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* Apply Now - vacancies from December 2022 * Home-based Speech-to-Text Editors - Houses of Parliament Department

The Transcription Agency, a VIQ Solutions Company, is a leader in the speech-to-text editing industry with a longstanding history of providing recording and editing services globally and throughout the UK. We are seeking a number of speech-to-text editors to join our company within our Houses of Parliament editing team. Successful applicants will be working from their own homes.

In this role, you will process audio recordings of Parliamentary Committee meetings and edit AI-generated speech-to-text documents, whilst strictly adhering to style guides. The work will involve intense attention to detail in discerning what is said and requires excellent proofreading skills.

The job isn’t just ‘a bit of editing’, it’s the production of a full report, in the first person, which is polished verbatim, with obvious mistakes, false starts, and redundancies corrected, where appropriate. Excellent hearing, perfect grammar, the ability to meet very tight deadlines (usually one day) and having a high level of motivation are therefore an absolute must. Our entire team consists of dedicated, loyal, conscientious, and extremely skilled people who are committed to ensuring that our high level of quality and service is upheld and maintained.

This work is currently on an ad-hoc, although weekly, basis and is available when Parliament is sitting. Successful applicants should have regular availability within these periods (you can find current parliamentary sessions dates here to provide an idea of this timetable, although please note that they change annually: https://whatson.parliament.uk/nonsittingperiods/).

There are further speech-to-text editing opportunities within our other departments, which successful applicants can be trained in to supplement the Houses of Parliament work, if required, for the occasions when Parliament is in recess or when no committees occur.

We can offer successful applicants competitive rates of pay (paid monthly into a UK bank account), along with a flexible level of work each week that is adaptable to their needs. All we ask is that you are available for a minimum of 2 days per week so you have time to review all briefs before committees commence and edit the transcripts. We will usually let you know on a Thursday what day/s you will be required for the following week.

Essential Selection Criteria

Applicants should:

  • be fluent in English, with a solid understanding of grammar, spelling, punctuation and idioms;
  • have an interest in politics and current affairs;
  • have excellent listening and concentration skills, with the ability to work autonomously;
  • have the ability to decipher multiple voices and various accents;
  • be able to consistently follow formatting and/or style guidelines;
  • be 100% reliable, possess excellent time management skills and have a mature and professional approach to work (the work we complete is deadline driven and there can be serious consequences for clients’ projects and legal deadlines if work is delivered late. Whilst the work is ad hoc, we do expect 100% reliability once you have accepted an individual assignment);
  • be committed to ensuring confidentiality and information security is adhered to and maintained. This will involve signing Non-Disclosure Agreements, Codes of Conduct, completing a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (including the provision of identity documents), the provision and maintenance of a clean DBS (further down the line if working for other departments), completing Information Security assessments and questionnaires (this may involve a remote access check on your system with you present). Applicants will be required to meet, maintain and adhere to all requirements, processes and protocols around information security and data protection;
  • be able to type around 60 wpm (whilst the job will be editing, it can be beneficial to have a moderate typing speed for those sections of the drafts you have to clean up more than others);
  • be available for a minimum of 2 days per week during Parliamentary sitting periods;

Equipment requirements

Technology is at the heart of our company. To utilize our global, cutting-edge speech-to-text technology, you will need:

  • your own high speed internet access at home;
  • your own laptop/desktop computer with a minimum of 8 GB RAM;
  • Windows 10 or higher (if you are not sure of which version of Windows you have, one way you can check is by pressing Windows logo key + R, type: winver, then selecting OK);
  • antivirus program with daily virus definition updates (except Webroot antivirus);
  • quality headphones;
  • an Infinity Foot Pedal is highly recommended.

Mac users are unfortunately not eligible at present as our software is incompatible.

Experience of editing legal content will be well regarded but is not essential.

Applicants without speech-to-text editing experience who meet the above criteria, are capable, enthusiastic and quick to learn are encouraged to apply.

