We recruit experienced transcriptionists who can work from home as independent contractors. We require no less than three years transcription experience or court reporting or voice writing students that can produce a minimum of 160 words per minute via the steno machine or voice writing technology. Keyboard typists are required to type a minimum of 60 words per minute.
Transcriptionists must possess excellent English grammar skills, advanced punctuation skills, superior spelling skills, must have an "ear" for transcription, be computer literate, proficient in Word, and must know basic Word functions such as cut and paste, copy and paste, search and replace, know how to retrieve a "lost" document, underline, bold, and indent and quote. Transcriptionists must also be proficient in Internet research of names and/or terms.
We have a rigorous testing and interview process. During the initial interview process, applicants will be required to take an English grammar and punctuation test. We follow the punctuation guidelines as outlined in Margie Wakeman Wells' Court Reporting: Bad Grammar Good Punctuation (see www.margieholdscourt.com
Due to the fast turnaround times we offer our law enforcement clients, especially for in-custody reports, all transcriptionists' production standards should be, at minimum, at a 4:1 ratio for single voice. This means that if a law enforcement report is five minutes in length the maximum transcription and proofreading time should be twenty minutes.
We also provide word-for-word transcripts for witness statements, internal affairs, SEC hearings, arbitrations, labor disputes, and federal court hearings. Transcriptionists should be able to transcribe the above at a minimum 8:1 ratio.
If you are interested in a job as a transcriptionist and you meet the minimum requirements as outlined above, please feel free to apply for consideration.
If you are interested in training as a law enforcement transcriptionist, please see www.masteringtranscription.com.