The Home-Based Typist: A Complete Guide for Freelance Audio Typists & Transcribers

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At a new low price of only £12.99, discover today how you can work flexibly as a transcriber or transcription business owner – or both! Designed specifically for new transcription businesses needing an extra boost, and secretaries/typists wishing to become transcribers.

Create your own business, snag your own clients, choose your own typing assignments, work flexibly – and do it all from the comfort of your own home!

55-page PDF download includes information for the main English-speaking countries worldwide, and includes a 6-point ‘Hit List’ of things you’ll naturally be expected to know, but won’t be in the literature you’re provided with as a freelancer.


This e-book is a perfectly tailored and indispensable all-in-one guide for existing transcribers wishing to start up or boost a new business, or for secretaries/typists looking to transfer their valuable skills into working from home for transcription agencies.

You might be:

  • Working full-time but want to reduce to part-time hours and also combine this with earning money from typing at home
  • Working full-time as a transcriber but want to advance to the next level and boost your income, earning money from your own clients, in addition to having the optional safety net of agency working
  • Soon to retire but looking for optional, occasional ad hoc freelance work into the future
  • Experiencing redundancy or seeking a change in a new role utilising your existing skills
  • Unsure of how you can get into the industry/unsure how to approach transcription agencies for work
  • Consistently getting knocked back on your applications for employment with transcription agencies (I can tell you why!)
  • Simply looking for a more flexible working option

The e-book has been carefully put together from YEARS of tried and tested approaches, hard-earned knowledge and is PACKED full of helpful advice, resources and helpful mini projects that will help you maximise your chances of getting accepted by transcription agencies. It will give you the tools to help you start up your own transcription business or make it as a freelance transcriber, taking assignments as and when you want!

Included in the e-book are: details of combinations of equipment and software you will need, and how to make the most of it; details of the transcription industry – how it works, what to expect; how to prepare yourself for your new career; regulations and legal ins and outs; where and how to find clients or agencies to work for; and many, many more innovative and clever tips and tricks and juicy tips you won’t find elsewhere (or that other educators want to keep to themselves!)

I’ve been in the industry since 2011, and I run my own successful transcription business. I’ve worked with all types of transcription agencies – from large to small, and all over the globe. I know what it takes to make it, and I can share my secrets with you to help make the process easier for you.  I can help you succeed where others have and can so easily fail without the right coaching.

The e-book contains 55 A4 pages and is a PDF download, ready to print or be read in Adobe Reader.  A printed and bound copy is available for an small extra charge – please message me for details:

I'm Fiona, owner and founder of Outsource Typing. Based in the UK, we provide Virtual PA, audio typing and transcription services to businesses and individuals worldwide. You can follow us on Twitter and Google+

4 reviews for The Home-Based Typist: A Complete Guide for Freelance Audio Typists & Transcribers

  1. clswordservices

    If you are thinking about becoming a transcriber for a company or starting their own at-home business, this book is a great way to learn the basics of what’s needed to get started. It covers tools of the trade, the basics of the industry, finances, marketing, and graphic design. I highly recommend it!

  2. Sam Waslin

    This e-book is an ideal way to focus your mind on what you need to do when it comes to starting your own transcription business. If you’re just starting out on this road and you need some guidance, this is the ideal book for you.

  3. Sandy Booth

    An excellent guide for those considering this line of work. The book gives a fantastic overview of this career field. It’s very informative. I’ve read it twice! As a beginner in this field, I highly recommend this book.

  4. Louissa Ward

    I recently bought Fiona’s ebook and it really has been a great guide to getting me started and understanding more about transcription. Without it I would still be wondering what equipment to get from all the options available, and what to start thinking about to get me going. It really is an all-in-one go-to guide for anyone thinking of getting into transcription. It’s very easy to digest, straight to the point, just what you need on how to succeed, tips on what not to do, industry expectations, how to best use software/Word to get the best out of being a transcriber, and setting up your business/marketing advice. A really great ebook, and I would highly recommend it. I know I will continue to reference this book even when I am up and running, so well worth buying for sure!

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