Transcription Practice: Getting Ready For Transcription Work


Many people are looking into work at home transcription.

But many don’t know that there is a big demand for general, non-medical transcription.

Doctors are not the only ones who need reports converted into written form.

Many non-medical audio and video files also need to be converted to text files for referencing, archiving and search engine indexing and  optimization.

Which businesses need transcription.

Read more here on why businesses need general and business transcription.

A transcriptionist must be fast to earn a decent living. Andtranscripts must be accurate even for non-medical and non-legal topics.

To become an accurate and fast transcriptionist, you must practice transcription. But how do you do that?

You can work on your transcription skills without enrolling in a $3,000 transcription course.

Although formal transcription training and courses are typically needed to get into medical transcription and legal transcription, you don’t need formal training to get general transcription work.

Skills you need for general transcription work include good typing, spelling, grammar, listening and basic computer knowledge.

Here’s how you can improve your transcription skills.

1. Improve your typing speed

Because typing is an important skill for transcription work, you can start by practicing typing without listening to dictation first. After you have improved your typing speed, practice typing with dictation.

If you need to increase your typing speed, find some online typing tutorials.  Choose a typing tutorial that will provide you with stats that will show your accuracy and speed. Check your speed before and after taking some typing tutorials.

Find typing tutorials here to increase your typing speed.

2. Get transcription equipment and transcription software

If you plan on becoming a professional transcriptionist, you need to invest in a computer, transcription software, a transcription foot pedal and a headset. Download and install transcription software, connect the foot pedal to your computer to get ready to practice.

3. Practice transcribing with practice files

Transcription practice is the best way to prepare yourself for general and business transcription jobs.


Using practice files is the best ways to practice transcription and build speed.

You can get transcription practice files here.

With transcription practice, you can prepare yourself to become a general and business transcriptionist. All it takes is the right equipment and software, the right mindset and the desire to work on your skills.

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General transcription and business transcription practice files.

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