Rev Audio Transcription Test 2022—Answered!

Rev Audio Transcription Test

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Kindly do not copy & paste, type everything if you want to be accepted.

Answer & Explanation:

TEST 1


Speaker 1: Thanks for your interest in Rev. Please listen carefully to the audio file all the way till the end, and please edit and transcribe as needed, correcting misspellings, researching names and attributing speech to the correct speaker to create an accurate and complete transcript. Let’s talk a little bit about Rev and its expectations.

Speaker 2: Great, so tell us how Rev got started.

Speaker 1: Jason Chicola says that the idea for Rev.com was inspired by his time at oDesk. Mr. Chicola started the site with co-founder and former oDesk colleague, Josh Breinlinger in 2010. They were joined by other MIT classmates who built this platform which now specializes in transcription, captions, foreign subtitles, and document translation. Rev started Temi as well.

Speaker 3: What does Rev look for in a freelancer?

Speaker 1: A strong command of the English language is essential. It’s important to know which word fits the context, such as “They’re going to get their books from there.” We also value research skills such as correctly spelling, Sysco food company, Cisco software as well as C# and SQL programming languages. Your files are graded on accuracy and formatting, so you’re going to need to follow Rev style guidelines. It’s important that quality is consistent.

Speaker 2: How do you handle difficult audio?

Speaker 1: We recommend that agents work on files with which they’re comfortable. Otherwise, use appropriate notation tags such as ” Inaudible Tags” for indiscernible dialogue. Please do your best to clear inaudibles by slowing down audio or rewinding.

Speaker 3: Do we transcribe non-English speech? [foreign tag 00:01:50]

Speaker 1: Use foreign language tags for foreign language speech and if the file is 100% in a foreign language or is only an automated recording, then the file is considered unworkable and must be unclaimed not submitted.

Speaker 2: What about software or equipment?

Speaker 1: Rev software is optimized to work with the latest version of Google Chrome browser and using Mozilla Firefox as a backup. We recommend good quality headphones or ear buds. You’ll need a laptop or computer with a keyboard. Please, no iPads, iPhones nor Android tablets.

Speaker 3: How do the agents get paid?

Speaker 1: We pay via PayPal on Mondays by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Well, that’s all the time we have for now. Thanks for taking the time to speak with me.

TEST 2


Speaker 1: Thanks for your interest in rev. Please listen carefully to the audio file all the way till the end and please edit and transcribe as needed, correcting misspellings, researching names and attributing speech through the correct speaker to create an accurate and complete transcript. Let's talk a little bit about Rev and its expectations.

Speaker 2: Great, so tell us how Rev got started.

Speaker 3: What does rev look for in a freelancer?

Speaker 1: A strong command of the English language is essential. It's important to know which word fits the context, such as "They're going to get their books from there." We also value research skills such as correctly spelling Sysco Food Company, Sysco software as well as C-Sharp and C for programming languages. Your files are graded on accuracy and formatting, you're going to need to follow Rev style guidelines. It’s important that quality is consistent.

Speaker 2: How do you handle difficult audio?

Speaker 1: We recommend that agents work on files with which they're comfortable. Otherwise, use appropriate notation tags such as inaudible tags for indiscernible dialogue. Please do your best to clear inaudibles by slowing down audio or rewinding.

Speaker 3: Do we transcribe non-English speech? [Foreign language 00:01:50]

Speaker 1: Use foreign language tags for foreign language speech and the file is 100% in a foreign language or is only an automated recording, then the file is considered unworkable and must be unclaimed not submitted.

Speaker 2: What about software or equipment?

Speaker 1: Rev software is optimized to work with the latest version of Google Chrome browser and using Mozilla Firefox as a backup. We recommend good quality headphones or ear buds. You'll need a laptop or computer with a keyboard. Please, no iPads, iPhones nor Android tablets.

Speaker 3: How do the agents get paid?

Speaker 1: We pay via PayPal on Mondays by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Well, that's all the time we have for now. Thanks for taking the time to speak with me.

TEST 3


Speaker 1: Boeing is known for airplanes, but they actually have a long history in space. Since NASA's beginning, Boeing has been a contractor on every manned space program including building the parts for the International Space Station.

Speaker 2: Boeing has been in human space flight from day one, and so it's just part of our core.

Speaker 1: NASA is hosting a competition for private enterprise to build the space craft, to transport humans to the International Space Station. Winning this contract would cement dominance in the new space race.

Speaker 2: We see this as just the next huge opportunity for Boeing and for NASA.

Speaker 1: How big do you expect the market to be?

Speaker 2: The development price itself is such a huge barrier, just a very different business model than Boeing's used to. Our huge development programs are typically centered around commercial airplanes, military aircraft, where there is a lot of orders. And right now, the foundation of the business is two flights a year.

