What is General Transcription

What is General Transcription



Transcription is typing what you hear on a recording.

General transcription is any transcription that is not medical or legal transcription. General transcriptionists (GTs) transcribe a large variety of non-medical and non-legal topics for businesses, individuals and organizations.

General transcription covers a broad spectrum of industries and topics.

There is a huge demand for general transcription and the demand is growing. Many professionals dictate documents that need to be transcribed. A wide range of businesses, organizations and individuals outsource transcription. Your clients may include universities, and financial institutions, authors, consultants, focus groups, public speakers and many others.

Examples of general transcription work include academic transcription, dictation transcription, interview transcription, telephone call transcription, voicemail transcription, meeting transcription, lectures, presentations, podcast transcription, focus group transcription, conference calls, seminars, radio shows, television shows, talk shows, conferences, events and transcription of a variety of other recordings.

General transcription is easier to get into than medical or legal transcription because no formal training is needed. You don’t need to know medical or legal terminology. You do need good typing, grammar and listening skills.

The many benefits of general transcription work include:

1. You’ll get all the usual benefits of working from home.

2. You don’t need to learn medical terminology.

3. There is special training required. You do need good typing, grammar and listening skills.

4. It is easy and inexpensive to start.

5. Benefit from flexible hours.

6. The income potential is higher than most work at home opportunities.

7. There is plenty of available work.

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