The Complete Course for Transcription Newbies

How to Become a Freelance Transcriber: Learn the Most Important Aspects and Practical Details About General Transcription.

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If you are looking for ways to earn from home and transcription piques your interest, then this course is for you.

Learn the ropes by going through each lecture. Practice what you've learned by going through each exercise.


1. Good command of the English language.
2. Good auditory acuity.
3. Can type at least 40 words per minute.
4. Basic knowledge of MS Word.
5. Laptop or desktop with Internet connection.
6. Quality headphones.
7. Quiet and comfortable work environment.



- What is General Transcription 
- Benefits of a Transcription career
- Required skill set

Module 1: Transcription Rules & Guidelines

- Difference between clean verbatim and full verbatim
- How to create your transcript neat and readable by following certain rules

Module 2: Word Usage

- Confusing words that many transcribers miss

Module 3: Punctuation

- Most common punctuation mistakes that transcribers make

Module 4: Punctuation Exercises

- 75 items to practice what you've learned in Module 3

Module 5: Google Search

- Practical tips on how to do an effective Google Search

Module 6: Google Search Exercises

- 20 items to practice what you've learned in Module 5

Module 7: Transcription Software Tutorial

- How to install the transcription software
- How it can help in transcription

Module 8: How to Speed Up Transcription

- Tips to be more productive and finish a transcription project in less time

Module 9: Timestamps and Editing

- How to insert timestamps the easy way
- Why editing is important and how to edit your transcript effectively

Module 10: Listening Practice

- 30 items to practice your listening skills (different audio quality and different speaker accents)

Module 11: Transcription Samples & Exercises

- Put everything you've learned into practice
- Easy, average, and difficult files to develop your transcription skills overall

Module 12: Invoicing (Bonus)

- Downloadable template you can use to compute the work you've done

Intended Audience: Anyone who wants to earn from home as a freelance general transcriber but with zero to little knowledge about audio transcription.

Course Curriculum

Video Lecture and PDF
Worksheet and Answer Sheet
Video Lecture and PDF
Worksheet and Answer Sheet
Video Lecture and PDF
Video Lecture and PDF
Exercises - Audios and Worksheet
Video Lecture and PDF
Video Lecture and PDF
Sample Transcripts
Video Lecture and PDF
Audios and Worksheet
Video Lecture and PDF
EASY - Audios and Worksheets
EASY - Original Transcripts
AVERAGE - Audios and Worksheets
AVERAGE - Original Transcripts
DIFFICULT - Audios and Worksheets
DIFFICULT - Original Transcripts
Video Lecture and PDF
Invoice Template

eScribr Team


eScribr is a group of Freelance Transcribers from anywhere in the world with different educational backgrounds who find the same passion and interest in the field of Transcription.

We help aspiring Freelance Transcribers learn the basics, improve their skills, and gain experience.

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