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.
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:
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).