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What is a Transcriber?

TypeWell Transcribers use laptops with specialized software using abbreviations to transcribe meaning-for-meaning class lectures and discussions for students with disabilities. The students read the transcription in real-time from a second computer or PDA.

Why Become a University of Tennessee TypeWell Transcriber?

  • Cost of training course paid by the Student Disability Services
  • Competitive hourly rates
  • All equipment and software provided

Required Skills / Qualifications:

  • Satisfactory completion of the on-line TypeWell typing and listening skills tests
  • Ability to type 65 WPM or higher with no errors
  • Ability to read, hear, understand and communicate college level academic information
  • Ability to understand and summarize information while typing
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty
  • Have a flexible schedule
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred

How to Apply:

  • Go to to create an account and complete the typing/listening tests
  • When the system prompts you for a sponsor, enter the following email address
  • If you successfully complete the online test, we will contact you to continue the application process

Hiring process:

  • Successful completion of the Typewell Course
  • The hourly rate will be determined based on education and experience
  • This is a term position
  • We will contact you with Transcribing assignments as needed

For more information, please contact:

Heather Webb, Coordinator for Interpreting and Speech-to-Text Services