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Freelance Writing Jobs

Providing writers with fresh updated freelance writing jobs is the core category of The Write Styles. It is where I place my focus as I know this what will help most of you to achieve your goal in writing.

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I make it my business to find only global high paying jobs, so please ensure that you have a means of receiving foreign payment. Most companies pay via PayPal, which is a free service that charges low commissions.

I strive to keep my list fresh and up to date, if however you should have work for a writer or you know of a freelance job and would like to share, then please do not hesitate to contact me, I will gladly post it and get the word out there.

For any further details, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am here for you!

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

8 Paying Online Content Writing Jobs available

Are you in need of an online income? These 8 leading companies are offering online content writing jobs to freelancers. Be sure not to miss out on these incredible opportunities. Do subscribe to our mailing list to ensure you receive our updates.

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8 Paying Online Content Writing Jobs available

1. CONFRONTATION

Stories

We judge on quality of writing and thought or imagination, so we will accept genre fiction. However, it must have literary merit or it must transcend or challenge genre.

Length: Up to 7,200 words, one piece per submission; six pieces per submission for flash fiction (up to 500 words per piece).

Payment: $175-$250; more for commissioned work.

Poetry

You should keep the length of a poem to two pages. Send up to six poems per submission.

Payment: $75-$100; more for commissioned work.

Nonfiction

We publish personal as well as cultural, political and other kinds of essays, and (self-contained) sections of memoirs.

  • Length: 1,500-5,000 words, one piece per submission.
  • Payment: $100-$150; more for commissioned work.

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2. Eastern Iowa Review

LYRIC ESSAY EDITION – Longform Lyric Essay Award – Issue 3

Ends on March 31, 2017

Submit as many times as you wish but wait until you hear back from us before sending more. No reading fee.

Grand prize winner will receive $250 and three copies of the issue in which their long-form essay appears. An honorable mention may be chosen and will receive a $50 honorarium and three copies of the issue in which their essay appears.

All submissions are suitable for a wide audience (family-friendly).

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3. Frame.io

At Frame.io, we’re powering the future of creative collaboration. Today’s leading video production companies use Frame.io to seamlessly upload media and instantly gather time-stamped feedback from clients and a variety of team members.

We’re on the ground floor of changing the way creatives collaborate, and we are on the hunt for talented individuals to help us achieve our vision.

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4. Freelance Journalist Required (South Africa)

8 Paying Online Content Writing Jobs available
South African Based Only

I’m looking for a long-experienced journalist to work with me.

The person needs to have a serious penchant for investigative stories, and therefore love detail.

If you’re a journalism student, have had little or nothing published in MSM or fancy yourself a writer without either of these, you’ll be wasting your time with me.

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5. One Story

Submission period: September 1st — May 31st

One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.

One Story pays $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication.

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6. ORFORD PARISH BOOKS

Submissions will be open until April 2017, at which point we will no longer be accepting submissions or queries.

PAYMENT

We will be paying a flat rate of $75 upon acceptance for first rights in print and digital.

Length: 2,000-10,000 words.

Each story MUST either be set in New England or contain elements of New England folklore and history.

Each story MUST be folk horror (which we fully and happily acknowledge as being a broad and diverse term but we are defining as stated above.)

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7. RESIST

RESIST is seeking a part-time Associate Editor, based in the United States, to help manage and run the editorial process for our online media sites.

The Associate Editor will manage our part-time Assistant Editors and coordinate with our Contributing Writers. This position is compensated at $19/hr and will average 15 hours per week. As we become more financially sustainable, we are committed to making this and other salaries at RESIST more competitive. Since we are a virtual organization, the Associate Editor works from home and attends meetings via video-conference calls.

RESIST is building a media and education platform to fight oppression and support radical movements for love, justice, and liberation. Since our launch in November 2016, we’ve been reaching half-a-million readers a month and are currently expanding our number of digital media sites.

