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Sample Freelance Transcriptionist Resume – No Experience

New transcriptionists can have a resume, even when they do not have specific freelance transcription experience. The key is to highlight the skills needed by a freelance transcriptionists that were used in other jobs. When creating your first freelance transcription resume, think about the skills that you have that you would like to share with companies looking to hire, like the ability to meet deadlines, excellent grammar, proofreading abilities, and even writing skills.

Keep these tips in mind when creating a freelance transcriptionist resume:

  • A resume should be simple to read. Use easy-to-read fonts like Ariel or New Times Roman with a font size 10 or 12.
  • Keep all information on one page. Employers need to be able to see your information easily, and be able to find it quickly.
  • Only include positions and job responsibilities that pertain to freelance transcription, this can include similar office jobs such as typing, note    taking, proofreading/editing, etc…
  • Make the resume cut and paste friendly. This will help when applying for transcription jobs directly on a company’s website.
  • The resume should be up-to-date with all your recent information and should indicate your experiences as they pertain to the job you are applying for. Prior to sending your resume to a potential employer, review it for any necessary updates. It may be necessary to tweak your sample transcription resume before applying to each and every job.
  • Each time you land a transcription contract, add it to your resume. Every couple of weeks, apply to a new company with your updated resume.

Below  you will find a sample resume with absolutely no transcription experience.

Here is a copy of my resume that you may use as a template. (Some of my information has been changed for privacy purposes.)


130 Anywhere Ave
Anytown, US. 02222
(666) 999-5566 (C)

Sally S. Smith


To gain a freelance transcriptionist position that allows for personal and professional growth.

Transcription Profile:

Ability to use existing skills to accurately transcribe both audio and video files while following client guidelines.

Transcription Types:

• Interviews
• Demonstrations
• Voice mail messages
• Focus groups
• Memorandums
• Meetings

Personal Achievements:

1. Jones, Inc., Office Assistant– June 2010 – Present

• Transcribe memos in a timely manner.
• Typing speed of 80 wpm.
• Create, edit, and distribute office memos.

2. Home Goods, Customer Service Representative – March 2007 – June 2010

• Type dictated memos, letters, and notes.
• Create training documents.
• Editor of department newsletter.

3. BFDS, Procedure and Training Material Writer, Statement Proofreader – 2001 – 2009

• Position included live transcription of spoken word for memos and other documents.


Career Step Medical Transcription Program, Provo, UT – February 2009 – Present
AAA in Computer Information Systems/User Support, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA, 1997


Express Scribe, InqScribe, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Office Suite (advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook skills), MS Project, MS Access, USB foot pedal.


Upon Request


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  1. October 31, 2011    

    Wow. that’s a quick summary of what you need to include in your resume. but I think there’s still lacking. And a lot more. “Objective” is out, “Summary” is in.
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  2. Michelle Michelle
    December 8, 2011    

    I can’t seem to find the Resume with no transcription experience. . . I’m a teacher turned stay-at-home mom, but would love the opportunity to be able to do some work from home possibly in this field. Thank you for your help.

  3. Rafalar Hightower Rafalar Hightower
    July 26, 2012    

    Thank you for the information. I have been looking for a work at home position for a long time.

  4. August 7, 2012    

    You are very welcome, Rafalar!

  5. nick murasso nick murasso
    November 21, 2012    

    Hello, I’ve been a member on your website for a while now and I’m in the process of getting everything ready to start sending out my resume’. I was wondering though if there was a reason the Link for the “For a sample resume with absolutely no transcription experience, click HERE.” wasn’t working. That’s all i really had an issue with. Thank you by the way for making this site because it really helped me in making the decision to get into this field. Take care for now

  6. Alex Alex
    August 27, 2014    


    Very informative article. Thank you. It seems that you have transcription experience though, at least according to your resume. I was hoping to see an example without any experience. Please let me know if you have any. Thank you.


  7. Judith Hamilton Judith Hamilton
    January 21, 2015    

    I just finished a course in transcription. I am now researching how to build a good resume. I want my resume to be affective and to the point.

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