- Maintain original spelling and punctuation.
- Line Breaks: Hit return once after each line ends. A single carriage-return indicates a line-break in the original document, and will not appear when people read the text. Two carriage-returns indicate a paragraph, and will appear as a paragraph break to readers.
- Illegible text: Indicate illegible readings in single square brackets: [Dr?]
"Autolink" will suggest subjects certain words could be linked to or you can use double braces to link subjects.
[[Jane Doe]]will link the text "Jane Doe" to the subject Jane Doe, while
[[Jane Doe|Jane]]will link the text "Jane" to the subject Jane Doe. We recommend that linking be left to an editor after the initial transcription is made.