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8 Paying Online Content Writing Jobs available

8. Southern Indiana Review

Drama | Fiction |Nonfiction |Poetry

We accept manuscripts between September 1st and April 30th for our annual fall and spring issues. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. SIR pays contributors at two rates: $50 (five layout pages or fewer accepted for publication) and $100 (six layout pages or more accepted)

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10 Top Self Development Sites to Write For ASAP

Are you wanting to take your blog or writing career to a whole new level by being of genuine service to others? Here are 10 Top Self Development Sites to Write For ASAP. These websites want to publish your quality content.

10 Top Self Development Sites to Write For ASAP

By sharing your expertise on these sites, you can really develop some incredible relationships with other top bloggers, get exposure and of course, most of them allow links that will send traffic to your site.

10 Top Self Development Sites to Write For ASAP

10 Top Self Development Sites to Write For ASAP

1. Aha!NOW

Get your story published on Aha!NOW. However, it doesn’t really matter if you are a blogger or not – anyone can write for us, because we believe everyone has a story to tell.

In fact, we’d love to receive guest post contributions even from non-bloggers, who wish to share the knowledge and wisdom acquired through experiences in their life journey. Your life lessons are important. Share them to help others. 🙂

Visit Site | Submission guidelines

2. Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man has very high standards for our writers. Our writers have been featured and published on sites such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post and more. See some of our featured writers here. If you would like to be considered to contribute to Dumb Little Man please follow the steps below.

Microsoft

We read each submission that comes to us within two weeks of receiving it. If you don’t hear back from us within two weeks, assume it was not possible for us to publish you and feel free to submit another article.

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3. FreeAffirmations.org

Our site is growing into the largest free source of positive affirmations online, we have big aims and ambitions, but because it is all free, we have full-time jobs too and we don’t have the time (or the area specific knowledge sometimes) to write all of the affirmations ourselves.

Whether you just have a few personal affirmations you would like to share with us, or you want to write for a range of areas and become a longer term part of our team, you are in the right place and we welcome and are grateful for your time and generosity!

Visit Site | Submission guidelines

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4. Lifehack

Strive for a true influence. You feel like a wordsmith in the dark when you write on the Internet. We bring you a light to write on.
3,286,722 articles get published on the Internet today.

To stand out from the crowd, Lifehack uses the latest technology to give you insights on readers’ needs, with editorial support. This is a true path for you to level up in the age of data explosion.

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5. MindBodyGreen

We welcome contributions. Writing for us, you can change lives, reach a global audience, achieve your professional dreams, work with top-notch editors, and set your own schedule!

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Wellness is our beat. We like healthy recipes; personal essays about major transformations; advice pieces with actionable tips to improve health, happiness, relationships, parenting, communication, beauty routines, and nutrition; pieces with specific yoga sequences or fitness routines. If it’s not about healthy living, it’s probably not for us.

Visit Site | Submission guidelines

6. PsychologyToday

Our magazine explores every aspect of human behavior, from the cultural trends that shape and reflect the way we think and feel to the intricacies of modern neuroscience. Although many psychologists and mental health professionals read PT, most of our readers are simply intelligent and curious people interested in the psyche and the self. Think of us as a health magazine for the mind.

We are looking for good, clearly articulated story ideas—and writers with talent to bring these ideas to life. Nearly any subject related to psychology is fair game. We value originality, insight, and good reporting.

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7. Skip Prichard

Topic categories such as personal development and leadership are most often accepted. Content must be 100% original. It must not appear anywhere else and you must agree not to publish it elsewhere. This includes your own blog.

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You may publish a brief overview and a link to the full post elsewhere.For a variety of reasons, we are accepting only a very few guest posts. This is likely not the place to start if you are new to guest posting and blogging. We are unable to respond with comments.

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8. Steven Aitchison

Do you like sharing ideas, inspiring others and celebrating the magic of life?

We are looking for passionate bloggers/authors who want to help spread meaningful information, powerful truths and personal development through the written word. If you’ve ever read a life changing story, watched a mind-blowing video or experienced something so unreal for yourself that led you to a complete shift in awareness; we would like to offer you an opportunity to share it with the world.

