Freelance Homebased Jobs At Scribie

Benefits of Working From Home

Today, the workforce is ever-evolving. More and more people are looking to work from home, whether half the time or all the time. You may even know some people who work as full-time freelancers. There are advantages to being a freelancer or working from home.

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For starters, if you’re a freelancer, you are your own boss. While you may work for various companies, ultimately, you work for you. There’s no one peaking their head in at your office door to see if that latest report is almost done, there are no constant emails or phone calls coming make sure you’re doing your work – the things that bug you about being in the office are removed.

Another advantage of working from home is you get to set your own schedule. Working from 9 to 5 each and every day is a thing of the past. If you are up at 2 am in the morning because of a child or insomnia, you can work on a project and get it out of the way. If you have to pick up the kids after school and need to work on something before or after that time, you have the freedom to do so. Most work from home jobs have a certain time frame in which they need to be done, but the time of day in which it’s done is completely up to you. Not only do you get to work when you want, but you also get to work where you want. It’s a nice day outside? With an internet connection, you can take your work anywhere you want. pause-828757_640

A third advantage to being a freelancer is that you can work on multiple projects at the same time. The amount of clients you have is completely up to you and that also means more clients, more sources of income.

If those reasons weren’t good enough for you, as a freelancer, it’s possible to get paid more than those who work for a salary. When you work as a freelancer, you tend to get paid by the job. If you’re really good at what you do, you can get done in a relatively short period of time and your hourly rate can be higher than if you were working as a full time, salaried employee.

Last, but certainly not least, working as a freelance pushes you to work harder. Think about it: you work on a project and you do a great job. The company or person you did the job for liked what you did and hire you again for another project. You in turn want to keep doing a great job so you can get more work. How well you do your job results in more work for you and more work produces more income.

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Where to start?

With all of these advantages, you may be wondering how do you get started as a freelancer? Well, there are many companies out there that hire freelancers for a variety of positions. The key is finding the job that works for you. As a crowdsourced transcription companyScribie could be a great fit.

With Scribie, you have a variety of positions within our transcribing department. Starting off as a transcriber, you can make $10 an audio hour for both transcription and review, with a $5 bonus when you have worked more than 3 hours. For high difficulty files, the rate of pay increases. If the self-review options are enabled, you can earn the same amount for less effort and time.

Top performers can also become proofreaders and do quality control, earning from $5 to $20 per audio hour and since there’s no typing, it takes less time. There are some freelancers with Scribie that work more than 50 audio hours per month, which includes all forms mentioned, and they have made more than $100 in bonuses on top of their rate pay.

Working as a freelancer with Scribie includes all of the benefits mentioned earlier, plus bonuses and ways to earn more in less time. The online platform only requires you to have a computer and an internet connection. There are a variety of ways to earn money as a freelancer and Scribie is just one of those ways. You can sign up here!

Career In Transcription Industry

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Career In Transcription Industry

Introduction to General Transcription:

General Transcription could either be of an interview or a conference call or just a conversation or discussion on a certain topic. The topics can be varied and there is usually more than one speakers. Unlike medical transcription it does not require a formal training or a certification for the company.

Skills required:

The basic skill required for general transcription is a good typing speed of around 40-50 wpm and excellent english comprehension. In addition, you should be able to comprehend different accents native (American, British, Australian) and non native ( Spanish, Italian, French etc). By excellent comprehension, we mean ability to get the context right and understand the usability/difference between similar sounding words as per the context etc. Of course, for some, the comprehension skills are inherent. However, there are many ways to improve you comprehension skills for e.g watching all kinds of English movies or series and try to understand whats spoken without looking at the subtitles.

Work Content:

While the work involves listening to the audio and typing it out, there are cases where some words are unheard of and some research is required to get it right. Google search is most widely used for this purpose. The more files you do, the better it gets in terms of comprehension and vocabulary. On an average, a person can do 2 audio hours of transcription/Verification and 3- 4 hours of QA (which involves going through around 50% of the file) in a day. If a person tries to stretch beyond this, it might affect the quality of the file.

Tools:

There are various tools (hardware/software) available for transcription in general. While many companies, like Scribie.com, have their own Integrated editor, there are other who use tools like Express scribe. Many are used to foot pedal, which can be configured to play/pause etc using your foot while your hands can do the typing.

Career Growth:

The work flow that we follow here in Scribie is as follows:

1. Raw Transcription: In this step, the audio for each part file is played back and transcribed as accurately and cleanly as possible. The incomprehensible parts are marked with blanks.
2. Review: During Review, the Raw Transcript is checked for correctness and quality. The audio file is played back again and each transcribed word is checked against the audio. The blanks are filled, if possible. Timestamps and speaker tracking are also added at this stage.
3. Verification: During verification each part files is checked once again to correct mistakes and address inconsistencies among them. At the end, all part files are collated together and the final transcript is prepared.
4. Quality Analyst( delivery): In the last step, the final transcript is quality checked and delivered to the customer.

The experience required as well as the responsibility and remuneration given to people in each phase increases as one goes from doing Raw Transcription to Delivery. The role of QA is very important as he/she is the interface to the customer and lot of business depends on his abilities to do his/her job well.

The good news is, you could do all this from comforts of your home by joining our freelance transcription program. If you really think this career is for you, then Apply here now and become a certified freelancer with Scribie.com .

Interview With Mari Vaccaro : Certified Transcriber With Scribie.com



Following is an interview with one of our top performing freelancer, Mari Vaccaro. In this interview we talked about how she came to know about us, her reasons for working with us and her likes and dislikes about Scribie.

