Bayside Transcriptions specializes in text-to-text transcription, working with both handwritten and typed documents. Using a combination of copy-typing and Optical Character Recognition (OCR), I can take your documents, manuscripts, letters, records and newspapers from print to digital to suit your needs.

Integrity, reliability, accuracy and thoroughness are standards in every project I complete. Privacy is a high priority; all content provided by clients in the course of a project will be kept strictly confidential.

Transcription

Service offered: Transcriptions of English- and Spanish- language documents; handwritten or typed from any time period.

Transcriptions provide you with full-text searchable digital versions of your original manuscripts. Are you a family historian looking to decipher or preserve old handwritten letters? Or a researcher needing to quickly keyword search typewritten historical materials? Or perhaps you are an author who needs a handwritten manuscript typed up for submission to an editor. Bayside Transcriptions can meet your needs.

Depending on your needs, transcriptions can be created in different formats, ranging from a strict, line-by-line, letter-by-letter transcription that follows original spellings and structure, to documents that follow modern spelling, grammar, and formatting while keeping the content faithful to the original.

Formats accepted: High-resolution image files (.jpg, .tif), or PDF files (.pdf). I can also work directly from your physical documents, photocopies or scans, if you wish to send them by mail.

Deliverables available: Text files (.txt), Microsoft Word documents (.doc), and full-text searchable PDF files (.pdf)

Pricing: Please contact me for a customized quote for your project. Based on the size and complexity of the project, in addition to the quality of the images/originals that can be provided, I will give an estimate of the total project cost.

Archival Collections Inventory

For Local Clients (Delmarva Peninsula and Tidewater Virginia)

Services offered: Organization, inventory and description of paper and photographic archival collections.
Rehousing to acid-free folders and storage boxes, if needed.
(Note: At this time, I cannot take on projects involving digital files, audio/video materials, or museum-type objects.)

Are you considering donating your family papers or photographs to an institution? Are you a researcher or genealogist needing to organize and properly house your sources and writings? Does your genealogical or historical society need help processing incoming collections? Whether an individual or an organization, I can aid you in preparing collections for donation or taking that next step toward making your collections accessible to patrons.

Pricing: Please contact me for a customized quote for your project. Based on the size and complexity of the project, I will give an estimate of the total project cost.