Transcription Services Ltd
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Transcription Services Ltd offers professional palaeography services for genealogists, family historians, local historians, archivists, researchers, writers and students.
We will accurately transcribe historic manuscripts, letters, records or any document
(e.g. Will, inventory, indenture, deed, court record, diary) written in English of any period, from originals in any condition.
TSL offer deciphering, transcription and translation of old documents written in Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, German or Dutch of any period, including expansion of abbreviation and coherent literal translation into English. If you have old documents written in other languages we will do our best to assist.
We can retrieve and photograph original documents from archives and record offices in the UK.
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TSL assists companies with secretarial requirements, as cover during periods of overload or by providing regular longer-term support.
This can include:
   Copy Typing
   PowerPoint presentations
   Mail Shots
TSL also provides a typing service for individual clients such as writers, researchers and students.
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Transcription Services Ltd provide a proof-reading service for business and education, also for individual clients such as writers, researchers and students.
We will proof-read theses and dissertations written in English by students for whom English is not their first language.
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Digital audio transcription services for the Legal profession, providing fast, accurate, high quality verbatim transcriptions of court proceedings, using FTR Gold software, from any media.
An on-line digital transcription service is available for clients in business and local government.

TSL have experience of this work in law, education and health.

TSL also provide audio transcription services for individual clients.

click here to read what clients say about our service

click here to read Sarah Laskow's TSL article in "Atlas Obscura" 2018
                    "Where Old, Unreadable Documents go to be Understood:          
                    a transcriber on the Isle of Man can decipher almost anything"
click here to read James Shackell's TSL article in "Smith Journal" 2018
                    "The Reader of Unreadable Things"

Who we are...
Founded in 1998 at Douglas on the Isle of Man, Transcription Services Ltd has since that date provided professional legal transcription of court proceedings for the Isle of Man, audio transcription services for business and a variety of secretarial, typing and transcription services locally and internationally.  We have experience of working with the legal, medical and educational professions.

In March 2008 Linda Watson took over management of TSL, having previously worked for the company as a transcriber. With an established team of transcribers, translators and typists to call upon, we are able to handle any project, large or small. This website opened in April 2008 so 2018 is a ten year anniversary.
TSL also provide a specialist service transcribing and translating old documents, manuscripts and records written in English, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, German or Dutch of any period. We are good at reading the unreadable.
We undertake archival research in the Isle of Man, the UK, France (Charente & Brittany) and Italy (Rome & Venice).
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Transcription Services Ltd
 3 Hilary Road,  Douglas
Isle of Man  IM2 3EG
United Kingdom


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Why Choose Us... 
Because we are good at what we do and have been doing it for 19 years.
In providing these services we aim to meet our clients' requirements every time.
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    Transcription Services Ltd is registered under the Data Protection Act
and we guarantee complete confidentiality in all work we undertake

TSL Gift Vouchers...
TSL Gift Vouchers can be purchased for presentation to family or friends interested in
family history, house history or local history, to assist them with their research.
Gift Vouchers may be used as payment or part-payment for any TSL service.
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