If you are like many beginners, you may feel intimidated by the transcription application process. The process seems long, tiresome and scary but you don’t need to worry. Today, we are going to learn How to Open a Transcription Account and Pass the Test
But, before I show you how to open an account, I would like to recommend a really awesome Free 7-Lesson Mini Course that is suitable for work from home typists just like you. It will get you on the right track and shorten your learning curve. So, check it out at Transcribe Anywhere.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post and showed you, at least, 10 transcription companies that are hiring Newbies worldwide. If you didn’t catch that post click on Top 10 Transcription Companies Hiring-Newbies Worldwide.
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 a company to work for. Out of the list above choose, at least, four then narrow them down to 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 you will enjoy the many benefits they have. You will earn top dollar and can even be promoted to reviewer status which will earn you even more money.
Step 2: Make sure you meet their 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 their style guide
Many people overlook this step but it’s really important to adhere to it. 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 mentioned in there.
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 miss out greatly.
Step 4: Make sure your English is up to par
Can you be able to correctly punctuate a sentence? Do you know how to spell words correctly? These are important points to note. In my “Become a Pro Transcriber Fast” e-course I teach you how to correctly type words that are pronounced the same way but have different meanings. These are called ‘homophones’
Step 4: Improve your typing
If you are typing at 30WPM make sure you improve it, at least, to 40 or 50WPM. This is because a site like Rev.com will give you just 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 that covers on successfully opening a transcription account and passing the test.
If you are thinking of venturing into the world of generation 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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Have you opened a transcription account before? How was the experience? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.