Transcribers work in teams,
located at multiple academic institutions. Each
team is divided into three stages. Stage one transcribers work
directly from the correspondence. Stages two and three progressively
proofread the transcription, eliminating errors and increasing
The Tyndall Correspondence Project has adopted many of the
conventions used by the
Correspondence Project. Over the
course of transcription, however, the conventions have evolved.
An updated version of the
Project's transcription conventions is available
A flash video, in three parts, explains the basics of
They can be found here: Part 1, Part
2, and Part 3.
Transcribers, please head to the Project's wiki page for
transcription help, information, and discussion.