Do you have a document (handwritten, PDF, fax, or otherwise) that needs to be typed out? Most transcription requests come from clients with an audio or video recording who want it transcribed into text, we also do document to document transcription services as well.
Think of anything to everything from WWII love letters to journal entries to accounting ledgers. Ditto Transcripts can help you with your conversion needs for your document transcription projects. Document-to-document transcription is also known as text-to-text conversion or copy typing.
What Are the Benefits of Document to Document Transcription?
- Any old letters, historical documents, archival documents, or paper documents that don’t exist online can be transformed into a digital format.
- Translating, then transcribing documents can help those who don’t speak a particular language.
- Students gain instant access to more useful public resources.
- Text with legibility issues will be deciphered into an easy-to-read document.
Now let’s look at the different types.
Transcribing handwritten documents
Transcribing handwritten documents, notes, or other files often needs converting to Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Then, they can be easily edited, saved, emailed, searched, or put into a database.
Simply scanning a document saves it in the original format digitally, as this document is still not searchable by keywords or phrases. They can often prove illegible depending on the quality of the scan. Plus, it obviously cannot be edited.
Transcribing handwritten documents into Word expands its uses and makes it more universally accessible.
Historical text to text
The National Archives Transcription Project stands as a great example of text-to-text transcription. Historical handwritten documents are typed by volunteers whenever they can so that the National Archives can create an online database that’s searchable for all to see and use for educational and research purposes. Once the database is completed, a student, for example, researching the Civil War, could use it to search through thousands of documents by entering in the keywords “Civil War” (or “Battle of Gettysburg” or “Lincoln” or anything else they want to research). Access to this firsthand source material is unprecedented, and document-to-document transcription is proud to make this happen.
Handwritten text-to-text services
Other document-to-document transcription projects could include typing handwritten client notes, and memoirs, transferring a PDF document into Microsoft Word (if you don’t have the expensive conversion program), or entering past sales records into Word or Excel.
Document-to-document transcription is handy for publishing companies, companies using faxes, book companies, or even new business setups.
Every day documents
Many people also get their personal documents transcribed, like marriage and divorce documents, birth certificates, death certificates, loan documents and agreements, driver’s licenses, and mortgage papers. Almost anything you can think of.
Document-to-Document Transcription Done for You
Ditto Transcripts also specializes in document-to-document transcription. Whatever kind of document you need to be transcribed, no matter how difficult the document is to decipher, our exceptionally talented team is here to help.
Here are some examples of the different types of document transcription we’ve done for our customers in the past:
- Vintage Books
- Bank Ledgers
- Leases (Car and Rental)
- Website copy
- Typing services
- Text Messages for Court Proceedings
- Handwritten Letters (love, war, Vietnam …)
- Old English Language Handwritten Documents
- Newspaper Articles
- Legal Contracts
- Job Applications
- Handwritten Sign-in Sheets
- Handwritten Survey Forms
Transcribing options with Ditto Transcripts are endless. So think, what’s essential that we can transcribe for you and preserve?
Ditto Transcripts handles anything to everything to ensure accurate, timely, and affordable documents for your projects. Learn more by connecting with us at (720) 287-3710.