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Are there guidelines on the practice test.

Posted by elijahnjogu in Transcription

Hello TCL, The question is whether they are guidelines on the practice test. Thank you.


Hi, There are no guidelines for the practice tests. But we do take the formatting style sheet into consideration. Thanks, Minnie.
Peter Emmanuel Bakam

Hi, what can I do to become a good transcriptionist with little or no capital?

Posted by Peter Emmanuel Bakam in Transcription


OK. Thank you

What are the downsides of working as a full-time, work-from-home Transcriptionist?

Posted by procamora in Transcription

Hello all, I was just wondering what the downsides are, if any, if you were to have a work-from-home career as a Transcriptionist? I know the positive sides of this type of career is that you get to work from home on your own schedule. But is ther...


I can see your point about constant motivation. At times it could be challenging if you are working from home. But the pros of working from home outweigh the cons if you ask me. One needs to be disciplined as WFH has many distractions, especially with little children. The fact that a transcriptionist is always in a driver seat tells a lot :) If you listen to our podcast, you may find this helpful as I ask Beth Worthy, President of GMRTranscription, questions along these lines. You can also read our blog at - Thank you, Minnie.
Kris D

Blocking out noise/distractions

Posted by Kris D in Transcription

I work in an area that was recently renovated and I lost my office. I'm now in a space with three walls but where the fourth would be is an open lobby-type area where two people answer phones all day and other employees often congregate t...


This is a super late reply, but I have to deal with a roommate talking on the phone in the next room on weekends & I get the annoyance. Get a loud fan. It sucks if you have crappy audio, but if you're working with decent quality audio then it still works.

Comma advice on your website

Posted by Transgirl in Other

"Mahesh is the spokesperson of the Transcription Certification Institute, an Ellensburg, WA based company that provides comprehensive online general transcription training certification courses." Just letting you know that there shoul...


Thanks, Transgirl for noticing this error. We have updated the content. And as appreciation, we want you to gift free access to our Accuracy Assessment Tool to practice transcription. Just to confirm, is this your email ID- Team TCI

what is the rule about slang words in clear verbatim

Posted by totsie in Transcription


If timestamps are requested at every speaker change then you would put them on the left side of the page between each speaker label.

After each change of speaker when to put the time mark exactly?

Posted by minthero in Transcription

Hello, I was wondering whether you put the time stamp right before the other person starts to speak or right after the person before who spoke before the change? Thank your for reading this Marcel


If timestamps are requested at every speaker change then you would put them on the left side of the page between each speaker label.

How do you work out how much to charge?

Posted by HCarter in Transcription

I understand that you charge per audio minute/hour. My question is, what if you're transcribing a conference and you obviously have 'silent' moments between speakers. Do you charge only from the moment the speaker starts or for the who...


The best way is to figure how much you want to make per hour of your time, then take into consideration how much time it takes you to complete the job. Taking those into consideration should help you come up with how much you should charge per project.

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