DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Interpreting Audio Recordings
Transcribers will listen to recorded dictations to interpret and transcribe them, translating any industry-specific jargon into long-form text, such as medical terminology or legal terms.
Transcribers will review drafts prepared by speech recognition software, ensuring that it’s correct and complete, and making any edits for accuracy and consistency in style.
A key part of this job is to spot any inaccuracies and errors, and to add in missing information within the final report. Transcribers will check that every aspect of the document is correct, particularly if they’re in a medical or legal setting, as discrepancies can have a negative impact.
Submitting Work to Clients for Review
Once the work is complete, transcribers will send it to the client for their review. If they have any edits, transcribers will carry out the additional work for final approval.
Following Confidentiality Guidelines
Transcribers will work for a variety of industries, from medical organizations to legal practices, so a key part of this role is to follow patient and client confidentiality guidelines.
Skills and Qualifications
The candidate should have great attention to detail, be skilled at using computers and word-processing software, and be organized with their time to meet deadlines.
• Typing Skills – Proficient in typing with at least 40 WPM
• Listening skills – Need to listen carefully to audio recordings and interpret them appropriately
• Time management – Must work quickly but efficiently, keeping tight deadlines and managing their time effectively
• Computer skills – word-processing software and audio players are tools that are regularly used by transcribers, so applicants for this role need to be comfortable using computers and different types of programs
• Detail oriented – Need to spot inaccuracies and inconsistencies in final drafts, so attention to detail is key to being successful in this job
• Writing skills – in order to create accurate transcripts, transcribers need to have a good understanding of the English language and grammar