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Thank you for your interest in our company. We are currently open to applications from experienced and serious-minded transcribers.

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Personal Details

Name: (max 100 chars)
Email address: (max 100 chars)
Email again: (max 100 chars)
Brief employment history: (max 5000 chars)
Why are you interested in doing transcription work? (max 500 chars)
Have you applied to us previously and failed? Yes No

Further questions

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1.1 - Do you have broadband Internet access?
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1.2 - Is English your native language?
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1.3 - Do you already work for another transcription firm?
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Correct/incorrect statements

Please state whether you consider the following to be correct or incorrect.

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2.1 - The postman sang as he walked passed the lake.
correct incorrect
2.2 - The parrot escaped from it's cage.
correct incorrect
2.3 - Whether you hadn't told me about it or whether you had, I would still have found out.
correct incorrect

Multiple choice questions

For the questions below, please select the best response from the choices available.

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3.1 - My friends are on _____ way here now.
they're their there none of the above
3.2 - The phrase "to cut off your nose to spite your face" means:
to injure yourself for some indirect gain to injure yourself rather than to fail to injure someone else to injure yourself as if you were someone else inflicting the injury to injure yourself in order to injure someone else
3.3 - In what could be read as a strenuous effort to establish legal _____ for patent reform in the absence of any new legislation to achieve the same ends, the judgement overruled the jury's verdict and ruled a mistrial.
precedent objection grounds status
3.4 - A system of (3.4) _____ representation would go some way towards ending the rotating bipartisan elective dictatorship that has favoured the major (3.5) _____ in recent times.
list elected proportional alternative
3.5 -
parties leaders factions movements

Text questions

Please give an appropriate response to the questions below.

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4.1 - Rewrite the following sentence so that it contains the word "effect": "Your schooling plays a role in determining your choice of career."

4.2 - What personal qualities do you think a good transcriptionist possesses? Please answer in at least 100 words.

4.3 - Other than books related to religion, which book do you think has changed the world most, and why?


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Please transcribe the recording word for word, and take care to use correct punctuation. When you have finished, paste the text into the box below.

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5.1 - http://www.link_to_your_audio_file_here.mp3

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