Freelance Transcription

In simple terms, Transcription is the rendering of recorded speech into written form. A transcriptionist typically listens to audio files types it into a word processing program. Transcription can be of several types. Medical, Legal, Speeches, Discussion and Focus groups. Medical Transcription is the most popular. Usually, the information is recorded either into tape or onto digital voice processing systems. The process of medical transcription is transferring this information using word processing. One of the popular work at home opportunities include companies who hire freelance transcriptionists. Applicants are sent an audio file which they have to transcribe and submit. The quality of the transcribed file is then assessed. If you are accepted, you begin to get assignments and are paid per audio hour transcribed.

Outsec (worldwide)

OutSec is always looking for people who want the flexibility of working from home on their own PCs. If you have a computer with Windows XP, Internet Explorer or other suitable browser, Word 2002, internet connection, sound card and are technically competent then you can start transcribing work for OutSec. You will need to provide your own headphones and transcription equipment including software, foot pedal and headphones . They are interested in applications from all parts of the world but you should possess a minimum 24 months experience in at least one of our specialist sectors to be eligible. There are other requirements too.

Tigerfish (US only)

If you are a quick typist with a good ear for language and a strong sense of written English, transcribing for Tigerfish can be a way to earn money while working at home (or on the road) with a flexible schedule. Tigerfish has been in business since 1989. While they demand the highest quality of work from our transcribers, they are known for friendliness and flexibility concerning their needs. ORBAY Computers the place to source the latest laptops, netbooks, notebooks, desktop computer systems, peripherals, components and software from top manufacturers at the lowest prices on the Internet.


Keystrokes has been in business since 1997. The company is made up of a highly-qualified management team and employs the most accurate and productive transcriptionists in the business. They hire only the best transcriptionists and require 3 years of verifiable medical transcription experience and a proven track record of 98% or better accuracy.

Administrative Advantage

Administrative Advantage is a female-owned and operated business that began providing transcription services and administrative assistance in 1994. Now specializing in medical transcription, Administrative Advantage offers quality transcription services in all specialties with dependable turnaround. The requirements for all the positions are: Word, wavplayer/foot pedal and highspeed internet (512MB RAM or higher is recommended). A strong work ethic and excellent communication skills are required.  US Residents only.