Online General Transcription Course

Introducing the Ultimate Method to Learn How to Be a Successful Work-From-Home General Transcriptionist Within 2-4 Months

Want to earn money working at home as a transcriptionist? Awesome.

GT Boot Camp is the most comprehensive general transcription course around.

Enroll now to get the skills you need to start earning money from home without sacrificing time with your family.


At GT Boot Camp, you'll get the skills and tools you need to live the lifestyle you want.

Welcome to GT Boot Camp!

Your choice to enroll in this course will be a life-changing one. Why do I say that? Because if you take it seriously, follow my instructions closely, and work hard 2-3 hours per day to develop your skills, then within about 2-4 months, you're going to have the kind of freedom most people only dream of having.

  • You'll be free to choose when you work.
  • You'll be free to choose where you work.
  • You'll be free to choose what kind of work you do.
  • You'll be free to choose your level of income.

No more having to get dressed to go to work. (You can work in your pajamas if you want to.)

No more commuting in bad weather.

No more letting someone else choose when you get to spend time with your family.

No more letting someone else tell you what work to do and when to do it.

No more paying for daycare.

No more missing your kids' school events because you had to go to work.

No more going to school for years and spending thousands of dollars to take a bunch of classes that don't even have anything to do with the job you want to do.

No more feeling restricted to one part of the country (or world for that matter) because, "Well, this is the only place that hires people to do this kind of work."

Lastly (you're gonna love this one): No. More. Workplace. Drama. Yes!

See, this transcription world isn't really about typing at all.

It's about freedom.

It's about you having the skills you need to live the lifestyle you want.

This course is not going to be easy. It's going to require self-discipline and hard work. But here's my promise to you: I'll be here to help you every step of the way, from your first steps of hooking up your foot pedal to your first few weeks on the job. My goal is to be for you the teacher/mentor/friend I needed when I started my general transcription business almost 10 years ago.

So once again...welcome! I'm so excited I get to be at the beginning of your transcription journey.


"I have a full-time job, but from the first month I began transcribing I have consistently earned $1,000 a month as a part-time transcriptionist." — Stephanie Spangler

Your Instructor

Ginger Schell
Ginger Schell

Hi, I'm Ginger Schell, the owner of the online transcription business Intentional Reach and the creator/instructor of GT Boot Camp.

I created this course for people who want practical and personal instruction that will enable them to enter this field quickly and confidently. This course will ensure you have the tools/skills you need to do your job well, make a decent rate, and have the freedom to work from wherever you choose. If you're new to transcription and looking for guidance every step of the way, this is the ideal training for you.

If you have any questions, shoot me an email. I'll get back to you as quickly as I can, usually on the same day: ginger@gtbootcamp.com.

If you want to get to know me better before enrolling, feel free to follow me on Facebook. :-)

Complete Online Course Curriculum

  Introduction to GT Boot Camp
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  Step #2: Get Your First Bonus - Download Your GT Companies List and Links
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  Step #3: Get Your Second Bonus - Schedule Your First Coaching Call with Ginger
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  Step #4: Get Your Third Bonus - Join Our Private Facebook Community Group
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  Step #8: Mastering Transcription Skills with Practice Files
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GT Boot Camp is a virtual business-in-a-box plus one-on-one training that will give you laser-focused feedback so you can master the exact skills you need to get started working from home within 2-4 months.

