The transcriptionist cover letter is important in either of the transcriptionist position. The two transcriptionist positions are a medical transcriptionist and a legal transcriptionist. Both of their jobs are similar, the only difference is one works for a doctor and the other for a lawyer.
Transcriptionists have to interpret dictations and translate them into more understandable terms. Medical transcriptionists interpret the doctor's report and orders and write them down in understandable terms. These reports are then filed by them for future reference. Therefore, the transcriptionists have to know about all the diseases, or they should at least know about the diseases and treatment the doctor specialize in.
Same is the case with legal transcriptionists, they have to know about the laws lawyers work with and be updated on those laws and the terminology used by the lawyers. Another thing in both the cases is that they have to do a little bit of clerical work as well.
Since, they are given so much work, they get good salaries and the education to become transcriptionist is also not expensive. However, the difficult part is getting the job and a transcriptionist cover letter is essential for it. Read the two samples given below for better understanding.
Franklyn and Barnes Legal Advisors
31, Oakwood Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Dear Ms. Franklyn,
I was pleased to see your advertisement placed in the Texas Tablet for the position of legal transcriptionist. I have been working in James & Jones Legal Advisors for the past three years and have perfect knowledge in making legal transcriptions.
I alone made all the legal transcriptions in their firm and handled legal documents as well. I understand all the legal jargon. I also have good knowledge about all the laws as the firm I worked in handled many different kinds of cases like tax, civil, criminal, etc. Therefore, I can interpret and translate all kinds of laws and dictations.
I also helped all the lawyers in their case studies and helped them pull up references on legal cases. This increased my knowledge in the field quite a bit and hence, I would be the right person for the legal transcriptionist job. I know your firm is prestigious and that it has been in business for many years now in the city of Fort Worth. I would be grateful if you gave me an opportunity to be interviewed for the legal transcriptionist job.
I could be best reached on my cell phone number given above. Please contact me any time and I would make myself available for an interview. Thank you.
83, Bosworth Street
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
(727) 872 7268
Cell no. (555) 762 8882
Dr. Kenneth Rogers
72, Green Park
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dear Dr. Rogers,
I was happy to learn from a friend, Kevin Todd, who is one of your patients that you require the services of a medical transcriptionist for your clinic. I am a qualified medical transcriptionist with a vast experience in this field. I would like to apply for this position. Also, my friend informed me of your good personality. Hence, I would like to work in your clinic.
I have an experience of five years in the field as I have worked as a medical transcriptionist for Dr. Cooper who is a general practitioner located in the East Avenue area and is soon to retire. I am adept at translating all the medical transcription and turning them into reports. All my translations are accurate and I even filed them on behalf of the doctor.
I have a good understanding of medical terminology and jargon. I know about most diseases and also the anatomy. An additional duty I was handed was to manage the reception area. I took phone calls on behalf of the doctor and fixed appointments. Regarding my job, speed and accuracy are two of my main qualities. I am ready with all the reports in time. I can assure you of performing at my optimum efficiency if you give me an opportunity.
You can contact me at your convenience on the phone numbers given above and call me in for an interview. Thank you for giving my letter a read.
The two different transcriptionist cover letters that are given above are example of the two types of transcriptions that exist. Hopefully, both these example will be of great use to you.