Word Processing hand typed pages

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Freelance / Casual

I would like the attached hand written documents typed and assembled into a single microsoft word document. The document must be compatible with word 2010. The job includes you proof reading and spell checking it, so that it is accurate when I get it back. I would like it formatted with the dates in the margin, as per the early pages. I'm thinking Times New Roman size 12 font but if you have reasons for other suggestions, i'm happy to listen.

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Mark C.
Joined Oct 2017
Submitted 30 Oct 2017 at 05:56
Expired 2 years ago
Bidding guide $30 - $250
Average bid $188.21

Reece Bucknall

Need experience for OzLance! Focused and determined to complete any task to the highest standard.

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Amanda Atkinson

I am an accomplished Word Processor with a lot of years experience. I’m still using Word 10 so there is no issue with compatibility!

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Sarah Cox

I'm a highly skilled administrator with advanced Microsoft Word skills. I would work on this piece quickly for you, once I've provided the file I'd be happy to make any edits you request. This would be my first job on Oz Lance so I'm offering a very competitive price. Regards Sarah

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[Deleted user]

Dear Mark,

Thank you for this listing. I am looking for my first engagement as a new OzLancer. With 10 years' experience in administration and project work, mainly in the field of postgraduate medical education, I have extensive experience using MS Word, in particular maintaining medical training curriculum documents for national and international use. I have a sufficient typing speed and the confidence that I can complete your transcription request to a high standard. I can liaise with you regarding font choice and layout, but it's no problem to achieve what you're looking for.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With kind regards,


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Rachel Whiting

Hi there

With over 25 years experience designing documents And proof reading, I’m more than qualified to complete your task.

I’m also a MS Word expert so formatting and style are all covered.

I look forward to working with you.

Regards Rachel

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Hi Mark,

I have experience with Microsoft word and will ensure that your work is completed within the time limit specifed.

I have studied the basics as a child and have gained more knowledge in Ms Word over the years. To make sure there is close to 100% accuracy i will be in contact with you if there are any words i am unable to read.

Your handwriting is pretty good so i don't see too much of a problem.

I look forward to working with you!

Regards Amrah

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mb Agencies Virtual Assistant

Hi Mark,

I can transcribe these documents into a single Microsoft Word 2010 document. I can proof read and spell check and can include the dates in the margin.

With more than 600 hours and 64 jobs completed on various platforms, I am an experienced Virtual Assistant. I have completed a number of these jobs in the past and am fast and accurate. If you have a deadline that you need this completed by, please let me know and I'm happy to work towards it.

I look forward to working with you.

Best Regards,


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Impact Marketing Services

Hi Mark, I am happy to type up your transcripts into Word for you and proof-read for spelling and grammar. I have extensive experience in copywriting, design and preparing documents, and can complete this task for you this week if you like? Please let me know Thanks Erin

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I am currently using the 2010 version of Word. I am an administration assistant by trade, and have had experience drafting and editing documents ensuring they are proofread, spell checked and formatted prior to them being sent out.

Using a table would be my preferred method to ensure all text remained in alignment and to make formatting simple and easy to change should you wish to in the future.

Proofreading and spell checking would be completed by myself, before being run through the spell checker to pick up any spelling errors that I may have missed.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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I have extensive and thorough MS Word history and grew up learning how to do the basics which lead into further study and careers which utilised Word.

I could provide you with high quality documents with little wait time

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[Deleted user]

Love to type and digitising documents

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Your Virtual VA Plus

Hi Mark, At Your Virtual PA Plus we pride ourselves on the quality of our work. 15 years of experience transcribing handwritten reports for medical professionals prepares us well for your project. Our experience with accurately deciphering all qualities of handwriting ensures a quality result for your document. The clear hand with which the document is written means accuracy of transcription is ensured. We are long-time users of Word 2010, so compatibility is assured. The nature of the project does not lend itself to a fixed rate, therefore an hourly quote is provided. I thank you for your time taken to consider our services for your project. Please feel free to contact me should you have any queries. Kind Regards Lori Read Your Virtual PA Plus

Estimated 12 hours

Hello Mark,

I have extensive experience with Word and would keep the format very simple, either formatted in 2 columns or in a table. There are 55 pages to transcribe but thankfully you have clear writing, so that task would be straightforward.

Editing and proofreading are my special interest and I have just completed a 9 volume assignment which involved close attention to detail and consistency over all books.

After transcribing the writing I would check for typing errors, grammar and spelling with the first pass in hard copy, then run it through some software programmes to ensure it is accurate. This has proven to be a reliable method of achieving a great result.

I propose an hourly rate as it is the fairest way so you only pay for the time taken.

It would be a very interesting assignment as family histories are the everyday tales of who we are and where we come from.

I would be happy to discuss your requirements further if you wish and thank you for the opportunity to help you in this project.

Kind regards.

Jane Suffield

Estimated 14 hours
Sean Robins

Hello Mark,

I have lots of experience working on biographical and genealogical text, having assisted several friends and family members in their research efforts. Transcription and editing go hand in hand with these tasks, and I understand the business quite well. I am also an exceptional freelance editor, and while I would proof read for obvious spelling errors, I'd be reluctant to change the writing too much, as this document captures the writers character in a way that I believe would be better preserved, even if the text isn't necessarily grammatically perfect.

To ensure dates align with entries in the margin, I'd suggest a simple table structure, which would translate well into an on-line format if you ever decided to move the information into a web page. it is also the easiest method to avoid alignment problems.

With regards to the Times fonts, they are one option. You may also wish to consider a sans serif font, such as Verdana, Calibri, or the Classic Helvetica. Each font has it's benefits, with some looking better on screen, and others such as Palatino being the classic font for modern printed books. Of course, the advantage of having everything in a Word document, is that you can simply change the fonts on the fly. I would recommend however using a single font type if you wish to apply a blanket font change, as multiple fonts becomes harder to maintain.

Word 2010 is a less flexible document format these days. Files can be saved in this way, however some formatting can be lost when using newer versions of the word processor. Therefore simple document layouts are the best.

I estimate there is between 15 and 20 hours of work required for this particular task. This includes transcribing 55 pages, proof reading, and minor edits. Processing time would therefore be about a week. I realise that this might be outside your expectations, however it is a reasonable quote given the work involved, the condition of the scans and legibility of the handwriting, and the sensitivity and excellence you would expect of a transcriptionist/editor when preserving your family history. I truly believe that you get what you pay for, and I always provide excellent quality and service. I have also provided an hourly rate, as you should not need to pay more than is fair if I am able to complete the work faster than estimated.

Thank you for considering my proposal. I love working on projects such as these, and it would be real a pleasure to work work on this project with you.

Kind Regards

Sean Robins.

Estimated 15 hours