Transcriptionist

Legal

City of Johannesburg, Gauteng 8 November

Danzab Recording and Transcription

  • Description

    Independent Contractors - Legal Transcriptionist Required:

    JOB SUMMARY: Work online, from home. Transcribe legal proceedings.
    Ideal Candidates: over the age of 40; experience as a legal secretary.

    Since all transcription work is performed remotely, you can be based anywhere in South Africa to apply, as it is online work. However, you will need a good computer with a high-speed internet connection.

    The main function of this position will be to transcribe legal proceedings (transfer audio recordings into written documents).
    Transcriptions are made from recorded legal sittings – including depositions, legal notations, testimonies, and subpoenas – for court-related proceedings.
    Review notes to ensure that all correct legal terminology is represented, names are accurate and statements correspond with what is recorded during the legal proceedings. The transcriptionist types verbatim what they hear, edits and reviews the transcript for typographical errors. However, no changes can be made to change a person’s statement – regardless of grammar quality.
    The transcripts could end up being produced in court, hence accuracy is imperative.

    To be a good candidate, you need to be able to provide expert transcribing services independently and be able to provide a quick turnaround (same day transcriptions).

    Skills and Abilities Needed:
    MS Office proficient (Computer literate and competent using Microsoft Word)
    Able to work in an accurate and methodical manner
    Able to prioritize workload
    Good interpersonal skills with the ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner
    Excellent command of the English language (Proficient spelling and grammar skills.)
    Excellent listening skills.
    Familiar with African accents.
    Meticulous with an attention to detail.
    Ensure that the transcripts are free of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors.
    Fast and accurate typing skills.
    Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.

    Qualifications/Experience Requirements:
    Matric Certification
    Previous experience and/or qualifications related to any legal field will be beneficial.
    (Ideal Candidates will be individuals over the age of 40; have extensive full-time employment experience as a legal secretary)

    Job Requirements:
    Must own all necessary required equipment. (Headset/playback listening device; foot pedal; computer, screen, mouse, keyboard, etc.)
    High speed, uncapped internet.

    Hours: Transcriptionists will work from home and likely to work irregular hours (Part-time, evenings).
    As a contract transcriptionist, it is imperative that you are available for the dates you are booked for the sittings, as turnaround times will be same day transcriptions.

    Pay: Detailed information regarding pay rates will be discussed during the interview process with successful applicants.
  • Number of vacancies: 10
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Grade 12 /N4 (Matric)
  • Years of experience: 10
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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