Have you heard that you can make money online through transcription and captioning? Are you looking for the best online course that will equip you with the right skills to starts you off? You don’t have to look any further. Yes, it is possible to earn money online through transcription and captioning. All you need is the right course to equip you with all the required skills and knowledge to get you started.
In this post we’re going to share with you the BEST online transcription and captioning course in Kenya today. Before we proceed, you should know that there a lot of courses out there that are only after your money but deliver shallow low-quality content. So, to avoid such courses, let’s first educate you on what you should look for in a good online transcription and captioning course.
What to consider when choosing a good online transcription and captioning course?
With every good course, there is a certain standard of quality it should meet. Here are the major factors you can use to judge the quality of a good online transcription and captioning course:
A clear and detailed course outline and learning objectives
The outline of a course and the learning objectives are the easiest way to gauge the quality and depth of a course. A good online course should come with a detailed breakdown of what the course will be covering, and clearly state what you’re expected to gain from it. For a transcription and captioning course, the outline should at least contain sections that cover what transcription and captioning are and how they differ. There should also be sections that cover the different types of transcriptions and transcription formats, as well as, types of captions. A good course should also have sections that equip you with the required skills and tools as well as teach you how to build a good portfolio. On top of that, there should also be sections that teach you where to find clients, and how to land jobs using your skills and portfolio.
In-depth and comprehensive content
A good course contains quality content that fully answers your questions on the subject, by the time you complete the course. It should be detailed enough and cover all the elements of transcription and captioning. Each point should be well explained with relevant and relatable examples. Aside from being engaging, the content should be simple enough for anyone to understand, especially those who are new to the field.
Does the course offer evaluation and assessments?
Mastery comes with constant practice. So, for you to master transcription and captioning, especially, practice as much as possible. A good course will continually offer chances to practice. It will offer practice tests for you to apply what you’ve learned and to evaluate how well you have mastered a skill. But what makes the practical tests effective, is the feedback you get from your instructor, on what you did right and where and how to improve in certain areas.
Available video and text formats.
A good course accommodates different types of students. There will be students who prefer watching video lessons as opposed to scrolling through the content. There will also be students who learn better by reading through the course content. Regardless of the type of student, you are a good transcription and captioning course that offers you the option of both text and video formats.
Accessible live call and email support.
A good online course comes with a knowledgeable support team that’s accessible round the clock either via call or email. You may likely have questions or need assistance before, during, and after the course. That is why there should be a person or team of people you can contact about the course. They should be able to answer your question and offer quick solutions and guidance concerning the course. If the course doesn’t provide such live call/email support then you should avoid such a course.
A good course offers after support in the form of a community, in addition to a live call and email support team. After training, there is a need for continued support. As you begin to apply the transcription and captioning skills and knowledge, you’ll have new questions based on what you experience. This community will provide you with a platform that allows you to share your experiences, network, and gain insight from fellow transcription and captioning experts who went through the same course.
Is the course constantly updated?
As the world evolves, we need to stay updated with the changes that occur. You can’t expect to apply methods that worked 10 years ago, today. That is why a course needs to stay relevant to what’s happening TODAY, to ensure that as students you’re always ahead of the curve. Most gurus online never update their courses. You’ll find that their course content entails outdated material even though the online job market is constantly evolving. Updating the learning material of the course ensures success in your professional career as an online transcriber or captionist.
So, now you know what to expect from a good transcription and captioning course. Keeping that knowledge in mind, we can now introduce you to the best course you’ll find in Kenya, Wingu’s Professional Transcription and Captioning Training Course.
Why is our Professional Transcription and Captioning Training Course the best?
Well, the following are the main factors that make our course the best you’ll find in Kenya:
A detailed breakdown of the course and the expectations
From the content overview, you will find a detailed breakdown of the entire course from Chapter one to Chapter ten. We’ve mentioned what each chapter entails, how the course works and what to expect from each chapter.
Comprehensive and detail-oriented content
Our course covers all the bases of transcription and captioning in detail. Starting with transcription, the course covers in detail what transcription is, and the different types of transcription such as real-time, general, and medical transcription. It also covers the different formats of transcription like verbatim and edited among others. What’s more, is the course content equips you with skills from the basic requirements to an advanced level. As for captioning, you’ll get a detailed description of what captioning is, and how it differs from transcription and subtitles. It also explains the different types of captioning and the skills you need for captioning. On top of that, you’ll get useful tips on working with audio files including how to use helpful tools like Express Scribe. The course also teaches you how to set yourself up for success with a good portfolio and a winning proposal or cover letter to land clients and get paid. Under this section, we also include tips to avoiding getting scammed, as well as, trustworthy websites where you can get seek out clients.
