Ad Hoc work

It has never been easier to outsource your typing with all the new technology that is around at the moment.  We usually receive work via email with voice file attachments but you can also send files via Dropbox, you can also use a range of internet sites such as We Transfer (but there are others too), Word Perfect can retrieve documents from you via TeamViewer too.  These are only a few ways of sending work.  Work can be dictated using digital Dictaphones, phone dictation software.  You can even dictate using your smartphone or iPhone using apps.  Or of course, if you can’t dictate what you need typing you can send your handwritten papers/files to me either by scanning or by post.  Work is then returned to you via email and if required this can be encrypted with a password.

Word Perfect are very flexible with working hours and don’t necessarily work 9 to 5 as would be the case if you had staff in the office. This service can be provided on request but would incur an increased cost.  We aim to return work to fit individual requirements.

Listed below are just a few examples of the things Word Perfect has done.  A combination of audio typing and copy typing.

  • Copy typing of a 416 page recipe book.
  • Manuscripts.  In the past, I have had the pleasure of typing a gentleman’s account of momentous days just before and during 2nd World War which was hard copy type document but his family wanted this typing into a word document so they had a digital copy as well.
  • Typing of a script of a play “Beauty & The Beast” which was very interesting.
  • Typing of books for authors.
  • One to one interview typing for students.
  • Dissertations.
  • Thesis.
  • CV typing.
  • Disciplinary meetings.
  • Letters.
  • Quantitative research telephone interviews.
  • Typing of reports.
  • Data entry – excel spreadsheets.
  • Meeting minutes.
  • Typing of reports and quotations for damp proofing company.

Testimonials for ad-hoc work

“Kerry has been typing documents for me for several years.  I first used her services to type my Master’s dissertation when I was at university and now I am a Chartered Surveyor she produces reports and documents I use at work.  Kerry is very efficient and accurate.  It’s a big help that she has a lot of experience producing reports for surveyors, she has a very good understanding of the terminology I use.  I would have no hesitation recommending Kerry to other surveyors or indeed other business professionals.”

Rob Yoxon, Chartered Building Surveyor

We recently had the good fortune to find Mrs Kerry Parker whilst looking on the internet for medico-legal secretariat services. Our approach was for a limited amount of work, specifically data inputting but everything was done quickly, efficiently and to a high standard. Of great importance to our business are the legal requirements pertaining to data protection which we felt were dealt with impeccably and reassuringly.

We would recommend Kerry to anyone looking for medico-legal secretariat services. The help we were given could not be faulted and we would not hesitate to use Kerry again in the future.

Dr E Wilde, Consultant Clinical Psychologists, South Yorkshire, January 2022

Kerry was amazing! The typing she delivered was of a very high quality, she responded to emails promptly and clearly and she delivered well ahead of the deadline. I would highly recommend her.

Tom Perrin, Zuleika Books

I can heartily recommend the services and support    provided by Word Perfect. We have had typing support, marketing services (letters, emails and mailing lists). Work Perfect supports our ad hoc requirements too, which for a small business is very cost-effective”

Martin Poulter, Chambers People

“Word Perfect Transcription Services” the title is both apposite and accurate, Kerry’s output seldom needs editing and it’s always returned on time, not only word “perfect” but word “professional” don’t know how I’d manage without her.”

Chris, Sentinel (damp & timber specialists)

“Word Perfect really is ‘word perfect’.  Kerry transposed a 416-page cookbook without any errors, well within the given timescale.  The job was done quickly, efficiently and within budget.”

Emily Anderson, Managing Editor, Eaglemoss Consumer Publications Ltd, 

“I have worked with Kerry on a number of projects in the last few months which have included the transcription of in-depth interviews, assistance with some desk research and helping me with my book-keeping.

On every occasion, I have found Kerry to be extremely responsive, reliable and very flexible.  Her work is always completed to a high standard and she is a pleasure to work with.

