Re: OT. Transcription jobs?

Noelia Ruiz

Hi, I don't know, since it deppends on commertial movements, marketing and so on. For my own experience, I work in a small company which uses both speech recognition and stenotype for transcription of pre-recorded audio and also for generating captions for deaf people (and others) in real time.
Not always, but there are customers that prefer that transcription in real time is performed using stenotype instead of speech recognition. Both technologies in the company where I am an employee are performer by humans. Here in Spain speech recognition is preferred for television due to the system using for transmiting data, by lines instead of words.
In short, here the two systems are used for captions in real time, generally speech recognition for TV and stenotype for conferences, since there are people who things this method for now has a minor latence and general quality seems to be better.
This company sometimes searches people to work in English for some events, and call to another company from United States.
To maintain this on topic, NVDA needs to be deactivated to transmit data with Streamtext; otherwise writing appears slower.


El 24/06/2018 a las 21:11, Daniel Hawkins escribió:
I agree with this. My mother in law was a transcription for over 20 years. Then one day she was laid off due to Doctors now have voice recniztion software very similar to Dragon Speak or Siri, or Google Assistant.
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On Jun 23, 2018, at 11:18 PM, slery < <>> wrote:

Medical Transcription is being phased out. Doctors are required to have digital records now and most enter the data right then and there or have an assistant that sits in the room and enters it. My friend worked in the field for 15 years and was hoping it would keep going long enough for her to retire. She has already had to pick up another job as hers was phased out and the company went out of business.


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Subject: Re: [nvda] OT. Transcription jobs?

No mailing lists that I know of but there are several fields that use Transcriptionists as in medical, legal, etc. There are some requirements to be met before one can call oneself a transcriptionist though. I went to a trade school to learn how to do medical transcription. If you ask me nowadays if it was worth it my answer would have to be no. I came into transcription after most of the available work began to be outsourced to India hence there was very little opportunity available. the school finally placed me with a transcription company in California I live in Florida, and I made less than $3000 in the five years I spen working as a medical transcriptionist. Yes, it was that bad. From my experience I would recommend if that's what you want to do, to seek your own clients locally and realize that they most likely already have a transcriptionist or a service and that you may have to underbid to get any work plus prove yourself better and faster than the competition.
The training is a must as you won't be able to compete without it. One more thing I need to let you know about. Most big transcription companies use specific programs for you to pick up your work and return it and most of these programs are less than accessible from what I've heard. This is another reason to seek your own clients locally. The most successful medical transcriptionist I know either built up their own local clients over a period of time or they were in the business before the outsourcing of work to India began.

Good luck,


On 2/7/18, Matt Turner < <>> wrote:
Hi folks.

Subject says it all.

Triing to find something to do for working from home.

Are there any blind mailing-list for this kind of thing?

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