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Michelle D.
$32/hr
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  • Microsoft Office
  • Typing
  • Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Data Entry
  • Data Mining
  • General Transcription
  • Online Research
  • Brand Research
  • Data Extraction
  • Transcripts
  • Transcription Timestamping

Experienced administration manager now working for myself to fit around my family. I have gained a range of experience working for organisations both small and large producing everything from tour travel plans to complex technical reports for boards of directors. I understand how difficult it can be to wade through the day to day admin and this is where I come in. I am organised, thorough and methodical. I pride myself on producing work of the highest quality guaranteed to meet your requirements and delivered on time. I look forward to working with you. Michelle

Bethany H.
$35/hr
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  • General Transcription
  • Bootstrap
  • Proofreading
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • Data Entry
  • Writing
  • Google Docs
  • Bookkeeping
  • Virtual Assistant

I am a native English speaker with broad interests and vocabulary and excellent grammar skills. For podcast management, I edit and mix audio files, provide transcripts, show notes, and pull tweetable Tweets from the podcast. I can also publish and schedule the show on Libsyn and on your Wordpress blog. I have extensive experience transcribing the following types of content/audio: business/marketing, economic/financial, focus groups, business/startup/supply chain, technology/web development, manufacturing, sermons, motivational/inspirational speeches, health (not medical), interviews, foreign accents. My background... I'm married to an...

Klaus L.
$25/hr
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  • General Transcription
  • Express Scribe
  • Microsoft Word
  • Proofreading
  • English
  • Typing

While freelancing on Upwork.com, I have worked with over 400 long-term/short-terms clients and clocked 2,000+ hours. I have experience with general, academic, medical and legal transcription. I DO NOT OUTSOURCE. The transcripts I produce are 99% accurate. My standard transcription style is intelligent verbatim. Rate: I charge $25.00 per hour of work or $100.00 per audio hour. I charge $1.66 per audio minute. I ensure client satisfaction by providing quality customer service along with speedy response times, as well as delivering high-quality transcripts. My TAT's are usually within 24 hours for 1 hour of audio. Past clients...

Hayley W.
$45/hr
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  • Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Microsoft Word
  • English Grammar
  • English Spelling
  • English Proofreading
  • Typing
  • General Transcription
  • English
  • Resume Writing

I have completed a Certificate in Editing & Proofreading (distinctions), the course Copywriting Essentials with the Australian Writer's Centre, and a Certificate in Professional Children's Writing. I have extensive secretarial and transcription experience, with a typing speed of 85 words per minute. My services include: • Proofreading • Editing • Transcription • Copywriting • Blogs/Articles/Web Content • Copy Typing • Resumes • Cover Letters • Selection Criteria I have received excellent feedback for work completed and will take on any work in a professional manner, work...

Debbie H.
$44/hr
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  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Wordperfect
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Processing
  • Proofreading
  • Legal
  • Paralegal
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounts Payable Management
  • Balance Sheet
  • General Transcription

Dependable, results-oriented professional with a solid track record of consistently meeting and exceeding company goals; highly organized and detail-oriented with an extensive background in the following: Bookkeeping / Payroll / Human Resources Office Management / Administration / Organization Secretarial / Data Entry / Transcription Legal Compliance / Litigation Support For over 20 years I have been providing diverse office services to individuals and businesses (everything from a one-person attorney's office to mid-size construction companies to the nation's largest title companies), for example... ~ Organized and oversaw...

Andrian S.
$35/hr
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  • Video Editing
  • General Transcription
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Sketching
  • Photo Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Audio Mastering
  • Videography
  • Wedding Videography
  • Event Highlights Video
  • Video Production

OVER 400+ hours of interviews, podcasts, videos and audios transcribe online! FAST and ACCURATE! RELIABLE and DEDICATED! NO IF's or BUT's! JUST WORK to SATISFY! ALL AROUND Social Media Manager and GHOST WRITER for blogs, articles and short stories! ◄Focus Fields► ∎Digital Arts∎  Graphics Design and Illustration  Videography and Photography  Video and Image Editing and Manipulation  Print Layouting ∎Creative Literature∎  Creative Writing  Blog Writing  Article Writing  Short Stories and Essays  Film Scripts ∎Extended Crafts∎  Auto-Interior and Furniture Design  Auto-Interior and Furniture Upholstery  PDF Editing and...

Silvia G.
$40/hr
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  • English to Spanish Translation
  • Technical Translation
  • Castilian Spanish
  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • Synopsis Writing
  • Internet Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Active Listening
  • General Transcription
  • English
  • English - North America
  • Spanish to English Translation

Thank you so much for reviewing my profile. This is my background: • A native Spanish speaker from Argentina and fully bilingual in English and Spanish • More than 30 years of senior management experience working with nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Latin America • PhD in Sociology (Johns Hopkins University); college faculty (Sociology) and workshop trainer (Inter-cultural communications) I can be especially helpful to you with the following: * Translation, verification, transcription, editing and proofreading of written and audio communications related to social issues and trends; innovation, strategy, management, and...

