Depositions are out-of-court testimonies that give each party of a lawsuit the opportunity to get a sworn statement from witnesses before the trial. It is an indispensable part of the legal process. Audio and video testimonies are recorded for accurate transcription for use in court and by other legal professionals.
This is where Ditto comes in. We are a transcription service company specializing in deposition and other legal transcription needs. We are known for our comprehensive services and reliability in consistently providing affordable, high-quality transcripts with 99% accuracy, fast turnaround times and delivery, the ability to certify all transcripts, and offer deliverables in multiple digital and searchable formats to ensure no detail gets left out. We like to ensure that all our client’s needs are met in the most exceptional way possible, whether they’re a private law firm or a government agency.
And to do what we do, we need the best professional deposition transcriptionists we can find.
Why are depositions and other legal transcription work important?
Whether inside or outside a courtroom, most legal proceedings are recorded with high-quality audio and video equipment, including but not limited to digital and cassette tapes.
Regardless of the method used to capture legal conversations, most require transcribing into the correct file formats so others can read the transcripts. Legal transcripts play a vital role in the flow of information and the legal process. Attorneys and legal teams rely on legal transcriptions to plan cases and construct winning legal strategies. They also review past cases and witness testimony from other trials. Accurate legal transcription is paramount, as incorrect documents can lead to unfortunate circumstances that can affect the fairness and outcome of any case.
We Hire Transcribers That Fit Our Requirements
Voice recognition and dictation software are becoming more common as we hurtle through one technological advancement to another, but the gap between human and AI transcription is still quite large. That’s why here at Ditto, we only hire the best U.S.-based human transcriptionists.
Typing, followed by listening skills, are the two most crucial transcription functions. Competent transcriptionists must type at least 65 words per minute (wpm) with a 99 percent accuracy rate. It’s not uncommon for experienced transcriptionists to type more than 75 wpm with almost zero errors. There are several online typing programs to help improve your skills and measure your accuracy. The ability to listen is equally important. Legal transcription projects like deposition audio files can be challenging to hear, especially with multiple people talking simultaneously. While not usually the case, there can also be shouting, crying, or intense emotional displays during depositions. There’s also the fact that some people being deposed may mention jargon that is not strictly within the legal field, as they may be discussing various topics and industries. A good deposition transcriptionist must have a great ear for context clues and research skills.
Aside from those, if you have prior transcription experience, legal transcription training, excellent listening skills, familiarity with legal terminology, strict attention to detail, a high level of grammar and punctuation skills, and meet the qualifications of a top-notch transcriptionist, then apply for a position and join our team of online legal transcriptionists. Choose your schedule and work from home. You can work part-time as a freelancer or independent contractor. Applicants meeting our requirements can also be offered full-time positions.
Ditto Transcripts Offer Remote Work For Deposition Transcription, Court Reporting, and Other Legal Transcription Services
We are always on the lookout for skilled professionals and legal transcribers. We like ambitious, detail-oriented people with a passion for learning and a tight focus on high service quality and excellence. We’re always looking for skilled, committed, and experienced professional transcriptionists, and we offer work-from-home freelance transcription jobs with opportunities to grow.
How much do our legal transcriptionists make?
Our online legal transcriptionists get paid $0.80 to $1.10 per minute of audio, with the actual pay differing based on the person’s experience, turnaround time, shift, and audio difficulty. There are instances where our transcriptionists are paid higher because of the quick turnaround time required or the complexity of research involved in producing a 99% accurate transcript. In fact, we’ve paid as much as $5.00/minute for court hearings transcripts needed overnight. Depending on work volume and expertise, you are looking at significant earnings for working online with Ditto.
We assure you that you will be paid fairly and above almost all of our competitors. Our contracts and employment agreements are competitive and crystal clear. We want the best people working with us and our clients, and we believe offering higher-than-standard compensation is the best way to attract and keep top talent.
Our online independent contractors and employees are paid on the 1st and the 15th of every month via direct deposit and PayPal.
Remote legal transcription jobs will include working on all types of legal files:
Ditto offers a variety of services to our clients, and our legal transcriptionists will cover digital files such as:
- Legal documents
- Witness interviews
- Conference Calls
- Client Meetings
- Witness Statements
- Court Hearings
- And more
The Application Process
If you have the experience and skill level to work with a high-quality transcription company like Ditto Transcripts, we invite you to complete our online employment form.
Qualified candidates that we feel will best fit our company and our clients will be contacted directly by our office. If you do not hear back from us, please accept our apologies in advance.
Applicants will be required to take an initiation test. To pass, you need to get at least 95% of the questions correct over a few tests covering grammar, spelling, and accurately transcribing a single-person narrative audio file and a multiple-person interview.
Note: We do not accept calls about submitted or yet-to-be-submitted online transcription job applicants. We are also unable to hire or onboard non-United States-based personnel and individuals who reside in California, New Jersey, or Massachusetts at this time.
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