Work From Home Guide: Work At Home Jobs

Transcription Jobs

This page is all about transcription. Because I do not do this type of work, it is harder for me to evaluate them. You'll find a few (hopefully) legitimate medical transcription companies that might be hiring at the bottom of the list. I do know that you might be required to purchase equipment for some of these positions. However, you should not have to purchase it directly from the company. I would not purchase any equipment until you check out several company first. You'll want to be sure that you are able to use the equipment with several of them, just in case your first choice isn't hiring. Remember, never pay any money to apply for these jobs.

You will need to know your typing speed and your ten key speed (number key pad). You can find that out through the use of these two (free) tests: Ten Key Test and Typing Test. Most transcription companies will expect you to have a minimum typing speed of 75 wpm and have excellent spelling and grammar skills.

Tigerfish has been in business since 1989. They are looking for a "quick typist with a good ear for language and a strong sense of written English, transcribing for Tigerfish can be a way to earn money while working at home (or on the road) with a flexible schedule." They have an online test to see if you're suitable and will require you to purchase Express Scribe (which runs about $40 but has a 14 day free trial). You will need high-speed Internet access and a PC to work for them.

Morningside Partners
This site is looking for news transcribers. They pay $18 per 30 minute file (aka: an hour's work plus upload and downloading time).

AccuTran Global
Applicants are welcome from any location worldwide. They will keep your information on file and contact qualified applications when they are hiring.

Absolute Document Services
They are looking for corporate, medical, and legal transcriptionists with at least two years experience. Position requires candidates to take a transcription accuracy, typing speed and proofreading test.

Chromolume, Inc
Consider this company if you have a fast internet connection, transcription equipment and a word process program. However, they state that it is not full-time work and they have periods where work does not come in on a steady basis.

Rapid Text
They are hiring transcriptionists, medical transcriptionists, and real-time and broadcast captionists who are looking to work from home.

Mulberry Studio
Full-time and part-time transcription and proofreading positions are available on a freelance contractual basis from your home. They are looking for people with two years experience in transcription and word processing

Caption Colorado
You must demonstrate the ability to caption real time local news at a rate of 225wpm with an accuracy rating of 98.5%.

Cambridge Transcriptions
They are looking for transcriptionists, stenographers report writers, and copy editors. Transcriptionist applicants should be detail-oriented, good typists, be familiar with word processing packages, and have experience using manual and electronic transcription equipment. Experience in transcribing legal, medical. or technical documents is especially useful.

Mountain West Processing
Applicants mus have an IBM Compatible Computer running Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Express Scribe software, high-quality headphones (NO speakers), and a foot pedal.

Professional Support Services
They are looking for legal and corporate transcriptionists with at least three years experience.

Task transcription services
They provide word processing services to law firms, doctors, etc., and seek a minimum commitment of 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. Experience is not required and they will allow you to try out for their company before purchasing any equipment.

They are lookig for realtime and offline captioners.

They are looking for legal transcriptionists with a 4-track transcription machine.

American High Tech Transcription and Reporting
Not hiring until after January 1, 2007

They are looking for people who are native-English speakers who are willing to work about 20 hours a week. Their starting pay is $12 an hour.

All Type Transcription Services
They will accept resumes as text in your email if you send it to

Other Companies:

Here are a few other companies that I either haven't checking out yet, they listed very little about what they were looking for, or they were not currently hiring. As with any company listed, use your best judgment when applying.

Purple Shark
Fantastic Transcripts
Neal R. Gross & Company
Wheelers Post Production Film Services
Digi-Tran Inc.
eTranscription Solutions
Etranscription Solutions

Medical Transcriptionists:

I have no idea how valid these companies are, however they are looking to employ people for medical transcription positions. If any of them requires you to pay you a fee to apply, please let me know so I can remove them from this list.

Accurate Typing
Outsourcing Solutions
National Telecommuting Institute
BTC Worldwide
Applied Medical Services