Hello and welcome back to The Write Styles, where today I am publishing an article of websites that are currently hiring transcriptionists!
Personally, I love transcribing. The feeling of staying up late at night wrapped up in a blanket fueled by beverages while typing out the most interesting audios ever, is hands down, one of my favorite things to do! The best part is, all you need is a computer, a fast internet connection and a pair of headphones.
Today’s article is a list of companies that are hiring transcriptionists. Stay tuned 😉
Websites Hiring Transcriptionists to Work From Home
SpeechPad has been recommended to me so many times. You work when you want, for as long as you want. On this site, you also get to do subtitles for videos. There are no minimum required hours. If you have a computer and an Internet connection, you already have everything you need to start transcribing. As a transcriber, you will be paid twice a week, regardless of how much you earn. You are free to work on whatever jobs you find interesting.
Want to build a career that allows you to work from home and immerse yourself in interesting fields every day?.. and be able to fully control your schedule? Speak Write is accepting applications for qualified typing and transcription experts to join their team and get paid to help facilitate the work of professionals. You will have the opportunity to transcribe audio from all sorts of industries including police departments, investigators, law offices and protective services. With SpeakWrite, you can set your own schedule and work as much or as little as you like- which means you can make as much as you like. Previous experience required.
Want to enjoy the flexibility of working from anywhere? Work from home as a transcriptionist with Rev. To get started, you’ll need strong English skills, a computer, and a dependable Internet connection. Rev hires beginners and they pay well. Take a grammar quiz and submit a transcript sample to demonstrate your English language and grammar skills. They let you know within 48 hours if you’re approved. As a transcriptionist, you’ll get paid every Monday for all audio files transcribed and completed the prior week. They pay via PayPal. The sign-up process takes less than an hour.
Casting Words is beginner OK. $1 is needed to request a payout. Casting Words gets great transcription audios and you may preview them before selecting your work. I’ve had tons of fun transcribing for them. Their pay bonuses are great. The only downside with Casting Words is if you get someone who has never been a class captain grading your work, who gives you bad reviews, they take away your badge without a heads up. Suddenly there is no available work and then finally you notice your transcription badge is missing. Luckily if you deserved your shitty review and keep your badge, they send a mark up of your work and you learn from the mistakes, I still highly recommend this crazy site.
CrowdSurf is a dedicated community of freelance transcriptionists working to create video captions for deaf, hard of hearing and second language viewers. This site has been recommended to me a couple of times. They offer short transcription tasks, available day and night so that you can work anytime, anywhere! It’s free to sign-up, you’ll be paid instantly, and they offer several opportunities for growth and promotion. Apparently it is perfect for beginner transcriptionists. CrowdSurf uses Work Market to hire and pay all CrowdSurf freelancers. You’ll join CrowdSurf via Work Market, and work with them on their private editing platform, the CrowdSurfWork platform. It’s easy to get started. Most transcription tasks are very easy. Work on your own schedule. If you have a few free minutes throughout the day, use them. Make a difference! Your transcript makes videos accessible to deaf and hard of hearing viewers.
I trust that these websites will suit your needs! Transcribing is one of the most interesting ways to work from home. I absolutely love transcribing and I will be publishing more transcription jobs services in the near future. I wish you all the best of luck in your transcribing career!
Welcome back to the Write Styles where today we have these amazing Opportunities to Stay at Home and Make a Living Writing! If you are interested in Guest Blogging please feel free to Contact Me 🙂
Opportunities to Stay at Home and Make a Living Writing
Now seeking food and drink writer. The Bozho is an online publication dedicated to covering the news and culture of Madison. There’s a lot packed between these two lakes, and we want to cover it in a way that informs and entertains. We are looking for a freelance writer to contribute to our Food + Drink section. The section includes a mix of restaurant reviews, news coverage of the local dining and drinking scene, and food-related features and opinion pieces.