Here's What's Included in GT Boot Camp

1. Instructional Videos, PDFs, Audio Files, and Interactive Tests/Quizzes, which will show/teach you...

  • How to master basic transcription skills so you can earn at last double the normal rate of most new transcriptionists at your very first job
  • How to set up your digital playback software/foot pedal so you can get started quickly without spending a lot of money
  • How to edit audio files to make them easier to hear/understand so you don't pull your hair out straining to hear and understand quiet files
  • How to convert digital video and audio files so you can accept multiple file formats from clients
  • How to make shortcuts with Microsoft Word and other shorthand software so you can work quickly even if you aren't a fast typist
  • How to insert time stamps and hyperlinks so you can offer your clients more services and earn a higher rate for your work
  • How to create custom transcript templates also so you can offer your clients more services and earn a higher rate for your work
  • How to create a website so potential clients can find you online when they need transcription services
  • How to set your rates so you can meet your particular financial needs without sacrificing time with your family
  • How to create an order form so you can simplify the getting-started process for new clients
  • How to use email marketing and Facebook advertising so you can get clients without having to make cold calls
  • How to share files with clients so you can have a seamless process for sending and receiving files to/from your clients
  • How to send invoices to clients so you can get paid quickly for your hard work

2. The GT Boot Camp Starter Kit, which includes... *

  • Infinity USB Foot Pedal so you can work quickly and efficiently without taking your hands off the keyboard
  • NCH Express Scribe Pro so you can slow down or speed up audio, insert time stamps, and play video files
  • NCH WavePad so you can edit audio/video files to make them easier to understand
  • MP4 MP3 Converter so you can easily accept and convert file types from your employers/clients
  • EasyScript Express so you can learn an effective shortcut-making system that will help you make more money more quickly
  • The Best Punctuation Book, Period so you can learn how to handle even the trickiest punctuation situations
  • 1-Year License to Shorthand for Windows so you can use your favorite shortcuts on virtually all online platforms
  • 1-Year Subscription to The Chicago Manual of Style so you'll have access to the most up-to-date online reference guides
  • * international shipping not available

3. Accelerated One-on-One Training

I'll proofread each of your practice transcripts and give you detailed feedback so you'll know exactly which skills need to be improved so you can master your transcription skills quickly and efficiently. See an example below.

4. Unlimited Practice Files

The files are multiple lengths, cover a variety of subjects, and will give you experience transcribing difficult audio and foreign accents. I'll send you one file at a time. You'll transcribe it and send your transcript to me. Then I'll proofread it and send it back to you with detailed feedback. If needed, we can even hop on the phone (or Zoom/Skype) to talk about specific problems you need help with as you're learning transcription skills. I'll continue to send you practice files until we're both confident you're ready to start applying for jobs or seeking out your own clients.

5. The GT Boot Camp Quick Start Digital Tool Kit, which includes...

  • Computer Shopping List
  • List of 500+ Commonly Misspelled Words
  • List of 200+ Commonly Confused Words
  • How to Download, Install, and Run Express Scribe
  • Job Application Checklist
  • List of Common Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
  • List of Microsoft Word 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Time Conversion Chart (Minutes to Decimal Hours)
  • Sample IC Services Agreement Form
  • Invoice Template
  • IRS Form_W9
  • Transcription Templates Bundle

Plus You'll Get 3 Valuable Bonuses!

Bonus #1: You will receive a huge list of and links to 100 general transcription companies that hire work-from-home transcriptionists.

Bonus #2:
You're going to get two 45-minute coaching calls with me where I will answer any questions you have about setting up a transcription business or getting a job as a transcriptionist. (I recommend the first call at the beginning of the program and the second call when you're ready to start looking for a job or getting your own clients.)

Bonus #3: You will have access to our private GT Boot Camp Facebook community group where you can ask not only me but fellow students and other experienced transcriptionists questions and get regular encouragement and advice.


"Working from home as a transcriptionist accomplished both of my dreams! I've been able to help out our family financially and also watch our daughter grow up, not missing those 'big moments' of her first word, first step, first day of preschool, etc." — Julie Woodall

"The most obvious benefit of working as a transcriptionist is the ability to determine your own workload and set your own hours while working from the comfort of your own home. There is no commute, no mandated dress code, and there are no childcare issues! I have a full-time job, but from the first month I began transcribing I have consistently earned $1,000 a month as a part-time transcriptionist. Particularly suitable for a stay-at-home parent or anyone who just wants to earn extra income, transcribing is an ideal career!"

