Home editor / proofreading jobs from home – Work from home with Accuro

Tom Ryder

Tom Ryder

If you are considering working for yourself why not have a look at online editing jobs / proofreading jobs from home?  You could be looking for proofreading jobs from home to fit a change in personal commitments, wanting an extra monthly income or simply want to become self-employed to maximise on your experience in a more flexible environment. Home editors who take the leap to begin working from home find very quickly that they are saving on travel expenses, travel time, have less stress by becoming their own boss as well as having the freedom to choose their own working hours and customers.

What are editing / proofreading services?

Proofreading services, and in particular, Accuro’s home editor jobs are ideal for those of you who are experienced transcribers or secretaries.

Similar to transcription, Accuro offer a proofread speech recognition service and as such require proofreading and editing professionals.

Firstly, our Microsoft Azure speech recognition system transcribes an audio file automatically to give a solid, rough draft of a document. This is then sent to our home editors / proofreaders, alongside the recording (in a format such as mp3, wav, ds2, etc.) and then proofread / edited to ensure that what is typed matches exactly what is dictated.

The recordings can be generated and then automatically transcribed and edited for customers working within a range of industries, but predominantly medical professionals, lawyers and other professional industries. Customers will all have different requirements but generally the work will involve editing documents in to a block text format, or on to the customer’s letterhead (if the latter is required, all training and templates will provided with as much support as required).

 

Why be a home editor or proofread from home for a document editing company?

Working from home as a home editor / proofreader can be a daunting prospect.  Most experienced home editors / proofreaders will be ex-secretaries/transcribers and as such, experts in the field but may have no knowledge of how to become self-employed, tax issues and how to market their practice to build a customer base.  Professional editor / proofreading service companies such as Accuro take away all these problems by providing an instant customer base and helping with invoicing and advice on what is required by HMRC.

 

Is Accuro hiring proofreaders / home editors?

Yes! Accuro is always looking for talented people to join our UK based panel of home editors / proofreaders.  Following a period of rapid growth Accuro’s customer base has expanded into new markets and as such we are on the lookout for talented typists.

Do I have the experience needed to become a home-editor / professional proofreader?

If you have recent experience as an audio typist, transcriber, home editor or proofreader then get in touch.  We value knowledge of technical terminology as our medical dictation in particular covers dozens of specific disciplines – you don’t want to mix up your neurology with your urology! 

Accuro’s home editors / proofreaders have gained experience through years of working in their specific sector and we work with professionals who have enough evidenced experience or skills to ensure that they are up-to-date with current terminology and practices.  For instance, you may have completed a medical transcription course with AMSPAR, BSMSA, Udemy, etc.  or have worked in an online medical transcription job from home before for another UK based transcription service or within other speech-to-text services.

 

What are the different types of editing / proofreading from home with Accuro?

Accuro is an outsourced speech-to-text service working on behalf of individuals, companies and institutions across the UK.  We work in the following sectors: –

The above list is not exhaustive, and we have regular customers from many professions. Whether your experience lies in single-voice, multi-voice, or even captioning there is an editing job / proofreading job waiting for you at Accuro.

 

What are the benefits of becoming a home editor / proofreader with Accuro?

Flexibility

You choose how much dictation you want to edit/proofread, when you want to edit it and how often you want to work for us. Many home editors love this about Accuro as you don’t have to put in the dreaded holiday request and wait nervously for its approval. If you are a parent, then childcare during school holidays is no longer a problem.  Fancy a last minute long-weekend away somewhere? No problem.

Tailored customer base

No matter where your experience lies, we have a customer base for you. Our recruitment team and work-allocation team will go through your CV and assign customers that best reflect your skillset, whether that be nine years in a GP surgery, four years in family law or 12 years as a neurosurgeon’s personal secretary. We want all home editors/proofreaders to benefit from working with us, and we work with you to match the most appropriate customers.  After all, document editing is what you know and enjoy, making it both fun and financially viable.

Variety

Who needs one client when you could have 30? As a national outsourcing company our customer base is much larger than if you were to set up your own personal proofreading service, meaning you will receive a variety of different customers to edit word documents online for. You will build up a regular customer base whose work you will receive consistently, but you can also try different accounts as they come on board too. The more customers you edit for, the more work you receive and the more money you earn.

Support

We have a dedicated home editor / proofreader management team whose goal is the improvement and wellbeing of all the home editors on our panel. Whether you have a question about how to request work, how to lay out a certain document or just generally want to have a chat about working with us, somebody will be available to help!

As you begin editing / proofreading, you will also receive regular feedback from our in-house editing management team which will help you understand what a customer wants, and to answer any queries you have regarding terminology and our home editors often end up learning something that helps them going forwards.

