Because of this company, because of the hard work I put in, I'm glad to say that I have helped my family so many times financially. This job has saved us so many times that I think to myself, "If it wasn't for this, we'd be screwed." Sure there are days where I get discouraged and think maybe it would be easier for me to go out and get a brick and mortar job, but then I remember above all else I'm a mother. I have four crazy kids at home and I don't want other people raising my children. It's MY job.
I can now proudly report that through the help of my income, my husband has now found a great paying local truck driving company where he is home every single day. My income supported our family of six through his employment transition.
So thanks Rev. I'm almost two years strong and don't plan to leave. I enjoy what I do here. I enjoy the people on the forums. I enjoy helping those who need it. Thanks for this opportunity, it has truly saved my family!"
I also love some of the things I've learned since starting this. I'm always interested in the stories I transcribe, and feel like I'm being a part of someone's story. I love doing legal transcripts, and sometimes it's just an insurance interview, sometimes it's an interrogation, but it's always interesting. I have transcribed interviews with Elon Musk, Quentin Tarantino, Anthony Hopkins, Sally Fields, and many other famous people. It's ALWAYS interesting."
My family is spread across the globe. I was born in Mozambique. I live in Portugal. I lived in the UK for a while. With Rev, I was able to fund my trip to India and get to know relatives I didn't even know existed. I never thought I would enjoy transcription so much. It always seemed a menial task when I was working at newspapers. It was such a hassle to type interviews. Now that I only do that, I love it.
Every day I learn something different, which was the main reason (that and to change the world) I chose journalism in the first place. As I transcribe what someone is saying, I'm learning. Sometimes I swear I feel my brain growing.
Rev allows me to do things I wouldn't otherwise be able to do, plus I don't have to commute, deal with the stress of having a demanding boss and not enough of a paycheck. I may not be able to leave my parents' house for a while, but at least I'm able to contribute to expenses and fund many new adventures. Thank you, Rev."
Here, I can work when, where and how much I want to. I can contribute to my household, without any of the problems I had before. I am learning interesting stuff all the time with these files, and meeting cool people in these forums. I was even able to 100% pay for Christmas for three kids with my income here! I love Rev and don't know what I'd do without it."
I also love being paid once a week, and being able to keep track of how much I make with every job I turn out. I appreciate being heard. Every single time I have needed to address an issue, I have had a real person return my e-mail. No automatic replies! Which in today's world is a refreshing change. I love that every day is different.
I thank you every day for allowing me to work here—there are some weeks where I wouldn't be able to make it through the week without this extra income, and I am very grateful!"
Many WAH opportunities crow about their flexibility. When you read their fine print, however, it says you must take whatever work comes your way -- but you can choose which five days of the week you want to work and whether you work morning or evening. Not all that flexible when you get down to the nitty-gritty of it. And life is all about the nitty-gritty.
This became startlingly real to me back in October when I was hospitalized for three weeks for sepsis and other things related to that nasty condition. Then I spent another couple of weeks unable to work after the hospitalization. I lost two writing contracts over that. As you know, freelancers don't get "sick time." Out of respect for those clients, they had deadlines to meet. Their hands were tied.
Once I could sit up again, I took stock of my freelance portfolio and there was Rev. Even with five weeks of zero production, my account with Rev was still in high standing. Better yet, work was flowing. As I got back into the groove and started looking for contracts to replace those I'd lost, my work at Rev provided groceries for me and the cat, kept the lights on, and gave me enough extra to buy Christmas presents for my grand-kids. Much thanks to you Rev for a truly flexible work model!"
Transcription involves converting spoken English audio into a written document.
As a transcription freelancer at Rev, you'll have access to a constantly updated list of audio files that need transcriptioning. You can claim one audio file to work on at a time.
Your job will be transcribing the audio file you've claimed using our online transcription editor. The audio content, job subject, pay, and deadline are all listed upfront so you can decide if it's a good fit for you and your schedule. We never force you to take a certain type of job or work specific hours.
After you submit a job, you can go back to the jobs list to find the next audio file that interests you!
You get paid out every Monday based on all the audio files you transcribed you completed in the prior week.
Yes! We provide transcription tutorials, practice jobs, and constructive feedback from experienced transcriptionists after you complete a job.
We also have an very active forum, an amazing Support team, and additional transcriptionists on call to help you answer specific questions. We are here to help you succeed!
We look for applicants who have a strong mastery of English and the ability to learn and apply transcription skills. Please carefully read through our Style Guide and take your time when applying.
No, you do not need prior experience or any special qualifications to transcribe at Rev. (If you do have them, you're off to a great start!)
No, Rev does not have an age requirement.
Applying and working with Rev is free. We have no application fee and it does not cost money to have an account with Rev. We never ask for your payment information.
No. Unfortunately, you must use a desktop or laptop computer to complete your transcription. Our online transcription editor is optimized for non-mobile devices. The last step of the application will not load on a mobile device.
Yes, you can use any internet capable of playing audio and video content. You do not need any special connection to Rev servers to complete your application or any work at Rev.
Our application tests strong English skills and the ability to learn and apply basic transcription skills (e.g. identifying labeling multiple speakers in the same transcript). We expect our applicants to use these guidelines to help complete the sample transcription in our application.
No - all you need is a desktop or laptop computer and an internet connection.
All of our freelancers are provided with an online transcription editor used to play audio and complete a transcript. You do not have to download or upload any software or files or use an external text editor.
Unfortunately, our application does not support foot pedal usage. However, our full featured transcription editor (which you will use after your account is activated) can support a foot pedal!
Yes, as long as you are using the same browser and computer your application will be saved.
There is no time limit. We will not treat your application differently if you spend less or more than the recommended amount of time (30 minutes) on the application. Please take as much time as you need to complete your application as accurately and thoroughly as possible.
Please use US spelling in your application.
You will hear back within one week. If you are approved, you can start working immediately!
Our transcriptionists are paid weekly through PayPal based on the amount of work completed in the prior week. As of now, Rev only pays out through PayPal.
We pay out in USD, which can be converted into other currencies through PayPal.
We have no minimums for when or how much you work! Some of our freelancers work part time, while others work consistently throughout the week. You can claim a transcriptioning job at any time of the day, so you can decide when you start and stop working.