Shelley Egan

Hi Jeanie,

A friend saw an ad online and suggested that I apply. Strong language skills were required, and I had been teaching English to speakers of other languages. A good knowledge of current events was also asked for, and I’m a political junkie, so that helped. There was a spelling test, and I had to transcribe a two-minute recording. That was actually a lot of fun, and my grammar, punctuation, and spelling were scored.

In terms of the work being tough, some others didn’t fare as well as I did because they lacked the grammar and punctuation skills. We were basically changing spoken English to written English and also had to be careful not to change the speakers’ intent.

I hope that answers your question. If you have any others, don’t hesitate to ask!