Transcriptionists Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are answers to some the most common questions transcription jobs applicants have. Read through and let us know if you have any further questions.

You have 30 days from the date your application is approved to complete the evaluation process. Within that 30 day window, you can work at your own pace and in your own time. If you actively work at completing the process, it can be completed within a few days.

No, our software is not compatible with Mac operating systems. You must have a Windows-based computer.

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the U.S., but not a state. We are only able to accept applications from experienced typists residing in the U.S. or Canada. We must follow strict guidelines, due to requirements of our clients and the nature of their transcriptions.

When you submitted your application, you received two emails containing your login information. Please check your email and your spam folder to find these emails.

Make sure to use the exact same capitalization/spelling as when the application was opened. For example, if you typed your name in all caps in your application, this form will be looking for you to type it in all caps as well.

If you are having trouble submitting this form the first time, give it another try. Double check you have provided valid phone numbers and email addresses. If that does not work, fill out the form, copy it into an email, and send it to

There are a variety of reasons you may not be able to access your account, including:

  • We were not able to approve Work History without the required work experience, so your application was disabled.
  • You did not complete the testing within the 30-day time period and your application was disabled.
  • You may be using the wrong login info (email address for user I.D., etc.). Make sure to use the login information as it appears in the original emails you received.

No – we offer clients a very fast turnaround time, so jobs should typically be completed within our recommended turnaround time of 2.0 to 2.2 ratio of job length/ completion time.

Typists must work on all jobs assigned to them. However, if the subject matter or the language on some jobs is too offensive, typists may request that the job be re-queued.

A separate company handles the typing test, so we cannot help with technical issues.

Typists are paid one-half cent per word, with some shifts offering a 10% bonus. Payment is made twice a month, either by direct deposit (currently available to U.S. typists only) or by check. We do not use PayPal or other payment services.

Jobs are assigned and uploaded through our proprietary software.

SpeakWrite operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Typists choose their own shifts – no more than 12 hours in a day and at least 15 scheduled hours per month.

No, SpeakWrite does not have data entry or medical transcription positions.

A foot pedal is not needed for the testing process. However, if you are offered a contract, a foot pedal is required to work on live jobs.

That is the client side of our web site. Go to for information on Independent Contractor positions.

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If so, we would love for you to fill out the application form to become a SpeakWrite transcriptionist!

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