Transcription and Translation of old documents

Founded in 1998 in Douglas on the Isle of Man, Transcription Services Ltd provides a specialist service transcribing and translating old documents, manuscripts and records written in English, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian or Dutch. We are good at reading the unreadable. We offer professional palaeography services for genealogists, family historians, local historians, archivists, researchers, authors and students.

Need us to transcribe your documents?

Contact us for more information on pricing and an estimate on how long it will take.

Our Process

Send us your documents
Send us a high quality image of your documents via email to info@transcriptionservicesltd.com
Quote & Timeframe
From the image you provide us. We will estimate how long it will take us and provide a quote.
We will Transcribe/Translate your document and send you a copy on Microsoft® Word .docx files or .pdf files via email
manuscript document image


TSL has been commissioned by the BRITISH LIBRARY to provide transcripts of original manuscripts for their website

“Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians”

To explore the British Library’s greatest literary treasures from the Romantic and Victorian periods


You will appreciate that the time taken to transcribe a document depends heavily on style and clarity of handwriting, condition of the original and quality of the image provided to us.
Our quotes are based on the length and perceived difficulty of each document, so before we can provide even an estimate, we need to see at least a representative sample of images of the document.
Deciphering and transcription of old documents written in English from any period has a minimum charge of £20
Transcription & Translation
Deciphering, transcription and translation into English of old documents written in Latin, French, Spanish, Italian or Dutch of any period has a minimum charge of £30