Our vision of a great transcription service is not only to provide reliable, fast and affordable transcription services to our clients but also to give our transcriptionists – the Divas – a fantastic transcription job!
Transcription JOBS: Who can be a Diva?
Love to work from home with flexible hours? Love a short commute? Like to wear a dressing gown at work? 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 Divas working for us, but 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 secures the Diva-dom for everyone.
They see themselves as a “can-do”, responsible person. They see themselves, in essence, as an independent small business owner and they take pride in the work they deliver to their clients.
How much CAN YOU MAKE DOING Transcription JOBS? – honest INFO.
Transcript Divas are not about taking advantage of people or trying to maximise our profit at the expense of our team. Honest work. Deserves honest pay. We aim to beat the average hourly rate for transcriptionists working in Australia, plus with us you get the benefits of being your own boss, a small business owner. Set your own times, work from wherever you want in Australia.
We pay our team based on how many minutes of the recording they transcribe. The rates to transcribe a minute of recording varies based on a range of factors. Basically, 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 type. For example, having more than two speakers in a recording takes longer to transcribe, so the rate for that would be more. So, how much do you pay?
In JULY 2021, we again hit ABOVE the Australian average hourly rate for typists and the Living Wage in Australia, with our average rate at $2.19/minute of recording. The maximum at $3.32/minute of recording transcribed and the minimum rate at $1.63/minute of recording to be transcribed. The rates differing based on the client orders for the month – the turnaround time needed, number of speakers, timestamps etc. The number to really look at is the AVERAGE rate. Some project rates will be higher some lower – but it is the average over the month that is key, not the highest or lowest rates (there is a tendency to look at the highest or lowest and base a judgement on that but it is not good representation).
Fair Work. FaIR CONDITIONS FOR OUR CONTRACTORS
We engage our contractors under the Australian Government Fair Work framework. Independent contractors have different benefits, rights and obligations to employees. This is because contractors provide services to another person or business, as opposed to being employed by that person or business. This means it’s important to understand the difference between the two. You will need an ABN and have clients beyond the work you will do for us, as well as fulfil the standard government contractor responsibilities.
HOW MUCH WORK? IT 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 and down e.g. “I am going on holiday for 2 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 a work order as it comes through from clients. 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 normally really great rates. It pays to keep your phone charged, and an eye on the inbox!
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK? MAXIMUM RATES, FLEXIBILITY & CHOICE FOR CONTRACTORS.
- A client will upload a project brief and recording to the website.
- The Project Manager checks the project brief and then based on what a contractor wants to be assigned to them for the week, email the brief 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.
- The contractor reviews the project brief and will then email the Project Manager if they can accept the project (or not).
- 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.
- At the end of the month, the contractor emails an invoice to the accounts team listing the projects they have completed. After the accounts team reviews it against our records, we process the invoice via a bank to bank transfer.
Want to be a Diva? then apply for a transcription job today!
Our acceptance 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. If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.
Please note, the Diva-dom gets 5-10 applications for Transcription Jobs a week so 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.