Working with Kerry has been a real benefit for my business, helping me to juggle a number of different projects at the same time and enabling me to meet client deadlines.

I look forward to working with Kerry again in the future and would be happy to recommend her to others.”

Julie Harrington, Research Consultant, Resourceful Research

“Kerry was recommended to me when I needed some interviews transcribed for my PhD research. I was highly impressed with her friendliness, flexibility, and the excellent quality of the finished transcripts. I have already recommended her to others and will continue to do so.”

Peggy Haughton, PhD Student, Town & Regional Planning, University of Sheffield

“Thank you for a really excellent piece of work.  Your speedy conversion of a 50,000 word thesis, (the product of an old Imperial typewriter, carbon copied and often smudged and illegible!), into a fully modern Word document, error-free and on time, more than justified the decision to update it.  In addition, the ongoing management process, from agreeing initial requirements to checking on points for clarification and periodic progress reports, made the arrangement feel comfortable and under control from the start, and the whole commission generally a pleasure to be involved with.  I will definitely be recommending you to others in need of a first-rate transcription service.  Thanks again! “

 John McWilliam, SHEFFIELD

“The word processing for my Master of Science degree was undertaken by Kerry.  This work was completed to the high standard required for this academic level.

Kerry demonstrates accuracy in the interpretation of handwriting and layout of text.  In my opinion, she demonstrates particular skills in taking and understanding instructions (both verbal and written) whilst using her initiative and experience to ensure the highest quality finished product.  I also found her to be adaptable to specialised subjects and terminology and to demonstrate awareness of the importance of confidentiality.  She is experienced in the design of charts, tables etc and integrating these into text where appropriate.

Kerry is experienced and competent in the application of academic presentation styles and academic referencing.  She demonstrates the ability to work to strict deadlines and undertakes her work in a calm, patient and professional manner.  Kerry demonstrates full use of word processing technology with particular attention to detail and the correct sequencing of an extensive piece of work.

I have no hesitation in recommending Kerry for academic word processing.  She takes pride in her work and can be relied upon to deliver to a professional standard in a specified time frame.”

Judith A Dixon, BA (Hons) Health Care Practice, MSc Health Care Education, MBE

“I came across Word Perfect when I did a Google search of transcription services.  Everything that had come up so far was either too expensive or seemed very impersonal.  Then I found Kerry at Word Perfect who replied quickly to my email and was able to give me a very reasonable quote for the transcription that I needed to be done.  As a student, one of my major concerns was the price, but I also had concerns about quality and confidentiality due to the nature of the data that I needed to be transcribed.  Word Perfect reassured me on every point and offered to listen to my interviews before committing to an estimated price for the transcription.  I was very pleased with the professional, high quality, speedy and friendly service that I received from Word Perfect.  Kerry was always on hand should I have any queries and kept in touch with me throughout the process, keeping me updated on the progress of the transcription.  I would definitely recommend Word Perfect to other students requiring confidential transcription of sensitive interview data and indeed, I have been happy to recommend Word Perfect to both colleagues on my course and have passed on the details to my university.”

 Anna Martin, Psychology Student – University

“Using Word Perfect for the first time to transcribe research work for my MBA.  I was pleased to find that not only was the quality of typing to the highest standard and completed on time but that the cost was less than anticipated.  I would have no hesitation in using Word Perfect again and have recommended the service to my colleagues.”

 Brian Badger, Project Manager – Sheffield Hallam University

“Word Perfect offered a very professional service and the timescales for the turnaround of transcriptions was excellent. During a stressful and very busy time, the services offered by Word Perfect was invaluable and worth every penny and I would be very happy to use Word Perfect again in the future.”

 John McNamara, Assistant Project Manager – Sheffield Hallam University

“I am impressed with the CV Kerry has finished for me.  She was very efficient, pleasant and polite. I will be passing on her details to friends and others I know. Also, I will contact Kerry in the future if I need any more work completing.”

Alison Batty, Sheffield