Transcription and Data Entry Companies
While we believe that all links and companies below are legitimate, you have the responsibility to do your due diligence and research any company you wish to apply to or work for or with. Also, while these companies are believed to hire or contract with individuals who work at home, we cannot guarantee that they are hiring at this time or that they will provide an offer of employment or work.
Transcription and data entry companies who hire at-home workers typically hire independent contractors. If any of the companies listed below hire as employees, it will be noted, otherwise assume you would be considered an independent contractor.
Note: We are always updating our list. So please check back often for updates.
1-888-Type-It-Up: General transcription. To apply, from the link provided there is information and a detailed application form. They only hire in the US. Currently, pay is stated to be $36-$180 per audio hour, and that they strive to pay $1-2 per audio minute or higher when possible.
A Transcription Services 2000, Inc. General, legal, and financial transcription. Fast turn around time. To apply, from the link provided, go to the “Contact Us” section, scroll down to the bottom of the page for a link for those seeking employment.
Accutran Global: Accutran contracts with transcribers, realtime stenographers and voicewriters. Their work is very time sensitive and the majority of the work will be available during typical business hours and will need to be done immediately. At the time of this writing, pay is per word and starts at $0.005 per word for transcription, in US dollars. They hire in the US and Canada, and from the link provided, scroll down and click where indicated for more information on working with them, and you will be asked to indicate whether you are in US or Canada and then provided with details.
Adept Word Management, Inc.: General and medical. Follow the instructions provided on their website for submitting an email with your resume and application.
Advanced Transcription Inc.: Medical transcription. 2+ years of experience are required, proficiency in MS Word, and must own or have access to MS Word 2003. Send your resume to the email address on their website.
Alice Darling Secretarial Services: General and legal transcrition. On-site or at home.
All Professionals Litigation Support Team: Legal transcription. From their website: “You must also be a notary public in your home state, be a certified member in good standing of the AAERT and/or IAPRT, and be a citizen of the United States.” FTP software is required, and you must have WordPerfect (NOT Microsoft Word). An assessment test is provided and a sample transcript when you apply. Additional note from their website to make sure to be aware of before applying: “We may utilize information obtained from MySpace, Facebook, Google, or any other public source of information, in our determination of your suitability for the preparation of highly confidential court records and other documents.” See their website for complete information and application.
Allegis Communications, Inc.: Allegis works with insurance companies, and the main type of transcription will be recorded statements. Insurance and/or legal transcription experience is required. The application for employment is available on this link, which will also indicate whether or not they are currently hiring.
American High-Tech Transcription: Transcription for law enforcement agencies, law firms, and businesses. Applicants must undergo an FBI and state police fingerprint criminal background check, at your own expense. Positions only available to those in the US.
Amphion Medical Solutions: Medical transcription. Experience required – per their website: “At least two years’ hospital inpatient experience transcribing the “Basic Four” or at least two years’ clinic experience transcribing all specialties (>4 specialties) in addition to any formal training.” An assessment is provided and can be started on that same web page. Make sure to check the browser requirements before beginning the assessment. See the web page for very specific criteria and requirements, as well as the application process. They hire in the US only and as employees, not independent contractors.
Applied Medical Services: Now Fast Chart Medical Transcription. Qualified Independent Contractors must have at least two years of full-time medical transcription experience in a clinical or hospital setting.
AV Tranz: AV Tranz is now owned by eScribers. Legal transcription, which requires very fast turnaround time. Check their website career section to determine if they are hiring, for a list of qualification and for the email address to submit your resume.
Axion Data Services: Data Entry, hires at-home workers, watch their website for available openings. Of Note: There is a notice on their website regarding a fraud issue with an individual claiming to be with their company and requesting money. Do NOT provide any money to anyone and check the link provided for complete details on this scam and where to report it.
Babbletype: General market research transcription such as focus groups and interviews. With Babbletype, if you are invited to be part of their team, each day you can indicate if you are available for work and how much work you can do by the next day (work is sent at 6 PM EST and you have until 4 PM EST the next day to complete it). Pay for English-speaking transcription is $.40-80 per audio minute, at the time of this writing. They also have opportunities for non-Native English transcription, proofreading, and translating. See the website for complete details and application process.
CambridgeTranscriptions: Legal and business transcription, they hire for on-site and at-home positions. Refer to their website for details, a phone number and the email address to obtain more information.
CaptionColorado: Hires captioners (as in “closed caption” on TV), see their website for complete information and application. If you click on the “Captioning Careers” link, you will find FAQs and a lot of information regarding their equipment requirements, etc.
CastingWords: CastingWords provides general transcription services. They post their available transcription jobs on their site, The CastingWords Workshop and also through Amazon Mechanical Turk. You can click on the link on their information page to register at their Workshop, and you will register using your Facebook account, although the small print states that you aren’t required to have one. CastingWords uses crowdsourcing for their transcription, in other words, you will be doing just very small segments of an audio. They have a style guide that must be followed, and a sample transcript. Make sure to review both carefully. The pay may seem low, but they offer bonuses as well, so take that into consideration.
Chromolume Transcription: General and legal transcription. Refer to their website for the email address to submit your resume and interest in employment.
CLK Transcription: Medical and general. Family-owned business in the US. At the time of this writing, their “Contact Us” page indicated if you are a transcriptionist, to send an email to the email address they provide expressing your interest.
CMR Transcription Services: Business and medical transcription, CMR has a lot of corporate/financial clients and has a quick turnaround time requirement for their financial transcription. If interested in applying, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; however, check their website to see if there is information regarding open positions.
Command Health: Medical transcription. Must be US based and have a minimum of two or more years of medical transcription experience. See their website for complete details and the application process.
CyberDictate: General, legal, financial, and medical transcription. CyberDictate hires only in the US. Check their website on the link provided to see if they are hiring and for what position. For legal transcription, legal experience is required and qualifications and required equipment/software is clearly listed on their website.
Daily Transcription: General transcription, academic, corporate, closed captions, legal, and others. From the link provided, click on the “Careers” icon for more information and an application form to apply.
Dion Data Solutions: Hires only in the US. Their website provides information on requirements and how to apply.
eTranscription Solutions: General and legal. Use of the Start/Stop equipment and software is required, and would be a purchase if you don’t already own that software. The website has specific criteria, experience is required, and there is a link for submitting a request for employment.
e-Typist: Legal transcription. Must have current versions of Word and Word Perfect, and a minimum of three years of legal transcription required.
Expedict: General transcription. See website for specific criteria, experience is required. An email address is provided on their website for expressing interest in employment. Make sure to read over the application requirements before sending your email, they are helpful in letting you know what they are looking for and what will get your email ignored.
Fast Chart: Formerly Applied Medical Services. Medical Transcription, qualified Independent Contractors must have at least two years of full-time medical transcription experience in a clinical or hospital setting.
Focus Forward Transcription: General, Business, Medical, Multilingual. There is a link on the website to apply, experience is required. It is required to take 4 hours of audio a week, files are 30-120 minutes or longer, and the rate of pay is $.40-.65 per audio minute. Keep in mind that their turnaround time is usually fairly quick, so make sure you have time to meet their deadlines.
GetTranscribed: General transcription. This is a transcription company that states they work with transcribers as a team. Experience is not required, but is preferred, as is academic or professional background in writing and editing, and English must be your first and primary language. The pay is stated to be $.25 per audio minute. There are further instructions on the link provided, as well as an email address for submitting your information and expressing interest.
GMR: General and medical transcription. Hires in US only, experience is not required; however, your work must be excellent quality. They expect typists to do a minimum of four hours of audio each month, and state that they have more if you want more work. There are detailed instructions on their website regarding how to apply, as well as an FAQ section to review.
