TranscribeMe Special Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in TranscribeMe's Special Teams and advancement opportunities! We hope this article will answer any questions you have about potential career paths at TM.

Transcription Teams
General Transcription - $15/AH
TME Authorized (US & Australia Only) - $25/AH
Special Styles English Entrance Exam (US Only)
TMESS Authorized Exam (US or AU Only)
Accent Teams (Aussie, Kiwi, British, Scottish, Irish)
First Draft Champions - $22/AH
TME Plus - $25/AH
Medical Team
QA Teams
ASR QAs - $25/AH
2Step QAs - $23/AH, RUSH $35/AH
FD Stampers - $7/AH
QuickStep QAs - $40/AH
QA Advancement Teams
Full Verbatim QAs - $50/AH
Reviewers - $27/AH, $13.50/AH Snippets
Special Projects

Transcription Teams

General Transcription - $15/AH

Prerequisite: English Entrance Exam

New transcribers begin by transcribing short chunks of audio files. You access work by going to the Transcription page, which provides you with the next available chunk of audio to transcribe, as long as work is available. Files can range from 2-8 minutes, but most files are in the 2-4 minute range. You are encouraged at this stage to take advancement exams to open up further work opportunities.

TME Authorized (US & Australia Only) - $25/AH

Prerequisites: 1) US or AU citizen or permanent resident with ID, 2) Special Styles Entrance Exam (US Only) OR English Entrance Exam > TME Computer Security Module > TMESS Authorized Exam, 3) background check

We have some large ongoing projects with very specific requirements set by the clients, and we're looking to build our team - TME Authorized! To qualify for this team, an applicant MUST:

  1. Be a US or Australian citizen or permanent resident
  2. Upload a valid government-issued photo ID, and
  3. Be willing to undergo a background check (it's free to you - TM pays the fees).

We have two avenues to joining this special team. IMPORTANT: You only need to take ONE of these exams, as they both serve as applications to the TME Authorized team:

IMPORTANT: After passing one of these exams, we will email you the information needed in order to go through the background check process. Please be sure to monitor your email and check all folders, including Spam, to ensure you receive our communications. The background check fee will be paid by TranscribeMe, so there will be no cost on your part.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please head on over to the TMESS Authorized Exam (if you've passed the English Entrance Exam) or the Special Styles English Entrance Exam (if you're from the US and haven't passed the English Entrance Exam) and give it a go! The background check fee will be paid by TranscribeMe, so there will be no cost on your part. We hope to see you on the team soon!

Special Styles English Entrance Exam (US Only)

The prerequisites for the Special Styles English Entrance Exam (US Only) are:

  • US citizen or permanent resident with an SSN (you don't have to be physically in the US to qualify)
  • Willing to undergo a background check
  • Upload a valid US ID
  • Take this exam if you have NOT passed the regular English Entrance Exam

TMESS Authorized Exam (US or AU Only)

The TMESS Authorized Exam requirements are:

  1. US or Australian citizen or permanent resident with an SSN (you don't have to be physically in the US to qualify)
  2. Active TM Transcriber who HAS passed the regular English Entrance Exam
  3. Willing to undergo a background check
  4. 0 jobs required (Easy peasy!)
  5. Upload a valid government-issued ID
  6. Pass the TME Computer Security Module (don't worry, it's easy)

Accent Teams (Aussie, Kiwi, British, Scottish, Irish)

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, Commonwealth Spelling Exam, Accent Exams

Once you've become a transcriber, you may take our Accent Exams to open up further work opportunities using Commonwealth spelling. Whether you're a transcriber or QA, these files will appear alongside normal US English files whenever they are available. Please check the right-hand sidebar for every file after passing an accent exam so that you will know which spelling to use for the transcript you're working on.

First Draft Champions - $22/AH

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, First Draft Exam, manual evaluation of recent work
The First Draft Champions transcribe short chunks of audio (usually 4 minutes in length) on the Transcription tab like General Transcribers, but once every chunk in the file is complete, the transcript goes straight to the client - no more QA checking your work! As a member of the First Draft Champions, you are eligible for the FDC Weekly Sweepstakes, along with any other possible bonuses. You don't want to miss these!

TME Plus - $25/AH

Prerequisites: 50 jobs, First Draft Exam, TME Computer Security Module, TME Plus Exam, manual evaluation of work

NOTE: The TME Plus team is currently not accepting new members. We will announce on Yammer when the exam is open again. We look forward to seeing you on the team in the near future!

TME Plus is an elite team of top transcribers, open to members from around the world! They work on a wide variety of projects with very specific, special guidelines that include both clean and full verbatim, special tags, special number formatting, and an assortment of other requirements. By joining TME, you gain more opportunities for work, access to higher pay rates, additional support from TM's top transcribers, QAs, and Reviewers, as well as personal feedback.

Accuracy is an essential part of our team; therefore, we perform a manual review of your work upon passing the TME Plus Exam, and after joining, we do require that you maintain that high level of accuracy, as well as continuing to improve. We'd like to see you active weekly; however, you need only be active on a monthly basis to maintain your membership.

