Can I ask questions? Of course! This mini-course contains built-in opportunities to interact and ask questions.
What if I've never done transcription before? We recommend enrolling in our basic mini-course, Transcription Foundations, first -- that way you can learn the basics about general transcription. You'll have an opportunity to enroll in this mini-course at the end of Transcription Foundations.
Is this a free trial? No. This free mini-course is not training, nor is it a sneak peek into our full course content. It's an overview of the industry along with foundational information to help you in your decision on whether or not to pursue it for yourself. This mini-course will not prepare you to work as a legal transcriptionist.
How many lessons are there? Four lessons over four days.
How are the lessons delivered? All of the lessons are delivered via email.
Do I have to do the full training at the end? Of course not! No one will force you to enroll in the full training.
General Transcription: Theory and Practice™ is a comprehensive training course that implements multimedia content with online learning tools to effectively prepare students to master the art of transcribing audio or video into text documents for clients in a multitude of industries (other
than medical and legal).
The course is divided into six modules, with each module building upon the
skills learned and mastered in the preceding module. There are over 60 audio/
video practice dictation files in the course.
Upon completion of Module 1, students will have an understanding and appreciation for what
general transcription is and is not and the skills needed to master the art of transcription.
In Module II, we expand upon the skills learned in Module 1 and focus on the correct usage of punctuation, spelling, and critical thinking skills required to become an effective and proficient transcriptionist.
Within Module 3, learn how to use resources to gain efficiency and speed. Time Coding for video production is also taught in this module.
Module 4 dives into practice on real-world audio and video dictations. There are seven practice levels, beginning with easier dictation files and moving through to more difficult transcription exercises as the student progresses through each level.
Each dictation includes a corresponding answer key.
Module 5 includes step-by-step guidance to setting up a home-based transcriptionist business, finding freelance work, and includes extensive resources for finding work with larger transcription companies.
Upon successful completion of General Transcription: Theory and Practice™, students are invited to take the final exam. The final exam is graded by a human being and valuable feedback will be provided to the student concerning any areas that may need further study. Upon passing the exam, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion. Students may take or retake the test as many times as necessary to be awarded a certificate. Certificates are not automatically awarded. The student must demonstrate proficiency in all subject matter covered in the course in order to
receive a certificate.
Although the course is available online 24/7 and is self-paced, students should be prepared to spend at least two months to four months to complete the course. Completion time may vary depending on personal schedules and the amount of time available to study and practice. Students receive lifetime access to the course content, the support forum, and all updates to the course curriculum.