Data Entry


What is data entry or data capturing?

Data entry is an act of entering data usually by typing. Perfect Transcribers offers affordable data entry services globally. Apart from data entry we also offer statistical analysis for collated and entered data.

Data entry is the act of transcribing some form of information into another medium, usually through input into a computer program. Forms of data that people might transcribe include handwritten documents, information off spreadsheets, and sequences of numbers, as well as computer code and even names and addresses. Some careers are exclusively involved in data entry, while certain workers, like programmers, might have to occasionally enter data while performing other tasks. Anyone interested in this career should be cautious, however, as there are many online “opportunities” that are actually scams and not legitimate jobs.

Job Description and Necessary Skills

Good typists, especially those who are also excellent at 10-key typing, are often qualified for data entry positions. 10-key typing uses the 0-9 keys often found on the right side of a computer keyboard, also called the number keypad. Most companies that hire people for this work have requirements for Keystrokes Per Minute (KPM), with a high degree of accuracy. These numbers can vary from one business to another, but are based on individual keys rather than words. culled from wisegeek.com.

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