Our IT support team are also on hand to help you as much as possible with any software or computer problems you may encounter – after all, if your PC isn’t working, then how are you supposed to work with us?

 

What equipment do I need to become a home editor / proofreader?

Required:

Recommended:

  • Transcription foot pedal (highly recommended so you aren’t having to use your mouse to pause, rewind etc).
  • A good quality set of headphones.
  • Mouse (much more efficient than the trackpad on a laptop).

What do our home editors say?

A Coventry based home editor has been proofreading and editing documents for Accuro for a number of months, and has shared their experience:

I started editing and proofreading documents for Accuro in March '21. They send me as much or as little as I want, I just put my availability on their software for the following week and just pop in in the afternoon to see what I've got that evening.

Home based editor, Coventry

How to apply to become a home editor / proofreader

Accuro provide proofreading services and professional Microsoft Word editing services to a wide range of customers from a number of industries. To find out more, hit apply now below. 

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Proofread (speech recognition)

An automated transcription process which converts speech into text with an added edit (professional proofread). This service is suitable for customers who require a grammatically correct, complete document, with all the automated speech-to-text software errors corrected. The document is delivered in block text format which is ideal for internal use but will need reformatting for external use. This is a hybrid product, incorporating cost reductions and a human proofread.

This is a back-end speech recognition service which means that audio is uploaded with a completed block text document being returned quickly but following a correction audit by a professional proofreader. A front-end engine requires users to sit and correct documents there and then, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking software. The back-end process delivers where users do not have time to correct and do not want a change in their current upload process.

Speech-to-text software

Accuro trialled numerous speech recognition apps and voice recognition apps including Nuance’s Dragon Naturallyspeaking, Google Dictation, and Microsoft Azure’s speech-to-text service.

Accuro chose a bespoke, profile-based version of Microsoft Azure’s speech-to-text service due to their higher accuracy achieved through Azure’s neural networks and deep learning technology.  

Being profile based, Accuro’s speech recognition service benefits from industry specific dictionaries and deep learning where accent, dialect and dictation styles can be learned to improve accuracy over time.

With Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance’s Dragon dictation, Accuro benefit from the fastest progressing and best AI in the speech-to-text market.

Rough draft (speech recognition)

Speech recognition is an automated transcription process which converts speech into text. This service is suitable for customers requiring a cost-effective and rapid rough draft copy of their voice into text.

‘Front end’ engines, such as Nuance’s Dragon Naturallyspeaking, require users to correct and edit (fix) documents in-app.

Accuro is a back-end speech recognition service which means that audio is uploaded and a completed block text document is returned within minutes.

The back-end process delivers when users want to upload dictation and then want an administrator to process the document or edit in Microsoft Word themselves, at a convenient time.

Speech to text software

Accuro trialled numerous speech recognition apps and voice recognition apps including Nuance’s Dragon Naturallyspeaking, Google Dictation, and Microsoft Azure’s speech-to-text service.

Accuro chose a bespoke, profile-based version of Microsoft Azure’s speech-to-text service due to a higher accuracy achieved through Azure’s neural networks and deep learning technology.  

Being profile based, Accuro’s speech recognition service benefits from industry specific dictionaries and deep learning where accent, dialect and dictation styles can be learned to improve accuracy over time.

With Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance’s Dragon dictation, Accuro benefit from the fastest progressing and best AI in the speech-to-text market.

Can Accuro transcribe my files?

Accuro has over 750 UK based transcribers with skill sets in all sectors. We specialise in users dictating individually to produce a document, multiple voices in conference or video call environments or supporting video content with web captioning. 

Outsourced transcription service

The most accurate and flexible product. An industry specific, trained panel of UK transcribers produce highly accurate documents, replacing the need to employee local typists or assisting during peaks in workload.  

Accuro specialises in producing accurate business ready documents from speech audio files. By accessing our secure portal, customers upload voice files which are distributed to a professional UK transcriber. Once complete, the file is instantly queued into an editing list and professionally proofread before we make it available to you or your secretary for onward distribution.  

Whether you only need one file transcribing, or have a volume requirement you can access a dashboard to track progress, manage profiles, check spend plus much more.  

Professional and legal speech recognition service

Accuro’s speech recognition service uses the very latest in neural network technologies, Microsoft Azure. Customers choosing Accuro’s speech recognition service will be looking for a rough draft which can easily be reformatted inhouse. The solution is cost saving and quick. 

Audio transcription template styles

Block of text format.

