Skills Learned As A Transcriber That Can be Transferred Into The Real World

Skills Learned as a Transcriber That can be Transferred into the Real World

Being a transcriber requires accuracy, speed and efficiency but we rarely talk about what transcription gives you back in return as a transcriber.  Being a transcriber doesn’t only give you the power to spot every spelling mistake within a four-mile radius but also a host of other really useful transferrable skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life.

In this blog, we shall be looking at transferrable skills that I believe as a transcriber will be useful to you in the real world.

Grow in Confidence

Grow in Confidence

We all suffer with drops of confidence from time to time and having faith in your skills is invaluable. Having confidence in yourself and skills is no doubt one of the most important requisites to living a successful and fulfilled life both personally and professionally. Sadly, it is perhaps one of the hardest crafts to master. With every transcript a transcriber becomes more confident in their ability to do a good job. As a transcriber myself, I have learned that transcription comes with accuracy and commitment obligation which in the long run gets translated into life after continuous practice.

An Eye or Error

Eye For Error

Having been a transcriber for over a decade, I have found I am constantly spotting spelling and grammar mistakes everywhere. Spending your days being paid to produce accurately-written transcripts turn the world into a never-ending game of Where’s Wally? But in the case of transcription, where’s Wally is replaced by incorrect use of commas, and possible grammatical errors. As much as some people may find this an arrogant skill, it is very useful and one that will ensure your grammar is as close to accurate as possible.

Become an Encyclopedic for Eclectic Knowledge

Become an Encyclopedic for Eclectic Knowledge

As a transcriptionist you never know what to expect from your day-to-day work as a transcriber. One of the best things about working in this industry is the bizarre miscellanea of information we get to pick up as a result. You get a wide range of information available to you and if you are curious, you could dig deeper and find out more. Exposure is a fantastic trait of the trade as well as a fun.


There is a whole slew of skills whether minor or major that could be gained from being a transcriber. I like to consider this area of work as a free educator.

That’s it for this blog, I do hope it was helpful in your quest to becoming a transcriber. Contact us for any questions or comments you may have.

Remember, always be kind, try to stay positive and learn to unwind

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