- Stephanie Spangler

Is GT Boot Camp Right For You?

That depends on how you like to learn. There are four methods to learn general transcription:

1. The teach-yourself method. This requires you to read books and seek out online resources to learn about the industry and how to get started. Then you buy your equipment/software, dive in, and adjust your approach as you learn the ins and outs of the business through trial and error. This is definitely the fastest way to get into the transcription business, but it can be scary, discouraging, and lonely to have to figure everything out on your own. Starting pay rates tend to be absurdly low for untrained transcriptionists, and it can take years to learn things that you'll wish you'd known when you first started out.

2. The traditional online-course method. This gives you a syllabus/lesson plan (read a chapter, take a quiz, transcribe a fixed number of practice files, compare your practice transcripts to answer keys, take a final exam, get a certificate of completion) that will lead to you getting a job as a transcriptionist within a few months after you start the course. It's a one-size-fits-all approach that will give you a structured environment to learn and grow your skills, but it can feel frustrating and lonely since you're not actually working directly with a coach/mentor through the course. Equipment, software, and physical workbooks/resources are not included.

Side note: You may be wondering how I know how online courses work. When I first entered the transcription field, I took an online medical transcription course. It cost $3800 (equipment, software, and books were included) and took me 11 months to complete. I learned a lot, but I also experienced the frustration and loneliness of working through the course on my own. Even though I could email questions to the staff or post questions in our student forum, I usually felt like I was being a bother and should be able to figure things out on my own. Maybe it's just my personality, but I hated that aspect of being in a traditional online course.

Which scenario appeals to you more:

Scenario #1: When you aren't sure about how to do something, you email someone and say, "I'm sorry to bother you, but when you have time, will you tell me if I'm doing this right?"

Scenario #2: You have a teacher/mentor who proactively says to you, "Let's go over this together so you can ask me questions and I can give you detailed feedback as we go along."

If the first scenario appeals to you more than the second one, then the traditional online-course method is probably a good choice for you. If not, keep reading. :-)

3. The traditional community college method. To my knowledge, there aren't any general transcription programs available in a college setting, but if you're determined to learn transcription in a physical classroom, you could consider a medical transcription program instead. The negative side of that choice is that it's more expensive, will probably take two years to complete, and you'll have to take general education classes that don't have anything to do with transcription.

4. The GT Boot Camp method. This is a virtual business-in-a-box (equipment, software, workbooks, resources) plus one-on-one training that will give you laser-focused feedback so you can master the exact skills you need to get a good job working from home or start your own business within 2-4 months.

Step #1: You'll have a coaching call with me so I can get a feel for your goals. How many hours a week do you want to work? How much money do you need to make? What kind of subjects would you like to transcribe? Once I know what you want/need, I'll recommend a game plan to meet your goals as quickly as possible.

Step #2: You'll take several skills assessment tests so we can identify the skills you already have vs. the skills you need. This step will eliminate a lot of wasted time.

If you're already a whiz at typing, you won't need to work on a bunch of typing drills. If you're not good at typing or you hit the stupid U key instead of the Y key every single time, I'll give you typing drills that will help you stop making that oh-so-frustrating mistake.

If you're a punctuation ninja, you won't need to spend a lot of time memorizing punctuation rules. If, on the other hand, you have some punctuation habits that need to be broken, I'll give you work that will get you on the right track.

Step #3: Then you'll start transcribing. I'll work with you on your individual needs so that when you start applying for jobs or seeking out your own clients, you'll have the skills, tools, and confidence you need to start earning good money quickly.


I will work with you on your individual needs so that when you start applying for jobs or seeking out your own clients, you'll have the skills, tools, and confidence you need to start earning money quickly.

