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Thanks for the work, very happy with the finish product :)

Typing hard copy to Word


Awesome ! The Business advice while doing the task was highly educational and would highly recommend to any small business.

Typing letters and amending excel spreedsheets


very happy with Alys’ work, communication and willingness to contribute.

Typing up handwritten notes for a senior's memoirs


Thank you.

Typing documents


She worked very hard and did a great jon with my paperwork.

Urgent typing in Belmore


Fantastic speedy service!!

Typing of 44 printed pages into a Word Document


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Why book a typist through Airtasker?

Are you busy running a business and having trouble keeping up with all the small (yet super-important) tasks that need doing? While it is, of course, great news that your business is scaling up, you still have to pay attention to the details that keep your entire ship sailing smoothly. With Airtasker, you can easily find typing services near you that can take some weight off your shoulders.

Our platform enables you to request, canvass rates, and book a typist in minutes! Airtasker is the best place to look for the best typing services. First, you can reach dozens of potential Taskers in a single post. That beats having to ask your friends, post on social media, and take out multiple ads.

Next, you can easily find a typist near your office since Airtasker lets you specify your location in the task post. Third, you can determine your budget and easily avoid more high-end typing services. Lastly, our platform enables you to read customer reviews before you book. That way, you’re sure to be satisfied with the typist you book! Ready to find your business’ next great typist? Tap the “Post a task” button to get started.

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Top Typist related questions

Some great questions to ask a potential typist include:

  • How does this role fit into your career plans?
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What’s your typing speed?
  • Can you work with minimal supervision?
  • How do you minimise the risk of errors?
  • Do you use any special software when typing?

If your line of work involves one kind of typing (e.g. audio typing or transcribing interviews), you could also ask the Tasker about their experience in that area. 

It depends. Average typists have speeds of around 43 to 80 words per minute (wpm), while more advanced ones can hit up to 120 words per minute. If your industry has somewhat time-sensitive tasks, you may want to book a Tasker with an above-average typing speed. Naturally, this might mean potential Taskers will have a higher asking rate, so be prepared to increase your budget. 

Yes, you can definitely arrange to have a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the Tasker you hire. You can also state this in your task post so those who will apply will know about the NDA ahead of time. 

There are many ways to do this, including:

  • Getting a comfortable keyboard (as well as a comfortable desk and chair)
  • Maintain good posture
  • Use the correct finger positions
  • Use keyboard shortcuts
  • Slow down and try to be more mindful as you type. Only then should you think about speeding up again.
  • Keep practising!

It depends. If you specified in your task post that you’re looking for a typist who can also take on office admin work, and your budget has enough room for this. You and the Tasker you hire can agree on how much of the day is spent typing your inventory and how much time is spent looking over your books. 

To become a stenographer, you will typically need a high school diploma and training in stenography. This can come from a vocational school or community college. Some stenographers may also have an associate’s degree in court reporting. If you plan on becoming a court stenotypist, you may also need to obtain a licence or certification from your local authorities.

What do typing services include?

These can include writing down your business ideas, transcribing market research interviews, and keeping track of your growing inventory. 

Whether you need someone to catch your ideas as you spitball them, someone who can work through all the recordings that need transcribing, or an expert in data entry, Airtasker can help you find a freelance typist who can help. Here’s what you can expect when you book a typing service through our platform:

Copy typing

A copy typist encodes correspondence, reports, books, and other documents by using a printed or handwritten source. For example, suppose you have hundreds of handwritten historical documents that you want a digital copy of. 

In that case, your hired Tasker can help you put all these into Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or your own choice of word processing software. Or say you have books scanned into 1000-page JPEGs, and you want to be able to edit, highlight, or find words quickly. A copy typist will turn these photos into workable word documents for you. 

Speaking of different file formats, if you struggle with this daily, you may want to seek the help of a tech support specialist near you.

Audio typing

While a copy typist relies on written sources, a freelance audio typist works with audio sources. This can be your dictaphone, audio recordings from your smartphone, or even video interviews. These specialists have a good ear and quick hands and can save you a lot of time. No need to keep playing backwards and forwards to find that little nugget of an idea! Simply look over the document that your audio typist will give you. 

Data entry typing

Data entry clerks specialise in quickly and accurately documenting all the data you (or another source) will provide. These can include typing your inventory of items, the numbers and codes of various documents, or documents your office bookkeeper may need. They can also organise all this data into your desired format. 

Steno typing

Steno typing is a bit different from other typists since they use a particular keyboard based on sounds (instead of letters). The stenographer’s keyboard is also tiny compared to a regular “QWERTY” keyboard, so their hands don’t need to cover a lot of distance when working. This lets a stenotypist type exceptionally quickly and keep up with court proceedings, C-suite meetings that go a mile a minute, and other time-sensitive jobs. 

Recent Typist tasks

Typing notes. completed in two weeks time,details provided in private


Belfield NSW, Australia

30th Sep 2023

Typing notes. Preferably done in two weeks. More details will be provided for the right person.

