We hear a lot about professional development and skill enhancement in different professions, but transcribers often wonder what they can do to broaden their offering to clients. Obviously, as a transcriber, you transcribe an audio file as per the client instructions and return it. Simple, yes? Yes, it is… However, what do you do if…
Almost there! The Advanced course really gets into the nitty-gritty of being a professional transcriber. We cover working as a subcontractor, how to calculate rates, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. We will show you how to create a ‘terms and charges’ letter and invoicing terms.
We show you how to use advanced functions of Word like Styles and how to work with NVivo templates. From an audio content, we really ramp it up with diverse accents, background noise, multi-voice files and how to prepare verbatim transcripts.
Coming soon, is an extension course for those wishing to really fine-tune their skills, or for transcribers who already work in the industry but want to extend their skills.
The Advanced modules comprises of 10 lessons. These are just some of the topics covered in this module:
- Transcript readability
- Colons and semi-colons
- Systems documentation
- Finding your “North Star.”
- More diverse accents
- More dictated instructions
- “Stitching” audio files into one transcript
- Interpreter-led interviews
- Record of interview template
- Workflow software
- Difficult multi-voice audio
- Focus group template
- Transcribing focus groups
- Tips for clients
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