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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:

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

Independent Contractor: Working from home as a freelance transcriptionist.

In-House

Work as a transcriptionist in our Boston office

Who we’re looking for:

  • Fast and accurate typists (80 wpm or higher) with sharp hearing.
  • 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.

Requirements

  • 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 (Word doc or PDF)
  • Cover letter (Word doc or PDF)
  • A screenshot of the results from a three-minute typing test on www.typingtest.com (our minimum requirement is 80 wpm with 98% accuracy)

Independent Contractor

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.

Requirements

  • 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 (Word doc or PDF)
  • Cover letter (Word doc or PDF)
  • A screenshot of the results from a three-minute typing test on www.typingtest.com (our minimum requirement is 75 wpm with 98% accuracy)