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Transcription Work From Home - Quick Tate

Postby tam2005 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:08 am

Who we are:
We transcribe voicemail messages, memos, letters and other documents. The voicemail message files average 1-2 minutes in length, while the other recordings are typically longer.

What we require:
1. Accurate spelling and punctuation
2. Typists that know how to follow instructions
3. Typists that can listen to voice files and accurately type what they hear
4. Speed. You don’t haven’t to be the fastest typist, but you can’t be too slow either.

How to get started to determine if you qualify for the job:

The following must be done in order.

1. Apply for the job and tell us a little bit about yourself.

2. Create your typist account.
In the Phone Number field, type ODESK.

When you create your typist account, you are agreeing to abide by our strict confidentiality requirements and code of ethics. [If you have already created a typist account, you should log in and write "ODESK" in the Phone Number field].

3. Then, carefully review and study the Typist Guidelines (twice):

4. Next, create a Yahoo Messenger account in the following format:
a. If you are in the US, your Yahoo name must start with OD and contain your time zone, then your name. For example: OD_EST_bill_smith.

b. If you are outside the US, insert your country name instead of time zone. For example, (if you lived in India): OD_IND_bill_smith.

NOTE: Do not contact us on Yahoo Messenger until you have been hired.

5. Then, go to and answer each question, and fill out the form completely. This form should not be filled out until after you have created your typist account and your new Yahoo Messenger account. Click on the voice files and type all 4 of them in the space provided. Time yourself. Then enter how long it took, and be honest! Make sure you follow the instructions from the Guidelines. You must use Firefox or Safari browser.

6. If we like the quality of your work, and your ability to follow instructions you will receive a notice that you have been hired. Even after you are hired, you may only work during the specific work times we tell you on oDesk that you can work. For example, if we say we need you Monday-Friday from 8:00-16:00, then you cannot work any other time, and you should not bill us for any other time. All reference to “time” is in US Central Standard Time (CST).

7. If we do not like the quality of your work, or you did not follow directions, you will not receive an email from us, but you will receive a “reject” notice through oDesk.

8. Throughout the day we will activate typist accounts. It will be your responsibility to check to see if your test account is active.

9. Once you have been hired, add the following contacts to Yahoo Messenger: idictate3, and idictate. Your first point of contact will be idictate3. Again, do NOT add Yahoo Messenger contacts until you are hired.

10. Be sure to keep Yahoo Messenger open at all times while you are working.

11. Again, assuming you get hired, this does not mean that you can work any time you want. You may only work during the specific hours we tell you. And be sure to sign in on oDesk, otherwise you won’t be paid.

12. If you receive a Yahoo Messenger request to log in, you must first make sure that you received instructions to work via oDesk. Note that we are prepared to modify the weekly hours as necessary. Also, when you take breaks, be sure to sign off.

13. When you are given permission to work you will log in to Make sure you follow the instructions from the Guidelines and on the screen (regarding # of words to type, what to do if the voice is in a different different language, etc.).
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