Babe started in May 2016 as an experiment by a group of editors in our early 20s. We now reach more than 3 million readers a month, and over a million girls follow us across Facebook and Instagram. Our office is fun, hard-working and extremely supportive. The average age of our staff is 23. Read what others have said about us in Mashable, Slate and New York Magazine. Babe is looking for a script writer to join the team and help script our iPhone texting drama ‘Is It Just Me?‘
As a fellow you will script five short episodes a week for the unique series, which is currently a part of babe membership. This is a paid fellowship. We are looking for someone who lives for drama and has been in some wild group chats, has experience scripting, is willing to watch hours of our ‘Is It Just Me?’ series to get an idea of the storyline.
Affinity Connection is a publishing and marketing company that creates great content for our clients, driving their branding, influence and funding. We work with freelancers who can turn out a high quantity of high-quality work, reliably. Work with our editorial team to write awesome articles, making sure to pay attention to the voice and style of the particular client you’re writing for. Submit draft articles, from 300-1,400 words, depending on the project, along with any photos, pull quotes, text boxes, etc. required (you will NOT have to take photos) Grow your portfolio with paid, published work, read by thousands.
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level. Collaborate with the Marketing department of leveraging the appropriate structures, competencies and systems in place to meet department and company goals.
We are seeking a freelance remote editor to edit content for https://kayakadvisors.com, a leading website in the kayak and watersports industries. The website provides product reviews and important information to readers, and we’re seeking a new team member to proofread and improve the content our experienced writing team provides. Kayak Advisors is growing, and if you’d like to be part of that growth, we’d love to talk to you about working with us.
WFYI Public Media empowers, educates, entertains and connects our community through impactful journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning. The position manages a team of reporters who produce outstanding enterprise journalism that brings to light important public health issues in Indiana and the central Midwest.
PR Volt has developed a custom approach that hacks the traditional PR system to yield incredible results for our clients. Writing compelling emails that editors can’t help but open and read will be your North Star. Your ability to understand client needs and develop unique ways of presenting their products and services is outstanding. You are very creative, but also organized to the T. Your Excel skills are superb and your experience with CISION and Slack are unrivaled.
Five Perfect Sites that will Pay You to Write From Anywhere
Welcome back to the Write Styles where today on this Motivational Monday, we have these Five Perfect Sites that will Pay You to Write From Anywhere! What better way to start the week than with new opportunities 🙂
Five Perfect Sites that will Pay You to Write From Anywhere
Lifehack is your source for positivity and life inspiration. Everything on Lifehack aims to get readers refreshing ideas to end the bad thoughts and bad habits. We help individuals end negativity, get things done fast, and achieve their goals. Everyone only lives once, but if we make it great, once is enough. You have the wisdom, expertise, and experiences to share. We provide you with the platform and voice to spread it. Lifehack is a well-established and well-known authority of productivity tips for millions of readers worldwide. As a Guest Writer, you will play an integral role in changing people’s lives with self-improvement guidance and advice.
We are seeking a motivated and mature candidate to join our team. The position will start out part time during the training phase, with the anticipation to become full time for the right person. During the 30/60/90-day probationary period, there will be evaluations and the expectation that at the successful completion of the probationary period, a raise review will be performed. This position has excellent growth potential. We cherish our company culture and the flexibility that working remotely provides. The right candidate would be someone who appreciates collaboration, has excellent communication skills and is looking to be part of a team.
The good news: Today, Aug. 17, we released the debut issue of Creative Loafing’s new monthly newspaper. And, no, that wasn’t a misprint: CL has officially made the switch from a weekly to a monthly. And while that means you’ll be getting your dose of CL in print less frequently, it also means you’ll be getting a bigger, better and bolder version of the paper you know and love on a regular basis and much more of us on the web (more on that later). A monthly iteration of CL in print also means you can expect a beefed-up presence online. We’ll be rolling out even more content at creativeloafing.com every day and unveiling fresh additions to the mix like our new hip-hop podcast, Atlanta Untrapped, and more. And all that is just the beginning.
