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Is GMR Transcription Legit?
When you first visit the homepage for GMR Transcription’s website they seem like they’re going to be a great source of income. The website promises that as long as you can quickly and accurately translate medical files, you can be assured of a great deal of steady work. (You can see more transcription companies that allow work at home here.)
The first thing I really like about GMR Transcription is that in addition to having a great deal of work available, they are also willing to accept people who don’t have a great deal of transcription experience. Once you have passed the company’s qualification tests, you will find a lot of steady work.
If you don’t have a background in the field of medicine, you’re going to have a difficult time doing transcription work for GMR. Most of the files that the company deals with involve a great deal of medical terms, all of which need to be translated accurately. Understanding the terms makes it easier to translate the information accurately. If you have a background in medical terminology, this issue isn’t a big deal but for the average freelancer, it could pose some problems.
If you’re fluent in Spanish, you can rest assured that you’ll quickly become one of GMR’s favorite transcribers. The company is actively seeking out transcribers who are capable of rapidly and accurately translating files to and from Spanish.
I’ll admit that when I first applied to GMR, I was skeptical. I had heard a great deal of negativity about the company. The problem comes from the fact that GMR has a transcription course that they would like everyone to take. Since I scored well on my qualification tests, I was able to avoid the course. While I don’t care for how heavily the company pushes you to buy their course, it does make sense if you think about it. I’m guessing they constantly have to field applications from people who aren’t qualified to do the transcription work. This helps them weed out those that are under qualified.
I don’t do a great deal of work for GMR Transcription, I have other clients that pay better, but I do like knowing that I can do some transcription work for the company during times when things are slow. If you want to diversify your income, it’s definitely a job you might want to look at as an option.