- Copy what you see exactly as it appears. Do not edit the text. If a comment is needed, place them in square brackets.
- Use square brackets to show alterations or edits to the text.
- Retain the original punctuation and capitalization.
- Retain the original line breaks.
- Always include a full source citation on each page of the transcription.
- Take a break, especially when puzzling over a particularly strange or illegible portion of the text.