Please visit the following link for her scribie.com profile

https://scribie.com/profile/8d8bbb58555560c2900d53f708f2020e87edcf47

Please note that this interview was recorded with scribie’s latest teleconferencing solution which is integrated with our transcription system. Please send a mail to support@scribie.com or chat with us directly incase you have any further queries about our teleconferencing solution.

 

00:01 Yukti Yatish: Hello?

00:02 Mari Vaccaro: Hello.

00:05 YY: Yeah, is this Mari?

00:06 MV: Yeah.

00:08 YY: Yeah, hi Mari, this is Yukti here.

00:11 MV: Hi, how are you?

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How is Crowdsourcing Better than Outsourcing

In the wake of the somewhat inevitable death of outright outsourcing, a brand new way of getting various-sized projects done is rapidly rising to prominence, in the form of crowdsourcing.

Since crowdsourcing is systemically edging out its once popular outsourcing cousin, it can be justifiably deduced that crowdsourcing is definitely better than outsourcing, but exactly how? While the likes of Yahoo are laying-off up to 400 employees in India and the outsourcing phenomenon is similarly dying out globally, the alternative and rapid adoption of crowdsourcing (or managed outsourcing) brings to light its many advantages over outsourcing such as the ultimate contributing factor to any business decision — cutting costs.

Scribie, an online audio/video transcription company’s earlier tag line was audio transcription, outsourced. “However, over the time we realized that we were actually crowdsourcing the work rather than outsourcing it and later on changed the tagline to audio transcription, perfected”, says Rajiv, the founder of Scribie.com. “Crowdsourcing one’s technical tasks naturally takes place over internationally-linked online platforms, which automatically equates to the availability of global talent. The inherently flexible workforce accessed through crowdsourcing is infinitely better than the limited, fixed one dictated to by an outsourcing structure.”, he added. “The challenge here could be ensuring the guaranteed quality which beyond doubt is most important to all our customers. The managed outsourcing helps us in achieving this immense task by having quality safe guards built into its online platform with proper check at every step in the workflow. It is cost-effective and a much better way for both large as well as small projects.”

While scribie.com example may be focused specifically on their crowdsourced Transcription service, but this online platform epitomizes the gist of crowdsourcing’s many advantages over outsourcing. The allure of not having to keep an inventory of permanent staff on their payroll equates to Human Resource gold for progressive companies like Scribie.com, whose survival and advancement relies on this freelance model with a managed outsourcing platform. This platform, which is completely online, helps in distributing the work to freelancers as well as automating the entire workflow whenever any project comes in. Everything is done on a click of mouse, from a customer uploading file and placing an order, to the distribution of work to freelancers and then to an in-house team and finally the delivery of the transcripts to customers.

Interview With Nicole S: Certified Transcriber With Scribie.com

Following is an interview with our top performing freelancer, Nicole S. In this interview we talked about how she came to know about us, her reasons for working with us and her likes and dislikes about Scribie.

Please visit the following link for her scribie.com profile

https://scribie.com/profile/1431004692ed2b6dbfc0be5d6297c22222227558

00:00 Nicole L Smith: Hello! Testing.

00:03 Yukti Yatish: Hello, is that Nicole?

00:06 NS: Yes it is. Can you hear me?

00:08 YY: Yeah. Can you hear me properly?

00:10 NS: Yes I can, thanks.

00:12 YY: Okay. Hi Nicole, this is Yukti here. I would be your Community Manager from Scribie.com.

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Relaxed Location-Independent Money Through Freelance Audio Transcribing

freelance-audio-transcriptionThese days with a tough economy in many countries throughout the world… money is hard to come by. And easy, job-less work from home money is even harder to find.

That’s why online transcribing jobs are helping thousands of people supplement their income. Scribie’s freelance transcription program provides an easy way to make additional money on YOUR terms. The key here is that you are able to be your own boss, work when you want… where you want, and how you want.

While millions of people are stuck in less than desirable office jobs that have stringent hours and requirements, freelance positions are starting to thrive. Why’s that? The answer is simple… people want a way to generate money without the stress.

New systems like our freelance transcription program are allowing everyone from work-from-home moms, new freelancers, and experienced professionals to make some extra money. The biggest benefit is truly the laid-back operation of the system that ensures everyone wins.

The clients get high-quality audio transcription for their audio/video files, with industry-leading turnaround times and accuracy. The freelancers get paid a fair wage with huge benefits from being their own boss. No more headaches, no more corporate life, no more issues.

How is this all possible?

Scribie has spent countless hours perfecting the entire system to ensure a “win-win” situation for all parties involved. Everyone gets what they want, and then some!

Can’t wait to get started? We understand — here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to our Freelance Transcription Program page and get acquainted with the entire system (hint: it’s pretty simple).
  2. Make sure you fit the requirements and can handle this commitment (albeit a small one). The most important ones include having a great comprehension of the english language and a fast typing speed.
  3. Apply — it’s a very simple process that involves mostly basic information about yourself.
  4. Wait (just a little while) and go through the final stage of the application process that involves a test piece of audio transcription
  5. Boom! Now you’re ready to get going. As long as everything went smoothly, no strings attached money is right around the corner.

A Win-Win Transcription Service

At Scribie we really believe in giving back to the community and this freelance program is our way of funding many jobs that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Think of us as a conduit to audio transcription services — we connect our clients to capable transcribers at an affordable, effective rate.

Recently, Sam Altman of YCombinator was talking about wanting to fund a tech startup that could provide “one million jobs.” The caveat, of course, was that the business couldn’t employ these one million people through traditional means (aka. having one million employees, because that would be too simple). Instead, he insisted that the jobs would be created through disruption of an industry… similar to how Uber allows regular people to make money from driving in their free time.

In a way, our freelance transcription program follows a comparable system. Stress-free, work from home, work at your own pace… what more could you want from a job that allows you to work when you want, where you want, and as much as you want.