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How to Become a Legal Transcriptionist at TranscribeMe

How to Become a Legal Transcriptionist at TranscribeMe

Working as a Legal Transcriptionist from home can be a rewarding career. It brings opportunities to acquire essential skills, pursue education and training, and strategically position yourself in the remote job market.

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How to Become a Legal Transcriptionist at TranscribeMe

What Does It Take to Become a Legal Transcriptionist From Home with TranscribeMe?

How to Become a Legal Transcriptionist at TranscribeMe

Essential Skills, Training, and Tools

When you are first starting, you work on honing crucial skills such as accurate typing, proficient listening, and gaining familiarity with legal terminology. Taking specialized legal transcriptionist training programs can boost your credibility.

Working as a legal transcriptionist with TranscribeMe requires that you are at least 18 years of age, have a computer with the latest Chrome browser, a stable internet connection, and a PayPal account (so that you can be paid). Because you will be working from home, it’s recommended that you set up a well-equipped office.

Steps to Apply & What to Expect

We set high standards for the quality of our transcription services and boast a 98%+ accuracy rate. Here are the steps to become a part of the TranscribeMe Legal Transcription Team:


To become an official member of the team, all transcriptionists must first pass our general entrance exam.

After passing the general exam, you can then download our legal style guides and study them closely to prepare to take the legal team entrance exam.

After passing the legal team exam, you’ll be admitted to the legal team for a probationary period.

After passing your probationary period, you’ll be officially on the legal transcription team. The legal team exam must be taken every 12 months to renew. Sign up to become a Legal Transcriptionist today! - legal Transcriptionist

Excel as a Legal Transcriptionist from Home

In general, continuous improvement is key to achieving and sustaining legal transcriptionist jobs from home. Seek feedback on your work, stay updated on industry best practices, and consider additional training to refine your legal transcription abilities.

By consistently applying these strategies and leveraging the right platforms, you can establish a rewarding career as a legal transcriptionist, enjoying the flexibility and convenience of working from home.

The Legal Transcriptionist Training You’ll Receive through TranscribeMe

Learning Legal Terminology, Techniques, and More

It can be very rewarding to become a legal transcriptionist. The training for this role is designed to equip you with the essential skills for success in your work.

TranscribeMe will teach you legal terminology, transcription techniques, and document formatting after you’ve passed your general exam.

In this job, you will have to meet the ethical considerations and confidentiality requirements of our clients. Alongside this, you will need to develop an understanding of legal industry regulations and our transcription platform.

Educational Requirements and Resources

Of course, proofreading and editing skills are very important. While we do not hire based on your typing speed, the faster you can type, the more you can earn.

We do not have any education requirements for you to join our team, and we offer resources for you to learn and improve. We provide you with our legal style guides, entrance and advancement exams, peer reviews, and access to our community forum.

It’s important to understand that this is a great stepping-stone opportunity to prepare yourself to be able to obtain official Legal Transcriptionist certification if you choose to later in your career.

Legal Transcriptionist Jobs

What Kind of Work to Expect at TranscribeMe

As a member of our legal transcription team, you will listen to audio clips called “jobs” that are anywhere from a few minutes to an hour long and accurately type out everything that is said. As mentioned, while we don’t have typing speed requirements, it’s recommended that you work as quickly as you can (while maintaining quality) so that you earn as much as possible.

As a transcriber, you get to work from home, wherever and whenever you want! There is no limit to how much work you can do.

We are proud to offer you the highest pay in the industry with starting transcriptionists, for general transcription, earning $15-$22 per audio hour. After receiving additional training, you can work to join the legal transcriptionist team where you can earn roughly the equivalent of $36-40 per audio hour.

How to Become a Legal Transcriptionist at TranscribeMe

Work Flexibility of a Legal Transcriptionist – From Actual Transcriptionists at TranscribeMe!

As an Independent Contractor you can work from home when you want, so your work-life balance and location can fit your schedule!

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Legal Transcription FAQs

What is a legal transcriptionist?

A Legal Transcriptionist is a professional who transcribes spoken or recorded legal proceedings into written documents. This role requires a keen understanding of legal terminology, excellent listening skills, and the ability to accurately transcribe audio content related to legal matters.

What does a legal transcriptionist do?

Legal Transcriptionists listen to audio recordings of legal proceedings, such as court hearings or depositions, and convert the spoken words into written form. They ensure accuracy in documenting legal terminology, proceedings, and maintain confidentiality. This crucial role plays a significant part in creating accurate and reliable legal records.

What's the difference between a legal transcriptionist and a stenographer?

While both Legal Transcriptionists and Stenographers deal with transcribing spoken words into written form, the key difference lies in the method. Stenographers use shorthand or stenotype machines in real-time, capturing spoken words symbolically. In contrast, Legal Transcriptionists work with pre-recorded audio, transcribing and formatting legal content accurately.

What's the difference between a legal transcriptionist and a court reporter?

Legal transcriptionists are responsible for taking pre-recorded conversations and producing well-written, error-free transcriptions. Because they are working from a recording, a legal transcriptionist has the time to ensure high-quality writing. On the other hand, court reporters take notes of live conversations happening in courtrooms.

Why is legal transcription a great career?

Legal transcription offers a rewarding career path for individuals seeking flexibility and the opportunity to work from home. It allows professionals to acquire essential legal skills, pursue training, and strategically position themselves in the remote job market.

The demand for accurate legal documentation ensures a steady need for skilled legal transcriptionists.

How much do legal transcriptionists make?

The salary of legal transcriptionists can vary based on factors such as experience and skill level. We offer the industry’s highest pay, with starting general transcriptionists earning $15-$22 per audio hour, and members of special teams earning roughly the equivalent of $36-40 per audio hour.

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