Welcome to Jel Writes. My name is Janelle Coulton and I am a Freelance Writer. You will find articles on this site and links other sites I manage. I love to interact with people, I am very passionate about certain issues and I love life. I write for private clients and other online writing sites. I am currently writing a book about sex crimes. If you need something written or edited, please visit my Hire Me page, connect with me via Twitter or Facebook, or send me an email.
Scribie is an online
transcription site and is one of the most popular transcription sites
out there at the moment. The only experience you will need is to be
able to type at a reasonable pace; you will also need to have good
written communication skills. There is also an option to obtain
proofreading or review work once you have transcribed ten files.
The process is that you
sign up and take a short test, which is not difficult. Shortly after
you will receive an email with your results and an invitation to join
up. Scribie always seem to have plenty of work available, so it's
just a matter of logging in and choosing a file to transcribe. Once
you choose a file, you have two hours to complete the file, since the
files are only six minutes long, this should be relatively easy for
someone who types at a good speed.
All the files are in
English, so you would need a good command of English grammar and
spelling. The files are six minute recordings, that you type up. For
each completed file you receive $1. So if you spend a few hours each
day on this, you could be earning $40 - $50 per week or more, and
this translates to about $200 per month. A nice little addition to
your other streams of income. There is no limit to how many jobs you
can accept and once you have done three hours worth of tapes, you
will get a $10 bonus. If you really wanted to go hard at this and do
an hour of tapes per day, you could be getting the bonus every three
days. And another big bonus is that you can cash out whenever you
like and your money will be in Paypal the next day.
Once you have
transcribed ten files; you are then eligible to do reviews and
proofread work from other transcribers, which is easier to do and
pays the same as transcribing. Once you have worked at this for a
while, your typing speed will increase and you will also be able to
apply for other transcription jobs that require experience.
Scribie is open to
people from most countries, however they do not accept applications
from countries that do not support Paypal. The files are all in
English, so anyone who speaks English as a second language may find
it challenging, however there's no harm in trying it out. Take the
test and see how you go.
There are many other
transcription sites online, however this is the first one I have
encountered where you don't need much experience. Once you get your
feet wet here, you may want to sign up for other sites that pay more.
The site that pay more generally want their applicants to have skills
in certain areas; like a legal background or an understanding of
So, there you have it.
Another way to make a little income online. If you are interested,
then go check out the site.
The Need To Be Right. We all have this need, and sometimes it is better to tell a person they are right, rather than argue with them. Recently I got into a big fight with my partner, who is no longer my partner, but that's another story. Anyway, he got himself into a little hot water at work. Something that was totally his fault and he would not take responsibility, just kept blaming the other person. His boss was cranky and the whole thing could have resulted in him getting fired as what he was accused of doing was over the line. I told him it was his word against the other persons' and to let it go. He did not appreciate that. I am guessing he was after sympathy because this person was picking on him and telling lies. Once he got home that night I realized just how angry he truly was and instead of giving him comfort, I told him he has quite a reputation for doing stupid things. He and I did not speak for a few days. So was it worth it to throw the truth in his face like that? Probably not. But it's what I do. Ask and you shall receive is my motto, ask me a question and I am not gonna lie. So if you don't want the answer, then don't ask and this is exactly what I said to him. I was pretty upset about his attitude and it all calmed down, until he came home again in a really foul mood and began to take it out on me. It was a Friday night and I did not want to put up with his dark mood all weekend, so I asked him what was up? After the last few days of the silent treatment and him snapping at me every time I opened my mouth, I was on my guard. 'Here we go again' I was thinking. Instead he just said that the girl at work that was giving him a hard time had reported him for harassment and he was being investigated and had to do mediation. Instead of berating him for being an idiot, which he probably was. I told him I was sorry this was happening and was there anything I could do. He smiled and thanked me, and asked if we could go get pizza for dinner. We ended up having a great weekend and when he went to work on Monday, I wished him luck and said that it's her word against yours. He said nothing and off he went. When he returned home that evening he was in a good mood and told me that this girl had fallen flat on her face, apparently she had lied about this sort of thing before. He was in a happy mood and I truly think it was because I let him feel that he was right in this situation. And the moral to this story is, sometimes we may disagree or believe another version of the truth, but people need to be right. This guy and I are no longer together, but he is an awful flirt and it would not have surprised me one bit if he did make a move on this girl. But at the time it was easier to let him be right. Perhaps that was wrong; well no, not really I know it was wrong to let him get away with it, as he has said really discriminating things regarding women and disabled people for as long as I can remember and I have been warning him for years that he will get into trouble. He was damned lucky to get away with that, and in the end the girl quit working there. Hmmmm. Gotta make you wonder.