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Ergonomic Fundamentals for the Transcriber (C002)

We've created a course for you, the transcriber, whether you're transcribing in the classroom or remotely. Heighten body awareness as you learn how bones, muscles, nerves, and tendons are all interrelated. Learn the biomechanics of neutral posture and experience the ease of transcribing when your body is in a balanced and natural position.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can sign up for this course; however, the content is intended for speech-to-text providers (TypeWell, C-Print, CART, voice writers).

TO GET THIS COURSE: Click the button at left to pay by PayPal or credit card. A "paid" invoice will automatically be added to your account under "My Payments." OR, if you need an invoice in advance, please email

120 mins | 30 days to complete | Eligible for TypeWell CEUs | Contains audio/video | Developed by Dana Pinney & Becky Davidson

Closed Captioning: Available Upon Request

  • How this course works
  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assessment
  • Introduction
  • The Importance of Ergonomics
  • ASSESSMENT 1: Quiz
  • Neutral Posture Diagram
  • ACTIVITY: Read "Proper Sitting Posture" article
  • Proper Sitting Posture
  • ASSESSMENT 2: Quiz
  • ASSESSMENT 2a: Discussion Question
  • ACTIVITY: Watch the video, "Ergonomics at the Office: Laptop Tips"
  • ASSESSMENT 3: Quiz
  • Course Progress Update
  • ACTIVITY: Body Position
  • ASSESSMENT 3a: Free response
  • Neutral Wrist and Hand Position
  • ACTIVITY: Watch the video, "Wrist Pain is No Joking Matter"
  • ASSESSMENT 4: Quiz
  • ACTIVITY: Watch the video, "RSI Explained"
  • ASSESSMENT 5: Quiz
  • Your Workspace
  • On-site Transcriber Equipment
  • ACTIVITY: Practice Working with a Steno Table
  • Adjusting Your Workspace in the Classroom
  • Remote Transcriber Equipment
  • Examples of Remote Transcriber Workspaces
  • Course Progress Update
  • Let's Focus on YOU
  • Eye Strain
  • Relaxation and Mind/Body Breaks
  • ASSESSMENT 6: Free response
  • Want to Know More?
  • Conclusion
  • Post-Assessment
  • Satisfaction Survey
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed