How does it work?
- Submit your application. Take an assessment test and complete the questionnaire. We'll be in touch as soon as possible.
- Select a file to work on. Show your magic and start working on the file that you selected.
- Get paid bi-weekly. Get paid by bank transfer in your currency on a bi-weekly basis.
Why Should You Join Us?
Our transcription software is powered by the web. Our keyboard shortcuts will allow you to proofread even quicker.
Need advice from other transcribers? Having problems with the platform? We have created a fantastic online community to answer questions, help when you need it and, of course, share some fun.
How to apply for a freelance German transcription job?
1. Sign up.
Fill in the details and select "German".
2. Skill Check.
For us to assess your transcription skills, you will have to proofread the subtitles of a sample file. The guidelines are your friend! Make sure to follow them. You will be allowed to check them during the test.
3. We review your application.
If you are a good fit, we will reach out by email.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the job about?
As a self-employed collaborator of Happy Scribe, you will have the possibility to access a wide range of audio files uploaded by our customers. You can preview and choose to work on the jobs that suit you best. Once you start working, your job will be to listen carefully to the audio and proofread the transcription generated by our AI.
If you are working with a subtitle file, you will also synchronise the subtitles with the audio and improve the subtitle breaks for optimal readability.
What is the process to become a transcriber?
Can I work from anywhere?
Yes! This is a 100% remote, freelance position. All you need is your laptop, a good internet connection and quiet space to work.
Learn more about the requirements to become a collaborator here.
Where do your transcribers come from?
Our transcribers and subtitlers come from every part of the world: Germany, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, and many more. We love our international Scribe Community!
How much will I get paid on average?
A typical transcriber earns around 450 € per month, whereas our most active transcribers earn up to 3,000 € per month.
This depends on the language you choose to transcribe, the availability of jobs and how much time you can dedicate to Happy Scribe. Learn more about payments here.