Jessica O.
$35/hr
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  • Blog Content
  • Writing
  • Microsoft Word
  • WordPress
  • Content Strategy
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Content Marketing
  • General Transcription
  • English Grammar
  • Proofreading

Naturally strong writer with experience in creating blog content, technical research, and occasional creative writing. My attention to detail will leave you with zero spelling or grammar mistakes!

Josephine L.
$10/hr
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  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Email Handling
  • General Office Skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Office Administration
  • Telephone Handling
  • General Transcription
  • Typing

I am British working as a full-time freelancer specializing in transcription, data entry and office administration. I have over 30 years' experience in senior administration, customer service, secretarial and sales management in the UK in B2B, Banking and Publishing. Highly professional and reliable. Fast and accurate keyboard skills along with excellent English grammar. I attended Peterborough Secretarial College initially and have gained many more skills and accreditations since that time: Time Management, B2B Sales, Effective communication, Data Management, Email etiquette, Managing teams remotely, among others. Flexible,...

Alexis S.
$25/hr
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  • General Transcription
  • Data Entry
  • Proofreading
  • Word Processing
  • PDF Conversion
  • Typing
  • Spelling
  • Subtitles
  • Transcripts
  • Legal Transcription

I am a professional transcriptionist with over seven years of experience. I have experience transcribing a variety of content including podcasts, interviews, webinars, speeches, sermons, lectures, and court hearings. I am also experienced in transcribing a wide array of topics including medical research, marketing, entrepreneurship, investment, technology, software development, academia, real estate, fictional writing and many more. Industry-specific terminology does not present a problem to me as I perform thorough research in order to ensure proper spelling of any terminology, names, etc. I possess an excellent understanding of grammar,...

Beatrix O.
$24/hr
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  • General Transcription
  • German
  • Translation
  • German Proofreading

Certified German transcriber and foreign language correspondent with excellent computer skills and also experienced in the secretarial field does translation EN->DE, proofreading, transcription of audio and video material and multi-lingual conferences (also group discussions and poor quality material), editing, writing, etc. I am also very experienced with Gothic handwriting and German type which both I love to transliterate with utmost accuracy or according specification.

Zofia V.
$78/hr
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  • Paralegal
  • Article Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Polish to English Translation
  • General Transcription
  • Work Visa
  • Legal Research
  • Business Consulting
  • H-1B Visa
  • Immigration Law
  • Content Audit
  • O-1 Visa
  • Green Card
  • Website Audit

New York based Paralegal specializing in Immigration Law with 15+ years of experience, providing assistance with immigrant and non-immigrant visas, employment (O1, P, L1, H1B, PERM, EB1 & EB2 NIW); investment E1/E2, business/tourist B1/B1, Fiancé K1 visa; Green card through work and marriage/family: spouse of US Resident/Citizen, parents, children. Legal certification form Emory University (Citizenship & Immigration Law) and University of Texas at Austin (Tax & Bankruptcy Law). Collaborates with multiple law offices across the United States and overseas (Israel & NZ).

Jessica S.
$25/hr
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  • Data Entry
  • Proofreading
  • General Transcription
  • Translation
  • IVR Software
  • Female Voice Over
  • American English Accent
  • English
  • English Grammar
  • English Spelling

Hi there! I'm a hard-working single mom with 7-8 years of transcription experience in various fields- from business and finance to medical and technical- and I love learning about new topics through transcribing. I used to work a highly specialized construction administration job full-time that required great attention to detail, adherence to constantly shifting job parameters, and constant interaction with clients, and I greatly pride myself on always being able to get the job done right the first time. Changing personal circumstances no longer made that a healthy fit for me, though, so I'm happily put my proficient typing skills to good...

Isabelle M.
$45/hr
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  • Shopify
  • Medical Translation
  • Proofreading
  • Translation
  • General Transcription
  • French
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Product Documentation
  • Technical Translation
  • Quebec French Dialect
  • Technical Manual
  • Website Translation
  • English to French Translation
  • Legal Translation

- General and technical translations EN- FR Canada - Expert Linguist in French Canadian & Québécois - Full-time Translator & Editor (Proofreading) - Rate per word, depending on the urgency & the technicality of the document - Graduated with bachelor’s degrees in business management & College degree in Languages (English & Spanish) - Native French-Canadian speaker / Fluent in English French Canadian is a language on its own with differences in sound & wording but also in punctuation. Your customers, colleagues, and audience deserve to be communicated to properly. And I'm here to help you do it perfectly. I have a lot of experience...

