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.

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TM's Special Teams

General Transcription - $15/AH
Accent Teams (Aussie, Kiwi, British, Scottish, Irish)
First Draft Champions - $22/AH
FD Stampers - $7/AH
QuickStep QAs - $40/AH
ASR QAs - $25/AH
2-Step QAs - $23/AH, RUSH $35/AH
Full Verbatim QAs - $50/AH
TME Plus - $25/AH
Medical Team
Reviewers - $27/AH, $13.50/AH Snippets
Special Projects

General Transcription - $15/AH

Prerequisite: English Entrance Exam
New transcribers begin by transcribing short chunks of audio files for a wide variety of clients. 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 begin learning the Advanced Style guidelines.

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 UK 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 provide client-ready transcripts following TranscribeMe's Advanced Style guidelines. After passing the First Draft Exam, you'll gain access to these files on your Jobs tab. Generally, the chunks are 4-minutes in length and, once the transcription is complete, are sent directly to the client instead of passing through QA. 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! 

FD Stampers - $7/AH

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, English FD Stamper Exam
Stampers are responsible for adding time stamp 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.

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.

Please note that the QuickStep team is a QA team, and currently you are only able to join one QA team at a time. You are welcome to be part of more than one team on the Jobs tab, however.

The QuickStep Team group is the primary Yammer group for QuickStep, and you will find additional resources there once you've passed the exam. That is also the place to watch for the three-part weekly QA Sweepstakes and for any other promotions and bonus opportunities for the QuickStep team.

If you have good punctuation and spelling skills and are able to commit time to complete longer files, then you are encouraged 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.

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 Advanced 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.

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

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, First Draft Exam, English 2-Step QA Exam
2-Step QAs follow TranscribeMe's Advanced Style guidelines. They work on files that have already been transcribed and thus are responsible for upgrading files to the Advanced Style, as well as correcting errors in transcription and adding speaker IDs and timestamps, to form one single, coherent session which is then sent to the client.

Once you've completed at least 30 jobs as a transcriber (not counting any rejections) and you have passed both the English Entrance Exam and the First Draft Exam, you will need to upload a copy of your photo ID for security purposes to your My Account tab on the WorkHub. Once you've passed the exams, your rate for 2-step files 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.

The QA Corner is the primary Yammer group for QAs, and you will find additional resources there once you've passed the exam. That is also the place to watch for the three-part weekly QA Sweepstakes and for other promotions and bonus opportunities for our QA team!

Full Verbatim QAs - $50/AH

Prerequisites: English Entrance Exam, member of 2-Step 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.

TME Plus - $25/AH

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

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

We look forward to seeing you on the team in the near future!

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.

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!