Posts by Erin Myers

How Transcriptions Can Help Professors with Lecture Courses

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As a college professor, you want to share your knowledge and passion for your subject matter. You want to make sure each student understands the material and your expectations. And you want to keep developing your teaching skills. Yet you may not always be sure about how to accomplish these goals. From the smallest discussion…

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Important Things to Look for in a Quality Voice Recorder

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Edison’s phonograph cylinder (invented in the 19th century) was the first reliable recording device that made transcription possible. In fact, this invention helped to take transcription to a new level of accuracy that was never seen before. Nowadays, voice recorders have come a long way. Whether you need to record audio for a work meeting,…

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Add Subtitles To Video and Increase YouTube Watch Time

How many times have you watched a video on YouTube, only to click away after a few seconds? That short attention span factors into the average “watch time” of YouTube videos. On easy way to combat this is to add subtitles to video on YouTube to keep viewers engaged for longer periods of time. There’s…

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Everything You Need to Know About Applying to be a Rev Transcriptionist

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Rev has a network of over 15,000 freelancers that transcribe audio and caption video content. If you’re thinking of becoming a freelance transcriptionist, read on to learn everything you need to know about the application process. If you’re not yet sure if transcription or captioning work is right for you, check out our freelancer’s page…

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Video Transcription: 5 Solid Reasons to Consider It

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Video is exploding in popularity when it comes to sharing information online. In their 2018 report on video marketing, HubSpot found that 81 percent of businesses use video in their marketing, compared to 63 percent the previous year. Among those who use video, 99 percent plan to continue. Survey respondents also estimated that they watched…

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5 Ways Closed Captions Can Improve Your Marketing Efforts

Illustration of five windows opened up on an Apple computer working on a pie chart, video player, and text transcript

With thousands of ads, videos, tweets, and headlines smacking your audience’s screen-weary eyes from every direction on a daily basis, equipping your marketing toolkit with tactics that actually work is paramount. Shouting louder or more frequently? Not the answer. Gimmicky tricks like, “re: … or “FWD: …” subject line nonsense? People are smarter than that.…

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Journalists, Need to Transcribe Audio to Text? 3 Things to Look for in a Professional Transcription Service

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Interviews, transcription, and coffee. Also known by journalists as the holy trinity. We transcribe interviews while drinking coffee. Drink coffee while coordinating interviews. Conduct interviews over coffee. Our articles depend on quality interviews that give us something to transcribe and quote. Then, we depend on coffee to get us through the late night grind that…

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5 Benefits of Using Closed Captions In Your Video Content

  As the video content creation space grows, the volume of chatter around best-practices, must-dos, tips, and trends becomes rather dizzying. Beautiful content alone will no longer carry you to success. You must now ask yourself if content is both accessible and inclusive. Will Google give it two thumbs up? Is it optimized to accommodate…

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How Much Money Can You Make Working as a Rev Transcriptionist?

How much money can you make working as a Rev transcriptionist?

We get the question all the time: “How much money can I earn doing transcription online with Rev?” And the honest answer is: It depends. At the top of the spectrum, seasoned transcriptionists make about $1,495 per month, and the top 5 percent of Revvers have monthly earnings of around $900. The average Rev transcriptionist…

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