Transcription Services

By Isabel M. Isidro

A transcription service involves the typing of notes made from recorded records. There are basically five major markets for the home-based transcriptionists: academic, business, medical, legal and professional writers.

Academic typing, which is the most readily available market and the most lucrative, normally covers everything from a book report, doctoral dissertations, grant proposals, course outlines and everything in between.

Business and commercial typing includes menus for restaurants, consultants reports, mailing lists, brochures, correspondences, and many others.

The field of medical transcription requires knowledge of the terminology used, and covers filling out health insurance forms, transcribing medical reports, preparing case studies for doctors, typing pathology reports and helping medical/dental offices with overload work.

If you have acquired legal experience, you will be marketable in a typing business specializing in legal documents. Transcription can also be part of a business service such as a secretarial/word processing service or office support service.


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About the Author
Isabel Isidro is the managing editor of Power HomeBiz Guides, an online magazine designed to help home business entrepreneurs. For more information on starting a business, visit Power HomeBiz Guides at today.

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