In order to transcribe with our company you will need the following software and equipment.
For corporate and legal transcription:
1. High speed internet access 2. A land or cellular phone line 3. Computer Running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8 4. FTP (File Transfer Program) like Core or AceFTP. There are many free programs available online 5. Express Scribe, or any program that will play our audio files 6. Yahoo Messenger - available at http://www.yahoo.com 7. Microsoft Word 8. Good quality headset. Listening to audio through speakers is not acceptable 9. Digital pedal capable of working with The Record Player and ES (not all do) 10. Start Stop Pedal Power program if you wish to transcribe video files
Legal transcriptionists will ADDITIONALLY need the following:
For The Record sells excellent quality foot pedals and headsets (these are guaranteed to work with the Record Player software, used for most of our legal clients). Start Stop also sells software, foot pedals, and headsets.
It does not matter to us where you obtain your equipment so long as it works with the software you are trying to use.
We recommend that you do not buy software and/foot pedal to use with working with Birch Creek unless you have passed all the tests and are working and it appears that it would be valuable for you to do so.