Copy Typing – Turning the old to new
Copy Typing, what is it?
Copy Typing is when a professional typist turns a handwritten letter or document in to a useable format on a computer. This format can then be kept safer for much longer periods of time, by saving it to a cloud based system or a removable format like a USB stick.
What can be Copy Typed?
Anything really, the documents can be handwritten or scanned in but below is a list to give you an idea of just some of the more common documents which are Copy Typed:
- Play/Film Manuscripts
- Research Papers
How do I get my document Copy Typed?
You can either post the document to the Copy Typist using either a courier or a tracked delivery service. You could scan them in to your computer, if you don’t want to send the out and then email the scanned documents to the Copy Typist.
Another way would be to speak the contents of the document in to a voice recorder, most Smart Phones have this feature or you can easily download an app. Once spoken the dictation can then be emailed to the Typist who can then transcribe this audio for you in to your desired format.
Where do I find a Copy Typist?
There are companies out there that offer this as a service alongside other services, most are Virtual Assistants like me, who offer Copy Typing and Transcription services.
So if you, or someone you know has a old poor quality document, that you would love typed up so you can keep it safe and sound to show many more generations for them to treasure, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here.
Maybe you have an elderly relative who has a old diary or letters from a loved one, why not get them typed up for them, knowing that these memories will now last forever.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Posted on Wednesday 10th January 2018.