Transcription is a popular work from home job option. If you can type quickly and accurately while listening to audio recordings, you’ll find that there’s never a shortage of reputable companies hiring transcriptionists. One such company with a good reputation in the industry and almost always hiring is Babbletype.
What is Babbletype?
Babbletype has been around a long time. They’ve been in existence since 2009 under current ownership, but have operated under a different name (MRT) for much longer.
They specialize in qualitative market research files which include things like focus groups and interviews. Babbletype is a trusted source of this kind of transcription work and stays busy enough to transcribe thousands of files monthly.
What positions are available at Babbletype?
Babbletype has transcription, translation, and proofreading positions available.
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Babbletype transcriptionists can expect to work on files ranging from single speakers to several individuals participating in a focus group. The subject matter of these recordings typically falls under the realm of general transcription and not specialized like legal or medical transcription.
If you work as a translator for Babbletype you’ll need to listen to files in a language you’re fluent in and translate it into English.
In order to ensure all transcripts from transcriptionists and translators are of the highest quality, Babbletype use proofreaders. As a proofreader you’ll review transcripts and check them against audio to make sure they are accurate. You’ll also help to fill in any gaps the transcriptionist couldn’t understand and double check for spelling mistakes and correct any grammar issues.
How is work assigned at Babbletype?
Whether you work as a transcriptionist or proofreader, Babbletype uses the same system to assign work. If you’re available to accept work on any given day, you have until 4:00 p.m. to sign up. Assignments go out daily at 6:00 p.m. You’ll have 22 hours (until 4:00 p.m. the following day) to return your assignment. If you’re not available to work, you don’t have to do anything.
If you’re a translator, work will be offered to you as it becomes available for the languages you’re able to translate. You can choose to accept the work or not, it’s entirely up to you and your availability. When you do accept work, you have 24 hours to return it from the time it was assigned to you.
Chances are, if you’re available, you’ll be assigned work. However, from time to time there may not be enough work to go around for all transcriptionists, translators, and proofreaders who are ready to accept assignments.
How much can I expect to make at Babbletype?
How much you make depends on how much you work! The following are the current pay rates for Babbletype contractors:
- Transcriptionists: $0.40 to $0.80 per audio minute
- Proofreaders: $0.13 to $0.15 per audio minute
- Translators: $1.50 per audio minute
Payments are processed weekly and are made via PayPal.
Applying for work at Babbletype
According to their hiring page, Babbletype is “always looking for talented, capable independent contractors” to join their team. You can learn more about each opportunity and start the application and testing process directly from their Independent Contractor Form page.
Once you submit your quick test and application, they will be reviewed by a Babbletype team member. If you pass, someone will contact you regarding the next steps in the hiring process.
Working as a contractor for Babbletype offers regular work and weekly pay from a company that is well-known and reputable. If you’re interested in transcription, translation, or proofreading opportunities, Babbletype is a trustworthy source.
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