You don’t need to be a professional writer or journalist to create a real connection with others through a piece of writing, anyone at any skill level can participate in this, and any age too!

Visit Site | Submission guidelines

9. The Self Improvement Blog

We welcome guest articles and we invite YOU to submit an article. Really! We’re always looking for personal self-improvement stories or original thoughts on any self-improvement topic.

There’s a wide range of subjects to choose from and we have included a partial list below that can give you some ideas.

Visit Site | Submission guidelines

10. The Winning Wish

Welcome to your home away from home, your safety haven! The Winning Wish is here for you, to help you gain insight into any dimension of your personal or professional life. You will be gently guided into manifesting your greatest wish!

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Select 3 to 5 platforms, register and start earning an income within days. All these platforms work, and depend on your interest or writing topic.

I trust this article will be of immense help to you. If you can add to these 10 Top Self Development Sites, please feel free to contact me and do let me know. If there is anything else I could assist you with, drop me an email on my contact page and I will see what I can do for you!

Blessed Be,

Sancheo.

Get Paid to Publish Your Work!

With 2017 off to a start, here are 4 new publishers now looking for your story.  Yes, the best part of it is that you will get paid to publish your work… These publishers are mostly paying via PayPal, so help is here if you need alternative ideas to PayPal. Please also be advised to read the various genres available on each of these sites. I have put the links to the submission style-guides as well as the websites for you. Good luck!

Get Paid to Publish Your Work!

Get Paid to Publish Your Work!

Black Rabbit

Issue No. One is now open for submissions with the deadline being 31 January 2017!

Submit your work to blackrabbit.submissions@gmail.com as an attachment.

Fiction:

In Issue No. One we will be publishing one fiction piece 900 words or fewer. Genre and content guidelines are loose, though our fiction editor is inclined to take work with a literary tone more seriously than work without it. Creativity and experimentation are encouraged in all cases. Publication comes with a $25 payment.

Non-Fiction:

Issue No. One will also include one persuasive or personal essay 250 words or fewer. Engaging, intelligent, and appropriately relaxed tone is encouraged; think of the tone of David Foster Wallace’s nonfiction. Essays should express a point of view, be able to defend it, and exhibit the personality and artistry of their author, all within around one page. Creativity and flexibility are encouraged, though the word limit is hard. Publication comes with a $25 payment.

Audio:

Should Black Rabbit get competent, creative, intriguing submissions in this extremely specific category Issue No. One will feature one non-musical abstract sound clip under or around 90 seconds long. Sound collage, dramatic scenes, monologue, pseudo-music, which is left up to artists to define but should not rely too heavily on the mechanics and conventions of true music as defined by the editors, and indeed any other audio recording within the time guidelines set out above are all welcome. The editors are partial to weird and innovative works. Publication comes with a $25 payment.

Visual Arts:

Issue No. One will feature one work of abstract expressionist painting, drawing, or collage. The term ‘abstract expressionism’ is meant to be interpreted loosely, but taken seriously. Directly representative images should be avoided, or if included should be done so with intention and grace afforded to the constraints of genre noted above. Publication comes with a $25 payment. Submit with a brief (1-3 sentence) statement describing where and when you painted, drew, or collaged this piece, and, if there is a clear inspiration for or theme to it, what that might be.

Artists and authors should feel free, and indeed are encouraged, to make simultaneous submissions, although Black Rabbit asks that you notify our staff immediately if such submissions should be accepted elsewhere.

Artists and authors are encouraged to submit to every open category of submissions that they have work within the guidelines of, though they are limited to one piece in each category.

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Crystal Lake Publishing

CHUD Tribute Anthology

Submissions close January 31st.

With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading indie publishers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.

Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor, and respect at the forefront of our operations.

Story length: between 3,000 and 10,000 words.

Pay is 3 cents (US) a word paid within a week of publication via PayPal.

Only one submission per author, even after a rejection has been sent out.

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dreaming robot press

Dreaming Robot Press publishes science fiction and fantasy novels for a Young Adult and Middle Grade audience.

Payment: $0.06 per word.