The updates writer will report to the updates editor and help keep our guides as current as possible. As a member of the updates team, you’ll be a generalist who will update several categories of existing Wirecutter coverage—including bedding, computers, furniture, headphones, appliances, health tech, travel gear, AV gear, kitchen gear, cameras, pets, parenting, smartphones, home office—and will help develop a cadence to keep the new categories we expand into current. We need someone with sharp editorial skills and a lot of personal initiative who can work in a team setting. We like people who are excited about gear and gadgets but can also think critically about what makes a product great for the average reader
These 8 Amazing Companies Will Pay You to Write From Home
StartUp Health welcomes you. At StartUp Health we believe that with the right mindset, a moonshot vision, and the spirit of an entrepreneur, anything is possible. We also know that something magical happens when you bring together people who are passionate about impacting people’s lives for the better around common goals. Together we will achieve the impossible. Together we will improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. Be a part of our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world.
We thrive on complexity. ICF is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
The Zoe Report is seeking remote, part-time Entertainment Writers to cover celebrity news and features for our celebrity vertical 3-4 days per week. Day-to-day responsibilities include working closely with the Celebrity Editor to pitch and write celebrity and entertainment-driven content, including quick news hits, long-lead features, and smart evergreen roundups that appeal to TZR’s audience via search and social platforms. Experience in a fast-paced digital newsroom environment and a desire to produce productive and creative content that gets seen is a must.
The Pen Is Mightier Content Creators, LLC is a full-service content creation agency that specializes in digital content for law firms. We write the high-quality copy that drives their marketing efforts and converts clicks to leads to clients, and we have helped our clients secure hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We are looking for writers who are passionate about writing and the law.
Mashed is the ultimate destination for food lovers. Whether you’re just learning how to cook or ready to take your kitchen skills to the next level, Mashed has all the tips and tricks you’ll ever need to be a chef… Or at least enough hacks to help you fake it til you make it. Mashed.com is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working freelance writers to join our team. The ideal candidate has at least 1 year of writing experience in web publishing with content similar to Mashed. The writer will claim feature topics from a large selection of starting points to choose from. They will then have 7 days to research, pitch the structure of their feature, and write everything up. This position is work from home with flexible hours.
As visionaries, we are looking toward the future while remaining committed to the core mission behind our founding — fostering lifelong learners. As educators, our purpose is to develop instruction and resources proven to provide every learner with a pathway to success in school and life. By working with teachers, parents, community leaders, and field experts, HMH® continues to remain at the forefront of education. Together, with our customers, we create the fullest expression of what learning can be.
We’re looking for a writer with electrical engineering or electronics design experience to write technical articles for our publications covering a wide variety of EE-related topics. We work with writers on a contract/freelance basis.
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. Romper is seeking remote Part-Time TV Writers to contribute 3-4 days per week. Candidates should be curious and creative television addicts who are just as comfortable analyzing every detail in “Game of Thrones” as they are dissecting the latest “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” drama.
Hello and welcome back to the Write Styles where today I give you 10 Top Companies Offering Freelance Writing Jobs! I am sure that these jobs will keep you busy and motivated this weekend 🙂
10 Top Companies Offering Freelance Writing Jobs
Perfumes 4 U is a family owned and operated perfume retail company that has been in business since 2001. Our team is looking for a remote, part-time Blogger to generate engaging, original content for our website and blog. The Blogger will research topics and develop exciting posts that will appeal to our target audience and promote the blog using social media, direct email, and other methods to alert and expand our readership.
With five JCAHO-accredited facilities in New Jersey, Florida and California, Ambrosia Treatment Center has helped over 10,000 people recover from alcohol and other drugs. By combining the latest advancements in addiction medicine with concierge clinical care, lives are healed and families are restored. Ambrosia Treatment Center is in search of talented journalism/communications students who are interested in a freelance, strategic business writing position.
Marts & Lundy, one of the nation’s leading philanthropy and fundraising consulting firms, is seeking a part-time Affiliate Writer to join our team. Our goals are ambitious—we try to help each of our clients reach and sustain their philanthropic potential and thereby fulfill their missions
Love the content that you read on Mantelligence, and want to contribute? Great, because we’re always looking for great writers (with or without experience) to contribute to the site! We love writers with a friendly/relatable voice, who are concise while still being clear/easy to understand, and who are able to easily sell the value of an idea/product.
