4.38 (1752 reviews)
☑ Transcribe audio files
☑ Create a professional transcription resume
☑ Apply to transcription companies
Do you want a career where you can earn over $15-$25 an hour working part-time from home? Then consider becoming a transcriptionist.
Transcription work is still in demand for companies who need their interviews, focus groups, podcasts, etc, transcribed. There are many ways to work as a transcriptionist, but I recommend starting out your career by subcontracting for transcription companies.
How to Become a Transcriptionist will teach you everything you need to know about working with and getting hired by well-paying transcription companies.
With this course, you’ll go from a transcription newbie to a confident transcriptionist with skills that transcription companies will hire you for.
This comprehensive course is designed to help you:
Jumpstart your transcription career by teaching you how to avoid low-paying jobs, showcasing the minimal equipment you need without breaking the bank, and explaining how to apply to companies
Strengthen your typing and grammar skills to become a more efficient transcriptionist
Practice transcribing short audio files with Express Scribe so you’re ready to apply to transcription companies
Create a transcription-specific cover letter and resume - even if you don’t have prior transcription experience
Find the best companies to work for that hire beginners - plus, learn how to spot a scam
Know how to manage the business side of transcription as a subcontractor
Learn how to grow your transcription career and increase your earnings
Apply to transcription companies with confidence
Beginning a new career may feel overwhelming. You may want to earn money from home but aren’t sure if transcription is a good fit for you or wonder how much of an investment it takes to start. You may wonder if you have the right skills or experience.
The truth is that starting out as a transcriptionist is hard work. You need to dedicate time to practicing transcription before you’ll be ready to apply to companies. But once you take the time and effort to build your skills and understand what companies are looking for, you’ll be confident when applying to companies and starting your career.
How to Become a Transcriptionist will give you a blueprint on the steps to transcription success, from understanding how the industry works to practicing with transcription software to build up your skills and finally how to land a job as a subcontractor for a transcription company.
This course has 22 screencast video lessons to take you through learning the basics about the industry all the way to expanding your career and increasing your earnings. You’ll also have access to audio projects, list of companies to apply to, typing and grammar resources, resume examples, and more.
The tutorials in this course will cover:
An introduction to the transcription industry
Using Express Scribe to download, play, and work with audio
Transcribing audio and editing the transcript
Setting up Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect to create text expanders
Working with style guides
Best practices for creating transcription resumes and applying to transcription companies
The ins and outs of being a subcontractor and increasing your income
Three practice audio files with answers
By the end of the course, you will have transcribed three files, created a transcription resume, and be ready to start your transcription career.
Who is this course for
US-based Students who want to work from home as a transcriptionist but aren’t sure how to start their career. *Non-US students can still learn from this course but might have more difficulty getting hired by well-paying US-based companies
Introduction to the Course
What Is Transcription?
How Transcriptionists Are Paid
Discover Your Earnings with the Earnings Spreadsheet
Traits of a Good Transcriptionist
Transcriptionist Toolbox: What You Need to Get Started
Spelling & Grammar
Typing and Grammar Resources
Working with Audio Files
Loading Audio Into Express Scribe
Setting Up Express Scribe
Transcribing the Audio
Setting up AutoCorrect as Text Expander
How to Type What Is Being Said
Looking at a Sample Transcript
Practice File 1: Business Accounting Programs
Instructions for Transcript
Practice File 2: Financial Books
Instructions for Transcript
Applying to Transcription Companies
Gaining Experience before Applying to Companies
Introduction to Resumes
Looking at a Sample Resume
Finding Companies to Work With
Signs that a Company Could Be a Scam
Tips on Applying to Companies
Testing with Companies
Practice File 3: Analytics
Instructions for Transcript
Working as a Subcontractor
After You're Hired
Ins and Outs of Being a Subcontractor
It has a lot of useful information. The speaker talks a little too fast but I was able to clearly hear her and follow the course. I am still interested in Transcribing and have a better understanding of what is expected in this industry.
Thank you! This course answered all of my questions in regards to transcription work. The course was detailed and the teacher was wonderful and straight to the point.
First online course I ever took. Didn't really know what to expect, all I can say is that it was extremely useful and provided me with a solid basis to begin a career as a transcriptionist. Kudos to Chelsea!
I knew absolutely nothing about transcription before this course. This course made me feel confident enough to start applying to companies.
The course is very informative and wonderful. The practice sheets are also good for beginers. This deserves an Overall 5 star rating. Chelsea is also very experienced and knowledegable about her subject. Is a good course for people who are aspiring to be transcriptionists.
This course was a good match for me since I am still trying to decide if listening to audio files and typing for hours a day is something I would be good at. The information on how to find jobs and what to look out for was appreciated.
Yes, it was a good introduction and gave good information on how to get started and what to practice on.
It was very good. I will still have to refer to some items on and off as I go along. Thanks very much.
This is a terrific match for me, especially because I took a job transcribing "cold turkey"!! I see there is a much easier way to go about all of this. The speaker explains everything at just the right speed.
This is the perfect introduction.It answers many of the questions I have about working in this field. i was amazed at how comprehensive, yet manageable and understandable the information was. Thank you for doing such a great job!
I found this course very helpful. It was full of all the basic information needed to understand how to start a job in Transcribing. Lots of helpful information.
This course is well thought out and presented very well. It is a beginner course and great for figuring out if transcription is really for you.
I took her first course starting to learn the basis of transcription. It was great too, just like this one which helps you find work and your beginning pay level.
I believe this course will be a good match for me. I’m very interested in this skill. Looking forward to hands-on work.
This course is a good tool to get you started, however, for the price I would have liked more details and just maybe a slower training on the transcription software. During the beginning of the lesson, the instructor is delivering the lesson details a little too fast for my taste. However, the knowledge gained during this program was better than the free training on youtube.