Bayside Transcriptions specializes in text-to-text transcription, working with both handwritten and typed documents. Your documents, manuscripts, letters, records and newspapers can be transformed 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.

Bayside Transcriptions is here to serve you in several ways. Please browse the services below, and call (757.387.9956) or email (baysidetranscriptions@gmail.com) for further details, or to discuss how I can help you with your next project!

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.

Local Records Research

For Local Clients (Delmarva Peninsula and Tidewater Virginia)

Services offered: Research assistance relating to Delmarva historical properties, people and events, making use of local records, microfilm, newspapers, etc.
(Note: Extensive genealogy research is outside of my scope of services. I highly recommend clients consult a Certified Genealogist for such projects.)

Pricing: In general, the research fee is $25/hour, with a $25 minimum. Reimbursement of paper copies may be included in the 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.