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Typing Jobs: Who can be a Diva?

Need to work from home with flexible hours? Need a short commute? Then a transcription job as an independent contractor with Transcript Divas could be for you!

What sort of people are we looking for? We have all sorts of typists working for us. What they share is the ability to deliver on time. They like to get things right. And they realise that over-delivering to our clients ensures ongoing work for – everyone.

They see themselves as a “can-do” person. Responsible and professional. They see themselves as a small business owner and they take pride in the work they deliver to their clients (in this case the work they do for us – Transcript Divas).

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Transcript Divas are not about taking advantage of people or trying to maximise our profit at the expense of our team.  We believe – honest work deserves, honest pay.

We aim to beat the average hourly rate for transcriptionists working in Australia. We aim to support and enable our contractors to maxmise on the benefits of being a small business owner. Being able to set your own times, and work from anywhere in Australia that you want.

In September 2023, we were above the Australian average hourly rate for typists in Australia, with our average rate at $2.22/minute of recording. The maximum rate that month was $3.32/minute and the minimum rate was $1.63/minute of recording.

Our rates are based on how many minutes of a recording are transcribed. The rates to transcribe a minute of recording vary based on a range of factors. The longer we think it will take to transcribe a recording, the higher the rates we charge clients and the higher rates we offer to transcribe that recording. For example, having more than two speakers, or inserting time-codes into a recording makes that recording take longer to transcribe. So the rate for these types of projects would be more. So, how much do you actually pay?

For September 2023, we were again ABOVE the Australian average hourly rate for typists in Australia, with our average rate at $2.22/minute of recording. The maximum at $3.32/minute of recording transcribed and the minimum rate at $1.63/minute of transcribed recording.

The rates differ based on what clients order in a month – the turnaround time needed, number of speakers, timestamps etc. The number to look at here is the AVERAGE rate. Some project rates will be higher, and some will be lower – but it is this average over the month that is key. Not the highest or lowest rates. We do see a tendency of some applicants to look at the highest rates (glass-half-full) or the lowest rates (glass-half-empty) and base a judgment on that. It is best to focus on the average, it is a much better representation of what your bank account will look like at the end of the month.

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Fair Work. Fair Conditions.

We engage our contractors under the Australian Government Fair Work framework. Independent contractors have different benefits, rights and obligations compared to people who work as employees.

It is important to understand the difference between being an employee and a contractor. Essentially being an Australian independent contractor is the same as owning your own business. You will need an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have clients other than just Transcript Divas, as well as fulfilling the other standard government contractor responsibilities. Read about those HERE.

HOW MUCH WORK IS UP TO YOU: At the start of the week each typist is asked to give a rough estimate of the amount of work they can take for that week – for example, I would like five hours of recording to type this week. Typists can email us if they want to go up or down e.g. “I am going on holiday for two weeks. Please put me on hold”, or “I spent all my money on popcorn, can I double my work for this week”. The Project Manager then sends you projects as they come in from clients. As a contractor, you can accept these projects or not. If a 1-day order comes in, the Manager may send an “URGENT” email to everyone to see who can fit these fast turnaround projects in. These urgent projects are really great rates. It pays to keep your phone charged and an eye on the inbox!



  1. A client will upload a project brief and recording to the website. 
  2. The Project Manager checks the brief and then, based on what a contractor wants to be assigned to them for the week, email it to a contractor to see if they would like the work. The brief will contain links to the recordings, the rate, the description, templates, etc. All the information needed to make a decision. 
  3. The contractor reviews the project brief and will then email the Project Manager to update them on whether they will accept the project (or not).  
  4. If a contractor accepts a project, they get to work on it. If issues arise, the Project Manager is there to support, bring in more contractors or confer with the client if needed. 
  5. At the end of the month, the contractor emails an invoice to us, their client, listing all the projects they have completed. After we review it against our records, we process the invoice via a bank-to-bank transfer. The processing goal is by the 14th of the month – but it is generally before that.


Our standards for job applicants are high. This is to ensure that we deliver our 200% guarantee to clients. We are looking for transcriptionists whose standards are equally high. See themselves as professional business owners, understand this is a long-term working relationship and can deliver accurate transcripts on time. If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please note, we can only contact applicants we are looking at taking to the next stage of the process.
If you are approved by Human Resources, we will contact you for a phone interview and testing. Good Luck.

Contractor Application Form.

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For legal and tax purposes, all contractors need to be Australian tax residents and have an active Australian Business Number (ABN). Please verify your ABN. Search for YOUR ABN using the ABN website link below, then paste the link to YOUR specific ABN website page URL into the box: LOOK UP YOUR ABN HERE (if you do not have an ABN, you cannot apply).
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    References: Verification of Experience*
    If needed at a later stage, could you provide contact details of employers or clients who could verify your work experience and work quality? If you progress, we will call these referees.

    How many hours of audio have you transcribed in total over your career?*

    Of this total amount of transcribed audio, roughly what percentage was as a freelance transcriptionist?*
    How many hours of recording a week can you commit to?*
    NOTE: There is sometimes confusion with this. This time refers to the length of the recording, NOT the time you take to type it. For example, a 4-hour recording might take 16 hours to transcribe.

    How many hours of groups (3 or more people talking) have you transcribed?*
    How many hours of "poor quality" recordings have you transcribed?*
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