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Take our online test
Fill out your name and email, and take a grammar and transcription test. We'll let you know within 48 hours if you're approved to start working as a freelancer.
Choose your work
We have hundreds of transcription jobs for you to choose from. You'll be converting spoken English audio into a written document.
Get paid via PayPal
Rev pays out every Monday through PayPal. You choose how much you want to make each week.
Benefits of working with Rev
Decide what you want to work on
Pick from a variety of lectures, interviews, podcasts and more to transcribe.
Choose your own schedule
Work as much or as little as you want, whenever you want. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.
Get paid weekly
Receive weekly payouts via PayPal for all work completed. Rev is on-time and dependable.
Grow your career skills
Receive regular feedback and coaching. Collaborate with and learn from the rest of the team.
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Frequently asked questions
What is transcription?

Transcription involves converting spoken English audio into a written document.

What does this job entail?

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 and completed in the prior week.

Do you provide training?

Yes! We provide transcription tutorials, practice jobs, and constructive feedback from experienced transcriptionists after you complete a job.

We also have a 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!

Do I need transcription experience or qualifications to transcribe at Rev?

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!)

Is there an age requirement?

No, Rev does not have an age requirement.

Does it cost money to apply or work at Rev?

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.

Can I use a phone or tablet to complete my application?

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.

Can I use my own internet connection?

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.

I've never transcribed before. How do I get started?

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.

Do I need special equipment (a headset) or software (Microsoft Word) to transcribe audio?

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.

Can I use my own foot pedal to complete the transcription?

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!

Can I come back to my application if I can’t finish right now?

Yes, as long as you are using the same browser and computer your application will be saved.

Is there a time limit for my application? Does it matter how much time I spend on my application?

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.

Should I use US or UK spelling in my application?

Please use US spelling in your application.

When will I hear about the status of my application?

You will hear back within one week. If you are approved, you can start working immediately!

How does payment work?

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.

How do taxes work?

Please refer to this help center article on taxes.

Do I have to work a minimum amount of hours? Do I have to work at specific times of the week?

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.