Supportive and Honest Transcription Company
Transcriptionist - Independent Contractor (Current Employee) – Idaho – August 23, 2018
This is a superior transcription company for experienced transcriptionists, as well as those who can put in the time and effort to become one.
Worked for A DIFFERENT transcription company who, after FIVE YEARS, suddenly canceled my contract with absolutely no warning. I endured constant frustration at that other company due to quality of the jobs, low pay for legal and medical transcription work, ambiguous expectations, outdated software and documentation, and rude management.
From the perspective of an experienced transcriptionist (at their "QS" level completing "sessions" - not the lower level "jobs") this is a great company. They make their expectations clear, have clearly defined style guides, and create a supportive and collaborative environment with a lot of opportunity to communicate with both helpful, friendly staff, as well as other transcriptionists.
TranscribeMe also offers a lot of different options for specializing in areas such as certain accents, reviewing work, timestamping, among other things. So for those who catch on and do well, there are advancement opportunities.
Although audio quality is frequently an issue, you have the option to accept or reject any job, which is hugely important.
So long as they are needing more contractors, you can do this work with no experience once you pass the initial exam (which is difficult). At the beginning level, it will be very hard to make any significant money - still, for those willing to put in the time and effort to gain experience and expertise, there is ample opportunity to advance.
Lack of auto correction built into the program. Sometimes lull in work available.