Are you new to transcription? Do you wonder which transcription companies hire newbies? Well, if you do, you are not alone. Many people face that same challenge. But, today is your lucky day. I have put together Top 10 Transcription Companies Hiring Newbies Worldwide.
Most companies have 24/7 work flow and they have flexible working hours. You log in whatever time you want and start working. They pay weekly and bi-weekly via PayPal.
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Legitimate Transcription Companies
Rev is a San Francisco based document translation and transcription company funded by Globespan. They offer academic, focus group, medical, business transcription among others. Transcribers can earn in the likelihoods of $200 to $1,500 per month. They have an easy-to-use platform for claiming files and submitting completed transcripts. They have a forum where transcribers can share and express their views on how best they can serve the customers. Payment is weekly via PayPal and work is always available.
General transcription company hiring work-at-home transcriptionists with no prior experience. But, you must complete a 10 to 15 second test (should take you 5 minutes to complete). Once you complete the test, hit submit and it will be automatically graded. If you pass the test, you will get access to the workspace and start typing real and live work. If not, you get another chance of redoing the test. Payments are done weekly on Tuesdays via Paypal once you have reached the $10 minimum.
Initially referred to us SpeechInk, Speechpad is a speech-to-text and web video captioning website that hires transcribers worldwide. Their transcription projects are either done on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk or through their Speechpad Job Board and most of their work covers insurance company interviews. It has a simple sign up process that takes less than 5 minutes to do. They have a variety of qualification tests that a worker must pass before being awarded with real work. Also, they just recently created a Bonus Program that allows excellent transcribers to earn more cash. Click here to find more details on qualifications, style guide, Set-Up Resources, Sample Transcription etc.
Work from home transcription company based in the United States that was founded in 2005. The files to be worked on are a few minutes long and they pay every Friday of every week. Their pay rate is a bit low compared to other transcription companies but they have a bonus program that rewards top performing transcribers. If you fall in the high performing category you will be offered editing opportunities that will fetch you even more money. They have a great forum where you can ask questions and share ideas with fellow transcribers.
Previously referred to as Callgraph, Scribie is a transcription company that hires both new and experienced transcriptionists. They pay $10 per audio hour and the files are in 6 minute segments. Most of their files are telephone calls, interviews and speeches. Transcription files go through a three-step process of raw transcription, review, and verification. You must have a verified PayPal address before you can get accepted as a transcriptionist or reviewer.
This is a general transcription company that hires transcriptionists to type voice memos, letters, speeches etc. No prior experience required so long as you pass the test. Their work schedule is pretty flexible. You basically log in whenever you want and start transcribing. Pay is 1/4 cent per word for general and legal transcription and 1/2 cent per word for medical transcription. They pay weekly via PayPal.
This is an Australian-based company hiring work-at-home transcriptionists. This is a good starting point for beginners because no experience required, but there are some simple tests that one must take before you getting assigned real work. Once you are assigned work they expect you to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. If you are a multilingual speaker that’s an added advantage. Work is not consistent, so I advise you to sign up with other transcription companies, as well, hence the long list comes in handy.
General transcription company founded in 2012. They don’t require experience but you must take a test and get at least 85% accuracy. Pay is 23 cents per minute and they pay monthly via PayPal. Make sure you make at least $100 in a month, otherwise your pay will be rolled over to the following month.
US-based general transcription company hiring beginners. They pay between $0.40 – $1.25 per audio minute. They also have editing jobs and pay weekly via PayPal.
Surprise, surprise! Accutran Global also made it to the list of top 10 transcription companies hiring newbies worldwide. It is a Canadian-based transcription company hiring globally. Their main focus is on financial transcription. They pay per word, which is $0.005/word for new transcriber s on basic audio, to top rate of $0.0066 for difficult and foreign audio done by their senior transcribers. As a transcriber, they expect you to meet deadlines and strictly follow their guidelines.
I hope you enjoyed this list of transcription companies hiring beginners. Need more companies? Feel free to check out this other list at List of 30 Stunning Transcription Companies Hiring Now.
Not sure if transcription is right for you? I still 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.
Know other transcription companies hiring newbies worldwide? I would love to hear from you. Share your thoughts and transcription experiences in the comments below.