Straight data entry usually includes the transfer of information in the form of text to another database. The text in question might include names, addresses, numbers, and so on. This type of project will require an eye for detail as well as being able to type quickly and correctly.
Transcript data entry differentiates from the previous category by the fact that the information provided does not necessarily come in text format. It could be a video or audio recording as well as a live conversation. This will push your typing skill to the limit, especially considering that the input can often be in the medical or legal sphere and include specific terms.