Go Back   WAHM Forums - WAHM.com > Work-At-Home Professions > Transcription & Writing > Transcription Services & Scopists

Welcome to the WAHM Forums - WAHM.com.

Welcome to WAHM Forums

Already registered? Login above 

OR

To take advantage of all the site's features, become a member of the largest community of Work-At-Home Moms.

The advertising to the left will not show if you are a registered user.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2008, 04:48 PM
Registered WAHM
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 7
Default



Anyone have any info on Tigerfish? I did a search and found some posts back in 2004, but just wanted to see if anyone is employed with them now. Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on WAHM!

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2009, 12:56 AM
Super WAHM
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 461
Default

I know this post is from last year, and I'm sorry if necrobumpage is no-no here, but I was also curious to know if anyone was currently working with this company.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2009, 03:09 PM
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 196
Default

Lol...I have never heard "necrobumpage" before. I like it! But, in all seriousness, I would like to hear from people who work for Tigerfish also.
__________________
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
~Tennyson~
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2009, 04:23 PM
WAHM Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,356
Default

I applied with them I think some time last year. I took the test they wanted you to type and everything and never heard a mumbling word back from them. So, I'd be curious if anyone has actually worked/work for them also.</font>
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2009, 10:46 AM
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 23
Default


Hi folks,

I love working for Tigerfish. I've been transcribing for them since 2006, mostly during the summers. Very flexible. On most jobs, you have 3-4 days to get the work done. They pay per hour of work on each job. And they often offer time and a half for Rush work (usually due back same day or early next morning). I've found the work very interesting, too (an added bonus). They have a very nice range of clients - from educational institutions to arts groups to businesses, authors, etc.

I think the most important key to getting hired by them is to take their test and their guidelines seriously -- they are very concerned about accuracy, so take the time to do the test right, following their guidelines on formatting, etc. Go over your transcript and make corrections before you submit it. They also ask for personal information about you -- your education, personal interests, etc. I think they are looking for people not only with good listening/typing skills, but with a broad range of interests (you know, literature, the arts, sciences, as well as business, etc.) and education levels.

f you do well on the test, they will contact you when/if they are in a hiring period. Not sure how often that happens, but it does happen, and they're a good company to work for. Good luck.

Edited by: CairnT
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2009, 05:34 PM
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 98
Default

How does the work come in? I need to be able to pick up work at any moment I have free time from my current scheduled transcription company. I would apply again with Tigerfish if they don't assign the work to you, but I've never been able to find this answer.

~Erin B.

__________________
Nobody messes with Adam We...
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2009, 09:40 AM
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 23
Default






Reinbeast, sorry to be so long in getting back to you.

Does Tigerfish ASSIGN work? Sort of -- but there's lots of flexibility and lead time for a regular job, and you can decline any job they offer. So a job isn't really assigned until you accept it.

For a regular job, you receive an individual email with a description of the job (type of job; length and quality of audio, due date - usually 3-4 days later), and you simply REPLY if you want it, or send a DECLINE message if you don't want it (in which case they simply reassign).

I would think that even with your other job you could plan in advance
to get some work done for
TF over a period of 3-4 days.

For Rush work (usually due within 24 hours), the work is not assigned to an individual. Rather, a general email goes out and you reply by email if you can take some or all of it. They'll let you know pretty quickly if it's yours, and as with any job, your audio is posted for download once it's assigned.

The appeal of rush work is that it pays at a higher rate -- 1.5 your regular pay. The downside - aside from the shorter timeframe, is that it's assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and you can never predict when the calls for Rush work go out. So if you're not checking your email when the call goes out, you're not likely to get it.

I hope that answers your questions, Erin. Feel free to send me a private message if you want to continue the discussion.



Edited by: CairnT
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2009, 11:19 AM
blinky's Avatar
WAHM Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 2,727
Default

Hi, CairnT! I've tried for transcription jobs in the past and failed. I think the problem was not knowing how to format the text. Does TF tell you how they want it done?

Thanks,

Blinky
__________________
Free TV and Movies! http://www.giantcinema.com/register....erral=kesterly
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2009, 11:24 AM
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 23
Default

Yes, all the instructions are at this site:
http://www.tigerfish.com/employment.html

Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2009, 11:35 AM
blinky's Avatar
WAHM Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 2,727
Default

Thanks a bunch!

Blinky
__________________
Free TV and Movies! http://www.giantcinema.com/register....erral=kesterly
Reply With Quote
 
This ad will disappear if you login

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off