SpeakWrite Transcription Jobs: Apply Now!

SpeakWrite Transcription Jobs: Apply Now!

SpeakWrite often hires legal transcribers.

You should have some transcription experience to qualify to work with this company. And you need to live in the US or in Canada.

If you’re new at transcription, check out some of the many companies I’m discussing here that hire people without experience.

Requirements to Get a Transcription Job from Home with SpeakWrite:  

  • You must be a US or Canadian Resident.
  • You must pass a typing test with a minimum speed of 60 words per minute with 90% accuracy.
  • You must be fluent in English and possess a strong working knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • You must be proficient in Microsoft Word, including advanced formatting features.
  • You must clear Federal, State and Local background checks after successfully completing the evaluation and testing. Background checks are at the company’s expense.
  • You need a Windows Based PC, Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Windows Media Player, Sound card and earphones to listen to the dictation, and an inkjet or laser printer.
  • A foot pedal is mandatory but the company may reimburse your purchase.
  • See their requirements at speakwrite.com

Requirements for General Transcription / General Typist Jobs

  • Must have 1+ years of transcription OR word processing experience in an office environment within the last five years. General office, data entry and accounting experience are not sufficient.
  • Experience and good working knowledge in the creation of formal correspondence, memos, reports, etc.
  • Must be able to type at least 60 words per minute with 90% or better accuracy.
  • Have a good working knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word 2007/2010, including advanced formatting features.
  • Be able to work independently.

Requirements for Legal Transcription

  • Have a minimum of 24 months of increasingly responsible transcription or word processing experience in the legal field, within the last five years.
  • Be able to type at least 60 words per minute with 90% or better accuracy.
  • Possess excellent hearing skills.
  • Have specific experience in and a good working knowledge in the creation of legal pleadings, agreements, court headings, interrogatories, deposition summaries, formal correspondence, etc.
  • Have a good working knowledge of the proper format of legal citations.
  • Have a good working knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word 2007/2010, including advanced formatting features.
  • Be able to work independently.

Software Requirements:

  • You must have a PC with at least 1 GB of RAM running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 (not compatible with Windows 10) with the following software applications installed (no MACs or tablets):
    • Fully Licensed Microsoft Word 2007 or newer (trial licensed versions are not acceptable)
    • Internet Browser software – Microsoft Internet Explorer v8.0 or higher
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader version v8.0 or higher
    • Windows Media Player v10, 11 or 12
  • Sound cards and earphones to listen to the dictation.
  • Printer – (An inkjet or laser printer, properly set and cabled to work with your computer.)
  • Foot Pedal – As a SpeakWrite typist you will need a foot pedal to operate the playback of dictated material.

Evaluation process

See more information about their evaluation process at speakwrite.com

Pay

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  • $0.05-0.06 per word. Their pay rate of ½ cent per word can generate $10-$12 per hour for typical typists after a short period of working within their system.
  • Fast typists can earn $15 per hour for accurate transcripts with quick turnaround.
  • They mention $300+ average earnings per month and $3,000+ top monthly earners.
  • Pays twice per month through direct deposit.
  • The pay is average for the industry.
  • They offer bonuses during periods of heavy client work.

My Comments

  • People seem to work for them for a long time and generally like it.
  • Workers report that they have plenty of work.
  • Flexible scheduling. You may accept and reject work.
  • The staff is nice and helpful. As with most companies, there can be inconsistencies among proofreaders.

Visit SpeakWrite for more information and to apply for general and legal transcription jobs
http://speakwrite.com/web/sw/employment/typist/typist-overview.aspx

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