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Scribie is a work from home transcription company that hires both new and experienced transcriptionists to type audio files.
I’ve got to admit, their pay rate per audio hour is lower but this is a transcription job for beginners. So, if you are new and want to get in the door, this is the place to start.
What Are the Scribie Requirements?
- You must be a fast typist
- Have good English Skill
- Make sure you verify your PayPal account. They do not hire transcribers with non-verified PayPal accounts
- A good working computer and a fast internet connection
- A quality headset that has noise removal/canceling feature
- Install Firefox, Safari or Chrome as one of your browsers
- Install latest Adobe Flash Player
What is the Scribie Application Process?
1) Submit Application
When you want to apply you fill out a provided form with your personal info e.g. your full names, email address, typing speed, years of experience, verified Paypal email address etc. After successful submission, a certain number will be assigned to you. You can use it to check the status of your application.
2) Confirm Email
Here the email address we used in step one comes in handy because a verification link will be sent there. You are required to confirm that you indeed are the one who filled out the formed and applied for a position in their company. If for any reason you do not see or find the link you are allowed to request for a re-send of the same link. If you submitted the wrong email you can delete the application and reapply.
3) Waiting List
After confirming your email your application gets reviewed in one business day. That’s any day between Monday through Friday. This is not applicable over the weekends. Another email will be sent out informing you that your application has either been accepted or rejected. If accepted you will be invited to take a test. if not, you can reapply.
4) Taking the Test
Here you create an account using a username (which is basically your email address) and a password of your choice. Keep this details safe because they are the ones you will be using every time you want to access the Scribie Transcriber area. After the account is created you will see a variety of files available in their portal. Choose one of them then compete it
If your work is found satisfactory you will become a satisfied transcriber and the test you took will be paid for. if you failed you can retake the test. You can retake the test 10 times.
How Much Does Scribie Pay?
They pay $5 to $20 per audio hour depending on file length or the quality of the file. This is clearly stated on their website. But, they also have $10 monthly bonus for every three hours completed. So, the more work you do the more pay you will receive. If your work is good you can also be promoted to a reviewer which will lead to more pay for you.
What Payment Method Do They Use?
As per their site, PayPal is the only mode of payment acceptable. You cannot use any other service like Skrill or Payoneer. And, the PayPal account you provide has to be 100% verified. You can use any PayPal address. They do not mind. You also change this later on if you so wish. No minimum withdrawal. You can access your money at any given time.
Work Completion Process
They have a five-step work completion process:
Splitting the Files – Here the files are split into smaller segments to enable transcribers to finish work faster. Most files are 6 minutes longs.
Raw Transcription – This is where the real transcription happens. A transcriber listens to the audio recording keenly and types out accurately what he/she hears. If there is an area that is not clearly understood a blank space is left at that particular point.
Review – The reviewer will take the finished transcript and compare it against the original audio recording to make sure that what was said is actually what was typed out. He/she can fill in the left blanks. Do Google research to find names of people, companies etc. If there are timestamps to be placed somewhere this will be done at this stage.
Verification – After review is done, now it is time to combine the 6-minute transcript segments to create a full transcript.
Delivery – After everything is confirmed to be in order the final work is sent to the customer.
Scribie Referral Program
Scribie has a referral program in that if a new transcriber gets certified through your link you get paid 5% commission. And 10% commission if a new client buys transcription services. Click here if you want to join the referral program.
How to Apply
If you want to work for this company, click here and sign up.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you are looking for more home-based transcription companies you can check out Work At Home Transcription Jobs At Rev.com or Work At Home Transcription for Beginners At GoTranscript.
Thinking of venturing into the world of transcription? I highly recommend the Free 7-Lesson Mini Course offered by Janet Shaugnessy over at Transcribe Anywhere. She will teach you what transcription entails, whether it’s a good fit for you, how much to earn and why transcription is an in-demand skill right now.
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