Speaker 1: And Boeing hopes that those flights will be made in their CST-100 capsule. Their weld-less design makes their crafts stronger and lighter than traditional models.

Speaker 1: I am ready to get inside the space capsule.

Speaker 2: Alright, well come on in.

Speaker 1: Okay.

Speaker 1: How many astronauts will fly in this capsule?

Speaker 2: Right now, we configure it to fly up to five, but the CST-100 is designed for up to seven. We have a significant experience, obviously in capsules from Mercury and Gemini, Apollo . . . the capsule was an easy decision.

Speaker 1: What about comfort? This isn't exactly the most comfortable position I've ever been in.

Speaker 2: No, absolutely, but because of the potential with different anomalies, you can have a very rough landing. We needed to make sure that this design would satisfy even the roughest potential landing.

Speaker 1: Chris Ferguson piloted America's last shuttle and his new mission is to get Boeing's commercial space program off the ground.

Speaker 1: This is the simulator for the CST-100?

Speaker 3: Yes, this is going to be what we call our engineering simulator.

Speaker 1: How similar is commanding a spaceship to piloting an airplane?

Speaker 3: Well, if you sit here and you look at this cockpit you'd say, "Wow, looks like I'm in a fighter airplane." Boeing has been building fighter airplanes for decades, so we were able to take a lot of the expertise and actually involve a lot of the people who designed these cockpits and make them a part of this right here.

Speaker 1: Do you think that that lineage and history gives Boeing a leg up over their competitors?

Speaker 3: I would like to think so, and of course Boeing was the prime contractor to build the space shuttle.

Well, this is all folks, rev usually replies in 24 hours so you will not have to wait for long.

NB: Do not copy-paste. This will help you minimize some errors of omission which may/might have been made above. Be confident, listen to the audio, try sketching and compare with this.

How to Pass the Rev Transcription or Caption Test in 2022

When it comes to online transcription or online caption jobs, Rev.com is definitely a great choice. And more and more people like you are wanting to know: How can I pass the Rev test? Or what are the answers to the Rev test?

I will give you some helpful step-by-step tips to guide you through the application process.

I’ll show you what to expect inside the application and give you a better idea to help you become more confident when taking the Rev test. After all, I took the tests on Rev myself and I was able to pass each one. Now I’m able to make hundreds of extra dollars per year through Rev, and you can do the same thing if you follow this article!

With that being said, let’s go through some tips on what you should pay attention to as you take your Rev application test.

Step 1: Polish your grammar.

The first part of your test will test your grammar skills.

Having good grammar is very important when taking the Rev test. This means you need to keep a close eye on the look of your writing.

Always make sure that your words and sentences are structured correctly, and always use correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

Here are some of the correct answers to help you in this part of the test.

A good tool that you can use to improve your grammar for free is called Grammarly. This is a browser plugin that you can install right into your browser.

Then head over to Google Docs and practice writing a paragraph or two. If Grammarly spots a grammatical error in your writing, it will underline the wrong word or phrase for you and you can correct your mistakes easily.

Once you improve your grammar, you’ll be able to ace the grammar questions!

Step 2: Learn the Rev Style Guide.

After you complete the grammar test, you now need to learn Rev’s Style Guide.

Everything that you transcribe or caption on Rev needs to follow their Style Guide. Make sure you read and understand everything in the Style Guide.

If you’d like to see what the Style Guide looks like, check out the links below:

According to the Style Guide, Rev is going to judge your transcription or caption work based on a few metrics. If you’re transcribing, your two metrics are Accuracy and Formatting. If you’re captioning, there’s a third metric known as Alignment. Here’s an explanation of each metric:

  1. Accuracy – How well you listened to the audio and typed out the words correctly.
  2. Formatting – How well you styled your transcription or captions as stated in the Style Guide, for example, identifying speakers correctly or adding dashes in your captions whenever the speaker changes.
  3. Alignment – How well you aligned your captions with the video.

These metrics are important when Rev judges your work in your application test. Then, when you pass the test and you become a Rev worker, your goal is to make sure you are strong in each of these three metrics.

If you constantly make errors in any of these metrics, you could get your Rev account suspended and you may have to take the test all over again.

Let’s go over each metric step by step and how you can improve on each one.

Accuracy: Have a Good Ear

This pretty much goes back to what I said earlier about paying attention but, in particular, paying attention to what you’re hearing. If you fail to correctly listen to spoken audio well, your Accuracy metric will go down.

For example, if you hear “Bengal tiger” and you write “bang go tiger” instead, you are prone to losing a point for your Accuracy. Always listen and understand the context of what you’re hearing.

