Transcription is the process of creating written text from recorded audio.
Are there different categories of transcription?
Yes. Three primary categories of transcription are general, legal and medical.
What does it take to be a transcriptionist?
Transcriptionists need to be fast and accurate typists, but that is only one of the necessary skills. Transcriptionists also must have the ability to correctly hear what is being said and must have a good working knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling. Transcriptionists should also be comfortable with doing Internet research to find correct spellings and other relevant information about the material they're transcribing.
For legal transcription, previous legal experience is usually required.
For medical transcription, graduation from a reputable medical transcription course is usually required.
Where can I apply for jobs as a transcriptionist?
Links to companies that may need transcriptionists can be found on many job sites, and in particular on many work-at-home job sites.
Do I need special equipment and software to be a transcriptionist?
Yes. In addition to a fairly up-to-date computer and a high-speed Internet connection, you will need headphones, a foot pedal, word processing software and transcription software.
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