You spend your days working hard to document each bit of dialogue and every gesture. You have keen ears; your fingers move like lightning; people mumble and nod instead of answering questions verbally — and you manage to keep a sense of humor through it all.
Spend less time proofreading your job. I spend my time proofing so you can have more time for YOU.
I appreciate what you do. Invite me to help you with your final proof. It’s fresh work to my eyes. I haven’t been staring at the words for hours, and since I don’t know what to expect in the next sentence, the errors will pop off the page where I can catch them.
I proofread PDFs of transcripts using an application that allows me to make annotations directly on the document. I return only the annotated pages to you via e-mail so that you will have fewer pages to flip through looking for the corrections. CutePDF offers a free, easy way to convert your files to PDF. I will be happy to provide instructions if you need assistance converting your ASCII files. My annotations will appear in red markings and yellow highlights when you open the returned document in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contact me with your job request, including page count and due date, prior to sending me your transcript so that I can verify my availability. For jobs over 200 pages, please send the transcript in sections of 50 pages so that we can both be working on it at the same time. This makes for efficient work within our partnership and reduces turnaround time.
- Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters by Lillian Morson
- The Gregg Reference Manual
- Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation by Margie Wakeman Wells
- And various online tools including Google and legal dictionaries
With a background in children’s behavioral health and public education, I have been trained in both HIPAA and FERPA compliance. If you have confidential documents that need to be proofed, I’ll be happy to enter into a confidentiality agreement with you. I also have experience presenting cases in truancy court and participating in dependency and neglect cases, adoptions, and foster care reviews. Read more about my background and qualifications here.