Transcriptionists who work for journalists enjoy their work, because many times they get to transcribe the words of interesting celebrities. After all, who would pay money to transcribe audio that didn't have some kind of value? There are many different types of media transcription ranging from legal to medical to entertainment content, but the most worthwhile and captivating involves famous people you already know. Regardless of whatever the pay maybe, one of the most rewarding pay-offs is transcribing material such as celebrity interviews that are fun or intriguing.
There is a certain thrill that anyone gets, when they read something in a publication in which they were involved behind the scenes. Telling friends and colleagues that you helped put a story together can give you a sense of pride and accomplishment that is not found in an ordinary job. Even if you weren't present at the interview, you can still say the story relied on your work.
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Another reason why transcriptionists enjoy working with journalists is that it's a way to get paid for learning. Journalism usually involves uncovering new information that has not been published before. Many times media transcription comprises interviews that must be condensed or summarized. The transcriptionist plays an important role in supplying the building blocks of knowledge for a story, which he or she can learn from as well. Interviews with politicians, business leaders, authors, and entertainers can be a revealing experience that uncovers compelling knowledge.
Imagine that your job is to transcribe the words of a famous rock star-like Paul McCartney from a recorded interview. You can gain a lot of credibility in the transcription and media industries if you are involved in media transcription of that magnitude, since the publication will likely only work with someone who has a strong sense of accuracy. Once you have transcribed several high profile interviews, your resume begins to make you look like a superstar yourself. By developing a reputation with journalists, your work as a transcriptionist can ultimately lead to a career in the media.