To join the team, you must have met the following prerequisites (you may complete the 50 jobs before or after taking the First Draft Exam and TME Computer Security Module, but you must have completed the 50 jobs before taking the TME Plus Exam):

  1. Complete at least 50 unrejected transcription jobs
  2. Pass the First Draft Exam
  3. Pass the TME Computer Security Module
  4. Upload a valid photo ID to your WorkHub account
  5. Pass the TME Plus Exam

Medical Team

Prerequisite: 150+ jobs, Medical Transcription Exam, manual evaluation of recent work
Our medical transcription team requires no certification or prior medical experience. If you are interested in doing medical transcription and you are willing to put in the time and effort to research medical terms, then we encourage you to take the Medical exam when it becomes available. Our team is fairly small and limited in size, so the exam is only available when new team members are needed. When it opens, you will need to have completed at least 150 jobs at transcription for the exam to be available to you.

QA Teams

ASR QAs - $25/AH

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, Advanced ASR Exam

The ASR team is responsible for taking files that have been transcribed by a virtual transcriber (ASR, or Automatic Speech Recognition) and fully QAing them to comply with our Clean Verbatim style, specifically focusing on correcting misheard and missing words, researching names and terms, punctuating appropriately, and adding timestamps and speaker IDs as outlined in the Sessions Handbook. These files pay at $25/AH.

2Step QAs - $23/AH, RUSH $35/AH

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, First Draft Exam, English 2Step QA Exam

Note that you cannot be a QuickStep QA and a 2Step QA at the same time. 2Step QAs work on files that have already been transcribed and are responsible for editing files to reach 99% accuracy, correcting errors in transcription and adding speaker IDs and timestamps to form a coherent session which goes straight to the client.

Once you've completed at least 30 jobs as a transcriber (not counting any rejections) and you have passed the First Draft Exam, you will need to upload a copy of your photo ID to your My Account tab on the WorkHub. Once you've passed the 2Step QA Exam, your rate will be set at $15/AH. After successfully completing your probation period, your QA rate will be adjusted to $23/AH and RUSH files will pay at $35/AH.

2Step QAs are also eligible for our weekly QA Sweepstakes and for other promotions and bonus opportunities for our QA teams!

FD Stampers - $7/AH

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, English FD Stamper Exam

NOTE: The Stamper team is not currently accepting new applicants. We will announce on Yammer once the exam reopens.

Stampers are responsible for adding timestamps and speaker IDs to First Draft Plus files, which includes many different clients, so the subject matter and number of speakers will vary greatly. Generally, Stamper files pay $7/AH; however, some files pay up to $10/AH. Stampers are eligible for our weekly QA Sweepstakes and for other promotions and bonus opportunities for our QA teams!

QuickStep QAs - $40/AH

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, QuickStep Exam, manual evaluation of recent work
The QuickStep team transcribes full audio files, rather than smaller chunks, as well as adding speaker IDs and timestamps. Once a file is complete, it is sent directly to the client (once you've completed a probation period), providing them with fast, accurate transcripts. Upon being accepted to the QuickStep team, your rate for QuickStep files will be set at $35/AH. After successfully completing your probation, your QA rate will be adjusted to $40/AH.

NOTE: The QuickStep team is not currently accepting new applicants. We will announce on Yammer once the exam reopens.

If you have good punctuation and spelling skills and are able to commit time to complete longer files, then we encourage you to take the QuickStep Exam! There is no experience required and no minimum number of jobs that need to be completed; however, you will need to upload a copy of your photo ID for security purposes to your My Account tab on the WorkHub.

The QuickStep team transcribes full audio files, rather than smaller chunks, as well as adding speaker IDs and timestamps. Once a file is complete, it is sent directly to the client (once you've completed a probation period), providing them with fast, accurate transcripts. Upon being accepted to the QuickStep team, your rate for QuickStep files will be set at $35/AH. After successfully completing your probation, your QA rate will be adjusted to $40/AH. QuickStep QAs are eligible for our weekly QA Sweepstakes and for other promotions and bonus opportunities for our QA teams!

QA Advancement Teams

Full Verbatim QAs - $50/AH

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, member of 2Step or QuickStep team, Full Verbatim Exam
Do, do you li-like single-step se-sessions and, and, and increasing your p-p-p-pay? 'Cause if so, then you're gonna wanna take the Full Verbatim QA exam. The difference in full verbatim is that we must type all utterances by the speaker(s), including filler words, feedback words, false starts, stutters, and stammers. The rest of TranscribeMe's guidelines (e.g. number formatting, tags, punctuation) still apply.

Reviewers - $27/AH, $13.50/AH Snippets

Invitation Only
QAs with extremely high accuracy and who are exceptionally helpful to others are sometimes invited to become Reviewers. Reviewers check the work of new QAs and provide detailed personal feedback to help them improve. As a transcriber, the Reviewer's work is completely invisible to you, but once you become a QA, you'll have a better idea of what they do. This opportunity is invitation-only and fairly rare. There is no application process.

Special Projects

We're always offering new projects and avenues for advancement, so stay tuned for other possibilities!