Jobs with Transcript Divas: Review our Information.
An honest, reliable business. Offering contractors transcription work at a good rate is the aim at Transcript Divas.
Transcript Divas aim to provide very competitive rates to work with us.
The contractor rates we offer will change depending on the service a client has ordered. Essentially the more complicated and faster the project, the more the client will be charged. In turn, we will offer the contractor more to complete a more complicated project (our rates are here).
Quality – how good are our Divas?
We are the only transcription service to offer a 200% guarantee on quality and timelines. We need high-quality contractors working with us. You need to be on time, every time. To quality, always. If you are not, we simply take you off the contractor list and you will stop getting offers to work with us.
Do note, that as a contractor you do get the chance to review and “accept” or “decline” a project offer before starting it. We don’t set up contractors to fail.
Divas are Contractors – Not Employees
As an independent contractor, you cannot be an employee. As an independent contractor it is clearer if you think of your self as a “small business owner”. One of the mistakes we see with people progressing from full time or part time employment to contracting/running their own small business is confusion over their role and relationships.
Do not confuse being an employee (full time or part time) with being a contractor. Tax rules are quite strict about which is which and we have to comply with them. Some Transcription Services like to float around in the “grey zone” sometimes acting like an “employee” other times acting like a contractors “client”. This adds to the confusion we see. Tax law (see: here) is clear, and dictates the following.
- PAID BY INVOICE NOT A SET “PAYDAY”: Contractors need to supply an invoice for services performed (our target date for paying invoices is 7 days after contractors submit. Sometimes we are earlier, sometimes later. If contractors need a “firm” date – we are open to contract changes/discussion, but firm dates need to be in the contract, please get in touch).
- NO TRAINING: Contractors are expected to be fully skilled (although we cannot “teach” you to type etc., we do provide guidance on our systems and style guides etc.).
- PROJECT BY PROJECT: Contractors must work on a project by project basis – and not have a set amount of hours per week etc. This is one of the big ones as far as the tax department is concerned.
- ABILITY TO TURN DOWN PROJECT OFFERS: Contractors must be able to turn down work offered. Be able to say yes or no.
Overall, it helps greatly if contractors think of themselves as “small business owners” who have “clients” (like Transcritp Divas) that they supply services too. You need to approach your work as an expert professional, that is operating in a highly competitive environment. Treat your clients like you like to be treated by businesses you deal with. Customeer Service is paramont.
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