As a freelance transcriber, you must be bilingual and your role will be to convert written or audio material from a single language to another while keeping the original meaning. You must be knowledgeable with at best two foreign languages.
You will be translating text books, research papers or instruction manuals. Since translation occurs from a foreign language into another language, you must have excellent writing skills in your language.
You may need to specialize in a single type of materials, for instance, scientific reports, news or legal documents.
If you are bilingual, this is a good opportunity for you.