631Marketing is a New York-based digital marketing agency. We are looking for an experienced content writer and editor with a proven track record. This is part-time at first but will turn into a full-time position if it’s a mutual fit.
Are you an information security expert with some free time and a passion for teaching? Null Byte is the largest white hat hacker community for beginners. We’re searching for InfoSec experts to write tutorials and expand our coverage in new and exciting directions.
Fired Up Digital is a DC and Cambridge-based digital marketing agency with staff members in the US and Europe working for clients selling in the US helping them sell their products and services. We specialize in digital marketing with our big focus serving small and medium businesses. But we need your help. We’re looking for a writer who can work with the client to develop content for their business with guidance from the CEO.
Davis Wright Tremaine’s family business practice group is looking for a content writer to aid in creating weekly content to post on its Family Business Resource Center. We are seeking a law student to write content for the family business resource center to then be reviewed and edited by attorneys in the group before posting.
Plus One is now an Optum company, known internally as Optum On-Site Services. On-Site Services ignites employee activation in health ownership and drives engagement in health and wellness programs. We are currently seeking a full-time Copywriter/Proofreader to work out of our Corporate Headquarters office located in lower Manhattan in New York City, but the position is flexible to maintain a remote working arrangement via telecommuting.
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Hello everyone, today we are Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling author Michele Barrow-Belisle! Michele, thank you for this wonderful opportunity and welcome back to The Write Styles! 🙂
Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle
TWS: Since your previous interview, I have been following your success stories. One headline really needs to be addressed, your book Fire and Ice is becoming a movie! We at The Write Styles congratulate you on this remarkable achievement, congratulations! Please, can you update our readers on what they can now expect from Fire and Ice? And of course, how you feel about this dream come true?
Michele: Hi Julia, thank you so much for your good wishes, and for the opportunity to share more of my story! It’s been a fascinating journey so far…the movie deal is the cherry on a really yummy sundae. I don’t have many details that I’m permitted to share about the movie at this point. I can say it’s a lengthy process, and things are moving forward, which is exciting. It’s been fun to hear details about the budget they’ve set for the film, and brainstorming directors, screenwriters, and cast, as well as discussing potential filming locations.
I’ve been granted a rare behind the scenes access to the much of the process, for which I’m extremely grateful and excited. It’s like getting a personal tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, lol. I’m loving every minute. I can share that the film production company has optioned the first book, and has intentions of producing films for every book in the series. And speaking to that, as you may know, the Faerie Song series was originally intended to be a trilogy. But it very quickly became apparent to me that three books weren’t going to be enough to tell the story I wanted to tell. Or the story the characters wanted told. (they can be rather demanding, lol) So now it’s called the Faerie Song Saga, and it will include a minimum of six books in the series. And potentially, four films.
TWS:What inspired fire and ice?
Michele: I guess it’s deeply rooted in my love of all things fantasy. That combined with an interest in magic and faerie lore. When I first started writing Fire and Ice, it was with the intention of writing for a younger age group. I wrote the first draft and then set it aside, not sure what was missing, but certain it lacked something fundamental.
Subsequently, I finished the first draft around the time the Twilight books had come out. It pretty opened the door wide open for the “YA (young adult) and teen/adult genre crossover. Suddenly I knew what needed to change. I went back and revise the entire story, aging up the characters to fit the YA genre and adding in a stronger romance element.
From there it took on a life of its own. It makes me laugh when I look back. At the time I only planned to write this one book and nothing else. Now, I can’t seem to stop writing, lol. I’m addicted!
TWS:How long did it take you to write your books and where did you find the time to write?
Michele: Fire and Ice took the longest. Technically it was a six-year process when you combine the time I started it, the years I set it aside and the time I rewrote the final draft. The rest of my books, fortunately, haven’t taken anywhere near as long. I can write a first draft in about 4 or 5 months.
Drafting goes fairly quickly. It’s the editing and rewrites that take the most time. And since most of my books are on the longer side, I typically release a book a year. My readers and fans especially wish I could write faster, and so do I, but I struggle with maintaining quality while writing quickly. I’m getting a little quicker though.
