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    Hi there. Does anyone have experience with speechink's qualification test for audio transcription?

    Was the test difficult? How much time did it take you? Was there a time limit on it? How long until they got back to you with your results?

    And for those who have worked on speechink hits a lot, are they difficult to do and how long would you say it takes to do a 1 hour audio transcription?

    I'm new to mturk and quickly finding that if I'm going to make any money that's worth the time I need to do more valuable hits. Doing .50 cent survey's has gotten old after only a few days at this.

    Thanks for your replies.

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    I'm not sure I want to give them all the information they want in order to get permission to take the test.

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    The test results are immediate. I scored a 96, which of course 100 is the highest. The test isn't bad, it took me about 20 or 25 minutes, but I double checked and triple checked I have done 3 transcriptions for them and scored 96 on all 3 and got the bonus. Some of their audio is really, really bad. I have kind of been avoiding them because I just started turking about 2 weeks ago and I don't want to chance any rejections. I've done a ton of Claritrans transcriptions instead to try and build my stats up first before I dive into horrible audio's. Don't want to chance my approval rate. I only have just over 500 hits under my belt. Good luck

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    Congrats, sgs71! Honestly, though, if you have been getting 96's on your first few transcriptions for SpeechInk and on their test, I don't think you have a thing to worry about regarding rejections. They are always fair that way.
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    Thanks for all your replies.

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    Thanks for all your replies.
    Any decision on whether to try?

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