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Freelance Transcriber

Our workers are the (not-so) secret ingredient of CastingWords.com! They do the transcribing, editing, QA and more. They can work from anywhere they have a computer and Internet access, and on their own time. No obligations!

Our workers are freelancers, also known as independent contractors, and as such are responsible for their own tax reporting under the tax laws of their respective countries. In the US, being an independent contractor means you are self-employed.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must live in one of our supported countries or states.
  • You must be able to receive the type of payments we issue.
  • It must be legal for you to work for us as an Independent Contractor under any applicable employment, tax, or other laws.

How much does CastingWords pay?

For transcription, the short answer is anywhere between 8.5 cents and a bit over one dollar per audio minute. Read on to see what this means.

Pay varies widely based on a number of factors, including what type of job you do, what level you have reached, and what grade you earn.

We have different categories of jobs, including grading, editing, and transcription. Within each category, jobs at different skill levels have different pay rates.

Editing jobs and most transcription jobs are bonus-based, meaning that the better you do, the more you get paid.

  • Rejected work (grade 0-4) is discarded and redone, so it is not paid
  • Work graded 5 gets the base pay amount
  • Work graded 6 gets a total of 1.5 times the base pay amount
  • Work graded 7 gets a total of 2.0 times the base pay amount
  • Work graded 8 gets a total of 2.5 times the base pay amount
  • Work graded 9 gets a total of 3.0 times the base pay amount