Transcriber Skill Assessment

In response to overwhelming requests from employers and experienced transcribers, we developed a formal Skill Assessment for professional TypeWell transcribers who have at least one year of experience providing real-time communication access. This assessment enables transcribers to demonstrate their progress and growth after successful completion of the Basic Skills Course

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

Skill Assessment FAQ

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

You will receive a list of three to five areas for improvement. You can also order a detailed feedback report 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