Transcription Essentials Forum
THE BEGINNING => The Basics => Topic started by: Admin on March 13, 2010, 03:46:13 PM
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Is TE what you're looking for?
Question for you: What is your purpose here? Are you on TE to find a career (whether part-time or full-time) that will last or are you thinking this is another "work-at-home" resource to assist you in finding a quick job just to make your ends meet for a brief time? If you are here for the former, you are in the right spot. If you are looking for a demanding, challenging career in which you are continually striving to learn and improve your skills, then welcome to TE! Come on in, pour a cup of coffee (or several), put your feet up and read away.
If you are here for the latter, looking for something quick to get by for now or to make a few dollars here and there, then there are other resources on the Internet better suited to your needs. Or if you dislike grammar, punctuation, obsessive attention to every detail of the written word, another career track might be more suitable for you. If you think that you can pop in here, just sit and type here and there and make some extra cash, you are wrong and will be better served elsewhere.
There is absolutely NO fast way to get into transcription without any training or experience whatsoever. You can break into general transcription without schooling, but it takes hours upon hours of working to get to where you can make a living. It may not require an investment of money like medical transcription, but what it doesn't require in money, it more than makes up for in its requirement of time and trouble.
We are not a site for people who are looking for something they can do at home. We are here for people who do or want to do transcription because of the specific type of work involved in transcription: grammar, spelling, research, reliability, deadlines, etc. We are not trying to be exclusionary, but in the interest of saving time (for you and us), if you do not meet the criteria of the career-minded transcriptionist, please consult the resources below for more information geared towards what you truly seek. Note that it is possible that from time to time any of the links below may become outdated.
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any of the above websites. We are only listing them as a means to aid you in your research in finding the proper career/job track for you. As always, please do your research and NEVER pay for a job unless you can verify its legitimacy. Probably only 1% (if that much even) of jobs require a fee and if you've researched, it's very clear which companies those are and that they are legitimate.