Transcription work - What's the best way to get started?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by rlof00, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. rlof00

    rlof00 New Member

    I'm interested in transcription work. I don't know if I need to take a course for legal and medical transcription. It seems like all the companies are seeking only experienced transcriptionists. I really don't have any experience, but I do have exceptional grammar and vocabulary skills. I work well in word and excel. I don't know exactly how fast I type, but I know that I type quickly. I have experience as a linguist with transcribing (in Chinese if you can believe that!), but I don't know how to go about applying these skills to a work-from-home transcription job so that I can stay at home with my new little one and not have to go back to work as soon.

    I appreciate any advice. Thank you!
  2. MedTranHome

    MedTranHome New Member

    I know legal transcriptionists who got work without special schooling. General transcription doesn't require special schooling.

    Medical transcription, which I've been doing at home for 11 years, does require schooling.

    Ubiqus might be good for you with your language skills.

    Also, try:





    Accutran Global
  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    You can also apply to Accutran Global

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