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how much can I earn as a beginner in transcription?

Posted by Amy in Transcription

Can anyone tell me how much is the minimum pay for beginners in transcription? 


According to Payscale the average money that a transcriptionist makes per hour is around $12. However, how much you earn depends upon your speed, accuracy and the company you work for. These are some of the companies that pay well.

How to put on time stamps

Posted by Lepagey1972 in Transcription

Hi  I have been transcribing for 25 years and never had to use time stamps. I have just started freelancing and now need to start using time stamps. Can someone please explain which tools I need for the job.  Many thanks 


Hi, I can tell you how to use a timestamp in Express Scribe. You are going to have to make sure that your display is in the correct format. Go to Options> Display>and look at ‘Time Format’. There is a drop-down menu there. Select hh:mm:ss. Now, when you’re transcribing a document which requires timestamps: “To insert timestamps into a Word document, in Express Scribe go to Options, then select Hot Keys. Click Add at the bottom of the box to create a System-wide Hot Key. A Window pops up asking you to press a key. In my version of Express Scribe F1 and F11 are free. I chose F1. Then a Select Command box pops up. Scroll down to Copy Time and select this. “Now, as you play the audio file in Express Scribe, all you have to do is press your Hot Key (F1 for me) at the point where you hear the word you want to time stamp, and then CTRL V to paste it in Word. Another way of doing it is to use the “ key instead of F1. Since we don’t use it when transcribing, it’s a way to insert the timestamp without taking your fingers too far from the home keys. Hope you find this helpful.

Help with transcription

Posted by Abcdefg in Transcription

Not sure how to convert the English form to transcription   key = ki or ki:      loot= lut or lu:t  net= net 


Hi, I can tell you the transcripted form of your words in the US form. Key- kiː Loot- luːt Net- net Hope you find this helpful. Thanks

What are important transcription equipment required for a transcriptionist?

Posted by prosperity2020 in Transcription


Hi prosperity2020, I'll list down basic pieces of equipment that every transcriptionist needs. 1. Computer Or Laptop 2. Comfortable Headphones 3. Ergonomic Keyboard 4. Ergonomically Designed Chair 5. Foot Pedal 6. Word Processing Software like WordPerfect or Microsoft Office 7. Dictionary or a Thesaurus 8. Industry-Specific Manuals 9. Text Expander 10. Time Tracking Software 11. File Converting Software You can add more or customize any of these based on your specific requirements.
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How can I earn more as a transcriptionist?

Posted by Ginger Wilkie in Transcription


I would recommend using the website scribie. Here is a link that you can use to get to it:

How to work as a freelance transcriptionist? How can I land more clients?

Posted by TranscriptionBrat in Transcription


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How can I pass transcription tests online and get hired by companies?

Posted by Abbie in Transcription


I would recommend using the website scribie. Here is a link that you can use to get to it:

Looking for transcription work!

Posted by zeenaomi9 in Transcription

I am an MT with over 14 years experience in the industry, currently looking for work.  Is there anyone to help me in this regard?  I am more than willing to undergo testing for it.


Hi Yulia, your question is valid at its place, but I don't think there is any SR (Speech Recognition) that can give you 100% quality. We still need humans to prepare a quality document. I hope this better answers your query.

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