Here’s a thought: If machines can do what a human worker can, does that make the worker dispensable?
Take the transcription business, for example. Artificial intelligence (AI) has gotten so sophisticated that transcripts can now be generated automatically. In theory, AI gets the job done more quickly, meaning a transcription company can take more and more orders. As a result, its earning potential increases sharply.
Seems obvious, right? Well, Ubiqus sees things differently.
Instead of viewing technology as an “either-or” option, this company taps both AI solutions and human talent to deliver its transcription services. Having the best of both worlds, Ubiqus caters to clients’ needs with unfaltering efficiency.
In short, Ubiqus isn’t about to go fully automated any time soon, and its next transcriptionist may very well be you.
Yes, you read that right. At this very moment, Ubiqus is hiring.
More on Ubiqus
Ubiqus traces its roots back to 1991, when two French entrepreneurs decided to disrupt the speech-to-text industry.
This industry, of course, looked nothing like it does today. At a time when stenographers dominated the scene, this startup decided to offer real-time note-taking services. As it turned out, there were a number of companies that needed these for their financial results presentations.
And just like that, Ubiqus was up and running.
Over the years, it took advantage of the progress of technology and the speech-to-text industry at large. In 2016, Ubiqus acquired a California-based transcription company called Verbal Ink. By adding the network of clients that Verbal Ink had been building since 2003, Ubiqus expanded its reach in the United States.
At present, Ubiqus has a global footprint and vast financial resources. Talk about putting money to good use: Since 2010, Ubiqus (along with the Verbal Ink brand) has contributed to philanthropic causes advocated by various non-profits, among them animal welfare, hunger relief, human rights, disaster assistance, and medical research.
Are you passionate about one or more of these causes? If so, you can rest assured that the company you’re applying for is doing its part for society. In terms of being a good source of income, Ubiqus will certainly do its part for transcriptionists like you.
What can you expect from the work at Ubiqus?
To begin with, applicants for Ubiqus’ transcription posts need to be based in North America. At present, the company is looking for three types of work-from-home transcriptionists:
- Corporate transcriptionist
- Medical transcriptionist
- Legal transcriptionist
It would be a huge boon to your application if you have extensive knowledge in any of these fields. If you have worked as a transcriptionist with a corporate, medical, or legal designation, all the better for you!
In general, Ubiqus is looking for transcriptionists who possess the following characteristics:
- Strong listening skills
- Accurate typing
- Keen attention to detail
- Online research know-how
- Willingness to adhere to a rigorous style guide
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If you happen to be interested in other language-related posts, Ubiqus also offers proofreading jobs in the corporate and medical fields. As a proofreader, you’ll be going over existing transcripts and making sure they are grammatically and thematically sound.
As for compensation, the About Ubiqus page offers this guarantee: “Instead of keeping costs low by any means necessary, we make a modest profit while our transcriptionists and our clients reap the rewards.”
By the way, Ubiqus charges more for transcriptions produced by people than for those generated by AI. This means that if clients want human-made transcripts, they have to pay more.
Ready to lend your talents to Ubiqus? Click here to find out more and to get started on your application!