Skills needed for audio typist jobs from home

Audio typists that are based in an office rarely require formal qualifications. If you're a fast typist with excellent attention to detail, you could land yourself with a decent typist job.

However, audio typist jobs from home are a different matter. Work from home jobs are highly sought after by many people in the UK, especially stay at home mums, people who live in remote areas and recent retirees. For this reason, there is often a high level of competition for any job vacancies. Also bear in mind that you could be competing with people from all over the world, not just in your town or city.

The increased competition raises the standards required for audio typists. To be successful, you may need to demonstrate the following skills and qualities:

  • At least two years of experience as an audio typist. Because you'll be working from home, employers want to know that you have the skills and ability to do the job with minimal supervision.
  • A relevant higher qualification in a related discipline.
  • Keen attention to detail and evidence to back this up.
  • Fast and accurate typing skills.
  • Able to produce highly accurate work at short notice. Often employers will need long transcripts to be completed by the next working day.
  • A flexible approach to work. This ties in with the last point - you should be willing to work according to the employer's needs (within reason, of course!).
  • Good IT skills. Because you'll be working independently, you should have the know-how to be able to deal with minor IT problems.

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