A transcriptionist is simply one who converts recorded audio files into text or document format. Although transcription services can be categorized into different areas, the most common are medical transcription and general transcription.
Generally, transcriptionists can take on any transcription work. However, those who want to work as medical or legal transcriptionists usually need to undergo special training on the jargon used in these industries.
Transcription assignments that don’t fall in the medical or legal industries are referred to as general transcription. These transcription works may be in diverse industries. A transcriber that handles general transcription work is formally known as a general transcriptionist.
Below is an overview of transcription assignments that are classified as "general transcription".
The above are the various categories of transcription work that fall under general transcription services.