Transcription rates and turnaround

Speakers Fee / min Turnaround Qualify for urgent request?
1
£0.10
1 hour
No

Accuro’s professional and legal speech recognition service is suitable for:

  • Rough Draft
  • Semi-technical audio
  • Non-customer facing files i.e file notes
  • Customers with in-house formatting capability
  • Document head start
As well as our high-quality professional and legal transcription services, Accuro provides excellent medical transcription services, academic transcription services, property transcription services, captioning services, translation services and Zoom & Teams transcription services.

Professional and legal speech recognition + edit service

Accuro’s speech recognition + edit service uses the very latest in neural network technologies, Microsoft Azure. Customers choosing this service will be allocated a bespoke profile based on their speciality, with that profile being supported by one of Accuro’s technical glossaries. Content created by the speech recognition engine is checked for accuracy by Accuro’s team of proofreaders.

Audio transcription template styles

Block of text format.

Transcription rates and turnaround

Speakers Fee / min Turnaround Qualify for urgent request?
1
£0.80
Next business day
Yes (4 hours)

Accuro’s professional and legal speech recognition + edit service is suitable for:

  • Semi-technical audio
  • Transcription service requiring block text formatting
  • Single voice files
  • Customers with in-house formatting capability
  • Suitable for non-customer facing documents i.e. file notes
  • Input directly into CMS
As well as our high-quality professional and legal transcription services, Accuro provides excellent medical transcription services, academic transcription services, property transcription services, captioning services, translation services and Zoom & Teams transcription services.

Professional and legal transcription service

A UK transcription service provided by experienced legal and professional transcribers. Audio transcription is allocated via secure bespoke software to transcribers to produce an accurate interpretation of the audio file.

To achieve maximum accuracy rates, completed digital transcription is edited and checked by our in-house professional proofreaders before despatch to the customer.

Audio transcription template styles

You can use your organisation’s style including letterhead, forms, fonts and graphics or use Accuro’s standard templates.

Transcription rates and turnaround

Speakers Fee / min Turnaround Qualify for urgent request?
1


2-4


5-7


8 +
£1.20


£1.50


£1.70


£2.00
Next business day


2 days


3 days


5 days
Yes (4 hours)


Yes (1 day)


Yes (1 day)


Yes (3 days)

Volume discounts apply.

Accuro’s professional and legal transcription service is suitable for:

  • Technical or semi-technical audio
  • Single or multi-voice audio files
  • Telephone or video recordings
  • Conference calls
  • Transcription service requiring formatting
  • Transcription directly into CMS
  • Print and post
  • E-mail
As well as our high-quality professional and legal transcription services, Accuro provides excellent medical transcription services, academic transcription services, property transcription services, captioning services, translation services and Zoom & Teams transcription services.

Many businesses in an ever-growing international market require translation services to support trading overseas. Whether this be marketing material or a website in a foreign language, businesses tend to rely on a quick Google search to find a translation provider. Let Accuro do the hard work for you. Accuro can source the very best translation provider for you using our approved suppliers who have demonstrated commitment to service delivery, accuracy and value for money. So if you have a translation project that you need completing then why not get in touch today.

Accuro’s approved panel use a combination of international linguists and translation memory tools to provide the most cost-efficient and accurate service on the market. They have extensive reach into many sectors including:

  • Chemical
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Food and Drink
  • Healthcare and Medical
  • Engineering
  • Energy
  • Financial
  • Creative and Marketing
  • E-Learning
  • Aerospace
  • IT & Telecoms
  • Transport Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Sector
  • Clinical Trials
  • Legal
  • Biotech
  • Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Software
  • Leisure and Entertainment
As well as our high-quality translation services, Accuro provides excellent medical transcription services, legal transcription services, academic transcription services, property transcription services, captioning services and Zoom & Teams transcription services.

Accuro’s approved translation providers have tens of thousands of linguists worldwide, able to translate from the most common of combinations such as English to Arabic, or Dutch to English and to more niche translations such as Tagalog to Afrikaans.

The list of languages covered by our translation panel is not exhaustive. If you cannot see the language you require, please use our contact us page, or call us on 01565 748000 and we will be able to advise further.

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Afrikaans
  • Bengal
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • Flemish
  • French
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Kosovan
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Taiwanese
  • Thai
  • Ukranian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
As well as our high-quality translation services, Accuro provides excellent medical transcription services, legal transcription services, academic transcription services, property transcription services, captioning services and Zoom & Teams transcription services.

Closed caption service

Whether you are thinking “how do I add captions to my video?” or “how do I make my video accessible for deaf people?” – consider Accuro’s captioning service. 

Whether you are a novice video creator or a senior media producer, Accuro provide subtitles in WebVTT (Web Video Text Track) format to add timed-text as an overlay on your video.  WebVTT is the industry standard format for closed captions.

