Transcription Services Ltd
we are good at reading the unreadable
   About Us


TSL are pleased to welcome a new member to our growing team of international transcribers.
We offer transcription of old documents written in English, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, German or Dutch.
We also undertake archival research in the Isle of Man, the UK (especially TNA Kew, London & Gloucester),
France (Charente & Brittany) and Italy (Rome & Venice).
What we do...
Transcription & Translation of
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"reading the unreadable"
Transcription Services Ltd offers professional palaeography services for genealogists, family historians, local historians, archivists, researchers, writers and students.
We will accurately transcribe historic documents, records or manuscripts (e.g. Wills, inventories, indentures, deeds, court records, letters, diaries) 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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 "finding your roots"
TSL genealogists provide a reliable Family History Research Service, principally for clients with ancestors originating in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
They can also research the history of houses or other buildings and the people associated with them.
TSL will transcribe written records or audio recordings (in English or French) of oral history, life story, personal memoirs, diaries or recollections.
Send us your aging, faded, spotted, stained, scratched, torn or degraded photo-graphic print or negative and we will bring it back to life.
TSL will create for you a restored image derived from negative, slide, print or photo album (black & white, sepia or colour) that will preserve the image for the future.
If you have such photos, don't delay, please take a look at your old family photographs now....  images supplied in TIFF* or JPEG* format.
Transcription Services Ltd provide a proof-reading service for business and education, also for individual clients such as writers, researchers and university students.
We will proof-read theses and dissertations written in English by students for whom English is not their first language.
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
   CV/Resume creation
TSL also provide full typing services for individual clients.
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 customers in business and local government, TSL having experience of this work in law, education and health.
TSL also provide audio transcription services for individual clients. 
we have clients world-wide
 Who we are... 
Founded in 1998 at Douglas on the Isle of Man, Transcription Services Ltd is an established company with many years experience providing 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.
TSL offer 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 can undertake archival research in the Isle of Man, the UK (especially TNA Kew, London & Gloucester), France (Charente & Brittany) and Italy (Rome & Venice).
In March 2008 Linda Watson took over management of the company, having previously worked at TSL for several years as a transcriber.  With an established team of transcribers, translators and typists to call upon, we are able to handle any size of job, large or small.
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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 fifteen years.
In providing these services we aim to meet our clients' requirements every time.
Contact Us  and let's get started...
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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We deliver completed work as PDF or Microsoft®Word files (or TIFF / JPEG photo images) sent by email or on CD.
PDF (Portable Document Format) with filename expnsion .pdf is an industry standard document format by Adobe Systems®.
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) with filename extension .tif or .tiff is the standard file format for printing and publishing.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group) with filename extension .jpg or .jpeg is a commonly used method of digital file compression, popular because a file saved in JPEG format is of significantly smaller file size than an equivalent TIFF file.

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