How to Become a Transcriptionist
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How to Become a Transcriptionist

Learn how to earn over $1,000/month working part-time as a general transcriptionist.
4.7 (148 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
740 students enrolled
Created by Chelsea Flint
Last updated 2/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Transcribe audio files
  • Create a professional transcription resume
  • Apply to transcription companies
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  • Headphones ($10 earbuds will work)
  • Free version of Express Scribe
  • Microsoft Word

Many people want to earn money from home, but they don’t know how to get started. How to Become a Transcriptionist teaches you how to start your transcription career as a subcontractor for transcription companies, giving you the opportunity to work from home on a part-time or full-time basis.

Discover the skills needed to become a professional transcriptionist

  • Overview of transcription
  • Audio players
  • Creating and editing transcripts
  • Tips and tricks for applying to companies
  • Growing your career

Earn $15-$25 an hour working from home as a transcriptionist

Over the past few years, I have averaged over $1,000 a month working part-time from home. Full-time transcriptionists can make even more. The key to these earnings is to become a skilled transcriptionist who only works with well-paying companies. This course will go over the skills you’ll need to become a professional, what companies are looking for, and how to recognize the type of companies you want to work with.

Course overview

This course is designed to help you:

  • Decide if transcription is the right career for you
  • Gain the skills needed to not only land a transcription job, but become a professional transcriptionist with the skills companies are looking for
  • Increase your productivity so that you can earn more money
  • Learn how to find transcription jobs and stay away from scams
  • Practice transcription so that you feel confident applying to companies and gaining clients

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 applying to transcription companies
  • 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 the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
6 Lectures 20:34

Traits of a Good Transcriptionist

Transcriptionist Toolbox: What You Need to Get Started
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
Practice File 1: Business Accounting Programs
1 Lecture 00:00
Instructions for Transcript
1 page
Practice File 2: Financial Books
1 Lecture 00:00
Instructions for Transcript
1 page
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
1 Lecture 02:53
Next Steps
About the Instructor
Chelsea Flint
4.7 Average rating
146 Reviews
740 Students
1 Course
Professional Transcriptionist

Chelsea Flint has been a professional transcriber since 2010. 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 transcribed hundreds of podcasts, interviews, forums, speeches, etc. She 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.