Get Started with CrowdSurf in 3 Easy Steps!


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CrowdSurf uses Amazon Mechanical Turk as a platform for our transcription work.  You will need an Amazon Mechanical Turk account to transcribe  work with us.  Begin Sign-Up Now!

If you do not meet the Amazon Mechanical Turk Terms and Conditions (US bank account, US Address, DOB, Social Security), please skip these steps and visit this page so we can contact you for future work opportunities.


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It’s easy to get started. All of our transcribing work can be accessed on the Amazon Mechanical Turk website.

1. Select the “sign-in” as a worker link in the upper right corner of the Amazon Mechanical Turk worker website.
2. Provide your name, email address and password (or sign in using an existing Amazon account).
3. Agree to the Mechanical Turk Participation Agreement and provide your country of residence.
4. Amazon’s customer care team will review your account. The review process typically takes less than 48 hours.
5. Amazon will send you an email when your account is approved.

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Once your account is set up you can get started working CrowdSurf HITs, (Human Intelligence Tasks) immediately.

1. Search for CrowdSurf Support in Mechanical Turk.
2. Take the CrowdSurf Support Qualification Test to work on transcription tasks.
2. Review our guidelines here and our scoring criteria here, so that you can submit perfect transcripts each time
3. **Please bookmark and return to this page to ENTER your NEW MTurk ID in the Form below
 so we can log you in to our system immediately!

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• If you’re also interested in Non-English Transcription,  please visit the sign up page!
• Please note that we frequently update our guidelines  and monitor our workers for quality and volume.
• To continue working on CrowdSurf transcription HITs, we ask that you maintain an average score of 3.5 (1=fraud through 4=perfect) and work a minimum of 20 HITs per week.

We are excited to have you as part of the CrowdSurf  team!  Thank you for taking the time to set up your account on Mturk!  Just follow the steps above to start working.


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