Formatting: Write It the Correct Way

There are specific guidelines in the Style Guide that Rev wants you to follow when formatting your work. For example, you need to label speakers correctly. If the video says a speaker’s name is John, but you label him Man in your work, you will lose a point for Formatting. Also, if you forget to begin your caption work with a dash, that’s another penalty in the Formatting metric.

Before you submit your application test, make sure your transcription or caption work follows the formatting guidelines mentioned in the Style Guide.

Alignment: Align Captions Correctly

This metric only applies if you’re applying to become a captioner. You don’t have this metric if you’re transcribing.

The key here is to pay attention to the video and audio and press a certain key on the keyboard to align the correct caption right at that point. If you put the caption on the video two seconds before or after the speaker says what’s in your caption, you could lose points for the Alignment metric.

Step 3: Pay attention to your work.

Now, in this final part of the test, you get to practice transcribing or captioning. Here, Rev will give you a video or audio clip that you will need to transcribe or caption. I’ll give you a hint of what kind of video or audio later on in this article!

One thing that is important as you practice is to pay attention to what you’re doing!

This might seem very straightforward, but I can’t stress this enough. I have seen projects where people are just sloppy with their transcription. Sometimes, they mishear words or miss capital letters and so their writing doesn’t look right.

That’s why it’s important to pay attention to what you’re hearing and to what you’re writing. Attention is important when it comes to transcribing or captioning.

Here are some tips that can help keep your attention while you’re transcribing or captioning, especially for the Rev test:

  • Close all other tabs that are open in your browser.
  • Close all other programs on your computer.
  • Wear some earphones instead of relying on a speaker.
  • Keep a quiet atmosphere around you. If it helps, move to a quieter room before you start working.
  • Stop singing, humming, or whistling while you work.
  • Figure out the context of the file you’re transcribing or captioning. What’s going on as you are hearing the audio or video?
  • If the words you typed out don’t make sense, listen again. A different similar-sounding word might make better sense.

Also, while it might seem good to be a fast typer, as with any online transcription or caption job, accuracy matters more than speed. So, if you can focus better typing slower, it’s worth slowing down to make sure that your work is well done.

If you do type fast, I recommend always keeping your eyes on the words you type (like I do) and catch your typos as you go.

Additional Tips to Help You

What’s the Video or Audio Inside the Test?

Transcription Test Audio

Your transcription test sample will contain an audio of a conversation between a man and a woman, explaining some common questions beginners may have with Rev.com, such as how they got started or how much you get paid.

The audio will already be transcribed, but you will need to act as the “transcript editor”, correcting any grammatical mistakes you find and changing the text so it is in line with the Style Guide.

So, again, review your grammar skills and the RevStyle Guide in order to correctly edit the audio transcription and submit your application.

Caption Test Video

The video you will be captioning in the test is an interview recorded for NASA’s Digital Learning Network. Host Damon Talley interviews NASA’s flow director, Ken Tenbusch, at the Kennedy Space Center, where you learn what “shuttle flow” is. This is basically how a space shuttle is maintained at the facility from the time it lands before it is brought back to the pad for another launch.

You will need to provide the captions as you hear them in the video, remembering to indicate a new speaker and change of speaker. Don’t forget your grammar and your knowledge of the RevStyle Guide.

Now allow me to help you out. Just visit this page and go to the middle of the page to find the transcript of the NASA interview in the video. Don’t copy and paste the transcript, but feel free to use it to help you type what is being said in the interview.

If You Fail, Keep Trying

Even if you did all you could to correctly take the test, but then Rev emails you to tell you they declined your work, don’t get discouraged! You’re always welcome to re-apply to Rev and maybe do a little bit better.

Keep in mind Rev chooses their workers based on how well they completed their application. If an applicant nails the test as close to perfect as possible, they will likely be selected to work. So the key here is to do your very best! Simply follow the tips I’ve given you at this point and you should be good to go.

There will also be times when Rev is overwhelmed with applications and they are forced to deny you. So you might want to wait a while before trying again. By that time, Rev may have less applications to work with and will accept you as a worker.

The bottom line is: don’t blame Rev for denying you. Instead, be open to improving yourself and just be patient with them. If you have enough determination to work for Rev, you will eventually get accepted!

It’s all about trying again and again!

Final Words

So that’s pretty much going to wrap up everything you need to know as you take the application to become a transcriptionist or captioner for Rev.com. I hope this gave you better confidence about completing your application test for Rev.

If you’d like, feel free to use this article while you’re taking the test, and even when you get approved to work, you can use this article for reference while you’re completing the projects inside Rev. I think you might find this article more beneficial when you use it to help you inside Rev.com.

When you’re ready to take the application, you can get started right here! And I wish you the best of luck in taking Rev’s application test.

TAKE THE REV TEST!

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