"The day I left my brick-and-mortar job to pursue transcription from home was one of the happiest decisions I ever made. I now get to make a living while having the freedom and flexibility to enjoy the things I value in life. I love that as long as the work gets done, I can work from anywhere, any time of the day (or night). I want/need to work in the early morning and evening and have the daylight hours free? Totally doable. I want to be outside to enjoy a gorgeous summer day and still get my work done? I can do that. I want to spend a month visiting family and friends out of state but still work some of the time? No problem. Being a transcriptionist allows me to fit my work around my life instead of the other way around. I will forever be grateful for the moment I discovered transcription was a thing."

- Amy Lama

GT Boot Camp is available instantly on all your devices. Watch videos, download PDFs, play audio files, and interact with other students.

"Working from home as a general transcriptionist has been a tremendous blessing. I needed to bring in some income after we adopted our daughter since I was no longer working full time, but I also wanted to be home caring for our daughter. Working from home as a transcriptionist accomplished both of my dreams! I've been able to help out our family financially and also watch our daughter grow up, not missing those "big moments" of her first word, first step, first day of preschool, etc. I am so grateful!"

- Julie Woodall

Frequently Asked Questions

Is transcription a good job for high school/college students?
Absolutely! Two of my daughters transcribed all through high school and college.
What if I have more questions?
Contact me at ginger@gtbootcamp.com, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.
When will I recieve my GT Boot Camp Starter Kit?
Your Starter Kit will be mailed within 3 business days of enrollment. It will be sent first class, and you should receive it within 7 days after it is mailed.
How long are the practice files?
The majority of the practice files are 2-3 minutes long. Just long enough for you to transcribe one page and send it to me to proofread. In my experience, long practice files tend to cement bad habits more than they help to instill good habits.
Where did you get your practice files?
Many of the practice files are from work my IR transcription team completed in the past 10 years. Other ones are from individuals I contacted who graciously gave me permission to include their files in the training.
When will I receive my GT Boot Camp Quick Start Digital Tool Kit?
You can download the Quick Start Digital Tool Kit as soon as you enroll.
What equipment do I need to be in the training program?
You will need a computer with at least one USB port, high speed Internet service, and word-processing software (preferably Microsoft Word). If you get a desktop computer, you'll also need a keyboard and a mouse. I recommend headphones, but they aren't absolutely necessary. Everything else you'll need to complete the training and get started in the workplace is included.
Do I have to type fast to be a transcriptionist?
Nope. When I started, I barely typed 45 wpm. Even now, I only type about 65 wpm. In my training program, you'll learn how to use shortcuts to make your work faster, easier, and more accurate.
Do I have to have strong grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills before I enroll?
No. One of the first things you'll do in the training program is take some tests to evaluate your current skill levels. Then we'll focus on working on your weakest skills in order to get them up to par.
How long do I have access to the online course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the online videos, resources, practice files, and lessons for as long as you like—across any and all devices you own.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
If you follow my instructions and invest 2-3 hours per day in working through the course, you should be done within approximately 2-4 months. However, you aren't required to complete it that quickly. If your current schedule doesn't allow you to invest that much time each day, you can take your time and complete it at your own pace. Obviously the less time you invest in working through the course, the longer it will take you to complete it.
After I complete the course, will you hire me to work at Intentional Reach?
Probably not. You're welcome to apply, but I have a long waiting list of people who are in line who have already applied to work for me.

"Being a transcriptionist allows me to fit my work around my life instead of the other way around." — Amy Lama

If All This Course Did Was...

Give you the skills/tools you need so that in about 2-4 months, you could fire your boss and escape workplace drama, would it be worth it?

Give you an extra $1,000 every month, would it be worth it?

Make it so you no longer feel torn between being a good parent and being a good financial provider, would it be worth it?

Make it so you can keep all your hard-earned money instead of giving it to a daycare, would it be worth it?


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Stop thinking about becoming a transcriptionist and get started today. I will work side by side with you every step of the way, including mastering transcription skills, setting up equipment, learning how to format transcripts, and preparing to enter the workplace.