Transcribe Anywhere – General Transcription Course Review — 13 Comments

  1. This was a very interesting read. I’m thinking about doing the Legal Transcription course. Which side of Transcription is more in demand? The Legal or General?

    • Glad you found it interesting, Lisa. It’s equal really. The work is there for both specialties, so it’s better to base your decision about which course to enroll in based on what you’d find most interesting. The best case scenario, of course, is to offer both services and not limit yourself.

      Let me know if you have any other questions,

  2. I am very interested in taking this course. I have 6 years of Acute Medical transcription experience, but would like to do general transcription instead. Could you please contact me via email as to what the full price would be to take this very interesting program?

  3. Absolutely amazing review! It was very thorough and lots of information to take in. It does seem to be a bit expensive for my taste, but I think it would be something to look into. I have taken medical transcription but was not able to finish the course. Are there other options for people who can not afford to pay for the courses, but would like to get into transcription?

    • I try to be a thorough as possible, Kristena, in an attempt to give you a real feel of the course and where it can take you. Did you try out Janet’s free course ? It actually gives you more of an idea of what transcription is, where the work comes from, the kind of income you can make and the type of person you need to be to succeed at making transcription into your career.

      If you really want to get into transcription, but find it too pricey, you could always start with the Level 1 course and wait until you are ready to proceed to the higher levels… just an idea. 🙂

      All the best, Robin

  4. Hey Robin,

    Thanks for writing such a thorough review of the Transcribe Anywhere program.

    I had not really given much thought to making money at transcribing but after reading your review, I am taking a second look at it. There are a lot of opportunities for transcribing especially with transcribing people’s videos. Many people will make videos and then get them transcribed and use the write content to build an online course. It is a great opportunity.

    I know one of my friends has been looking for an opportunity like this so I will be sure to pass this along to her. Thanks for the great information.

    • Happy that you found it useful, Val.

      I was pleasantly shocked when I found out the opportunities available for transcriptionists… I had no idea! Originally I just assumed the usual – videos, lectures, etc. as you said. But I’ve since discovered that all sorts of people use them – SEO experts, content strategists, and marketing strategists to name a few!

      Please do pass it onto your friend and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. 🙂


  5. Thank you for taking the time to get this information out in a clear way. I have been considering transcription for a long time, I have the equipment – but somehow it always get pushed to the back burner. With so many different training programs I get confused with the options and then don’t move forward. But, your program looks WAY, WAY better than the others I have researched. I really like that there is a FB group where I can get involved with a community. Living WAY out in the country – makes working from home the most economical and farm friendly option – but also makes for a lonely work week. Online groups help. 🙂

    So, my final question is – does this program offer any help with securing a job after the training is complete? Or are you able to apply to work with Janet? Sorry if this question was answered already and I missed it. Thanks! ~ Melanie

    • The Facebook group is pretty neat – lots of support and interaction, Melani. You won’t be lonely there! 🙂

      To answer your question: this program does provide you all the tools and resources necessary to find work as a transcriptionist.

      And though Janet doesn’t hire people, there is a whole section in the course on how to find work. There are step-by-step tutorials (including videos) on how to find clients (even on YouTube!), you are shown how to apply for transcription company jobs (which are a lower-paying option but still good experience), and even how to build a website to market yourself. You will find many examples in the blog section of the types of people who hire transcriptionists and the list is endless. So if you do the course thoroughly to become an excellent transcriptionist, you shouldn’t have trouble finding work as a freelancer or get a job. Or you can even start your own business.

      Hope that helps,

  6. Hi Robin,

    Your article really breaks down the ins and outs of transcription. I always thought transcription was restricted to the legal and medical fields. Had no idea that it was really for anything that we listen to, but wasn’t written down yet. The sky seems to be the limit for transcription services. And I really appreciated the link to the interview with Janet . It’s nice to hear directly from the course developer herself.

    I’ve bookmarked this page as I’m always looking for new ways to make money from home.



    • I’m glad you found it useful, Alyssa.

      I hadn’t thought that much about the opportunities for transcription either until I discovered this course. Everyone wants their content to be searchable, everyone wants to spread their content in as many different forms as possible to reach the maximum audience and everyone wants to use their time efficiently – transcription helps all these aims to be achieved. This post about Bob McIntosh gives a great example of all that. Anyway as you said, the sky seems to be the limit!


      • Hi Robin,
        I’ve been looking for a way to use my degree in English and I feel like I found it. I’m going to start Janet’s program in a week and I’m very excited about the possibilities it presents.
        I’m 55 and I’ve been wanting to create a business that I can still do as I get older. Thanks for a great review.


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