Mary-Ann H.
$20/hr
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  • English to Norwegian Translation
  • Logo Design
  • Web Design
  • General Transcription
  • Data Entry
  • Editorial Translation
  • Writing

Translates English - Norwegian (including technical/offshore/maritime). SEO, spinning, keyword & ghostwriting. Editing and publishing books and various prints (Adobe InDesign). Web and Graphics design (Photoshop). Art and drawing.

Darko S.
$25/hr
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  • Arts & Crafts
  • English to Macedonian Translation
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Management Skills
  • General Transcription
  • Writing

I am an experienced transcriber, text editor and writer, I am a punctual and responsible worker and I get the job done. I have over 4 years of experience as a professional transcriber, Hire me and you will have one of the most responsible, professional freelancer. I love working with new people, on new and interesting projects.

Lauren N.
$37/hr
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  • Content Writing
  • Academic Editing
  • SEO Writing
  • Travel
  • Creative Writing
  • Transcripts
  • English

As a skilled writer, I craft concise work to suit your specific audience, voicing, etc. As an proficient editor, I streamline your written work. Without losing your individual voice, I eliminate grammatical errors, passive voice, etc. As an accurate transcriptionist, I pay minute attention to detail and would never let your final transcript contain an embarrassing error like ‘John Deer’ or ‘In and Out Burger.' As a professional musician, my ears are sure to pick up those murmurs, whispers, and muffled responses that leave other transcriptionists baffled. Thank you for your time and attention; I look forward to working with you.

Lindsey L.
$24/hr
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  • General Transcription
  • Email Handling
  • Data Entry
  • Google Docs

I am a professional transcriptionist and proofreader with over five years of experience. I can type 93 words per minute and take great pride in my work. I have worked for multiple transcription companies and have many different clients here on Upwork. I work full time as a transcriptionist so my schedule is very flexible to take on new projects.

Andrew F.
$30/hr
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  • General Transcription
  • Medical Transcription
  • Legal Transcription
  • Writing
  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • Creative Writing
  • Sales

Hey, I'm Andrew, a 40-year-old from the UK based in South Africa. I've got lots of experience within sales, statistical analysis and transcription & subtitling projects in the financial and film production industries. The most important things I'd like to convey for people that don't know me is how I work with people. I'm an advocate of the Four Agreements: To be impeccable with my word. To not make assumptions. To not take things personally. And to always do my best. Super simple. It has meant that people can rely on me, we can have fun completing projects without compromising the quality and commitment to deadlines. On top of that, I...

Yuko W.
$50/hr
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  • Japanese to English Translation
  • Voice Over Japanese
  • Subtitles
  • General Transcription
  • Teaching Japanese
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Children's Writing
  • Content Writing
  • English to Japanese Translation
  • Voice Talent
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Social Media Content
  • Elearning

I am a native Japanese translator. I do Japanese-English translations & subtitling, Japanese transcriptions, content writing, QA & proofreading as well as voice over. I am detail oriented and have keen ears. My expertise for translations are: finance, sales & marketing, art & design, language learning, education, IT, and app UI and general business documents. I also write and create educational stories and learning materials for the Japanese learning bilingual children.

Sheariah Crown A.
$30/hr
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  • Audio Editing
  • Typing
  • General Transcription
  • Audacity
  • Canva
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Reaper
  • Video Editing
  • iZotope RX
  • Adobe Audition
  • Asana
  • Trello
  • Podcast Production
  • Sound Editing

Podcast Post Production / Audio Editing / Transcription (customizable packages) Podcast Audio Editing: EQ/Levelling/Mixing and Mastering Remove any mistakes while still making you sound authentic. Remove background noises, unwanted breaths, and empty spaces. Add all your additional audio files (intros, outros, section breaks, and adverts). Podcast Transcription: I'm an Expert Typist with 92 Words Per Minute and 99.3% accuracy I'm very skilled at transcribing podcasts and I can finish 1 audio hour per day. I'm very good at using proper punctuation and contractions. (for clear audios/North American Accent). I research whatever the podcast...

Satoko Y.
$40/hr
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  • English to Japanese Translation
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading
  • ESL Teaching
  • Voice-Over
  • Voice Talent
  • General Transcription
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Japanese to English Translation
  • Japanese
  • Voice Over Japanese
  • Voice Over English
  • Singing

I'm currently working as a translator for various companies along with a Japanese proofreader who is a 70 year old retired Japanese business man. We provide quality assured translation from English into Japanese and vice versa. We don't do an exact word-to-word translation, instead, we deliver a beautifully written, customer-focused text. I've done a voice over in Japanese and English with Japanese accents for commercials, voice mail messages, corporate videos, games, animations, etc. I've also been teaching English and Japanese to all age groups at private language schools for 10 years in various countries.

