Are you looking for a legitimate online transcription job? Then you need to check out gotranscript.com. Read on for the full review.
Who Is GoTranscript?
GoTranscript (formerly called SpeechtoText) is a transcription company that was founded in 2005 in Edinburgh (UK). They are a transcription and translation company boasting of high-end clients such as BBC, Netflix, Bose and more. The company accepts transcribers from all over the world and doesn’t require that you have any previous transcription experience.
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To become one of their transcribers, you need to register on their site right here. They state that you can earn as much as $1215 per month. Please note that they pay their transcribers via Paypal. The pay varies from $2.33 for a 10-minute audio/$14 per audio hour up to $2.67 for a 10-minute audio/$16 per audio hour.
There’s an audio transcription test of about four minutes that you’ll need to take but ensure that you read their style guide first buy clicking on the link ‘Gotranscript Instructions.’
Once you have completed it, enter your email and send it for review. It can take up to ten days to hear from them but usually it only takes a day or two.
If you pass, they will send you an email with further instructions on what to do.
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When choosing a job, you have the option of listening to it first, and you do this by clicking on the video icon that is at the end of every job post. If you feel the job is clear enough for you to work on, click on the Make My Job tab
You have the option of downloading the job and working offline on your transcription tool e.g. ExpressScribe or InqScribe. You may also choose to work online on their Transcription Tool (Beta).
GoTranscript TAT is awesome! 6 hours for a 10-minute audio file and 60 minutes to 3 hours for a five-minute or less audio. This is particularly useful for newbies with a typing speed of less than 40wpm. This tool saves your work every 30 seconds and also, most of the basic formatting has been done for you. It also opens a YouTube file where you can use the closed captions to guide you on what is inaudible/unintelligible.
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Whenever new files are uploaded, transcribers are notified via email. The only con is the files aren’t always clear. To deal with this, download DFX Audio enhancer to make the files a bit clearer.
Another advantage of working at GoTranscript is that you can access the final edited transcript. This helps you to compare your document with the Editor’s thus improving your efficiency. This comparison goes a long way in helping you up your accuracy. The edited job can be retrieved under the Finished Jobs tab.
In addition to transcribing, you can also be an Editor – you’ll need to take the editor’s exam – and earn even more. You must have done at least fifteen transcription jobs and maintained an average rating of 4.5 and above. Editors are paid between $12 to $50.
Just as in other transcription companies, GoTranscript will close your account if you constantly submit low-quality transcripts. Note that you WILL NOT BE PAID for jobs that have been rated 3.5 and below therefore, endeavor to produce only high-quality transcripts.
So if you’ve got great English, listening and typing skills, go ahead and sign up with GT!