A data entry freelancer can be hired to enter or update data into your computer system. Often this will involve text and numbers being typed into a desktop computer as drawn from paper documents or other hard copy materials that are on hand. In other cases this process might ditch the keyboard “action phase” altogether and instead rely on scanning documents so that OCR (optical character recognition) software can leech the words from your physical documents. It's important to note that OCR is nowhere near as reliable as a human being with decent vision and an eye for potentially hilarious typos created by the software.
Why Should You Use A Freelance data entry expert?
You know what? Let's start with why you should NOT use someone internally to do your data entry. Unless you have a dedicated whipping boy or girl hired and set aside for data entry, you'll be nominating somebody who'll view it as cruel and unusual punishment (for no crime committed). Data entry is sometimes seen as demeaning, the sort of “challenge” you give to the work experience kid to distract them from stealing more stationary and playing Minecraft on their phone. What you really need is that rarest of individuals -- a human more machine than person, whose brain is wired to derive satisfaction from hours of lugging data.