Can you type 80 words per minute? Do you have a strong constitution? Do you have superb grammar and proofreading skills, you might be a good fit to work for Net Transcripts as a law enforcement typist.
That is, if you can stomach some of the shadier stuff from the criminal side of life.
Work from Home as a Law Enforcement Typist
Net Transcripts has been in business since 1988 and has been providing confidential transcription services to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies nationwide. As a typist for this company, you would be transcribing audios of single-speaker and multi-speaker recordings for:
- Criminal Investigations
- Internal Affairs Investigations
- Witness Statements and Confessions
- Detective and Patrol Report Narratives
- Child and Adult Protective Services
- 911 Calls and Dispatch Communications
- Inmate Jail Calls and Visitation Recordings.
This is why you may need a strong constitution to do this job. There is probably a non-disclosure agreement for this kind of work.
To be a transcriber for Net Transcripts you will have to be a US citizen living in the US. This is not a worldwide opportunity. You must be able to pass a criminal background check.
You must have prior multi-speaker transcription experience and experience with law enforcement transcription, specifically, is a massive plus. Below are a few other requirements to be a typist for Net Transcripts:
- You must type 80 words per minute
- You must have excellent grammar and proofreading skills
- You must be able to type and then proof your documents to 98% accuracy
- You must have a PC that can run a transcription software package of your choosing
- You must have a high speed Internet connection
- You must demonstrate strong computer literacy and be proficient with MS Word
- You must be able to open Excel documents (proficiency not needed)
- You must be able to proficiently use Search Engines, a Web browser and email
- You must use good quality headphones (preferably noise canceling), and a foot pedal for audio play back
- You must have knowledge of verbatim.
Regarding pay and hours.
Net Transcripts only hires contractors which means you would have to keep up with how much you have to pay in taxes on your own. Typists get paid on the 1st and the 15th of the month. Most people work part time and it seems there can be too much work at times and too little work at others. Full time and part time hours are available. Some sources say pay is about $10 an hour but I am not sure if that is per project or if that is a hard $10 an hour.
Audio quality seems to be low for the pay according to many reviews.
Net Transcripts has a 3.7 out of 5 stars on Indeed and a 3.6 out of 5 on Glassdoor. Most of the reviews on both of these sites are mostly positive. The chief complaint appears to be that the money is low for the high standards the company holds and the low quality of the audio.
On the bright side, Net Transcripts seems to respond quickly when they are contacted about issues or concerns.
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