3 Benefits to working from home as a Transcript Hero!

Our vision of a great transcription service is not only to provide reliable, fast and affordable transcription services to our clients but also to give our transcriptionist team – the Heroes – a fantastic job in transcription!

– Andrew Dodson (Founder & Director)

1. Choose your own work hours

The flexibility of choosing your own work hours, Transcript Heroes pick their own start and finish times and amount of time they work. It is perfect for people with family or study commitments. You could even fit it around another casual job. You choose your own projects enabling you to capitalize on your downtime and work from home as a Transcriptionist.

2. Work from home

If you would like to wear your dressing gown to work or simply want to reduce your commute and associated expenses with going into an office each day, then working from home as a Transcript Hero could be for you. Working from home can contribute to a healthier you, with a better work-life balance. You can work from anywhere you choose in a less stressful environment with less distractions. Working from the comfort of your own home as a Transcript Hero will allow you to be more flexible with your life to enable you to fit in all of life’s other commitments.

3. make good money transcribing

There is no flat rate for typing. Instead, Transcript Heroes typist rates go up and down depending on what we charge the clients. Overall though, we aim to beat the average hourly rate for medical transcriptionists.

The more complicated and harder the transcript – the higher the rates we charge the client, and therefore the higher the typist rates. Based on some recent stats as at March 2020 the top rate was $2.98/minute of recording transcribed (with the lowest rate over the month being $0.79/minute). Looking at the average transcription rate for the month it was $1.39/minute. 

The rates go up for faster processing, difficult audio, multiple speakers or video with timecodes etc. As an example, a project that is a clearly recorded 100-minute speech with a 3-day turnaround might be offered at a rate of $1.23/recorded min. Once completed, the typist who completed the project would be paid approx. $123.00.

Are you ready to get a transcription job?

If you can commit to transcribing at least five hours of recording a week, then being a Transcription Hero could be for you. Not only are we a reliable and flexible team, but we also provide top rates to our valued Hero typists. You can choose when, where and what you work on, you have the final say on your work-life balance, while being part of an organization that values both its clients and its Heroes.

Transcript Heroes is one of the top transcription companies in Canada. We provide transcription services to a broad range of clients including those from the video and film industry, academic institutes, as well as the legal and market research sector’s.

The process starts with the client. The client submits their order and audio file(s) to your Project Manager. The file is then sent to you (the transcriber), along with a list of instructions or a template. To enable you to transcribe the file we recommend you have the following transcription gear.

  1. stable, reliable internet connection
  2. a computer
  3. foot pedal and
  4. headset to free up your hands
  5. transcription software
  6. time tracking software
  7. file converter
  8. text expander
  9. dictionary

Once you have transcribed the file, it is sent through to our quality control then back to the client for review.

Does this sound like you? Do you have the gear? Are you qualified to be a Hero? Time to find more out about Transcription Jobs & How to work from home for beginners.