Scribe: human-powered document conversion

Scribe is a professional human-powered typesetting service to convert printed and handwritten PDFs into editable, publishable documents.

Created for researchers, engineers, and professors.

Human-powered convertion of printed and handwritten PDFs into editable, publishable documents.
Human-powered convertion of printed and handwritten PDFs into editable, publishable documents.

Get the best from both worlds: fast world class AI-powered OCR, plus verification and editing by human experts. Save time with Mathpix Scribe.

How it works

Send your PDF

Send your PDF to

scribe@mathpix.com with any special instructions on what you need and when you need it by.
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Accept standard or custom price

Accept standard pricing of 5$ per page or request and accept a custom quote.

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Wait until your file is being processed

Our Scribers start working immediately and email you if they have any questions.

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Recieve the result

You receive your completed document.

1. Create an account with us and add a payment method on file

You can do this at accounts.mathpix.com for free. Note that you do not need to have any active paid subscriptions, but we do need a payment method on file.

2. Send us an email at scribe@mathpix.com with your PDF and any special instructions you may have.

Make sure you email us from the email address associated with your Mathpix Snip account. You can tell us in your email if you're willing to pay the standard price of 5$ per page, or whether you'd like for request a discount (for example if you're sending us handwritten content without much content per page). You should also tell us any relevant deadlines.

3. We will send you a quote for the transcription job, if you asked for one.

Once you accept the price for the full PDF transcription, we will charge your card or payment method on file, and begin working.

4. When we are done, your file will appear inside your "Notes" tab in the Snip web app at our Snip web app.

From here you can convert to LaTeX / DOCX / PDF, etc.

5. Once you received your final document, you have 48 hours to review it and request an edit if it's needed.

We will make sure your final document is exactly how you want it.

Pricing

Fixed

$5

per page

Price is the same for both handwritten and printed project
Suits well for standard PDF page size

Negotiable

Price is negotiable if you have low text density pages

If you want to have the personal quote, you need to mention this in the email with your PDF file

Use Cases

Some of the ways Scribe can save your time.

Digitizing handwritten lecture notes

Convert handwritten notes to formatted documents

We can take messy handwritten lecture notes and turn them into typeset, nicely formatted, easy-to-read resources for your students or colleagues.

Convert handwritten notes to formatted documents

Creating accessible materials for students

Convert PDFs to accessible, readable documents

Need to create accessible textbooks and reading materials from PDFs but don't have the time or resources?

Let us do the work for you.

Convert PDFs to accessible, readable documents

Preserving and translating research articles

Preserve and convert scientific articles

By converting research documents into machine readable text and HTML, we can help preserve important research and make it easier for you to translate them into the language of your choice.

Preserve and convert scientific articles

Our humans

Our Scribers are LaTeX experts with STEM backgrounds.

For the time being, we only accept documents in Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.