Ubiqus On Demand is always looking for highly skilled linguists to join our growing team. Our transcriptionists come from various educational and work backgrounds, but they all possess certain skills and habits that make them great at their jobs.
How do I apply?
If you’re interested in applying to work for Ubiqus On Demand as an English language transcriptionist, please apply at people.ubiqus.com.
If you’re applying to work for us as a proofreader, copywriter, or editor, please email us at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to work as a translator or foreign language transcriptionist, please send an email, along with the language you are applying for.
In both cases, please attach your resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. We’re eager to hear from you and keep all resume submissions on file, but we may not be able to respond to you right away.
(Note: Please do not call about job openings and please do not use the Ubiqus On Demand registration form to submit your resume and cover letter.)
What Skills are Needed to Be a Good Transcriptionist?
Ubiqus On Demand continues the Verbal Ink tradition of working with the most qualified and seasoned transcriptionists in the industry. Our rigorous hiring process is one of the many reasons Ubiqus On Demand is one of the most coveted transcription companies to work for. The fact that we pay a living wage is another.
Our transcriptionists are required to pass a thorough screening process, and we run background checks to ensure that the person handling your material is reliable and trustworthy.
Our transcriptionists don’t have the luxury that interviewers and stenographers have: being able to pipe in now and again with a “Sorry—what was that?” “Could you spell that?” “Would you mind slowing down a little?” By the time they get the file, the speaker is long gone, so transcriptionists need to possess a certain set of skills to deliver quality transcripts:
1- Be a Good Listener
This might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how important this is in audio to text transcription. Being attuned to the subject matter at hand, even if you’re not entirely familiar with it, is crucial in providing an accurate transcript.
2 – Type Accurately
While speed is helpful, an accurate transcript doesn’t ultimately depend on how many words per minute you can type. Accuracy reigns supreme. While spell check may help, it’s important to be able to intuitively assess the proper use of a word in its broader context.
3 – Pay Attention to Details
We try to minimize the number of times your transcript reads [inaudible]. One of the ways a good transcriptionist does this is by going back to fill in the blanks after getting accustomed to the speaker. It’s this kind of commitment that makes it possible for us to deliver the highest quality transcription services possible.
4 – Love Research
Every transcription project has its own jargon, and even a “Jack of all trades” might not be familiar with every term. Medical terminology, economic acronyms, engineering lingo…. all of these will send a talented transcriptionist heading to Google hunting for the correct spelling.
5 – Follow Guidelines
Ubiqus On Demand asks all our transcriptionists to adhere to our rigorous style guide. This ensures consistency across the board so that you get the same high-quality transcription service no matter who prepared your transcript.
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