What does a transcriptionist do and can you do it at home? Transcriptionists take audio and type it up. There are many reasons people hire transcriptionists. There are medical transcriptionists, legal transcriptionists, and general ones. In order to do this job, it helps to be specialised in a specific field. Medical transcription, for instance, requires an understanding of many medical terms. The same applies to legal transcription.
How are transcriptionists paid?
Most customers will pay you by word or by page. If you work for an individual you’ll make more money than if you work for an agency although transcription agencies will probably be able to offer you more work.
Here’s a useful article that looks more closely at the subject of Becoming a Freelance Transcriptionist.