A "typical" day is different for each freelance agent, but here are some general practices of our most successful captioners, who tend to do the following on a regular basis:
Adhere to the style guidelines
Successful captioners master Rev's style guidelines. They review the captioning style guide and all accompanying articles and refer to them regularly. Adhering to Rev's style guidelines ensures that clients receive high-quality, consistent transcripts.
Peruse the workspace, preview files
Successful captioners choose files in which they're comfortable with the speaker accents, subject, and the type of file. Aside from the initial training files, jobs are not allocated. Freelance agents can preview files and work only on those in which they're confident in completing by the deadline. Due to their individual schedules, some agents prefer only short files while others work only on long jobs, or a mix. Some agents are more comfortable with movies since they're adept at capturing atmospherics and rapid-fire speech. Others claim only educational files which contain only speech with no additional sounds nor lyrics.
Successful captioners research correct spellings using context clues, using online reputable sites as well as Google Voice. The goal is to create the most accurate file possible.
Ask for assistance
When there's doubt about how to handle a file or if help is needed deciphering difficult audio, successful captioners use the appropriate resources. This includes first and foremost, the Help Center. Fellow Revvers can also lend an ear on the forum. Also available are Rev Experts, and during certain times, live Rev Support staff members.
Review graders' notes
Successful captioners apply graders' feedback to subsequent files. Immediate feedback is offered for training files and then after the initial period, files are graded on a random basis.