How to Become a Transcriptionist

Learn how to earn over $1,000/month working part-time as a general transcriptionist.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Headphones ($10 earbuds will work)
  • Free version of Express Scribe
  • Microsoft Word

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Transcribe audio files
  • Create a professional transcription resume
  • Apply to transcription companies

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to the Course
What Is Transcription?
How Transcriptionists Are Paid
Discover Your Earnings with the Earnings Spreadsheet
Traits of a Good Transcriptionist
Transcriptionist Toolbox: What You Need to Get Started
Section 2: Spelling & Grammar
Typing and Grammar Resources
1 page
Section 3: Working with Audio Files
Loading Audio Into Express Scribe
Setting Up Express Scribe
Section 4: Transcribing the Audio
Setting up AutoCorrect as Text Expander
How to Type What Is Being Said
Looking at a Sample Transcript
Section 5: Practice File 1: Business Accounting Programs
Instructions for Transcript
1 page
Section 6: Practice File 2: Financial Books
Instructions for Transcript
1 page
Section 7: Applying to Transcription Companies
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
Section 8: Practice File 3: Analytics
Instructions for Transcript
1 page
Section 9: Working as a Subcontractor
After You're Hired
Ins and Outs of Being a Subcontractor
Section 10: Conclusion
Next Steps

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Instructor Biography

Chelsea Flint, 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.

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