  • We believe stories shape our reality.
  • dreaming robot press believe this is especially important for stories that we are exposed to growing up.
  • We believe novels can be excellent in both their stories and in the effects they have.

In order to ensure that all children can find models to identify with, we’re committed to publishing stories about a diverse range of characters and situations.

Submission Guide | Visit Site

Tales from the Lake

Horror Stories Wanted.

Deadline: 1 February 2017.

What we are looking for: Non-themed short horror stories that arrests readers and leave them haunted for months to come. Stories must be original. Stories must be original. Even after a rejection has been sent out, only one submission per author.  We are not accepting reprints.

Manuscripts should be attached to the email, and be formatted in standard manuscript format. Any stories NOT adhering to the standard manuscript format will be rejected.

Stories should be no longer than 7,000 words. However, we prefer stories that are at or around 4,000 words. Payment is $0.03 USD a word via PayPal.

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Get Paid to Publish Your Work!

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Remember, you can be paid to publish! There is no need to pay anybody to publish your work! If you have any queries or quandaries, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

5 Great New Freelance Writing Jobs

5 Great New Freelance Writing Jobs.

Now that the holiday season is coming to an end. Here are 5 great new freelance writing jobs to put some cash back into your wallets in 2017! 5 GREAT NEW FREELANCE WRITING JOBS

1. Eye Media

My Eye Media, LLC is looking for qualified individuals to check dubbed audio/proofread subtitles at home for popular movie and TV providers.

Using your own computer, monitor, and high-speed broadband internet connection, this freelance job opportunity is flexible in terms of work hours. Rates $15-$20 per hour.

Eye Media does not accept email applications, however there are three various sites that you can apply to:

Southern Europe | Northern Europe | Germany

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2. Inspirer

Freelance Contributing Writer Needed

Inspirer is Los Angeles based publication that celebrates groundbreaking women from across a variety of fields. From iconic entertainers to unsung community activists, every woman has a story to be shared and every story matters. We believe that there’s more to an actress than her latest diet, that there’s more to female musicians than a sexualized video hit. We dig deeper to share the meaningful stories that inspire others.

You are expected to write two to three female focused articles per week or more. Voice must be similar to our current content. Work from home, obviously.

Will be based on article length, frequency and other factors. Paid bi-weekly.

Send sample of your writing to contact@inspirer.life. Read More.

5 Great New Freelance Writing Jobs.

3. Novelty Media

Freelance Writers wanted

Led by a world-class team of young and savvy editors, producers and designers, we produce content on topics that interest and matter to us. It is this deep identification with our readers that allows us to produce content that compels them to engage, motivates them to return and drives them to share across the web.

A gifted content writer to create several super-viral weekly listicles, as well as daily light and informative news pieces about current affairs, sports, politics etc.

Rates: $10-$40 per article

Applications:  jobs@novelty.media Read more

4. The Puritan

Essay, Fiction and poetry submissions wanted.

Rates:

  • Essay: $100
  • Interview: $100
  • Review: $100
  • Fiction: $50
  • Poetry (per page): $15 ($60 cap)
Seasonal Issues:

The spring issue, published in early May, consider submissions received between 26 December and 25 March.

The summer issue, published in August consider those received between 26 March and 25 June.

The fall issue, published in November, consider those received between 26 June  and 25 September.

The winter issue, published in February, consider those received between 26 September and 26 December.

Submission guidelines | Submissions | Visit Puritan.

5. Writer Help Wanted

I found the following review when researching

After immersing myself in it, I’m overjoyed to report that Writer Help Wanted is not a scam or “get-rich-quick” scheme.  Instead, it’s more like an exclusive, underground-writing society that writers in-the-know should be a part of. “

5 Great New Freelance Writing Jobs.Establish yourself as a full-fledged writing service and have clients come to you. This module shows you how to set yourself apart from the competition, price your services effectively, set up your website and get steady stream of clients.

