There are mainly six primary types of general transcription. Some transcriptionists concentrate or specialize in just one or two of these special places and others take on transcripts in all areas:
Focus Groups are usually found in marketing firms. If you are new to general transcription, it's great to build up some credentials with a few contracted businesses doing focus groups.
Interviews can occur in person or over the phone and can be an interview of one or more individuals so this kind of work can come from writers to seminar speakers from a number of clients.
When firms announce their financials for the quarter and year end; teleconferences, seminars, lectures, and convention presentations corporate can be from corporate demonstrations, quarterly earnings release calls.
Dictations are normally one speaker recording notes, a diary, directions, chapters of a novel while alone.
Podcast are used by smaller firms to help them develop their businesses. Usually these small audio files are exceptionally clear, high quality and there is usually not a lot of research required to complete the transcript.
Academic transcription jobs can be transcribing records from course lectures, academic seminars, classroom meetings, etc.
You may find in only several months of practice alone which sorts of general transcription you like best, worst or flat out merely won't do. Again, this really is an individual choice, not something that a manager will let you know that you have to do.
Take into account, nevertheless, that among the finest advertising tricks is to find your "market." What do you have the most expertise in? What do you do best, better than other things?