Work From Home Transcription

Work From Home Transcription

Transcription work from home jobs are a very sought after way to make money from home. There are a lot of scams out there but if you are looking for a real work from home transcription job then 3Play Media is a great company to apply with.

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What is Transcription?

Transcription is a career where you are transferring some type of file from an audio file to a typed file. It is used in a variety of fields such as transcribing medical notes from a doctor or legal recordings from a legal proceeding or even something as simple as transcribing notes from a corporate meeting or conference call.

In order to be good at transcription you need to be both an accurate and fast typist. There are some companies that hire people without experience but many of the companies look for people who have previous transcription in-office experience or previous training before hiring for work from home transcription positions.

You can check out other companies on our transcription work from home jobs blog post. There are over 100 companies listed there. If you have no previous transcription experience and are interested in learning be sure to check out  Transcribe Anywhere.  They are the only online transcription course I recommend because there are so many out there that are scams or have poor reviews. They offer a free mini-course for those interested. They also have a legal transcription free mini-course for those interested in specializing in that, it is even higher in demand.

Who is 3Play Media?

3Play Media provides closed captioning, transcription, and audio description services to make video accessibility easy. The company is based in Boston, MA and has been operating since 2007. They are considered a general transcription company as they do not specialize in medical or legal transcription.

Their services and products are used by more than 2,500 universities, companies, and government agencies across a wide range of industries. A few of their customers include Procter & Gamble, Time Warner Cable, MIT, Autodesk, the IRS, and the University of Wisconsin.

Why would companies want to use this service? Their website says

“Our captioning, transcription, and subtitling solutions increase the value of online video by making it accessible, usable, searchable, and SEO-friendly. Educational institutions and government agencies benefit by complying with accessibility laws; media & entertainment producers and distributors benefit by complying with FCC captioning rules; online video publishers benefit from better SEO, searchability, and user engagement; market researchers and video producers gain productivity through video search, clipping, and editing tools.”

What Do I Need to Have for This Work From Home Transcription Job?

This information is directly from their website:

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent command of English usage, grammar, and punctuation
  • Experience with computer word processing
  • Typing ability of at least 75 wpm
  • Proficiency with internet research and reference resources
  • Ability to manage projects and work independently
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel or spreadsheet applications
  • Strong technical proficiency with computers and computer applications

Computer Requirements

  • PC or Mac
  • Minimum 2.0GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 5GB available disk space
  • High speed internet connection with a minimum of 10 Mbps download speed for optimal performance (you can test your connection at a site like
  • Regular access to email

How Do I Get Hired With 3Play Media?

Currently the company is hiring for both English and Spanish transcription positions but check their job site for information on what current openings are. If you meet the requirements above and are interested in applying you can apply on the same job site. Part of the application process will include a proficiency test to demonstrate your skills.

All positions for work from home transcription contractors are remote meaning you can work anywhere and the pay range is $10-$30 per hour based on your efficiency. That means the faster you are, the more money you make. As a contractor you would get to decide how much you work each week. You accept projects you want based on your availability for the week. Once you have accepted a project make sure you complete it by the deadline however.

You can also work whatever hours during the day you want that work for your specific schedule. No signing up for shifts or anything. This is one reason why transcription is a great option for stay at home moms who need to have flexibility working around their family’s schedule.

Doesn’t sound like a good fit for you? Be sure to check out our list of over 200 work at home companies that offer a variety of other options.

Alaina Forbes

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