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Janet

How do I tag a name I do not know how to spell?

Posted by Janet in Transcription

Comment:

Hi Janet, Thanks for your query. Each company you work for will have its own guidelines on formatting transcripts, including how to tag names that you are unsure of the spelling. Some companies may have you highlight the name throughout the transcript or have a specific color or font they want you to use. Some companies may not what you to flag it whatsoever. If you are taking the TCI final, there is no need to tag names you are unsure of how to spell; just use your best judgment on the spelling. You will not be deducted for misspelling a name you were not given the spelling of. Thanks, and I hope this helps.
Anurag007

Hi! I want to know that is certification necessary to get a job as transcriptionist or without any certification I can simply apply for the job by passing the exam

Posted by Anurag007 in Transcription

Comment:

Hi Anurag007, Answer to your question is no, certification is not compulsory for getting into transcription but it's advised to get training to sharpen your skill. Beth worthy, president of GMR Transcription, says, "if you're a brand new transcriptionist. I feel like it's a must to have some sort of training or introduction into transcription or the most recent grammar guidelines. I think it’s really important. There are just so many things that you need to know from being able to play or use the different audio softwares to being a grammar expert, I feel like those are things that you're going to need to know". So, yeah, you get preference if you have the certification. You can read about Beth and GMRT more here: https://www.transcriptioncertificationinstitute.org/blog/tci-blog-beth-worthy-on-what-companies-look-for-in-transcriptionists-podcast
Meghan

Can anyone tell me which companies offer entry-level general transcription jobs?

Posted by Meghan in Transcription

Comment:

Hi Meghan, you can check Daily Transcription, Transcribe Me, Casting Word, AccuTran Global & SpeechPad. Thanks.
tahmid024

Where can I find transcription work ? Help with transcribeme exam?

Posted by tahmid024 in Transcription

Hello, I want to work as a transcriber kindly help me get started. Thank you so much. 

Comment:

Hey, According to me, practice can help you in clearing any transcription exam. You can start with appearing for a free practice test and evaluate yourself. TCI offers a set of tests to practice your speed and accuracy. You can check it out here. https://www.transcriptioncertificationinstitute.org/transcription-practice-test If that does not help that consider taking a course and get the certification. This would definitely help you in building your resume and stand out among others.
Aaduus

Time Stamp

Posted by Aaduus in Transcription

What is a timestamp? Under what circumstances do we set it? How is it set? Can I have examples of such situations?

Comment:

Time Stamps are very important to understand if you plan to do transcription. It is a mark in the transcript that notates the specific time in the audio. People request time stamps so that they can easily match up parts of the transcript and the audio. The TCI course explains time stamps in great detail, shows examples, and explains exactly how to insert them into transcripts, so take our course to learn more about time stamps and many other aspects of transcription. https://www.transcriptioncertificationinstitute.org/course-guide
Kashu96

What does Full Verbatim include?

Posted by Kashu96 in Transcription

i was asked about following question, can you explain me in detail about it?

Comment:

Hi, verbatim transcripts capture all speech, non-verbal utterances including the pauses, laughter, silence and throat clearing in an audio file exactly the same way as delivered.
dnemt

What is the best way to find new clients, especially since EMR has changed the MT industry?

Posted by dnemt in Transcription

Comment:

Hey, I am into general transcription where we look for a large transcription company, so that the company does all the work to find clients and we can focus solely on transcription.
ijaz

Files are transcribed in:

Posted by ijaz in Transcription

Comment:

Hi Ijaz, Can you please clarify what exactly you want to ask?
Amy

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? 

Comment:

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. https://www.transcriptioncertificationinstitute.org/blog/best-online-transcription-companies-to-work-for

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