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transcription service involves tying notes based on recorded material stored
on various media like cassete tapes, handheld voice recorders and video tapes.The
main markets for the home-based transcriptionists are academic, business, medical,
legal and professional writers. Academic typing, which is the most readily available
market and the most lucrative, normally covers everything from a book report,
doctoral dissertations, grant proposals, course outlines and everything in between.
Business and commercial typing includes menus for restaurants, consultants
reports, mailing lists, brochures, correspondences, and many others. The field
of medical transcription requires knowledge of the medical terminology, and
covers filling up health insurance forms, transcribing medical reports, preparing
case studies for doctors, typing pathology reports and helping medical/dental
offices with overload work.
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If you have acquired legal experience, you will be marketable in a typing business
specializing in legal documents. Transcription can also be part of a business
service such as a secretarial/word processing service or office support service.
What you will need is a basic computer, word processing software and a printer
(if a printed copy of the transript is required). That's the easy part. The
ability to listen and type accurately is a must. So is familiarity with the
terminology used if you are transcribing for specialized areas like the medical
and legal profession. Accurate and timely completion of your projects will usually
result in repeat business. Your clients will generally come back to you when
they feel comfortable with you and your service standard.