Congratulations! You have a stack of typewritten pages. Now what? This is where the computer shines. It’s great for editing! Rather than re-typing pages into Word, I’ve had success with a smartphone app from Microsoft called Office Lens. It’s available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
Snap a picture of your typed page with Office Lens and it converts the image into editable text and uploads it to your Microsoft OneDrive account as a Word document. So what’s OneDrive? It’s the cloud storage component of Microsoft’s free suite of web-based productivity apps, which includes Outlook, Word, Excel & Powerpoint. You can edit your document in Word Online or download as a Word file. (I like to copy & paste into Scrivener, but that’s another story!)
The downside to Office Lens is that for each typed page that you capture, it creates a separate document, so there’s a bit of file management in order to combine these into a single document. But it’s much easier than re-typing all those pages! Plus, it does a pretty good job of optical character recognition. But hey, if you’ve followed my advice and not worried about spelling and grammar when writing on the typewriter, it’s still going to need lots of editing.
Even if you use Office Lens, it might be a worthwhile experiment to re-type the pages into the computer. I’ve found there’s another round of on-the-fly edit when you re-type. You won’t be entering your text verbatim. Instead, you’ll edit along the way. This flow might better suit your style, rather than having pages of text that you need to get through.