Aside from being comprehensive, you can be sure that you’ll have no trouble understanding the course. With each point, we go into intricate detail, while using simplified explanations that you can understand even if you’re new to the field. We also use relevant and relatable examples that you can apply to your life to easily understand the content of the course. By the time you’re done with the course, you won’t have any unanswered questions concerning the course content.
Detailed assessments and evaluations both during and after the course
We understand the importance of practice makes perfect. That is why our course provides detailed practical tests, especially during skills training. As you learn about the different services in Transcription and Captioning you will be tested on each of the skills, from verbatim transcripts to open captions. There will also be assessments at the end of the course. With each assessment we give, we also provide detailed and insightful feedback to ensure you improve. We point out areas where you require extra effort and walk you through how to improve those areas.
The content is in both video and text format
To accommodate each student, the content in each chapter is accessible either as a video lesson or text content. If you don’t feel like scrolling through the content, you can simply put on your headset and listen to the video lessons at your convenience. So, whether you’re in a noisy matatu or juggling more than one task, or sitting comfortably at home, nothing is stopping you from learning.
24-hour live call and email support
At whatever time of the day, if you find that you are stuck with the course, there’s no need for your learning to come to a standstill. You can always contact our knowledgeable support team either by calling or via email. They will always be available to answer any questions you may have no matter how small. They will also offer guidance whenever you need it.
Expert mentorship even after the training
Aside from giving support, after you complete the course, you will have exclusive access to our community on Facebook, Wingu Master Minds. Here you can share whatever questions or experience you have and get the answers you need. You’ll also be able to learn from other freelancers in the community, network, and share insights on what you should be doing or have done differently.
We are always keeping track of the changes in the ever-evolving online world. That is why our course is constantly being updated to ensure the content remains relevant. So, by taking our course you can be sure that not only will you be receiving quality content, you will also be getting updated information to keep you ahead of the curve.
If you’ve already searched online, you may have found a couple of online courses online. So, you must be wondering…
What sets Wingu’s course apart from the rest?
For starters, most courses you’ll come across are only out to make money. They’ll be more centered on marketing and hyping the course rather than on the quality of the content they provide. Here at Wingu, we aim to provide you with quality. We have taken the time and done our due diligence to provide you with up-to-date, comprehensive, and detailed content, that we constantly update according to the evolving market. We even go a step further to offer you extra tips and skills we feel will be helpful to you. For example, habits to practice as a transcriptionist or captionist, common mistakes to avoid, and having the right mindset when it comes to the job. We want to make sure our students are properly equipped with the right skills and tools to keep them ahead of the game.
Unlike other courses that only teach you how to chase down clients, our course focuses on teaching you the right skills that attract the right clients. With the right skills, a strong portfolio, and a winning proposal or cover letter, not only are you able to land a client, but you also maintain your clients, and that’s what our course is about.
Also, to ensure you truly master the required skills and knowledge our course offers very detailed practical assessments, along with detailed follow-ups, feedback, and insights on where and how to improve. This is unlike other courses that don’t offer any assessment or feedback on your progress during the course.
Another factor that sets our course apart from the rest, is that we offer round-the-clock support both during and after the course. If you have any questions for us, our support team is always available to assist via email or call. At the end of the course, there is a plan of action, that gives you the steps to follow to build a successful career in Transcription and Captioning. After the training, we continue holding your hand as you start your career, by offering support through our Facebook community. You get exclusive access to our Facebook group Wingu Master Minds, where you can share your experience and get support from fellow freelancers in the field who’ve gone through the same course.
Overall, our main aim with our course is, you’re properly equipped to start your career on the right track as transcription and captioning professional. Your best interest is our biggest concern, which is why you can be guaranteed that you’ll be getting value for your money by taking up our Professional Transcription and Captioning Training Course.
Our Professional Transcription and Caption Course is skill-oriented. While we do show you how to land jobs and gain consistent work, we first take time to teach you about the skills you’ll need. But we don’t expect you to just take our word for it, reach out to us for more information, and we can get you set up.