 

 

 

Trusting these 5 Great New Freelance Writing Jobs get you back in your writing mode! Remember that if you wish to publish your work here, please feel free to contact me and Guest Blog for Us! If you’re having difficulty with PayPal in your country, check out some alternative ways of receiving funds. Until next time. 🙂

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

Transcription Services

The Write Styles Transcription Services  is an exciting new service. I am so pleased to announce that we have partnered with JLF Transcriptions to meet the needs of a diverse selection of people requiring quick and accurate transcriptions, including professionals, such as medical specialists and lawyers.

We now also transcribe for various other clients that require podcasts, books, media, technical, financial and other general audio, hard copy or video files transcribed.

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We have recently started expanding our business to include a wider client base and a handful of hardworking, excellent freelance transcriptionists.

Our rates are very reasonable. We can provide you with transcripts that are as flawless as any transcript could get on a very reasonable timescale. We dedicate our efforts to keeping our clients happy with fast, well researched and accurate work.

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We determine our rates per audio or video minute in US Dollars  as follows:

  • For single speaker (non-professional) or one-on-one interviews/conversations, clear audio/professionally produced audio, we charge our base rate of $1 per audio minute for non-urgent files. Non-urgent files have a turnaround time of four or more days. (We do not levy a premium for non-urgent work returned early.)
  • Two to three days’ turnaround rate is $1.10.
  • Next day rate is $1.20.
  • Urgent, same-day rate is $1.50.
  • For poor quality audio or multiple speakers, we add $0.20 per audio minute to our base rate.
  • For professional services (medical, financial and legal, for example), we add $0.20 to our base rate.
  • For research-heavy files (such has historical, arts, technical, industry specific projects) requiring our transcriptionists to spend more than the average time researching, we add $0.20 to our base rate.
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Is a Transcription Career for You? Jeanne Fick reveals all.

Transcribing is a wonderful alternative career in the writing field, it provides a constant workflow and no two audios are ever the same. I started out on this field about five years, so I still have much to learn. Today I was fortunate enough to interview Jeanne Fick about the pros and cons of beginning a transcription career.

Starting your Transcription Career.Career in Transcribing, Jeanne Fick reveals all.

How were you first introduced to transcribing?

When I was 14, I interviewed Mr. Duckett in Darling for a history project, who fought in the Second World War. I transcribed the entire 60-minute tape using an old-school tape recorder… Play, stop, write, rewind, repeat… It took me many, many days to complete.

Many years later, while working at a law firm in Wynberg, Cape Town, as a receptionist, I was given some overflow transcription files to do when the secretaries were overloaded. I was hooked. It was so much better than being a receptionist!

Do you believe that a newcomer to transcribing would be able to make a decent income?

No. Newcomers still have a lot to learn. The transcription environment is very competitive. You have to start right at the bottom with the very poorly-paid jobs just to prove yourself and to build up your skills. Until you are very fast and very accurate, nobody is going to give you good rates. It takes roughly four hours for a good, accurate and fast transcriptionist to turn around an hour of audio accurately. For a beginner at a newcomer’s rate, it will take you at least six hours. The longer hours and poorer rate makes for low-income. Do not give up your day job quite yet.

What would one need in order to make a successful career as a transcriptionist? Are there any outlay costs?

Good ears, good language (written and oral) skills, good typing skills, computer literacy, thinking skills, analytical skills, excellent time management skills and impeccable client management skills.

Yes, there are startup costs. At the very least, you should have these four basic items: A good PC, good headphones, good internet and transcription software. Without these basic items, you won’t be doing any transcription work.

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Your PC will be on almost permanently. It will be burning midnight oil right along with you. You need one that is reliable and can handle the hours without getting cranky or crashing, causing you lose your work and/or precious time. Personally, I use a mini PC. It is tiny, silent and never complains. Of course, you wouldn’t be using this for gaming.

Great headphones make all the difference. These need to be noise cancelling, lightweight and durable. They will be on your head and over your ears for many hours at a time. Invest in a set that will remain comfortable for as long as you wear them.

A footswitch, while you can certainly transcribe using the hotkeys, really speeds things up.  While they might be rather pricey, they pay for themselves very quickly with speed and ease of use. I consider them an indispensable investment.

