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    Blake M
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    Hi FSers,

    We have a client who requires the transcription of some PDF files into Word documents. There’s 13 PDFs, average about 20 pages each, a mix of PowerPoint slides (these just need to be transcribed, not recreated), a few tables, and text.

    If anyone can recommend, or has worked with someone, who can provide a great quality and competitively priced transcription, proofreading, and formatting for this task I’d really appreciate it. Looking to get started ASAP.

    Thanks in advance,
    Blake.

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    Divert To Mobile
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    Hi Blake,

    Cant you export pdf to word?
    Transcribing just seems like the manually long way around.

    Steve

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    Blake M
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    Divert To Mobile, post: 157357 wrote:
    Hi Blake,

    Cant you export pdf to word?
    Transcribing just seems like the manually long way around.

    Steve

    Hi Steve,

    That’s our normal approach to a PDF -> Word conversion, however these are scanned hard copies and it would appear the quality is not high enough for a reliable OCR conversion. We’ve experimented with almost every different tool and service available and none have delivered a result that doesn’t require significant rewriting, hence why we’re heading down this path.

    Thanks,
    Blake.

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    AdminWorthy
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    HI Blake,

    I can assist your client with this service. We run a Virtual Admin Support business and i have a VA on my time well suited to this. If you would like to get in touch with offline, we can discuss further. 0439 388 842 or [email protected]

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,
    Sandra
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    Blake M, post: 157354 wrote:
    Hi FSers,

    We have a client who requires the transcription of some PDF files into Word documents. There’s 13 PDFs, average about 20 pages each, a mix of PowerPoint slides (these just need to be transcribed, not recreated), a few tables, and text.

    If anyone can recommend, or has worked with someone, who can provide a great quality and competitively priced transcription, proofreading, and formatting for this task I’d really appreciate it. Looking to get started ASAP.

    Thanks in advance,
    Blake.

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    MyGreatIdea
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    I would highly recommend Bridie from Bridie’s Typing Services.

    A long time member and contributor here on the forum and I can personally vouch for the quality and excellent turnaround time of her work.

    Add to that, she’s also a really good person.

    Wendy :)

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    Lindy
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    Hi Blake
    Am sure I can help you. I am a qualified editor, copywriter and proofreader as well as skilled with MS Word.

    Happy to give you a quote. Send me an email to [email protected] or call on 0401 056 555 with additional details – i.e. how client wants the pages formatted or should I be recommending, etc.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers
    Lindy

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    Couple It, post: 157411 wrote:
    I would highly recommend Bridie from Bridie’s Typing Services.

    A long time member and contributor here on the forum and I can personally vouch for the quality and excellent turnaround time of her work.

    Add to that, she’s also a really good person.

    Wendy :)

    Bridie is a great supporter of this website, very active and always provides great advice to other solos ….. and more importantly for your query, transcription is her expertise .. so I would definitely ask her for quote.

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    KB
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    Hi Blake

    I have just sent you a PM.

    Cheers
    Kathryn

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    bridiej
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    Thank you so much Wendy and Morgan for your glowing recommendations :)

    I changed my business slightly last year in that I now specialise in audio and video transcription and no longer offer text-to-Word typing.

    But your posts have made my week, so thanks again :)

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