Tips for Starting Work as a Transcriptionist for GMR Transcription

Tips for Starting Work as a Transcriptionist for GMR Transcription
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


Are you looking for a flexible work-at-home job that does not involve making sales calls? If so, becoming a transcriptionist with GMR Transcription is something you should think about.

Transcription is one of the work at home opportunities that anyone can easily get started with. The opportunity is viable either as a side job or even a full-time job. Whether you’ve been laid off or are looking for an easy way of making money, transcription is an excellent choice.

GMR Transcription: A Fact Check

We are one of the leading transcription companies that offer freelance work at home opportunities. Our company is headquartered in Tustin, CA but hires transcriptionists from all over the United States.

You do not need any prior experience to join our team. If you have a keen listening ear and an excellent understanding of the English language, you are a good candidate for a transcription job.

The freedom of working from home is an advantage to many people. The flexibility of working when you want and determining your income are the two main reasons why most people love online transcription jobs.

Read on for four tips that will help you get started with working with GMR Transcription as a freelance transcriptionist.

1. Get the Right Equipment

As is the case with any business, you will need some equipment to get started with transcription. Luckily, you may already have the equipment at home.

First off, you need a good computer with MS Word. The computer should have a high-speed internet connection as you would need to download transcription files from the GMR website. Some of the files can be quite large and you do not want them to take ages to download.

Apart from a computer, you need a good set of headphones. We recommend over-the-ear headphones. They are the best for noise canceling and eliminating misheard words. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on them, you can find some relatively inexpensive ones on Amazon.

The last piece of equipment you’ll want is a foot pedal. This is not required but is highly recommended. It plugs into your computer and allows you to control the audio without using your hands. This will increase your productivity and as a result, increase the size of your paycheck.

2. Improve Your Typing Speed

With the equipment ready, it’s time to work on your skills. Transcribing is all about listening and typing whatever you hear from an audio or video file. You should have fast typing speeds to work quickly. Remember, you will be listening to a file, pausing it, and typing what you have heard, before repeating the process. This is why you need to improve your typing speed.

There are many online resources that you can use to improve your typing speed. Check the free typing lessons at The lessons will not only help you improve your typing speed but also accuracy.

3. Learn About Transcription

The next step is to learn about how transcription is done. Do not take a lot of time here. Most companies that hire work at home transcriptionists have their own content formatting styles that are easy to follow.

With GMR Transcription, you do not need to have any experience in transcription to join the team. However, having an idea of what you will be expected to do can make your transition to the work at home opportunity easier.

Although not required, you can get training from a transcription course online. The training will equip you with the skills you need to become a successful transcriptionist. However, completing one of these courses does not guarantee that GMR Transcription will hire you. You would still need to transcribe a test file and pass it (based on accuracy and style formatting).

4. Apply to Work with GMR Transcription

Finally, take the leap and apply for a job with GMR Transcription. GMR offers various types of transcription jobs, from general to business transcription, legal to academic transcription. When you join the GMR team, you will have the freedom to work from anywhere, at any time, and to determine your income.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.