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Formatting: The transcription field does not contain any formatting tools, there's no need to format for alignment, font, bolds or italics.
Save as draft: It is a good idea to save your work frequently. You must save before navigating away from the page to ensure nothing is lost. Using 'Save as draft' will add a link in your 'Work in progress' on your profile page.
Spelling mistakes: Please do not correct spelling mistakes within the record, transcribe what you see.
Illegible text: If you can't make out a word use [illegible]. If you come across [illegible] in a transcription, please check to see if you can transcribe the word.
Transcribe in a way that makes sense: Use a left to right, up to down approach.
Indicate non-textual elements: You may use square brackets [ ] to describe an aspect of the record you see, but not able to transcribe.