AccuTran Global (US and Canada) Review
Accutran Global is a company that relies heavily on the services of freelance contractors who are trying to earn a living while working at home. They have a variety of positions available, which include;
• Copy editing
• Substantive Stylistic editing
BUT — Most of the work AccuTran Global offers is transcription work. (See my post, Online Transcription Jobs That You Can Do From Home for more transcription companies and ideas.)
How They Choose Contractors
I’m a sucker for companies that have a formal, professional feeling, especially when I’m applying to work for them. The more official the application process seems, the better my first impressions tend to be, and AccuTran Global has a very formal sign up process. It starts with a questionnaire that the company uses to determine your skills and whether you’re going to be a good fit for the company. In addition to the questionnaire, there will also be some testing materials you will need to fill out. If Accutran Global thinks you’ll be a good fit, they’ll contact you! It didn’t take them very long to connect with me!
The company will not take phone calls from contractors, all communication with them will be electronic.
In order to complete the work Accutran Global requires, you will need some special software. The good news is that the company provides all the software, free, to everyone who gets accepted into their program. The company does an excellent job of making sure that you receive the training needed to understand the software so you can start completing tasks and earning money as quickly as possible.
Although the company doesn’t have enough work available to be considered a viable full-time option, they do have peak periods when you’ll be able to earn a great deal of money and they also provide raises to individual who excel at their work. Contractors who consistently turn in high-quality work will also be given the first crack at prime assignments.
Before accepting a project, it’s important to understand that all the work Accutran requires is very time sensitive and they need to be turned in on time. The company won’t accept missed deadlines.
The biggest downside to Accutran Global is that their start out pay is quite low. For tapes that have been rated easy, you will be paid $0.005 per word. For difficult tapes, the startup pay is $0.0066 per word. The good news is that as long as you work hard, you can conceivably increase the amount you’re paid per word could increase.
Another thing that needs to be taken into consideration when it comes to working for Accutran Global is that they only pay once a month, on the 15th, but they have never missed a payment.
They typically post what they are currently in need of. You can simply go to their homepage here, and click the “Apply for Work” button.