Application process.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, then please complete the application form found HERE.

If your application form is accepted you will be required to edit an assessment recording as part of your application to demonstrate your editing skills.

Please note:-

Speech-to-text editors are self-employed and are therefore responsible for their own tax and National Insurance.

Hotmail and Live email addresses are sometimes problematic so you may not receive emails from us at these addresses. We recommend you provide an alternative contact email on your application.

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* Apply Now - vacancies from December 2022 * Home-based speech-to-text editors (for applicants based within the UK)

The Transcription Agency, a VIQ Solutions Company, is a leader in the speech-to-text editing industry with a longstanding history of providing recording and editing services globally and throughout the UK. We are seeking a number of speech-to-text editors to join our company within our non-court editing team. Successful applicants will be working from their own homes.

The work will involve intense attention to detail in discerning what is said and excellent proofreading skills. In this role, you will process audio and video recordings, strictly adhering to style guides, to edit AI-generated speech-to-text documents. Each day you will encounter new and diverse content and have opportunities to apply and expand your general knowledge. The recordings we edit rarely feature just one voice and often range from two to six speakers, although there can be more.

The job isn’t just ‘a bit of editing’, it’s a profession involving complete confidentiality, excellent hearing, perfect grammar, the ability to meet deadlines and having a high level of motivation. Our entire team consists of dedicated, loyal, conscientious and extremely skilled people who are committed to ensuring that our high level of quality and service is upheld and maintained.

We can offer successful applicants competitive rates of pay (rates are paid per minute of audio recording, paid monthly via a Bacs payment), along with a flexible level of work each week that is adaptable to their needs. All we ask is that you are available for a minimum of 20 hours per week but how you split these hours across the week is up to you – we work to your schedule. We currently have editors that work for us on a part-time or a full-time basis.

Essential Selection Criteria

Applicants should:

  • be fluent in English, with a solid understanding of grammar, spelling, punctuation and idioms (our documents are completed to a minimum accuracy level of 99.5% and so we require our workers to take pride in their work and be committed to maintaining our high quality levels);
  • have excellent listening and concentration skills, with the ability to work autonomously;
  • have the ability to decipher multiple voices and various accents;
  • be able to consistently follow formatting and/or style guidelines;
  • be 100% reliable, possess excellent time management skills and have a mature and professional approach to work (the work we complete is deadline driven and there can be serious consequences for clients’ projects and legal deadlines if work is delivered late. Whilst the work is flexible for you to fit around your schedule, we do expect 100% reliability once you have accepted an individual assignment);
  • be committed to ensuring confidentiality and information security is adhered to and maintained. This will involve signing Non-Disclosure Agreements, Codes of Conduct, completing a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (including the provision of identity documents), the provision and maintenance of a clean DBS (further down the line), completing Information Security assessments and questionnaires (this may involve a remote access check on your system with you present). Applicants will be required to meet, maintain and adhere to all requirements, processes and protocols around information security and data protection;
  • be able to type around 60 wpm (whilst the job will be editing, it can be beneficial to have a moderate typing speed for those sections of the drafts you have to clean up more than others)
  • be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • live within the United Kingdom;
  • be aged 18 or over.

Equipment requirements

Technology is at the heart of our company. To utilize our global, cutting-edge speech-to-text technology, you will need:

  • your own high speed internet access at home;
  • your own laptop/desktop computer with a minimum of 8 GB RAM;
  • Windows 10 or higher (if you are not sure of which version of Windows you have, one way you can check is by pressing Windows logo key + R, type: winver, then selecting OK);
  • antivirus program with daily virus definition updates (except Webroot antivirus);
  • quality headphones;
  • an Infinity Foot Pedal is highly recommended.

Experience of editing legal content will be well regarded but is not essential.

Applicants without speech-to-text editing experience who meet the above criteria, are capable, enthusiastic and quick to learn are encouraged to apply.

