Online Transcription Practice – Simple Tips You Should Know
If you want to be successful in your transcription work, it is important to continue to practice your transcription skills even as after you have completed your training. There are three main factors that can influence the money going into your pocket. These include how fast you type, how clear the tape is that you are transcribing and the speed that the person is speaking. The last two factors you really don’t have a lot of control over. You can control your speed so in our discussion today, we will talk about some online transcription practice tips that you can use to increase your speed.
Let me give you some examples of things that you are able to find online. There are free sites that you can sign up with that offer sound files that have been recorded at different speeds. Practice typing with these sound files. It is simple to use and basically all you have to do is to listen and start typing.
Another option that you have is to actually purchase transcription tapes. These online transcription practice tapes will help you to continue to build your experience and transcription skills. They will give you more practice working with actual cases as well as helping you to increase your typing and listening abilities.
When you practice with tapes, it will increase your vocabulary as well as your ability to listen and hear various accents and dialects. The more you practice, the greater you will be able to increase your confidence not only in yourself but in your ability to handle whatever is assigned or given to you to transcribe.
Shop around and see what is available in the way of practice tapes. Make sure that some type of answer key comes with the tapes. You just want to make sure that you don’t use the answer key too quickly. If there is something that you cannot understand, listen to it 2 or 3 times before you go to the answer key.
We have gone over some ways that you can practice improving your online transcription skills. Just remember to look and see both what is available online and what you can order and practice at home. Practicing either way will improve your skills and in the long run provide you with more money and more opportunities.