HEA-Employment.com: HEA-Employment is a site that assists people seeking jobs and they also hire at-home workers directly for a variety of jobs, including home typists, data entry professional, online customer service representatives (no phone involved, all emails, Skype and IM), online sales and marketing representatives, and job placement specialists and online recruiters. HEA-Employment is a site that lists jobs available from other job boards across the internet and you can search by job category, etc., however, make sure to review the job postings carefully, because they are not all work from home jobs. There is also a FEE to sign up for specific work at home jobs listings on this site. While there are companies that provide a great service for a fee to assist in finding work from home, Work at Home Resource Guide is not providing any recommendation one way or the other on the service provided by HEA-employment, so please review carefully before making any purchase.
To work for HEA-employment directly, refer to the link provided, which has information on job openings and how to apply.
HollywoodTranscriptions: General, entertainment, legal. Refer to their website for specific criteria, experience is not required. There is an application and questionnaire on their website, and you can upload your resume as well.
iDictate: General, legal, and medical transcription in English as well as multiple other languages. iDictate is also associated with Quicktate, and often transcriptionists currently working with Quicktate are offered open positions with iDictate when they become available.
JHTS: General, entertainment, medical. UK based and hires in the UK, and UK members of the team must be registered as self-employed. See their website for criteria and application information.
Landmark Associates: Academic, insurance, legal transcription. Experience is required. Typing tests and instructions are provided on the website for submitting for consideration for employment.
Lightstream Solutions: Medical transcription. Check their website to determine if they are hiring, and for the email address to submit an application.
Mass Transcription: General and legal, no medical. Applicants can submit their information through their website.
Mercedes Transcription: Formerly Oracle Transcription. Medical transcription, at least 3-4 years of acute care medical transcription experience required and 98% accuracy. Must be in the US. Full time and part time positions available. There is an online application form on the right side of the web page, and a phone number provided for any questions.
M*Model: Medical transcription. They require 1 year of experience, but do state that they will also consider graduates of an accredited certification program. See their website for complete details and application process.
Modern Day Scribe, LLC: General, legal, medical, entertainment, business, and data entry services. Use the contact us section to request information on employment.
Morningside Partners, LLC: News transcription and financial transcription only for at-home transcription. All other transcription is done on site at their local offices. A degree in English or journalism and three years experience is required for the news transcription position and both the news and financial transcriptions have strict deadline requirements.
Mulberry Studio: General transcription on-site and with at-home workers. Refer to criteria on their website, and an email address for providing resumes.
Neil Gross: General and legal transcription. Must be able to commit to at least five hours of audio per week and comply with turnaround times.
Net Transcriptions: Law enforcement and general transcription, English as well as bilingual. Law enforcement transcription experience is required and a full criminal background check will be required for individuals doing the law enforcement transcription. See the website for complete criteria and instructions for applying for employment.
NPJR: Medical transcription and coding. See their website for any available positions, required qualifications, and the process for applying.
Nuance Transcription Services: Medical transcription. Check their web page for information, as well as links to benefits and the application process.
On the Record Reporting and Transcription: Hires to work at home in the Austin, TX area ONLY. Training is in their office, usually 3-5 days and you must have a PC with WordPerfect already installed. Training time and the first job is paid by the hour, after that pay is $.70 per page, at the time of this writing. See their website for complete details, and for the email address and phone number for additional contact.
Orion Transcription: Medical transcription. Requires at least 2 years of experience. Must be located in the US.
Perfect Transcription: Medical transcription and editors. Requires a college diploma, at least 3 years prior medical transcription experience, and 2 years prior medical transcription in a given specialty. They have locations in US, Canada and Australia. See their website for complete requirements and job details, and available openings. Their toll free number is provided on that page for additional information and to request an application.
Phoenix MedCom Inc.: Medical transcription. A minimum of 3 years experience for acute care work is required, and 2 years experience transcribing for a specialty practice, clinic, surgery center., etc. Production environment experience is essential. Please review the criteria carefully on their website for the specific requirements and qualifications necessary. An assessment will be provided to confirm you are qualified. See the website for specifics and to begin the process.
Precyse: Medical transcription, coding, auditors, and other healthcare positions available on a remote basis. From the Careers page, you can either search by category, or you can also use their search field to search by location. Choose “Remote” to search all remote positions available. See this company’s listing under All Other Companies for additional positions they hire for.