For me, finding the time to write is like finding the time to eat. When its something you have to do (because it feeds your soul) you automatically make the time. There are some days when I don’t write at all, and others, I’ll write for ten hours at a time or more. It varies, and I try not to get too caught up in structuring time for my writing If it doesn’t happen one day for some reason or another—because of you know…life—I know that if I just wait it out I’ll get back into it again.
I think a big part of that is giving yourself permission to devote the time and letting whatever amount of time you can commit to, be okay. If I write for five minutes, that counts. If I write for an hour that counts. And if I write for twelve hours, that counts too.
Every word on the page adds to your total word count, so they matter. Of course, I’m partial to the days when I can write uninterrupted for hours on end, but that’s certainly not an everyday occurrence.
Reuniting with the Magical Bestselling Author Michele Barrow-Belisle
TWS: Michele, it is very easy to lose one’s passion once success is achieved. What has kept your passion of writing alive?
Michele: That’s an interesting question. I think for most creative people, they don’t lose their passion, they just channel it in a different direction. My writing is kept alive, because it really has a life of its own. I adore stories and have been making them up in my head for as long as I can remember.
When I’m standing in line at the grocery store, or people-watching at the mall, I’m drafting mini scenes in my head. Making up explanations for why that guy said what he did to the girl next to him, what might have come before and what could possibly come after.
So, part of the passion that fuels me, is that there’s literally no end to the possibilities. It became a little more challenging after I was first published. Before that, my writing was just for me. I always intended to share it with the world, but there’s nothing at stake really when you’re writing just for you.
It took some course-correcting to get used to the idea that I was writing for the world. And what I had to and still have to hold on to, is knowing that even though my work is being seen and judged, I’m still just writing for myself. I write what I love to read, what entertains me, and I write the stories the characters want told.
TWS: Did you ever have those days of writer’s block? What did you do to overcome those days?
Michele: I’m not sure that I have actually. Somedays I don’t know what to write, and it’s during those times that I’ll jump to another story or start something new entirely. But I’ve never experienced a block. There are just so many ways to overcome not know what to write.
Another great cure for writer’s block is reading. Without fail, diving into a fabulous novel inevitably leaves me itching to start writing again. Or playing the just imagine. Imagine if your character had only three days to live. What would they do? How would they react. It doesn’t matter if that’s part of the plot or not, it just helps to get the creative juices flowing again. And sometimes taking a break entirely for a few days is what’s needed.
I do that from time to time, and I never label it as being “blocked.” It’s just a change. I’ll binge watch some Netflix or go to the theater to see a movie…two things I love but don’t have much time for. Again, it’s more about giving yourself permission, and not getting caught in the cycle of frustration of not being able to come up with anything to write.
Letting go and relaxing is often the best cure. Just not for too long. Take a break, then dive back in. It’s not always easy, and yes, writing can be hard. Publishing…even harder sometimes. But it’s so rewarding to push through the tough parts and come out victoriously on the other side. Passion and tenacity definitely help.
TWS: Can we expect another book?
Michele: Definitely! I’m addicted, remember, lol. I actually have a new release that came out at the end of February. Melt is the fourth book in the Faerie Song Saga. The reading order is Fire And Ice, Bittersweet, Freeze, Melt, Burn, and Darkest Light. The last two are on the coming soon list. And, you’re the first one to hear this, but there will be a Faerie Song nomenclature/compendium, with illustrations, and additional stories and lore from the Nevermore. No idea when it will be finished, but it’s in the works.
Additionally, I’m working on an entirely new series with witches, called Written In Red. Also a standalone novel, a reverse fairytale retelling of Cinderella set in a post-apocalyptic world, called Cinder And Ash. And lastly, I’m working on the second book in my children’s picture book series, Pirate Wishes 1-2-3. The first one, Fairy Wishes 1-2-3 (if I Could Be you and You Could Be Me) was released last year.
That pretty much sums up what’s on my plate at the moment, but you never know when that might change, lol. Honestly, I’m just following my muse and seeing what unfolds.
Thank you so much, Julia, for inviting me to share my writing journey, it’s been a pleasure!