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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2014, 04:18:11 PM »
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I use Scribie. It's $1 for every 6min file. If you work fast then you can get a few done in a couple of hours.
It did take me a lil while to get on with them but it's worth the wait.

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Hey thanks very much ... I will give it a try. So if I work 1 hour a day I should be able to make good money right?  :o

That calculates to 10 dollars an hour if you only take 6 minutes to transcribe the 6 minute audio file.  If it takes you longer than that... naturally the pay goes down.   I just got the test request from Scribie and have been doing their practice ones to make for sure I pass before I test.  Two of my fingers decided to quit working due to nerve damage and I am trying to get them to cooperate right now.  Does anyone know if there is a time limit that you have to do the test or once the test is offered can you take it when ready?

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2014, 07:33:22 PM »
So I googled Transcribeme to sign up, and it's telling me that I have to download google chrome in order for it to work. So I'm probably not going to join it tonight, maybe in the future. Though I really don't know what it's all about anyways.

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2014, 02:13:06 PM »
I was looking into this the other day actually. I couldn't find any thing that suited me but I may give speechpad a look.

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2014, 03:17:51 PM »
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I think that I recently registered with this sit, but I have not tried it. However, there are a lot of good reports and reviews about this site. I am going to give it a try soon and then I will report back on my experience.

Which one are you referring to, Transcribe Me or Speech Pad?

I have also signed up with Transcribe me...I don't remember what it was but something discouraged me from continuing the process.

I would love to hear more about the experience if its Speech Pad that you are referring to though.


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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2014, 01:18:22 PM »
I'm currently with QuickTate and another similar, private company. I'm not making enough though as I wish I could make more. I'm not sure what it is but my typing speed is quite fast. I did try the TranscribeMe website but for some reason I couldn't pass their test. I also tried Scribie but it didn't seem to pay well and they don't seem to have a lot of work. I am going to try ScriptWorkers and SpeechPad later this afternoon. Thanks for the suggestions!

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2014, 10:22:58 AM »
When I read about TranscribeMe  on other sites before, I have visited the site and try to see the possible jobs in there. I have not actually tried to sign up cause I think I need to study more about transcription in order to start working on this kind of site.
I do not know other online earning sites about transcription aside this one but it will be great to know more.

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2014, 03:00:32 PM »
I have only heard of transcribeme  and have heard that the pay to amount put in and available work is not worth the time, but everyone's opinion on that will vary I suppose as it will depend on how much time you have or are willing to put into it and what your income needs are. I am glad I found this forum and this thread. I will be checking out some of the transcription places listed here.

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2014, 01:59:53 PM »
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TranscribeMe is a wonderful website. The pay is low but it pays fairly quickly and is a great site to get started on. You do only get 2 chances at the entrance exam so make sure you study their style guide.

I am doing the Transcribeme training now ( as of last night)  but where do I find the guides? In the F&Q section it states they can be found in the helpdesk. I clicked on the helpdesk hyperlink and registered but then it takes me to another log in that is asking for a company name, I put transcribe me in that spot and it then says, that company name already exists. Also the top corner of the log in box says 7 day trial.  not sure what happened there, if i somehow did a click through to some place else but I can not figure out how to access the transcription guides.

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2014, 05:51:21 AM »
Anyone doing speechpad that can answer if they have a training guide? made an account and looks to me like you just jump in, choose a job,see you qualify ..and good to go! As I have not done transcribing i am hesitant to even click on the qualification tabs without having some training/style guide. Thinking maybe best to gain some experience if I get in at transcribeme then give speechpad a go. I thought speechpad was among those that are good for beginners?

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2014, 12:44:49 PM »
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Anyone doing speechpad that can answer if they have a training guide? made an account and looks to me like you just jump in, choose a job,see you qualify ..and good to go! As I have not done transcribing i am hesitant to even click on the qualification tabs without having some training/style guide. Thinking maybe best to gain some experience if I get in at transcribeme then give speechpad a go. I thought speechpad was among those that are good for beginners?

I work with Speechpad. There should be a tab that says Style Guide that will take you the style guide they want you to use for that test. You can print it out and study it. Keep in mind that they have about 18 different style guides because they do a lot of different styles of transcription and it will depend on what the customer wants. For the test, you should study the general style guide. When you get accepted, always make sure to find out what style guide you are supposed to follow when you accept a job. It is usually the general one, but sometimes it can be one of the other guides depending on who the customer is. 

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2014, 09:13:14 AM »


Thank you geminigal! I found the tab after reading your reply here. I think printing them out is a good idea , I had been ready to hand write whatever I needed to from the study guide but as there are different ones, I think printing is a better way to go! Thanks again. :)

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2014, 09:28:20 AM »
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Anyone doing speechpad that can answer if they have a training guide? made an account and looks to me like you just jump in, choose a job,see you qualify ..and good to go! As I have not done transcribing i am hesitant to even click on the qualification tabs without having some training/style guide. Thinking maybe best to gain some experience if I get in at transcribeme then give speechpad a go. I thought speechpad was among those that are good for beginners?

I work with Speechpad. There should be a tab that says Style Guide that will take you the style guide they want you to use for that test. You can print it out and study it. Keep in mind that they have about 18 different style guides because they do a lot of different styles of transcription and it will depend on what the customer wants. For the test, you should study the general style guide. When you get accepted, always make sure to find out what style guide you are supposed to follow when you accept a job. It is usually the general one, but sometimes it can be one of the other guides depending on who the customer is.

Doesn't that get difficult. Memorizing all those guidelines and on top of that trying to transcribe a voice that is probably not clear. I think while the pay looks decent, unless you can do everything to their satisfaction and in a timely manner for most people it would equate to below average pay.

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2014, 09:32:04 AM »
Quick question for you workers that do transcription.. do you use headphones and pedals to transcribe documents ? Pedals meaning you use your feet to forward or reverse an audio file to hear it again (especially if it is hard to comprehend) and transcribe it. Or do you guys just simply use your mouse? I used to do some transcription at an office but had the pedals. I tried doing it with the mouse but it drove me nuts going back and forth trying to hear a sentence clearly using the mouse. Can you use the keyboard just as easy as pedals ?
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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2014, 07:40:41 PM »
I really appreciate this list.  I'm very interested in trying some of these sites out.  I hear that the short files are easier than the longer ones.  I have a background in medical transcription in an office so I think this type of job will suit me pretty well.

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Re: Best transcription websites (especially for beginners)
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2014, 02:12:40 PM »
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Quick question for you workers that do transcription.. do you use headphones and pedals to transcribe documents ? Pedals meaning you use your feet to forward or reverse an audio file to hear it again (especially if it is hard to comprehend) and transcribe it. Or do you guys just simply use your mouse? I used to do some transcription at an office but had the pedals. I tried doing it with the mouse but it drove me nuts going back and forth trying to hear a sentence clearly using the mouse. Can you use the keyboard just as easy as pedals ?

It depends on the company. Some companies will require transcription software and a foot pedal. This is not an issue on Speechpad and TranscribeMe because you use their own interface to do the work and they have hotkeys that help you pause and rewind the audio or video. Headphones are pretty much a must. 
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