Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Is Voice Recognition Replacing Transcription and Transcribers?

Some doctors and medical institutions are using voice recognition systems and electronic medical records but there is still plenty of work in medical transcription.

Voice recognition technology is not completely accurate and definitely not accurate enough for transcription. This creates additional positions for medical editors. Some of the transcribing jobs turn into transcription editing jobs.

Many doctors and business owners don’t want to take the time to learn and train the voice recognition software.

Automatic voice recognition software doesn’t work if there is more than one voice which means that voice recognition software won’t work to transcribe interviews and group recordings.

In addition to medical transcription jobs, there is also plenty of work for general and business transcription.

Find out more information about how to become a transcriptionist and get transcription work from home.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Searching For Transcription Jobs Online

Transcription work from home is expected to continue to grow over
the next 10 years and plenty of jobs are available.

By transcribing audio recordings and converting audio files into
written documents, transcriptionists help businesses and
organizations with the efficient handling of information, files and

Transcriptionists are known by various titles, including transcribers,
audio transcribers, audio transcriptionists, MTs, LTs, GTs,
transcription services, transcription companies, word processors,
typists, data entry processor, electronic data processors, and
keypunch technicians.

When doing searches online through search engines, you’re using
databases. Search engines search enormous databases of Web
pages, using titles, keywords or text.

You can maximize the potential of search engines by learning how
they work and how to use them quickly and effectively. Check out
the advanced search options. If you’re not familiar with them, look
for tutorials on how to do internet research. Check the "Help"
function of the particular search engine you're using, since they are
all a little different.

Using targeted keywords will give you the best results for your
online searches. Submitting one or two keywords per search is not
enough for an effective query. Using three or four carefully chosen
keywords, preferably nouns, will yield better search results. For
example, if you’re looking for “transcription” or “transcribing,” you’ll
get general information. If you’re looking for general transcription
jobs, interview transcription jobs, or focus group transcription, you’ll
get more targeted results. For even more targeted results, use
“quotes” at the beginning and end of your key phrase.

I compiled a listing of keywords from job descriptions. Use those
keywords when searching for the kind of transcription work you want
to do.

The variations of keywords are important. You might get different
search results when searching for “interview transcription,” “interview
transcriber,” or “interview transcript job.”

Job postings may mention specific job titles that indicate the type
of transcription work such as general transcriptionist, medical
transcriptionist, legal transcriptionist, English transcriptionist and
Spanish transcriptionist.

Or they may refer to the type of transcription work such as general
transcription work, medical transcription work and legal transcription

The term “transcriptionist jobs” often includes contract work,
freelance transcription, and part-time and full-time transcription work
from home. Search Google for general transcription jobs, medical
transcription jobs or legal transcription jobs, depending on the type
of transcription job you’re looking for.

Some transcription job postings mention the qualifications in the job
title. Examples include professional transcriber, transcriber with
financial transcription experience, transcriptionist with legal
experience, pathology medical transcriptionist, oncology
transcriptionist, English transcription, Spanish transcription, and
Italian transcription.

Some job postings are specific to the type of transcription work
they want you to do such as transcribe interviews, transcription of an
interview, transcriptions of audio MP3 interviews, transcribe MP3,
transcribe audio content, transcription of training audio, audio
transcription of training class, transcribing digital tape recordings
from meetings, transcription of market research phone interviews,
transcribe a website video, transcripts from video, transcribe radio
shows, transcription from iPhone voice memo audio files, transcribe
medical recordings, on-call transcriber needed for periodic overflow
work, and transcribe English speech files.

Internet research skills will come in very handy to research terms
you’ll encounter during transcription. Good luck in your search for
transcription jobs from home!

Find out more information about how to become a transcriptionist.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What Is The Difference Between Transcription And Translation And Replication?

When doing a Google search for transcription, I was looking for information about transcription work. I was wondering why I was sometimes getting search results about DNA.

I didn’t realize that transcription had several meanings. To me, transcription means typing what’s recorded.

To confuse me even more, some people were asking what the difference was between “transcription” and “translation.” I thought everyone knew that transcription work involves typing from a recording and translation work means translating from one language to another.

After doing some research, I found out that there are other meanings which explained the search results.

I don’t want to get too technical here, so here’s a simple explanation.

RNA transcription is the process of DNA being read and RNA being made based on a particular DNA strand. It involves the production of an mRNA molecule. The process starts after the two strands of a DNA molecule separate and then one of the strands becomes a pattern for an mRNA molecule. The individual molecular strands then link together to form a strand of mRNA. RNA transcription is the production or synthesis of RNA encoded by DNA. So DNA sequences are read to produce mRNA transcripts.

DNA replication is the process by which one double helix of DNA is duplicated into two identical double helices which are also identical to the mother DNA.

Translation is taking the RNA just made and using it to make a protein. Translation takes place after transcription of the genetic code into mRNA has been started. Translation refers to protein synthesis, in which proteins are made by reading the sequence information after the mature and processed mRNA by a ribosome.

To me, transcription still refers to transcribing from a recording. But I thought you might want to find out why you’re getting some DNA information when doing research about transcription.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

FTP Software for General Transcription Work from Home

People often ask me how to use FTP software and what FTP software to use for general transcription jobs from home

To get audio files delivered, many transcriptionists use FTP software.

Here as some FREE FTP programs:
Go to some of the free legitimate download sites like
to download FTP software such as Filezilla (FREE), FTP Commander (FREE) Or SmartFTP (FREE).

You can find additional FTP programs at: (WSFTP Home version)

FTP Tutorials

Video tutorial for Filezilla, free FTP software

To find additional video tutorials for specific FTP programs, go to you tube, and search for “FTP tutorials"

More tutorials:
You can find ftp tutorials at the site below.

Below is a tutorial with screen pictures for FileZila

Tutorials for SmartFTP at

See more information and ftp tutorials at

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