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The Life of a CrowdSurf HIT

 

There’s more to CrowdSurf HITs than meets the eye!

Transcription HITs are part of a much larger project to improve online media.

 

Want to know what happens after you hit submit?

  • Your transcripts are combined with other transcripts, and compiled into full-length transcripts.
  • After rigorous editing these transcripts become captions for online media ranging from entertainment to education.

Who uses these captions?

  • The CrowdSurf mission is to solve media challenges for hard of hearing and second language viewers.
  • Our focus is to build a community of optimistic and thoughtful crowds to create online media that is enjoyed by all, “for the crowd, by the crowd”.

Why does this matter to you, the transcriber?

  • Our Guidelines and Quality Control Processes are intended to create the best product possible for the end user –  deaf or second language viewers.
  • These captions must be created and edited with readability in mind. Formatting must match the video, style must be consistent throughout, and the transcript must be a verbatim copy of the speaker’s words so that a deaf viewer understands the video as well as any other viewer.
  • If something isn’t covered in our General Guidelines (we try to keep them as general as possible) keep in mind how the end result should look for a deaf viewer. Readability is key!

We take pride in providing on-demand transcription and captioning services that make online media more accessible and enjoyable for hard of hearing and second language users.

Thank you for being part of the CrowdSurf journey.

For the crowd, by the crowd.

Crowd Virtualizer Bonus with BONUS!

Crowd Virtualizer we are doing it again!!! 

The Weekly Bonus has additional Specialized Bonus Tiers!

 

The new Crowd Virtualizer Weekly Bonus rewards you for earning a higher QC Score!*  Log in to Crowd Virtualizer now to boost your score!

How the new Weekly Bonus works-

  • First bonus tier is effective at 50 media minutes! (0-49 media minutes are base rate only until 50 media minutes is achieved).
  • Bonus rate is applied to all media minutes after 49, any day of the week.
  • Each bonus tier has an increased payout! (in 50 media minute increments, see Bonus Tiers below).
  • When each tier is achieved, bonus applies to the tasks worked up to the next tier and so on.
  • Work a minimum of 10 Full Text Review Minutes to qualify!!! Check your QC score here.

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MTurk Bonus This Week!

Reach MAX MTurk Bonus Zone after your 250th HIT… in any single day!

 

Make some extra cash this week!  It is easier to Max the CrowdSurf MTurk bonus then ever before.

You can work  as few or as many days as you can and as long as you hit 250 approved HITs, you earn the MAX rate!

What you need to know-

  • The Bonus rate is only applied to the first 49 HITs after you have completed 50 HITs, any day of the week.
  • Each bonus tier you hit, has an increased payout! (in 50 HIT increments, see Bonus Tiers below).
  • When each tier is achieved, bonus applies to the HITs worked up to the next tier and so on.

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CrowdSurf Pro-Tip

Want feedback on your work???

…We’ve got your back!

 

Are you confused on your quality score? Would you like to know how to get to the next level of CrowdSurf qualifications?

If you want to know how you are doing just email us and we will let you know the details of your account.

It is really simple to get your CrowdSurf QC score.

Email [email protected] with your WORKER ID and request a Quality Report.

We will send you a full QC Score report  within 2 business days.

What’s in a CrowdSurf Quality Report?

  • Your Average QC Score
  • General Feedback on your work
  • Corrections on Specific Transcripts

Your average QC score is the key to success with CrowdSurf work.

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MTurk Bonus and Updates!

The MTurk Bonus Is ON!

Reach MAX Bonus Zone after your 250th HIT in any single day!

What you need to know-

  • The Bonus rate is only applied to the first 49 HITs after you have completed 50 HITs, any day of the week.
  • Each bonus tier you hit, has an increased payout! (in 50 HIT increments, see Bonus Tiers below).
  • When each tier is achieved, bonus applies to the HITs worked up to the next tier and so on.

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Crowd Virtualizer Weekly Bonus with QC Quality Bonus!

Introducing the new Crowd Virtualizer Weekly Bonus with Specialized Bonus Tiers!

 

The new Crowd Virtualizer Weekly Bonus rewards you for earning a higher QC Score!* Log in to Crowd Virtualizer now to boost your score!

How the new Weekly Bonus works-

  • First bonus tier is effective at 50 media minutes! (0-49 media minutes are base rate only until 50 media minutes is achieved).
  • Bonus rate is applied to all media minutes after 49, any day of the week.
  • Each bonus tier has an increased payout! (in 50 media minute increments, see Bonus Tiers below).
  • When each tier is achieved, bonus applies to the tasks worked up to the next tier and so on.
  • Work a minimum of 10 Full Text Review Minutes to qualify!!! Check your QC score here.

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Happy May from CrowdSurf!

From all of us here at CrowdSurf…

We wanted to say thank you for all of your great work in April!

 

To recap, here are some amazing things we accomplished last month:

1) Built New Support Center

2) Introduced Live Chat & Suggestion Box

3) Created the Challenging Audio Bonus Program

4) Expanded the Crowd Virtualizer Bonus with QC score tiers

5) AND updated General Guidelines

 

We couldn’t do any of this without you!

To show our gratitude we have some exciting new releases for May!

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