Preferred Transcriptions: General, legal, medical. Requires 2 years of experience for medical, 1 year for legal and general. See their website for additional requirements and the email address to submit your resume.
Production Transcriptions: General transcription. A form is provided to complete if you are interested in employment. Experience is required with this company.
Quicktate: Quicktate is a service that transcribes audio notes dictated by their customers, (to do lists, or meeting notes, etc.) as well as voice mail messages that can be set up to go automatically to Quicktate to convert to text. Quicktate gives you the opportunity to log in 24/7 for work, assignments are then routed to as available. Experience is not required and Quicktate is a good way for new transcriptionists to get some experience. Of note: The software system that Quicktate uses (and provides to you, there is no charge) does not have the ability to use a foot pedal with it, it is all keyboard controlled.
REV: REV offers both transcription and translation services. According to their website, you can work from home, and also choose your own projects. Pay is weekly through PayPal. Application is through the link on their site, and take note of the style guide and sample template that they have on their application page; make sure to follow those guidelines. There was no information openly available regarding any location restrictions, or whether you need to be experienced.
Same Day Transcription: Business, legal, medical transcription. Complete the short form on their website to request additional information.
Say It Back: Entertainment transcription. Complete the short form on their website to request interest.
ScribeCare: Medical transcription. Their website does state that they hire medical transcriptionists, however, specific criteria is not indicated, experience is not listed as being a requirement. Use the contact us section for further information, as there is no link or email address specifically for applying for MT.
Scribes Transcription Services: General, legal, medical. Preference is given to Canadian applicants. Information is provided on the link for submitting resumes.
SpeakWrite: General and legal transcription, applications for both are not always being accepted, check the website to confirm if there are positions for general. They hire from the US and Canada. Legal transcription is required to have law office skills and experience. Pay is half-cent per word.
SpeechInk: SpeechInk uses Amazon Mechanical Turk to assign work. Pay is somewhat low, but it can provide experience if you are new to transcription, and feedback is provided to help you improve your skills. Make sure to review their guidelines and formats, it is extremely explicit. Experience is not required.
StenoMed Inc.: Medical transcription. Experience is not listed as a requirement, however, refer to the website for specific required qualifications. An online form is available and you can also email or fax your resume for consideration.
Superior Transcribing Service: Medical transcription. Per their website: “We prefer someone who can give us at least two years of experience transcribing multi-specialty medical reports or a graduate of a Medical Transcription Program. Experience in internal medicine, orthopedics, neurology, radiology, psychiatry, ophthalmology or dermatology.” See their website for complete details and the email address to submit a resume for consideration.
Talk2Type: Hire independent contractors who type a minimum of 75 wph, and they also have staff positions who type a minimum of 80 wph. You must have a working computer and a full-size cassette transcription machine. See their website for email address to submit your resume.
Task: General and legal transcription.
TEI: Medical, general, legal, law enforcement. Requires 2 years of experience. They advertise a very fast turnaround time, so keep that in mind if you apply with this company. There is an email address on their website to submit your resume.
Terra Nova: Medical transcription. 5 years of experience covering many specialties is required. A PDF application is available and an email address to submit your resume with the completed application.
Textphonic Communications, Inc.: Forensic and law enforcement specialty. You must have experience in areas of forensic, law, criminal justice, or law enforcement in addition to transcription. They also have opportunities for proofreading, translation and other positions, which are described on their website. If you meet their qualifications, there is an email address on their website to submit your resume and express interest. Note: If you are interested in training for work in forensic areas, see the General Resources section of our site for companies offering online training and certification.
The Transcription Agency: General, medical, legal. Their website will indicate if they are accepting application. Location is in the UK and hires from within the UK only.
Tigerfish: General, legal, financial, and medical transcription. Their website includes specific information on how to submit a request to receive assignments from Tigerfish.
Transcription 2000 Services: General, entertainment, financial, legal, law enforcement, business. Complete their form on their website to express interest in available openings.
