types of equipment preferred by Elite Transcribers and be given recommendations for each piece of necessary equipment and software.

Additionally, you will be given a walk-through of all the steps in the transcription process in detail, from how to receive work to how to submit your final transcript to a client or company and get paid.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to earn money from home doing general transcription either part time or full time
  • Stay-at-home parents looking to supplement income
  • Ex-pats looking for US wages while living abroad
  • Someone wanting to start an at-home business with very little upfront costs and a good return on investment
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:59:45
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Introduction
1 Lecture 05:34

In this lecture, we will consider the available courses out on the market today for transcription and why I felt that the Elite Transcription Course Series could fill some gaps I saw in those available courses.

Preview 05:34
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Transcription Defined
3 Lectures 22:42

In this lecture, we will review a day in the life of a transcriber, from receiving the audio from a client to turning that final transcript in and getting paid.

What Does a Transcriber Do?
06:33

In this lecture, we cover the equipment and software necessary for transcription, including Elite Transcription's preferred brands and their benefits.

Equipment
06:26

In this lecture, we will take a hard look at the transcription industry and understand why new speech recognition technology is not slowing it down any time soon.

Demand for Transcription
09:43
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Process Steps
5 Lectures 43:28

In this lecture, we'll learn how to download audio from a client and load it to Express Scribe.

Getting Audio and Downloading Files to Express Scribe
04:55

In this lecture, we'll learn how to set up a format for transcription following specific client guidelines.

Setting Up a Format
06:12

In this lecture, we'll cover how to actually transcribe a file, using specific style guidelines for your client.

Listening and Typing
09:00

In this lecture, we'll learn to proof a file to audio and correct any errors, as well as all the final edits you should make to turn in a near-100% perfect script every time.

Proofing and Editing
19:39

In this lecture, we'll learn how to send in a final transcript to the client via email.

Submitting the File
03:42
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What Transcription Is NOT
3 Lectures 06:04

In this lecture, we'll learn about translation and how it's different from transcription.

Translation
01:35

In this lecture, we'll learn about court reporting and how it's different from transcription.

Court Reporting
01:52

In this lecture, we'll learn how Dragon Naturally Speaking, or DNS, is used in transcription, and why Elite Transcription does not use this software.

Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS)
02:37
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Types of Transcription
3 Lectures 08:51

In this lecture, we'll learn about the pros and cons to working in medical transcription.

Medical Transcription
03:15

In this lecture, we'll learn about the benefits and drawbacks to working in legal transcription.

Legal Transcription
03:57

In this lecture, we'll discuss my assessment of general transcription.

Preview 01:39
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Why General Transcription?
4 Lectures 11:30

In this lecture, we'll discuss the amount of money and time you need to invest to learn general transcription and how it compares to other types of transcription.

Money and Time Investment
01:56

In this lecture, we'll learn about the simplicity of general transcription in comparison to other forms of transcription.

Simplicity of General Transcription
03:53

In this lecture, we'll learn about the fun content of general transcription, in particular celebrity interviews.

Content
02:04

In this lecture, we'll compare the top wages in medical transcription to general transcription and see which one rises above the other.

Income Potential
03:37
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Expected Income
3 Lectures 09:36

In this lecture, we'll discuss the potential income for the general transcriber who contracts with one or several high-paying transcription companies.

Contract Work
02:12

In this lecture, we'll discuss the income potential for transcribers who seek out private clients.

Private Clients
02:44

In this lecture, we'll discuss the income potential for running a transcription company and hiring subcontractors to be your transcribers.

Business with a Team
04:40
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Next Steps
2 Lectures 11:08

In this lecture, you'll be given thought-provoking questions and information to decide whether a career or business in transcription is right for you.

Is Transcription Right for You?
07:20

In this lecture, we'll provide an overview of the entire Elite Transcription Course Series, from Course 1: Work From Home Doing Transcription: An Introduction, the course in which you're currently enrolled, to Course 10: Building Your Transcription Company, the capstone course.

Preview 03:48
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:54

In this lecture, we'll hear a special thank you message from the instructor.

Thank You
00:54
About the Instructor
Krysty Underwood
4.8 Average rating
19 Reviews
154 Students
1 Course
CEO of Elite Corp

Krysty Underwood is the CEO of Elite Corp, parent company to several small businesses, including Elite Transcription, our most successful and longest-running business to date. Krysty has been in both the transcription and education industries for over five years and has dedicated her life to learning, teaching, and growing her businesses. Krysty is also a published author under the pen name Krys Underwood and has published two books and numerous articles, mostly on tabletop RPG gaming. Krysty travels the country with her truck driving husband and teenage daughter, and although they own property in Durant, Oklahoma, Krysty considers wherever they're parked for the night her home.