Typing Rates

What Does Typing Cost?

Our typing rates start from as low as R29.99 per page supplied to us, for basic English copy typing, based on font Arial 11 pt, 1.5 line spacing, 2 cm margins.Our typing rates start from as low as ZAR29.99 per page for English, font Arial 11 pt, 1.5 line spacing, 2 cm margins all around. This rate is based on basic copy typing.

When considering the time it takes to type a document, it is important to remember that the typing speed for a professional typist is typically between 55 to 60 words per minute. This means that an average page of around 400 words could take a professional typist approximately 7.5 minutes to type.

It is important to keep in mind that this is just an estimate and the actual time it takes to type a page varies, depending on a range of factors. For example, the complexity of the document, formatting requirements, and other factors that may impact the typing speed and time required.

Typing Rates Inclusions and Value Adds

We believe that it’s the little details that make all the difference. Therefore, we strive to ensure that every document we type is of the highest quality possible.

Our typing rates include:

Document Formatting


When it comes to typing a document, it’s important to ensure that it adheres to a consistent and standardised format. Therefore, the font size and type, headings, bullet points, numbering, and other formatting elements should be consistent throughout the document.

By using a standard format, you can ensure your document is clear, easy to read, and professional-looking. This is vital when creating a document that will be shared with others, such as a business report or academic paper, is especially important.

Further to that, by properly formatting your document, you’re able to make certain changes quickly and easily. Whether you need to add or remove content or adjust the formatting, a properly formatted document can make the process faster and more efficient.

Working with a professional typing service can ensure the correct and consistent formatting of your document. A professional typist can help ensure that your document follows the same standard throughout, from start to finish.

We take pride in our ability to format documents properly. With our experience and expertise, therefore, you can trust us to provide the formatting support you need.



We understand that creating a well-organised document can be a time-consuming and challenging task. For this reason, we offer support for creating automated tables of contents, lists of figures, and lists of tables, where required.

Setting up your document to incorporate these automated features can save time and guarantee proper structure and organisation. With a table of contents, readers can quickly and easily navigate the document. Lists of figures and tables provide additional context and make it easy for readers to find the information they’re looking for.

We will set up your document to pull through an automated table of contents, a list of figures, and a list of tables, making it easier for you to focus on the content and message of your document.



We understand that accuracy and attention to detail are crucial when it comes to creating professional documents. Therefore, quality is our top priority. For this reason, we have a rigorous quality assurance process in place to ensure that all typed documents meet our high standards.

We conduct a thorough review to ensure there are no errors or typos. We will double-check your document for accuracy, formatting, and consistency, making necessary corrections or adjustments as needed.

Once we have reviewed and are satisfied with the document, we will send it back to you for your review. This ensures that you have the opportunity to review the final document and request any additional changes or revisions, if needed.

We take pride in delivering high-quality documents to our clients. Whether you need a professional report, academic paper, or other document typed, we will ensure it meets the highest standards.

Factors Influencing Typing Rates

We strive to maintain competitive and cost-effective pricing for our services. However, it’s important to note that there are a variety of factors that can implement the final cost of our service.

These factors include but are not limited to:

Document Clarity

Document Clarity

The quality of the document you provide us with can impact the time it takes to type your document. That’s why we recommend providing us with clear and legible documents to ensure that we can provide you with fast and accurate typing services.

Document clarity is a crucial factor in the typing process. We rely on being able to read and understand the document you provide us with to accurately type the information it contains. Poorly copied, faded, or unclear handwriting in the document can extend the time it takes for us to type it accurately.

We take pride in delivering fast and efficient typing services and we always aim to provide our clients with the best possible value for money. However, in cases where a document is particularly difficult to read, we may need to charge a surcharge to cover the additional time and effort required to complete the typing job to our usual high standards.

If you’re unsure whether your document is clear enough for us to type efficiently, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always here to help you in maximising the benefits of our typing services, and we remain committed to delivering accurate and high-quality documents to our clients.

Information Per Page

Information Per Page

We believe in being transparent and fair when it comes to our pricing. That’s why we don’t charge by the word but rather by the page, based on the number of pages you provide to us, not produced. This way, you know exactly what you’re paying for and can budget accordingly.

Noting that not all pages are created equal is important. A document with a small font and narrow margins will have more text than a document with a large font and wide margins. And a document with more text will take longer to type.

To account for this, we adjust our page rate based on the amount of text in the document. This ensures we can provide accurate and fair pricing to all our clients, regardless of the size of the project.

Images and Tables

Images and Tables

When it comes to documents that include images and tables, the setup process can take a considerable amount of time. As a result, we charge a higher rate for documents with these requirements. We will ensure the correct positioning and labelling of images and tables according to your specific needs. We will collaborate closely with you to polish and professionalise your final document.



Some documents are more complex than others, such as mathematical and engineering documents with equations and formulae. Handling such requirements is within our expertise, but we do charge a higher rate for these services due to the additional time, effort, and attention to detail they demand.

Cross-referencing and fillable fields are also time-consuming to set up correctly. As a result, we also charge extra for these.



Our rates are based on copy typing, which means we type your document word for word. While we focus on producing an accurate copy, we also offer basic editing services, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation checks, at no additional charge. However, we charge extra for advanced editing.

Customised Formatting

Customised Formatting

We strive to meet your formatting requirements to the best of our ability. However, please note that complex formatting may require additional time and effort, which may incur extra charges. Our high level of skill enables us to handle most formatting needs with ease. However, complex formatting, such as advanced layouts and design elements, may have an additional surcharge.

After-Hour Requirements

After-Hour Requirements

We take pride in providing high-quality typing services that meet the needs of our clients. We acknowledge that there are instances when urgent work is necessary, requiring longer working hours and increased resources to meet your earlier deadline while upholding our commitment to quality.

To cover the additional time and resources, we may apply a rush rate or weekend surcharge. However, rest assured that we never compromise quality, regardless of the turnaround time for your project. We will work diligently to provide you with the same level of accuracy, attention to detail, and professionalism that we provide for all our documents.

If you have an urgent typing project that requires a quick turnaround time, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs. We’re here to provide you with reliable, efficient, and high-quality typing services to meet your deadlines and achieve your goals.

Additional Information

Visit our typing services page for a comprehensive list of our typing services. To obtain an accurate quote, please provide us with the document you need typing. We guarantee complete confidentiality for all documents submitted to us, whether you use our services or not.

Please note that our standard rates apply, regardless of when your project starts and project timelines depend on our availability.

In addition to our typing services, we offer value-added services that you can learn about on our Why Nikann page. Contact us today to learn more and experience the difference our expert typing services can make!