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Independent Contractor work from home position typing
transcriptionist (Former Employee) –  remoteJuly 6, 2018
Main concerns: attitude of management toward contractors, very low compensation

Clients may submit their dictations in any form whatsoever including noisy environments ie at a party, in a noisy restaurant, TV or radio blaring in background, chewing gum or eating while talking, several seconds (even minutes) of no speaking, flipping documents next to the microphone.

A typist may not reject a poor dictation for any reason whatsoever, even if you cannot hear it or understand due to poor equipment or noisy environment. Such dictations may be very long, thus tying up your ability to make money on a more professionally done dictation.

Contractors must make all changes that a client makes in a dictation, meaning taking out words already typed, and you are only paid for the final word count.

If you are a legal typist you are doing "legal" transcription and A LOT of medical transcription, as many of the clients are workers' compensation firms and the terminology includes very complex medical terms.

Especially for legal and medical transcription, the pay is very low - .5 to .55 cents per word depending on the day and time of day. Company lists compensation rate on their web site as up to .6 per word - but it is actually .5 to .55 per word. They also say you can make $15 an hour - that is very rare. (in several years I made that amount maybe 5 times)

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Pros
flexible schedule and availability of work
Cons
Rude management, very low pay, poor quality dictations
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Flexible hours but poor compensation
Transcriptionist, Independent Contractor (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 22, 2020
I've worked at this company for a few months now. While I do enjoy the flexibility, the compensation is extremely poor. The pay is usually .005 per word or 1 cent for every two words.
Pros
Flexible hours, totally remote location
Cons
Micro-management, poor compensation
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Productive and great place to work
LAW ENFORCEMENT SALES (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 19, 2019
Great place to work and the atmosphere was family-like. The work place is very relaxed. The upper management was very understanding and easy to work with.
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