I am in Indiana and interested in becoming a remote transcriptionist. What hours do I need to make myself available? Are the students in daytime or evening classes?
Please note that in order to be a remote TypeWell transcriber, you MUST first gain at least 50 hours of on-site experience, providing real-time communication access services for one or more clients in real classes or meetings.
“After the course, further real world experience is crucial. Transcribers must gain at least 50 hours of solid experience providing communication access services before transcribing math, science, or remote lectures.”
So, the most important thing for you to do right now and find out whether there are schools, universities, community centers, or community organizations in your area that utilize speech-to-text services.
To enroll in the TypeWell course, you do in to have a potential on-site job lined up. There may or may not be work for you in your area of Indiana. The only way to know is to contact colleges and talk directly to the coordinators. You need to get some pretty strong assurance of work (pending completion of the course), before you begin the course.
This is the process that we suggest for anyone who comes to us without a job already lined up: Do a google search for all the colleges in your area, and get the name of the Deaf Services Coordinator at each. Then contact them to see if they have a need for TypeWell services. Their answer might be something like, “We might need TypeWell services starting in the Summer or Fall term, but cannot guarantee it.” If you get any answers like that, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can discuss this further with you one-on-one.
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