Work when and where you want

We are looking for highly proficient English first language speakers from the following countries and regions: South Africa, the United Kingdom, countries in the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Freelance or full time. Earn between $0.40 - $1.20 per audio minute based on project turnaround time.

New Registrations Closed Temporarily

Please note that we are currently at capacity for independent contractors. Registrations have therefore been temporarily suspended, and we won't be accepting any new applications. As we are unable to advise when we will be reopening registrations, we suggest that you periodically check back on our website for updates.

Who is Way With Words?

Way With Words, launched in 2002, is an established international audio to text services and solutions company providing English language audio, video or custom transcription solutions to thousands of clients globally. We continually strive to provide the best transcription services using select pools of transcribers from around the world and partnering with leading technology companies and start-ups in our field.

Why not join our global team?

We are looking for people who have an excellent understanding and knowledge of the English language, a good ear for accents, the ability to type, research and edit accurately, follow formats and meet deadlines.


Transcriber Testimonials

Working for Way With Words has enabled me to live abroad and work from home doing work I enjoy, plus it’s completely flexible to my personal schedule. The range of different industries I transcribe for means my work is interesting, and I learn new things all the time. The team are always on hand to answer queries, no matter which time zone you’re working in, and everyone’s friendly and encouraging. I love working for Way With Words - now I can work from home, wherever that might be.


United Kingdom
I'm a stay-at-home mum and really appreciate the opportunity I have to add to my family's income. I'm a naturally curious (okay, nosy) person, and love being able to learn about so many different ideas and fields that I'd normally never come into contact with.


United Kingdom
Transcription work has been a life-changing and meaningful event for me … I enjoy scheduling the typing work into my day and enjoy the discipline of excellence, deadlines, and researching unknown words or facts … You will find your general knowledge improves extensively, as well as your vocabulary. My work experience was of a different nature, but with the support given by the WWW team, and my enthusiasm to include some work from home into my day, I have managed to progress well and enjoy the process. Of course, the fact that I earn some extra money is just the cherry on the top for me.


South Africa
I’m really enjoying working for Way With Words because I am able to work anytime and from anywhere. I love to be flexible with my day and to be able to travel with my work. One of the best parts of working for WWW is that you get to learn while you type, and not at a day has gone by that I haven’t learned something new. Last but not least, the WWW team is extremely friendly and supportive. They ensure that high quality work is produced, and it makes a big difference to work with such an awesome and professional team.


South Africa
I've been transcribing for Way With Words since April 2015. I love this job! It allows me the flexibility to choose work that fits my schedule and brings me enough extra income to feel like I'm contributing to our household budget while still home schooling my daughter full time … Transcription for Way With Words is not boring! I've gotten to transcribe myriad English-speaking accents and conversations from a wide variety of settings … The staff at Way With Words have been friendly, helpful, and supportive. They might be on the other side of the world, but they still make me feel like valued member of their team…


United States
I was over the moon when my application was accepted by Way With Words three years ago. I thoroughly enjoy the work because not only is it flexible but the audio files are interesting and varied making it a great way to earn money!! I also find the WWW team so professional, supportive and friendly and are always quick to respond to any queries. I have loved every minute of my time working for them.


United Kingdom
I love the flexibility of working from home for Way With Words, I can be my own boss and fit it around everything else in my life. I can take on as much or as little work as I can manage each week. Also, I really enjoy the variety of the audio file subjects, I feel I am learning something new each time and getting a glimpse into many other walks of life as I type away!


Working for Way With Words is brilliant. I have the freedom to work when it suits me and it’s really great being able to earn extra money. Unlike other transcription sites, WWW is pretty busy all year round, so there is always work available if you want to pick it up. The people at WWW are very helpful and friendly, which is an added bonus!


United Kingdom
Doing transcription for Way With Words has changed my life for the better in such a big way that BIG doesn’t seem the right word to use. Working with the WWW team has always been a pleasure and with their constant help, encouragement and brilliant sense of humour, I have come really far in the last year.


South Africa
Natasha in United Kingdom
Elizabeth in United Kingdom
Christine in South Africa
Ania in South Africa
Barbara in USA
Jane in UK
Cindy in Australia
Melanie in United Kingdom
Hayley in South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I be doing?

When individuals or businesses have audio or video that they need a usable text record of, they employ the services of a company like Way With Words. In turn, we provide the audio to our pool of transcribers who listen to the audio and type out what they hear or edit a pre-existing transcript.

In terms of the rate of pay, this varies based on the type of work you transcribe and its urgency. Pay for transcription ranges between $0.40 - $1.20 per audio minute.

Our transcribers are paid monthly directly into their PayPal Account , irrespective of who their account is with.

For our application process, as long as you have a working copy of Microsoft Word, some software to play audio and video (such as VideoLan’s VLC Player) and a great set of ears (sadly, not available through Amazon!) then you’re all set!

If your application is successful, we will recommend suitable transcription hardware and software.

Of course you can! Should your application be successful, you will be guided through training by one of our dedicated (and patient, because we know you like to ask questions to get everything right!) recruitment team members. The best way to learn is through doing, so straight away we start training you up on live work (for which you are paid).

Our clients expect superior quality transcripts from us and we, in turn, expect top quality transcripts from our transcribers.

Whether you are an experienced transcriber or not, we need to gauge whether your skills match our requirements. These include: an excellent knowledge of the English language, a good ear for accents, the ability to research and type accurately, following formats and meeting deadlines.

The assessments have been set up to test your knowledge and ability in these areas and reflect the type of work we receive.

Because transcribers are independent contractors, they can choose how frequently they work with us.

We pay per audio minute, which means we pay you per minute of audio that you have transcribed or edited. Generally, an experienced transcriber will transcribe at a ratio of 4 or 5:1 whereas a novice transcriber may transcribe at a rate of 8:1. What this means is that it will take a novice transcriber eight minutes to transcribe one minute of audio accurately. The more experience you gain, the faster you become and the more you are able to earn. Editing transcripts is quicker and more efficient, with an average ratio of 3:1 (i.e. one minute of audio takes three minutes to edit).

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