Welcome to the Audio Transcription Center, the most prestigious transcription service in the U.S.A. We are a large 56-year old boutique company featuring humans as the backbone of our business.

About you:

  • You are able to type a minimum of 80 words per minute with a minimum of 98% accuracy. Please note transcription test requirements are no less than a 99% accuracy transcript.
  • You are well-versed in the rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • People with a wide range of interests or background information.  Even if you don’t know a lot about everything, you know a little about a lot of things and can use the context to find out more in a quick couple of internet searches.
  • Transcriptionists who are fluently bilingual or multilingual are always welcome.

While an English major’s knowledge is desirable, 55-years of recruiting experience has taught us that a college degree is not necessary.

What is necessary? We need you to think while transcribing, and not just regurgitate what you think you’ve heard. We need you to be able to complete quick online research for accuracy  of spelling names, places, etc.

Apply via web

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Get paid weekly

What you will do:

As a transcriptionist, you will be making an accurate text document of the contents of audio, video, typed or handwritten material.

We transcribe oral history interviews (with WWII veterans, women in academia, farmers, midwives…), focus groups, financial forecasts or quarterly reports, tech webinars, commencement addresses, interviews about NGO work, educational reform or health care access, or anything else you could think of, and even occasionally TV shows.

What we offer

Choose your own schedule

You decide when to work and how many hours you want to work each day.

Get paid weekly

Receive weekly payouts for all tasks completed regardless of the number of hours worked.

No experience required

You just need to be an educated, fast and accurate typist with sharp hearing.

Enjoy work variety

We transcribe oral history interviews, focus groups, financial forecasts, tech webinars, and more.

Choose between two types of transcription work:


Working in our downtown Boston office as a W-2 employee.

Please note: Due to the pandemic we continue to work from our homes, but at some still undetermined date we will re-evaluate returning to ourdowntown Boston office and/or a hybrid model of work. 


  • Being comfortable and experienced using Microsoft Word and tools like AutoCorrect and Find and Replace.
  • Have general computer skills: ease with navigating files and folders; copying, moving, and deleting files; and navigating between multiple programs.
  • Familiarity with internet research to verify terms or names.
  • Ability to pick up how to use (simple) new programs.

How do I get hired as an in-house transcriptionist?

Complete the online application including:

  • Current resume (PDF Only)
  • Cover letter (PDF Only)
  • A screenshot of the results from a three-minute typing test on (our minimum requirement is 80 wpm with 98% accuracy)

Independent Contractor:

Working from home as a freelance transcriptionist.

Work as a freelancer from home

Who we’re looking for:

  • Fast and accurate typists (minimum of 80 wpm), who can deliver files within 24 hours or less for an hour-long file.
  • People with a wide range of interests or educational experiences. As the subject matter varies broadly, it’s easier to understand the flow of conversation when you have some context for what is being discussed.
  • Transcriptionists who are fluently bilingual or multilingual are always welcome.


  • Strong language, style, and punctuation skills, and the capability and willingness to follow our in-house style manual as well as project-specific instructions.
  • Ability to verify names and terms via brief internet research. Much of the work we do is for archives, so these transcripts will become part of a historical record and need to be of high quality to reflect that permanence.

What you will need

  • A reliable internet connection is a must. ATC sends project files via Dropbox links, so no special FTP setup is necessary.
  • For confidentiality reasons, we require that you use an email address that no one else has access to.
  • Transcripts should be returned to ATC as .doc files. You are not strictly required to use Microsoft Word; you can also use Open Office or some other program that has the capability to save as a .doc file as long as the formatting requirements are met and the functionality of the end product is indistinguishable from a document completed in Word.
  • ATC highly recommends the use of transcription software controlled via hotkeys or a foot pedal, and the use of good-quality headphones to cut down on ambient noise while you are transcribing.

How do I get hired as a freelance transcriptionist?

Complete the online application including:

  • Current resume (PDF Only)
  • Cover letter (PDF Only)
  • A screenshot of the results from a three-minute typing test on (our minimum requirement is 80 wpm with 98% accuracy) (do not save as a .doc)