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Here are some pointers to give you an idea of what you need to know in advance, the skills and software you need, and ways to get work in this field — plus some pitfalls to avoid. I cover this in detail in another articlebut basically transcription is what we used to call audio-typing — turning recordings of spoken words into documents containing those words written down.
But the work basically involves putting on a headset or ear phones, and typing out what you can hear on a tape. What kinds of transcription job are available? All of these clients have had different requirements in terms of the level of detail, time stamping, etc.
Am I suited for transcription work? In essence, the answer comes down to these three points: How fast do you type? You need to be able to type really fast to be able to make enough money see below How careful are you with your posture?
Learn from me, here! I did train as an audio typist, with a foot pedal and a tape player back in the old days. So when a journalist I followed on Twitter asked if anyone offered transcription, I went for and got the job. Fine, I did lovely fast typing but I was using Windows Media Player to play the tape, switching windows to start, pause and rewind it.
That first tape took me hours!
In essence, you will need: Record an hour of general conversation, interviews, etc. But that means it will take 45 minutes to transcribe a minute tape, or 3 hours to transcribe a 1-hour tape.
Build in the fact that you need to take a break at least once an hour, and good old cash rears its ugly head. Can I make money doing transcription? Some companies have standard rates and pay more. And if any of my music journalist clients are reading this, yes, I give fellow freelancers a discount and other people a discount at my discretion, based on the quality of the tapes and the time it takes me to transcribe them.
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