Application process.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, then please complete the application form found HERE.

If your application form is accepted you will be required to edit an assessment recording as part of your application to demonstrate your editing skills.

Please note:-

  • Speech-to-text editors are self-employed and are therefore responsible for their own tax and National Insurance.
  • Hotmail and Live email addresses are sometimes problematic so you may not receive emails from us at these addresses. We recommend you provide an alternative contact email on your application.
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* Apply Now - vacancies from December 2022 * Home-based audio transcribers - court transcription (for applicants based within the UK)

The Transcription Agency, a VIQ Solutions Company, is a leader in the transcription industry with a longstanding history of providing recording and transcription services globally and throughout the UK. We are currently seeking to expand our court transcription team. Successful applicants will be working from their own homes.

In this role you will listen to audio and video recordings of civil, family, tribunal and crown court proceedings and produce an accurate transcription of the audio. You will encounter audio content that is of a sensitive and often challenging nature and so this role is best suited to those with a strong disposition.  Each day you will encounter new and diverse content and have opportunities to apply and expand your general knowledge.  The recordings we transcribe and edit rarely feature just one voice and usually range from two to six speakers, although there can be more.

The job isn’t just ‘a bit of typing’, it’s a profession involving complete confidentiality, excellent hearing, perfect grammar, ability to meet deadlines and having a high level of motivation. Our entire team consists of dedicated, loyal, conscientious and extremely skilled people who are committed to ensuring that our high level of quality and service is upheld and maintained.

During training we will be restricted in the types of recordings that we can offer you but on completion of the training we will be able to offer you a more diverse range of recordings to transcribe.

We can offer successful applicants competitive rates of pay, along with a flexible level of work each week that is adaptable to their needs. All we ask is that you are available for a minimum of 20 hours per week but how you split these hours across the week is up to you – we work to your schedule. We currently have staff that work for us on a part-time or a full-time basis.

Essential Selection Criteria

Applicants should:

  • be fluent in English, with a solid understanding of grammar, spelling, punctuation and idioms (our transcripts are completed to a minimum accuracy level of 99.5% and so we require our workers to take pride in their work and be committed to maintaining our high quality levels);
  • have excellent listening and concentration skills, with the ability to work autonomously;
  • be able to consistently follow formatting and/or style guidelines;
  • be 100% reliable, possess excellent time management skills and have a mature and professional approach to work (the work we complete is deadline driven and there can be serious consequences for clients’ projects and legal deadlines if work is delivered late. Whilst the work is flexible for you to fit around your schedule, we do expect 100% reliability once you have accepted an individual assignment);
  • have their own internet access at home and their own laptop/desktop computer with a minimum operating system of Windows 10;
  • be committed to ensuring confidentiality and information security is adhered to and maintained. This will involve signing Non-Disclosure Agreements, Codes of Conduct, completing a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (including the provision of identity documents), the provision and maintenance of a clean DBS, and completing Information Security assessments and questionnaires (this may involve a remote access check on your system with you present). Applicants will be required to meet, maintain and adhere to all requirements, processes and protocols around information security and data protection;
  • have a moderate typing speed, we recommend a minimum of 70 wpm (whilst a fast typing speed is not essential, it is beneficial as it will impact on the turnarounds and work that we are able to offer you).
  • be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • live within the United Kingdom;
  • be aged 18 or over.

Experience of transcribing legal content, including court hearings will be well regarded but is not essential.

Applicants without transcription experience who meet the above criteria, are capable, enthusiastic and quick to learn are encouraged to apply.

Application process.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, then please complete the application form found HERE.

If your application form is accepted you will be required to complete an assessment transcription to demonstrate your transcription skills.

Please note:-

  • Transcribers and transcription editors are self-employed and are therefore responsible for their own tax and National Insurance.
  • Hotmail and Live email addresses are sometimes problematic so you may not receive emails from us at these addresses. We recommend you provide an alternative contact email.
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