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Carmel Kundai Makaya

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I'll help you clarify and share your story 💛.

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Priyal G.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Philippines

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Geneva Oke

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Alexander Vieira

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Ali Hammad

Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan

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Joseph Bernard Dofitas

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Argentina

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Sharlene Ines Martel

Philippines

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Benedict Howard

Texas City, TX, USA

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Habiba Nassar

Egypt

Bilingual Writer & Translator ✨

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Agustina F

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Common projects for Transcribers

Transcribing meetings and conference calls.

Transcribing interviews for research or journalistic purposes.

Transcribing video content for subtitle creation.

Transcribing audio content for podcasts.

Transcribing medical recordings for healthcare providers.

Transcribing legal proceedings for records and documentation.

Tips for working with and hiring Transcribers

Define your project

Outline the scope and expectations of your transcription project clearly. This includes the length of the audio or video, the formatting style, and the desired turnaround time.

Check their experience and skills

Review the transcriber's previous work and ensure they have experience in the type of transcription you require, e.g., medical, legal, or general transcription.

Communication is key

Maintain open lines of communication with the transcriber throughout the project. Ensure they understand your requirements and provide feedback on their work through Contra.

Confirm their availability

Make sure the transcriber has the necessary time to complete your project within your desired timeline. A rushed job can lead to errors and inaccuracies.

How to hire Transcribers

Define your needs

Before you start, have a clear understanding of your transcription needs. This includes the length and type of the audio or video, the desired format, and the turnaround time.

Post a detailed job

Create a detailed job post on Contra to attract experienced transcribers. Include information about the project, the required skills, and the expected timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist transcribers based on their skills and experience. Check their previous work and feedback from other clients on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Interview the shortlisted candidates to assess their understanding of your project and their approach to transcription. Discuss your expectations and ask about their availability.

Make an offer

Once you find the right transcriber, make an offer through Contra. Include the project details, agreed rate, and timeline in the offer.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Transcribers

1. What is your experience with transcription, and do you specialize in a specific type of transcription?

2. What is your transcription process and how do you ensure accuracy in your work?

3. Can you handle special requests such as time coding, verbatim transcription, or specific formatting styles?

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Frequently asked
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Transcription is the process of converting spoken language into written text. This can involve transcribing audio or video recordings, such as meetings, speeches, or interviews.

Transcription is the process of converting spoken language into written text. This can involve transcribing audio or video recordings, such as meetings, speeches, or interviews.

A freelance transcriber converts audio or video content into written text. They listen to the recordings, type out what they hear, and format it in a readable and organized manner.

Hiring a transcriber on Contra gives you access to experienced and vetted professionals who can accurately convert your audio or video content into text. The platform allows for easy communication and secure, commission-free payments.

You can post a job on Contra detailing your transcription needs. Transcribers who match your requirements can apply for the job, and you can choose the one that best fits your project.

Projects that require transcription services can range from transcribing meeting minutes, interviews, speeches, and seminars to creating subtitles for videos or transcribing medical or legal recordings.

The cost of hiring a transcriber on Contra can vary based on the length and complexity of the audio or video, but typically ranges from $25 to $50 per hour.

Transcribers often use transcription software and tools that assist in converting audio and video into text. These could include foot pedals for pausing and playing audio, headphones for clear audio playback, and software like Express Scribe or Trint.

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