Typing manuscript


Paddington NSW, Australia

27th Sep 2023

Type a typed manuscript 100 pages - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 27 October 2023

Office job sorting/typing legal papers


Buderim QLD 4556, Australia

26th Sep 2023

Rewriting this job offer as it was not advertised well. Job is paying $40/hr for the making templates & files of documents, editiing and research. I have quoted price for basically 8 hrs, Unsure how many hrs this job may take at Buderim office, but assuming at least 8 hrs. - Due date: I'd like to be done by Saturday, 7 October 2023, so can do whatever days suit.

James did a great job exactly how I asked. His attention to detail was appreciated.

Word processing typing existing document


Reservoir VIC, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Retype approx 15 page document A4 size - Due date: Flexible

Amazing individual highly recommended

Typing book catalogue


Cannon Hill QLD 4170, Australia

14th Sep 2023

typing 17 book catalog pages onto message stick - Due date: Flexible

Typing information put onto A4 size.


Caboolture QLD 4510, Australia

23rd Aug 2023

I have approximately 250 Mowing sites that require data entering onto A4 paper so the can be printed out and organised into job runs. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Dean has been very professional to deal with and delivered above my expectations on the project. I would highly recommend Dean.

Typing, editing, proof reading, format for publication


Toowoomba QLD, Australia

22nd Aug 2023

Written manuscript to be typed x 3 A5 size books. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Typist & PA


Keiraville NSW, Australia

15th Aug 2023

Looking for a typist or someone who can type business and study documents and material, including reports, correspondence and policies. Please apply if you can type fast and accurately and check documents for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors under tight deadlines. For this role, it’s essential to handle sensitive information with confidentiality. Pay $25/hour for 4 hours of work to begin with. I currently got a hand injury resulting in a limited ability to type and write. Possibility of being hired by my business if a good fit for ongoing work with the opportunity to WFH in the future. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 17 August 2023

Admin- canva design, google doc- word typing - design documents


Dee Why NSW, Australia

13th Aug 2023

I need help and possibly ongoung casual with admin, typing , someone with knowledge of google docs , word , canva , design in canva , editing, typing, someone creative , design documents , i have a small new business and need so much help getting jobs completed I want to neet up in petson to do this at my home killarney heights or dee why , warringah mall , library . Must have lots of experience be really good design, like to design some documents like price-lists , information sheets etc., links to websites , scan codes , advantage would be excel, spreadsheets , using asana Please email me with what u can do , opportunity for ongoing casual jobs , even maybe from home but now in person This Monday in person , 30cash per hour - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 14 August 2023

She is just amazing, and i certainly will be getting her again - beautiful girl, bubbly, intelligent, so good at admin

Word, processing and typing


Macgregor QLD, Australia

24th Jul 2023

Wordprocessing force of legal documents - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 25 July 2023

Typing job applications


Plympton Park SA 5038, Australia

18th Jul 2023

I currently have a hand injury and cannot type well. i need someone to help me quickly respond to emails and write applications based on a pre made template - Due date: Before Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Typing an email


Capalaba QLD, Australia

14th Jul 2023

I need an email to b typed out i have a hand written copy price negotiated with the Wright person - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 July 2023

Typist and research assistant required


Fairlight NSW, Australia

3rd Jul 2023

Location Fairlight., Northern Beaches, Sydney. Given that much of the work will be in my office, would particularly suit a local. Help is required with typing a book manuscript and researching subject matter. Important that person can type accurately and at reasonable speed. Weekdays preferred. Hours very flexible to fit in any family, work, study, and social commitments. Research assignments can be done off-site, in your own time but typing will need to be done in the office. Would suit a university student. - Due date: Start ASAP - Due date: Flexible

Help printing emails and typing


Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

3rd Jul 2023

Need help printing emails from outlook, taking dictation and typing - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 3 July 2023

Typing notes


Belfield NSW, Australia

13th Jun 2023

Helping write notes. Remote and flexible with time on completing the task.

Computer teaching and typing. . Murrumbeena. not remotely.


Murrumbeena VIC, Australia

27th May 2023

Computer literate person to teach skills and typing of documents in tables mainly. Must come to my home. Approx 4 or 5 hours this week. Ongoing work. $20 per hr. Can increase when funding arrives. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Typing documents


Murrumbeena VIC, Australia

19th May 2023

Typing, çutting, pasting documents - Due date: Flexible

Legal Admin - Typing - Consolidating Documents


Mount Gravatt QLD, Australia

14th May 2023

Typing, merging documents, proofreading. - Due date: Before Sunday, 21 May 2023

Final draft editing and typing


Southport QLD, Australia

29th Apr 2023

Book is a post-PhD, non-fiction philosophical exploration of a novel political policy aimed at ameliorating Earth's ecological crisis. The manuscript has already been professionally edited - your task will involve assessing the suitability of numerous edited suggestions in real time with the author, as well as assisting in the typing of agreed changes. You will preferably possess, or be completing, a Bachelor of Arts. You must also possess expertise in MS Word, and be decently proficient in typing. - Due date: Flexible

Typing and admin support


Holland Park QLD, Australia

28th Apr 2023

Typing documents, merging references, drafting letters - Due date: Flexible