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A typist is an office clerk who performs typing and word processing work along with other office or clerical duties as assigned. The main responsibility of a typist is to type letters, reports, emails, and other documents.

What Do Freelance Typists Do?

Typists use different tools like a word processor, computer, or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other written materials. Typically, typists are associated with three types of typing – copy typing, audio typing, and shorthand typing. Copy typing is copying the text from handwritten, printed, or typed documents. Audio typing specializes in typing text from an audio source, whereas shorthand typing is an abbreviated symbolic typing method. Some professional typing jobs also require data entry services where the typists collect and enter data in databases and maintain accurate records of valuable company information.

Typists also carry out a number of other clerical duties such as answering phone calls, directing callers to desired recipients, data entry and filing, maintaining spreadsheets and records, sorting and replying to mail, and maintaining office supplies and equipment.

Typists are seen across varied industries and most of them take up freelance work from home jobs, especially when the job involves data entry services. When searching for ‘freelance typists needed’, Guru is your best bet.

If you want to hire professional typists, make sure your freelancer can:

  • Type different types of documents from dictation or from rough drafts.

  • Format the document as per the job requirements.

  • Proofread typed material for grammatical and spelling errors.

  • Address envelopes or prepare envelope labels.

  • Transfer data from paper formats into digital files or database systems, and prepare reports.

Qualifications of Freelance Typists

  • It is ideal for your freelance typist to have the following skills:

  • Relative experience as a typist or data entry clerk or data entry organizer.

  • Excellent alphabetical and numerical recognition skills.

  • Ability to type at least 75 words/minute.

  • Knowledge of short-hand and commonly used acronyms.

  • Excellent oral and written comprehension skills.

  • Basic computer skills with applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, etc.

  • Effective listening skills.

When looking to find typists for hire, make sure they can maintain discretion and complete the job in the stipulated time.

Benefits of Hiring Freelance Typists

Typists also offer a number of other services and thus package their offerings – which makes it cost effective. Because of the lesser coordination needed, the client can focus on other aspects of the business.

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