Transcription Essentials 2.25 OV
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Transcription Essentials 2.25 OV

Equipment Needed: Express Scribe PRO Software, Infinity Foot Pedal, Windows computer, MS Word. Details below.

This curriculum includes three courses. (1) English, Grammar and Punctuation, (2) Ethics, and (3) Basics. This 35 to 45 hour curriculum is designed to give students a baseline understanding of transcription, preparing them for further training aimed at AAERT certification or to begin working while refining their skills. 

This curriculum does not prepare students for AAERT certification because it contains general formatting rules and does not cover federal formatting specifications.

You will receive a certificate for the full curriculum and for the Basics course.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: PC-based computer with Windows 8.1 or better, MS Word (Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, and Office 365), Express Scribe Professional, and an Infinity USB-2 Foot Pedal. Headphones are also recommended. Please note that some ECS brand foot pedals showing the Infinity name are programmed to only one specific software and may not be compatible.

Curriculum content

  • This ten-hour course will cover information on parts of speech, confusing words, and spelling rules. As well as a deep dive into grammar, punctuation and capitalization. Your grade in this course is heavily weighted on your scores on the quizzes and tests.   You are given a max of three attempts to pass each quiz and test in order to pass this course.
    • Lesson Terms and Conditions

    • Lesson Transcription English, Grammar, and Punctuation 2.2

  • This course contains information a transcriptionist should know about ethics, confidentiality, conflict of interest and bias.  Parts of this course may be contained in other courses offered by BlueLedge. 
  • Learn transcription skills and basic transcript formatting.  This course does not cover federal (AAERT) formatting requirements.  Your grade in this course is weighted on the final scores you receive on the instructor-graded assignments.  The five instructor-graded assignments are at the end of this course and the instructor returns assignments the following business day.  Please manage your time wisely.   Equipment Requirements:   MS Word (Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, and Office 365), Infinity USB Foot Pedal, headphones, and free version of Express Scribe software. PC-based computer with Windows 8.1 or better. (Most software companies in this industry are PC friendly. You can use a Mac in this course, but we do not offer support for Mac-specific questions.) The Transcription Basics course will provide an overview of fundamental skills that are necessary for creating a high-quality transcript. This course will offer skill-building exercises in research techniques, understanding accents, listening in context, using Word to your advantage, and proofreading.  (15 hours / 1.5 CEUs)