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A good number of transcriptionists, especially beginners, get intimidated by the transcription application process. They say the process seems long, tiring and sometimes scary. I can agree to some extent, but you don’t have to worry. Today, I will show you how to open a transcription account and pass the test
Whether you are looking at the Scribie test, Gotrascript test or Rev transcription job application, the application process is the same. There are certain transcription rules and transcript guidelines that you must adhere to.
But, before I show you how to open a transcription account, I would like to recommend this Free 7-Lesson Mini Course that is suitable for work from home paid transcriptionists just like you. It will shorten your learning curve and get you on the right. Feel free to check it out at Transcribe Anywhere.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the top 10 transcription companies hiring newbies worldwide. If you didn’t catch that post you can read it here.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get started!
How to Open a Transcription Account and Pass the Test?
Step 1: Choose a Company to Work for
The first thing you need to do is decide on the company to work for. My favorite work at home transcription companies perfect for beginners are Rev.com, TranscribeMe, Scribie and GoTranscript. Out of the list above, choose two or three then narrow them down to one or two.
I personally would go for Rev.com and TranscribeMe. Reason being that they are strict at the beginning but once you get in and learn the ropes, your transcription journey will be worthwhile. You will earn top dollar and can even be promoted to reviewer status which will earn you even more money.
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Step 2: Make Sure You Meet The Company Requirements
Some companies will instruct you to install softwares or have some transcription tools ready before they send you a test. A company like TranscribeMe expects you to install Google Chrome and have a fast internet connection. They expect you to be fluent in English, have great typing speeds and have good grammar skills.
Step 3: Read the Transcript Style Guide
Many people overlook this step but it’s really important to look at. This is the only way for them to know that you can actually work on their projects satisfactorily. The style guide is what differentiates their line of business from other transcription companies, because each company has their own way of handling projects. So, read the style guide word for word and make sure you understand vital points being mentioned.
For example, you may find company A uses Speaker 1 and Speaker 2 for speaker identification and company B uses their full names. If you confuse the two, you might be locked oiut.
Step 4: Sharpen Your English Skills
Can you be able to correctly punctuate a sentence? Do you know how to spell words correctly? These are important points to note. I teach more on how to correctly type words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings. These are called ‘homophones’
Step 4: Improve Your Typing Speed
If you are typing at 30WPM improve your skills to, at least, to 40 or 50WPM. A website like Rev.com only gives you 60 minutes to complete the test. Taking a whole day to do it will automatically disqualify you.
Step: Complete the Test with Confidence
After carefully following all the steps mentioned above, believe that you can now do this. Take the test with confidence and look on the brighter side.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post of opening a transcription account and passing the test. If you are ready to look at freelance transcription jobs from home, I have two lists for you. One covers on online transcription jobs without experience and another list focuses on transcription sites that pay well. The second list expects you to undergo transcription training.
Speaking of training, if you want free transcription training, get this Free 7-Lesson Mini Course offered by Janet Shaugnessy over at Transcribe Anywhere. Janet 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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Have you opened a transcription account before? How was the experience? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.