How It Works

ScribeSifter automates much of the dull routine of sifting applicants to your transcription company. It helps you build up a pool of quality transcribers so you’re freed up from proof-reading to concentrate on growing your business!


There are two ways you can use ScribeSifter:


– you can use the default version, which is explained below; OR


– we set up a bespoke version for you at a cost of $50, which we can then develop in whatever way you wish.


Here’s how the default version works:


When you create a ScribeSifter account, a web page for your test is created, which you can configure with your own logo, font and background color to match your own web site. Then either we give you a ready-made test or else you set your own questions to appear on the page.


Tests contain the following sections:


1 – personal details

2 – any further questions, to be answered yes/no (marked automatically)

3 – correct/incorrect statements (marked automatically)

4 – multiple choice questions (marked automatically)

5 – questions requiring a text response

6 – transcription test


If an applicant fails parts 2, 3 or 4, ScribeSifter automatically rejects them.


If an applicant passes parts 2, 3 and 4, their application will reach you for assessment.  You can very swiftly reject it, causing a polite email to be sent to the applicant, or of course you can approve it.


See a sample test here.


ScribeSifter’s technology prevents applicants from re-applying multiple times to try to “beat the test”.


Scribesifter’s question methodologies are used by the world’s largest transcription firms and are accurate at distinguishing between capable transcribers and those who won’t make the grade.


No experience in writing a transcription test?  Just ask us to set up your account and write your test for you, including finding a suitable test transcription recording for you.


Scribesifter fits in seamlessly with your recruitment policy. Use it as your sole applicant filter or as an initial one to be followed by further tests.


Scribesifter is $25 per month, with the first month free. We only charge when you confirm to us that you want your test to go live.


Your Scribesifter account should pay for itself very quickly because it will save you considerable time by automating the marking of most applicants.


To set up a Scribesifter account, click here.


To contact us with queries, please here.