Ryan James A.
$20/hr
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  • Translation
  • Filipino
  • English
  • Content Localization
  • General Transcription
  • Japanese
  • Subtitles
  • Medical Translation
  • Legal Translation
  • English to Japanese Translation
  • Official Documents Translation

I am very fluent in English, Japanese and Tagalog (Filipino). As such, I do a lot of translation and content creation in those three languages. This is currently my field of specialization. I have translated everything from websites and mobile apps to technical documents, like patents and white papers. A great bulk of my work experience, however, lies in finance-related and legal translation. I also do transcription and subtitling, and I am familiar with relevant software like Trados, Matecat, MarsEditor and Aegisub. I have recently moved to Thailand to study Thai, and I hope to add it to my skill set after a few years.

Hisa K.
$24/hr
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  • Translation
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Data Entry
  • Administrative Support
  • Proofreading
  • Medical Translation
  • Japanese to English Translation
  • English to Japanese Translation
  • WordPress
  • Japanese
  • General Transcription
  • Typing

Currently, I live in London and I was born and grow up in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated with BA Hons accounting from the university in the UK. I am very organised and accurate individual and who has worked as a translator/interpreter before. Previous job roles were HR Manager, Restaurant and PR Manager, Receptionists, PA and Administrator. Have a big passion for food, fashion and travelling. I love a new challenge and I perform well under the pressure/time limit. Do not hesitate to contact me.

Maria Suzette L.
$11/hr
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  • Filipino to English Translation
  • PDF Conversion
  • Audio Transcription
  • Medical Transcription
  • Microsoft Word
  • General Transcription
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Express Scribe
  • Transcription Timestamping

Hello. I am Maria, at your service. I have over 15 years experience transcribing a broad range of topics, my strong suite being business and finance, information technology. Because of exemplary performance, I achieved TOP RATED status in Upwork since June 2015. Thank you for reading my Profile and I look forward to working with you.

Welhelmina O.
$30/hr
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  • General Transcription
  • Proofreading
  • Transcription Timestamping
  • English

"If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life." Outside Upwork, I am a musician. Here in Upwork, I am a WRITER and a TRANSCRIBER -- fields that I truly enjoy doing. My experiences are transcription work, research, data entry and writing. An undergraduate of Journalism, I enjoy writing and have a goal of becoming an author for children's books. I have a long list of mini-goals as well. I believe in keeping a journal. I have a personal blog where I store all my thoughts. The first tasks that I had here in Upwork were forum posting on business and finance and writing short articles. I can say that my niche would...

Darko D.
$30/hr
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  • General Transcription
  • English Grammar
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • WordPress
  • Magento 2
  • Data Entry
  • British English Dialect
  • Typing
  • Microsoft Word
  • Website Development
  • Web Development

Hello everyone. My name is Darko. I am a full time freelancer here on Upwork. I have experience in the transcription field for more than 5 years. I worked for a company called DataLitex that was specialized in transcribing voice mail messages into text for clients from USA, UK and Australia. I use Express Scribe Transcription Software and InqScibe, and I can transcribe both audio and video files, like conference, voice mails, meetings, interviews and a lot more. I do verbatim and non-verbatim transcription, I am good at meeting deadlines and I am willing to work out fee and conditions that can work both for me and the client. My English...

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Transcriptionists Hiring FAQs

What is a transcriptionist?

A transcriptionist creates typed documents based on audio recordings, interviews, notes, and other forms of spoken words. A transcriptionist will usually be very proficient in spelling, grammar, and punctuation with a fast word-per-minute typing speed. 

How do you hire a transcriptionist?

You can source transcriptionist talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a transcriptionist.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview transcriptionists. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of transcriptionist you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a transcriptionist?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced transcriptionist may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their transcribing services more competitively. 

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. 

How do you write a transcriptionist job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample transcriptionist job post titles:

  • Person needed to transcribe an interview with the mayor for local newspaper 
  • Freelance transcriptionist needed to type up handwritten notes for a museum display
  • Writer needed to transcribe a variety of notes from different sources and combine into single document

Project description

An effective transcriptionist job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From exhibiting attention to detail to understanding when verbiage should be omitted from the official typed document, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, formatting styles, or software, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Transcriptionist job responsibilities

Here are some examples of a transcriptionist job responsibilities:

  • Regularly transcribe one-hour interviews for company’s internal publication
  • Transcribe webinar and configure into presentation format 
  • Review final document and correct grammatical, spelling, and formatting errors

Transcriptionist job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a transcriptionist . Here are some examples:

  • Must have an excellent grasp of the English language
  • At least 2 years experience using transcribing machines or software
  • At least a 60 wpm typing speed is required
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