Transcription Vendors: General, financial, medical, legal, entertainment. IMPORTANT NOTE: Transcription Vendors claims to provide work to transcriptionists directly, but is mainly a membership site (with an annual fee and other fees) that works to match up clients with transcriptionists. You create a profile that is available for perspective clients, and you must meet their specific criteria for 98% accuracy or you will not get paid. Essentially you can build up a client base, and you are free to set your own fees to the clients that are sent to you directly (with Transcription Vendor taking a percentage). Transcription Vendors is also selling products and “certification” on their site as well, and there are fees involved, an initial certification fee, and an annual fee at two different levels, as well as a percentage of what you earn on clients that you build through their site. They do not guarantee any income and as stated on their website: “Transcription Vendors cannot guarantee any income for the registered members. This platform is designed to help you build your own customer base and make higher wages for your work by cutting transcription companies from the middle.” As this is a very unusual forum for obtaining income from transcription, definitely do your due diligence on this company before joining their membership site.
Editorial Comment: I will add an additional comment that there ARE definitely work at home companies, forums, registers, etc., that do charge a fee and are perfectly legitimate, reputable companies and where individuals can make/earn money either as an employee or independent contractor, or business owner. With that in mind, I do not want to jump to the conclusion that Transcription Vendors is a scam, and I can also see that their business model of allowing transcriptionists to have their own clients and not have the “middle man” taking what is usually the “lion’s share” of the fee charged to the client (a minimum of half typically, often much more), and which could be an appealing concept to the transcriptionist. However, due to the fact that this is very different than other business models out there and that you will have to incur some out of pocket expenses, (not to mention that 98% accuracy rule, which almost seems an easy way for clients to get out of paying), I would highly recommend checking with the BBB, and the many transcription forums and other work at home forums to do your due diligence before proceeding with signing up with Transcription Vendors. If there are any individuals who have had any experience with this company, good or bad, I would love to hear from you through our contact us section.
TruTranscripts: General and legal. Prefer to hire those with time-stamping capabilities. They expect a fast turnaround time, so keep that in mind if applying. Refer to their website for the application to download and fax for consideration. Must be in the US.
TSI Transcription Services Inc.: General and legal, no medical. An email address is provided on the website for submitting resumes.
Ubiqus: General, Legal, Medical Transcription. Click on the “Working For Us” tab to access the application, and make sure to read the “transcriber disclaimer” for additional criteria for transcriptionists.
Verbalink: General, legal, medical transcription. Pays by the audio minute for all transcription, not by the word.
VOBA: VOBA offers both transcription and data entry positions working from home. See their website for openings and complete information. This is a UK company, many of the positions will require that you live in Hexham, Northumberland, however, they do hire for their freelance transcription team from outside of the UK, as long as English is your native language. Experience is required for both data entry and transcription. See their website for the email address to submit your CV and cover letter.
Way With Words: Way With Words has services around the world, includingNorth America, and hires in many different countries. To begin the application process, an assessment test is given, and Way With Words places a very high value on English skills, so you might also want to have reference material handy as well when you take the assessment. Their website also indicates that they expect those interested in working to be full time, and available on a very short notice. Click on the appropriate link on their website in order to begin the application process. Of note: They also offer a referral program, if you are interested in referring customers to their site and receiving commission. (A definite plus as a way to earn some passive income on the side!)
WebScribe: Medical and legal transcription. Experience required. Per their website, they hire through eLance, so you must have an account at Elance.com and then follow the instructions on the WebScribe website for details on how to apply and what information they require.
WeScribeIt: General, legal, and medical transcription. From the Wescribeit website: “Our pay scale starts at half cent per word ($0.005) for general and legal work. For medical, pay starts at three-quarter cents per word ($0.0075). Our TAT is anywhere between 6 to 16 hours, depending on express or regular service.” Note: TAT is turn around time. Wescribeit has a shorter turnaround time than some of the other transcription companies, so make sure that if you apply, you feel confident that you will be able to complete assignments in that timeframe.
WordzXpressed Transcription Services: General, legal, financial, medical. Any job openings will be listed on this page and there is an email address to send your resume and interest in working for them. At the time of this writing, there were available openings for general transcriptionist and it was indicated that at least one year of experience is required. See their site for details.