Monday, April 13, 2009

Transcription Basics


Any transcription company you apply to will have different requirements for what you need to work with them. These are some things you should consider:

1. Internet: (High-speed Broadband, DSL, Cable) there are a few companies that will hire you with only dialup, but keep in mind this will slow down your progress when downloading big audio files.

2. Firefox/Internet Explorer: (seems to be most compatible for all the companies I found).

3. Foot Pedal: (not required by all companies, but perhaps a good investment. more control, more speed=more money).

4. Headset: (required by some, not all).

5. Software: Programs used that enable you to slow down and/or repeat segments of audio. A definite must have. People come with many tones and accents; it's not as easy as you might think.

Transcription Companies are Known To Hire Home Workers:

Always respect the requests and requirements of each company you apply to. A lot of these companies you will find, require at least 2 years experience in transcription. However, there are a few companies who will hire someone with little to no experience at all.

Be sure to check back!

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