You need the best internet provider you can find. Even if you have to pay more for service, again, this will pay for itself when it comes to download speeds. There’s nothing more frustrating than waiting for an urgent file to download for hours while you could already be typing.

Transcription software, while important, is rather down to personal preference. Pick the one that works best for you. There are many out there. Personally, I’m most comfortable with Express Scribe (the paid version… always use the paid versions of any software).

It’s also nice to have (especially in South Africa) a basic backup power system. I have a 1.4KW inverter and a 24v backup battery to keep things going for a while.

Yes, there are startup costs. Frankly, I don’t consider them “costs” as such, but rather infrastructure investment.

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Amazon is running some specials on Express Scribe at the moment, however South Africans must please note that they do NOT deliver to SA. 🙁

What would you warn an aspiring transcriptionist against? What pitfalls do you foresee? Can you give an example from your own experience?

NEVER apply for those “work at home”, “easy income from your PC” jobs. They are all scams. There is no such thing as easy money, ever. Prepare yourself for good, hard work and long hours of frustration before things start to really pay off. You need to find clients. Transcription companies that are hiring are a good place to start. You will more than likely have to do a few test files and be rejected a few times before you land a job.

Don’t have only one client. It’s like putting your eggs all in one basket. I worked for a well-known transcription company for a long time and they were my only client. Getting money out of them got increasingly more difficult as time went by. Needless to say, I no longer complete files for them. I had to start almost from scratch again to build up my client base.

Try to get private clients. If you have a medical background, start there and approach doctors, either in person or online. If you have a legal background, try contacting a few small law firms. The same goes for technical and financial, etc.

What has kept you in the field of transcribing all these years? What do you feel is the greatest advantage?

The freedom. I have been a freelance transcriptionist for nearly a decade now. Besides that I love my interesting and diverse job and amazing clients, I also have the time to do almost exactly as I please and enjoy my amazing lifestyle. I can go fishing, traveling, shopping and all sorts of things without having to ask my boss for time off or apply for a day’s leave. I can choose how many hours I work a day and when I work. What hours I take off during the day, I can always put in at night.

You don’t work for a salary. What you put in, you most certainly get out!

What advice would you give newcomers?

Work hard! You will get frustrated, you will struggle, your body will ache after hours of being planted firmly on your seat, but in the end, your efforts will be well rewarded.

Oh, and get exercise, for your ass will expand exponentially!!

I do believe Jeanne to be one of South Africa’s top transcriptionists and I, personally, have learned so much from her during the years. I do however wish she had given the ‘exercise’ advice earlier because I am living proof of what being sat behind a PC day in and day out can do to one’s ‘physique’ 🙂

So great advice from Jeanne Fick, a transcriptionist that really knows her stuff! So if you need any audios transcribed, feel free to contact Jeanne at LinkedIn.

Where to start your Transcription Career?

Here are two websites that are brilliant for aspiring transcriptionists. I, personally, started with them and had no issues with payments other than having to have a PayPal account. There are no startup fees needed, you can start today.

First is Casting Words, they are great for beginners. You can listen to their audios before accepting the job. They also grant you wonderful turnaround times too, so you don’t feel so pressured. (Oh, and you do get an extension if time runs out too 😉 ) They also have a wonderful Facebook Group that offers around the clock support!

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Yup, this is where I started 🙂

Second is Speechpad, they are also brilliant and offer a wide variety of jobs including standard and premium capturing.

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Ensure to follow the styleguides before commencing!

They both offer styleguides, so be sure to study them before attempting to accept a job!

What you may also find really useful is a Transcription Crash Course offered by Loretta Oliver. I enjoy her little book as she has put maximum info into a very dynamic quick paced and insightful book. In it you’ll find among more:

  • Things you need
  • Things that make life easier
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Playback Speeds
  • Verbatim vs Cleaned Up Transcribing
  • General Transcript Formatting
  • Your First Transcript
  • Planning Turnaround Times
  • Determining Rates
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