No matter if you work as a transcriber of music, you must first hear a recording of the piece to transcribe. Alternatively, you can refer to a printed version of the music you already own, but it works for the instrument you want. If you hear a recording, determine the key, the metro and the shape of the room before the start of transcription. The next step is to work sentence by sentence, writing notes and rhythm. Once you have all written notes, should go back and check the accuracy of ratings. Finally, add in the dynamics, articulations and other annotations are needed, such as title, tempo and composer. If you have any partition, you can see, your job is much easier, but always check that you have correctly entered the music transcription and format for easier reading. Every music publisher has professional transcribers use it to produce different written versions of the same record. They are usually salaried positions that are much more stable than freelance. Transcription in this race, you must learn the style of your company uses specific transcription. Independent transcription jobs are usually like most home transcriptionists. These works come from people looking for specific songs transcripts they like. Transcribers should take into account copyright issues involved in transcription work and always get the permission of the publishers and artists, if necessary.