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All round excellent. Many thanks Kimberley.

Precise typing: Writing up business meeting notes


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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

Typist needed


South Kensington, Greater London, SW7

3rd Aug 2023

I am looking for someone to take dictation at a medical practice in South Kensington. The person would be working for a private GP 2-3 evenings per week from 6pm. The pay is by the hour and is generous. The work is very interesting because you learn a lot about health and medicine! The amount I have listed as a fee is the amount paid for 5 hours of work, which is the average for a week. - Due date: Flexible

Typing reports


Upper Hartwell, Buckinghamshire

2nd Jul 2023

Typing hotel management report - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 2 July 2023

Typing a 154 page novel from longhand


New Town Row, West Midlands

4th Apr 2023

A mystery novel that involves detectives about 154 pages, and it needs to be digitalised by another party after being put into typescript from longhand.. - Due date: Flexible

Typist to fill in a form


Hounslow, Greater London, TW3

11th Mar 2023

Fill in a benefits form online - Due date: Flexible

Typing written material


Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6

30th Jan 2023

Typing up material for a book - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 13 February 2023

Mobile typing/secretary


New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire

25th Jul 2022

Basically a typed response to a family dispute with my hand written notes put in a neat clear format. Also three or 4 copies for this along with a signed declaration from myself stating the facts and my issues with spurious claims made against myself. Basically to be sent to all concerned and solicitor's - Due date: Before Thursday, 28 July 2022

Precise typing: Writing up business meeting notes


Hampstead, Greater London

10th Jun 2022

I would like someone to work in my office and type up my old business notes and also to type up my WhatsApp historic conversations (or download them into word format - not sure this is easily done, so happy for this to be typed up). Very unclear how many days work this is, so will agree pricing once the size of the job is clearer. I may also need a 1 day a week PA, but let's see. Many thanks in advance for your interest and help. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 10 June 2022

All round excellent. Many thanks Kimberley.

Freelancer to help in retyping documents


Melcombe Regis, Dorset

15th May 2022

Re-type PDF to WORD need to retype PDF files into word to make sure the word was spelled correctly. Copy Typing, Data Entry, Excel, PDF, Word contact our director via on telegram for more informatio👇 Below:https://t.me/cameronjames5

Audio Typist


Preston, East Sussex

15th Mar 2022

I have approx 20 hours of audio I need transcribing for court proceedings. I will need this done at my property as I do not want the audio files to be off my system. So the work will have to be done on my mac at my place. It is sensitive material and may be hard to listen to as it involves domestic arguments. You would need to bring your equipment and plug into my mac. You will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. - Due date: Before Friday, 25 March 2022

Typing up a manuscript from a printed book


Camberwell, Greater London, SE5

15th Nov 2021

I need my book to be typed up. You need to be local, or willing to travel, tothe Camberwell/ Brixton/Peckham area.

This seller was very easy to work with and easy to communicate with. She followed my instructions and did an excellent job.

I need a typist to type out a one off document


Greenbank, Cheshire

27th Sep 2021

I need a document typing out for a legal matter. I need to be there to dictate certain information

I need typing


Cranage, Cheshire

26th Jul 2021

Three documents (Each one page) to type on a stamp paper that will be provided by me for above three documents. I have the wordings/script with me to give it to you.

I need typing


Holdbrook, Hertfordshire

1st Jun 2021

17 pages foolscap, dating from 1972, to be copied on A4; returned to me as Word file plus four paper copies. For preference the original should be hand-delivered or collected, I do not want it to go in the post. It is a legal document: Memo & Articles

I need typing


Maze Hill, Greater London

18th Dec 2019

I want to dictate two documents. The total typing tume is 55 mins

Ambika did some typing for me. The quality was excellent and she was conscientious and pleasant to deal with. I thoroughly recommend her.