SpeakWrite is an online transcription company that serves over 65,000 legal, government, law enforcement, and other private sector clients.
SpeakWrite independent typist contractors enjoy the flexibility of working from home, setting their own hours, balancing work and family demands and make great money too.
60 wpm Minimum Typing Speed with 90%+ Accuracy:
Applicants must pass a typing test with a minimum speed of 60 words per minute with 90% accuracy for your application to be considered.
You Must be a US or Canadian Resident and Fluent in English:
You must be a legal resident of the US or Canada to apply. We do not contract with off-shore typists. You must be fluent in English and possess a strong working knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
You must be proficient in Microsoft Word 2007 or newer, including advanced formatting features. You must possess excellent listening skills and be comfortable working independently.
* 2+ years of increasingly responsible legal work in a law firm, including transcription and word processing experience, performed within the last five year period.
* Specific experience and a good working knowledge of the set-up of legal pleadings, agreements, court headings, interrogatories, deposition summaries, formal correspondence, etc.
* Good working knowledge of the proper format of legal citations.
* 1+ years of transcription and word processing experience in an office environment, performed within the last five year period. (General office, data entry and accounting experience, etc. are not sufficient.)
* Specific experience and good working knowledge in the creation of formal correspondence, memos, reports, etc.
* Fluent in English and Spanish, must be able to read, write and translate verbatim.
* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word functions.
You will be required to have access to the following hardware and software to work within the SpeakWrite Network.
* Windows Based PC w/ minimum 1GB RAM – no MACs or Tablets
* Windows OS 7 or newer
* Microsoft Word 2007 or newer (licensed versions only)
* Monthly subscription based is not acceptable
* Microsoft Internet Explorer v8.0 or higher
* Adobe Acrobat Reader v8.0 or higher
* Windows Media Player v10, 11 or 12
* Sound card and earphones to listen to the dictation.
* Printer – (Inkjet or laser, properly set and cabled to work with your computer)
* Foot Pedal – (Operates the playback of audio material. You will be notified when to order it)
* You must download MS Word onto your computer to complete work. Uninstalled subscription/web versions are not
Due to the sensitive nature of our work, all typists must CLEAR Federal, State and Local background checks.
Background checks are performed on all company personnel and independent contractors and are conducted by a 3rd-party vendor at our expense. If you successfully complete the evaluation and testing process, you will be asked to submit a Waiver allowing us to proceed with the checks. Credit or driving histories will not be checked. SpeakWrite will not see the results, nor will the results ever be shared.