Transcriber Skill Assessment

In response to overwhelming requests from employers and experienced transcribers, we now offer a formal Skill Assessment for professional transcribers who have at least one year of experience providing real-time communication access. This assessment enables meaning-for-meaning transcribers to demonstrate their skill improvement over time. 

A web-based version of the Skill Assessment can also be administered to non-TypeWell users, such as C-Print providers. This is especially useful for institutions that use multiple speech-to-text software platforms.

Skill Assessment FAQ

The first Skill Assessment released in early 2017 is based on a 200-level college English lecture. There will be more assessments added each year, using lectures of varying difficulty. 

A team of trained evaluators scores each individual's transcript and returns qualitative rankings for the following areas: 

  • rate of content captured
  • quality of message content
  • English grammar usage
  • formatting for readability
  • technical proficiency using the TypeWell abbreviation software (if applicable)

You will receive a list of three to five areas for improvement. You can also order more detailed feedback for a deeper understanding of your performance on the assessment, along with strategies to improve your ability to provide high-quality communication access.

The Skill Assessment costs $150. Discounts are available for members of the Association of Transcribers and Speech-to-text Providers (ATSP).

What's next?

Transcribers must have at least 1 year of experience

Read the comprehensive Skill Assessment FAQ