Most transcription requests come from anyone with an audio or video recording and wants it transcribed into text. But what if you have a document (handwritten, PDF, fax or otherwise) that needs to be typed out? Think of anything to everything from WWII love letters to journal entries to accounting ledgers. Ditto Transcripts can most certainly 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- Any old letters, historical documents, archival documents or paper documents that don’t exist online can be transformed into a digital format.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 kinds of files often needs converting to Microsoft Word or Google Docs format. Now they can be easily edited, saved, emailed, searched or put into a database system.
Simply scanning a document saves it in the original format digitally as this document still isn’t searchable by key words or phrases yet. They can often prove to be 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, 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 comes in handy for publishing companies, companies using faxes, book companies, or even new business setups.
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 also specializes in document-to-document transcription. Whatever kind of document you need 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
- Text Messages for Court
- Bank Ledgers
- Leases (Car and Rental)
- Handwritten Letters (love, war, Vietnam …)
- Old English Language
- Newspaper Articles
- Legal Contracts
- Job Applications
- Handwritten Sign-in Sheets
- Handwritten Survey Forms
Transcribing options with Ditto Transcripts are endless. So think, what is something important 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.
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