There are many jobs in transcription available, making it a great way to work at home on your own time.
It's also work that doesn't require you to be on the phone, so you don't need to worry so much about background noise.
And last but not least, transcription is flexible work, meaning most companies don't require you to stick to a schedule.
And for some types of transcription jobs, previous experience doesn't even matter! When applying for jobs, many of these companies are looking for you to prove that you are capable of the work by having you complete a skills test. If you pass, then they will most likely hire you.
I've put together a list of over 20 transcription companies that hire on a regular basis. To make things easier, I've sorted these companies into different categories, including those that accept beginners, and what sorts of experience they're looking for.
Entry-Level Transcription Companies
- 3 Play Media: U.S. Only, must have college degree to apply. This job is more transcript editing than transcription. It's an independent contractor position.
- CastingWords: US only. Work at home with CastingWords. Get paid via PayPal. Choose when to work, they have plenty of tasks for you to complete
- CrowdSurf: Join CrowdSurf and earn money doing short transcription tasks. You don't need any experience to join, and you can choose the hours that fit your schedule. You must be fluent in English and have a WorkMarket account. It could be a great way to earn a part-time income.
- Daily Transcription: This company provides transcription services to the entertainment, corporate, and legal industries. They hire people to work as transcribers from home, as-needed in the US and Canada.
- GMR Transcription: Offers transcription, translation, editing and proofreading jobs. The average transcriptionist earns up to $25 hourly – a rate that exceeds the median income in the United States.
- Literably: Their transcription service is open to people over 18. You'll get $10+ per hour for transcribing kids' voice into text.
- Quicktate: This company is open worldwide, provided you have a tax identity number. A background check is also done. They've been around for a long time and also have a large support community for beginners.
- Rev: Rev accepts beginners, as long as you pass a test. They also have captioning, subtitling, and translating jobs available. Rev pays weekly via PayPal, and the amount you earn varies depending on your skill level of skill and the type of work you do ($0.36 – $0.65 per audio minute). Read a review.
- Scribie: This company pays between$5-$25 per audio hour. They do have a test you need to pass before you can start working there.
- SpeechPad: You can pick your own jobs and create your own schedule when working as a contractor for this company. All you need is an Internet connection and a computer to get started. Pay is twice weekly, no minimum.
- Transcription HUB: From looking at their website, they don't seem to have any experience level listed. There is apparently an evaluation process you'll need to get through to be hired. Once hired, they allow for a flexible schedule.
Transcription Companies that Require Experience
- Allegis: Work from the comfort of your own home transcribing for Allegis. You must live in the United States and have at least 2 years of transcription experience to apply, however. Pay is per page (not by audio hour), so your rate depends on how fast you can type.
- Babbletype: Native speakers of English needed for work at home transcribing assignments. Payments are made weekly via PayPal.
- Cambridge Transcription: This company hires both legal and corporate transcription. You must have experience before applying.
- eScribers: This company is often seeking remote legal transcribers. They pay weekly via direct deposit.
- Fantastic Transcripts: According to their website, they are always interested in hearing from people with transcription experience, particularly from people who have a background in business, finance, high-tech, legal and medical.
- Landmark Associates: This company is based in North America and only accepts applications from North American transcribers. They require a skills test before hiring and promise to pay you twice a month by direct deposit.
- Net Transcripts: Work at home doing law enforcement transcription (as long as you live in North America). You'll earn a monthly wage, and past transcription experience might be required depending on the position.
- Speak Write: This company hires both legal and general transcriptionists on a part-time, contract basis. Hours are flexible, as long as you meet their deadlines. They pay twice a month via check or direct deposit, unless you live in Canada (pays by check only).
- Speechpad: Hires experienced transcribers with rates ranging from $.25 to $2.50 per audio minute
- Way With Words: They provide a transcription service that hires worldwide. You can work from anywhere as long as you have a reliable Internet connection, and they can pay up to $57 per audio hour.
- Ubiquis: They claim they always looking for highly skilled English language transcriptionists to add to their team.
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