Pay per audio minute varies based on completion deadline, and if a proofreaders decides a typist didn't proofread or proofread adequately, there are 'per minute' charges deducted from the initial rate leaving the pay rate unknown until job is completed and reviewed.
Net Transcripts requires a foot pedal ($80 up), voice oriented noise-cancelling full headphones ($200 up), transcription software ($40 up), errors and omissions/professional liability insurance ($400-1,000 per year), and an EIN from the IRS.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Net Transcripts? What are the steps along the way?
It took me about a month. You first have to apply with them by sending a resume and confirming you have the proper hardware needed for transcribing, which they tell you exactly what to get if you are unsure or if you don't already have it. In addition, you must pay for and undergo a comprehensive background check as you will be working with confidential and sensitive information. After all that, and if you get accepted, you must complete 2 sample transcripts with improvement from the first to the second. If you complete those and are accepted to do live orders, you need to read and sign/initial your contractor agreement. After all that is done, you are on board and good to go!
Why do some people say they were paid $.35 a line and others $1 for an audio minute? Is there not a uniform charge? Thanks!
The rates vary based on a per minute rate and the turnaround time. A 120 hour TAT will pay lower than an ASAP. The lowest rate mentioned here ($.35/line) makes no sense as currently (2020) they don't pay per line, only per audio minute.
Yes and no. Yes in the sense that you can type quickly and efficiently with little errors. If you can't do that, I don't recommend you for this job.
Need to purchase noise canceling headset, foot pedal, and a transcription program. Very little time needed.