Captioning their imagination

Accurate captions on a video allows your content to reach a wider audience and enables viewers to enjoy even with the sound turned off.

How does it work?

As well as our high-quality closed caption service, Accuro provides excellent translation services, transcription services for the healthcare sector and other professionals.

Medical speech recognition service

Accuro’s speech recognition service uses the very latest in neural network technologies, Microsoft Azure. Customers choosing Accuro’s speech recognition service will be looking for a rough draft which can easily be reformatted inhouse. The solution is cost saving and quick.   

Audio transcription template styles

Block of text format.

Transcription rates and turnaround

Speakers Fee / min Turnaround Qualify for urgent request?
1
£0.10
Next business day
Yes (4 hours)

Accuro’s medical speech recognition service is suitable for:

  • Rough draft 
  • Single voice audio files 
  • Transcription service requiring block text formatting
  • Customers with in-house formatting capability for patient/referral documentation
  • Non-customer facing files – patient notes etc. 
  • Input directly in to CMS
As well as our high-quality medical transcription services, Accuro provides excellent legal transcription services, academic transcription services, property transcription services, captioning services, Zoom & Teams transcription services and translation services.

Medical speech recognition & edit service

Accuro’s speech recognition + edit service uses the very latest in neural network technologies, Microsoft Azure. Customers choosing this service will be allocated a bespoke profile based on their medical speciality, with that profile being supported by one of Accuro’s technical glossaries. Content created by the speech recognition engine is checked for accuracy by Accuro’s team of proofreaders.

Audio transcription template styles

Block of text format.

Transcription rates and turnaround

Speakers Fee / min Turnaround Qualify for urgent request?
1
£0.80
Next business day
Yes (4 hours)

Accuro’s medical speech recognition + edit service is suitable for:

  • Semi-technical audio
  • Single voice audio files
  • Transcription service requiring block text formatting
  • Customers with in-house formatting capability for patient/referral documentation
  • Input directly into CMS
As well as our high-quality medical transcription services, Accuro provides excellent legal transcription services, academic transcription services, property transcription services, captioning services, Zoom & Teams transcription services and translation services.

Medical transcription service

A sector leading UK transcription service provided by medical transcribers with expertise in all major specialities. Audio transcription is allocated via secure bespoke software to transcribers to produce an accurate interpretation of the audio file.

To achieve maximum accuracy rates, completed digital transcription is edited and checked by our in-house professional proofreaders before despatch to the customer.

Audio transcription template styles

You can use your organisation’s style including letterhead, forms, fonts and graphics or use Accuro’s standard templates.

Transcription rates and turnaround

Speakers Fee / min Turnaround Qualify for urgent request?
1
£1.20
Next business day
Yes (4 hours)

Volume discounts and set price per letter (primary care) and price per line equivalency available on request

Multi-voice Fee / min Turnaround Qualify for urgent request?
2-4


5-7


8 +
£1.50


£1.70


£2.00
2 days


3 days


5 days
Yes (1 day)


Yes (1 day)


Yes (3 days)

Accuro’s medical transcription service is suitable for:

  • Secondary care – patient correspondence
  • Primary care – referral letters
  • Private clinical practice
  • Mental health
  • Occupational health
  • Medico-legal
  • Accents and dialects
  • Technical or semi-technical audio
  • Transcription directly into your case management system
  • E-mail
As well as our high-quality medical transcription services, Accuro provides excellent legal transcription services, academic transcription services, property transcription services, captioning services, Zoom & Teams transcription services and translation services.

Who we work with

Accuro has been providing specialist transcription services to medical professionals in the UK since 2001. Our customers enjoy a reduction in their fixed secretarial costs, improved efficiency in document turnaround times and freedom from the HR headaches involved in recruitment and retention of staff.

Our customers include GP surgeries, NHS Trusts, and medical professionals working in the private sector.  Our doctors use the service as an extension to their team of employed secretaries, either as a complete solution, a daily overflow typing pool or on an adhoc basis when staff take annual or sick leave.

Our guaranteed one business day turnaround and free priority service ensures clinical correspondence is always dealt with on time.  With speed, responsiveness, security and cost-effectiveness at the core of what we do why choose anyone else as your virtual assistant?

We provide medical transcription services across the following dictation tasks:

  • Patient letters
  • Medical reports
  • Medical referral letters
  • Medical conference and symposium recordings
  • Medical interview transcription
  • Consultation reports
  • Patient medical history reports
  • Physical reports
  • Laboratory reports
  • Pathology reports
  • Radiology reports
  • Discharge reports