A skilled proofreader understands it's mandatory that the spoken record must be kept accurate despite grammatical flaws; yet it must read clean and be free from typographical errors.
My goal as your proofreader is to help you produce your best transcript copy. I check for errors, clarity, and readability while being attentive to your style preferences.
Capitalization (names, titles, and references)
Spelling (including names, brands, and medications)
Words (transposed, homophones, missing, and repeated)
Numbers (correct expression)
Formatting (proper alignment; correct spacing between lines and words)
Q’s and A’s; bylines
Consistency (names, dates, terms, and style; cross-reference exhibits and index page)
Context (flagging phrases that read weird)
Standard: 2 business days (48 hours) $0.45 per page
Rush: (less than 48 hours) $0.60 per page
Expedite: (less than 24 hours) $0.80 per page
Rates are based on transcripts with up to 25 lines per page. Additional lines are calculated to reflect the 25-line page rate.
Rate quotes are for thoroughly scoped copy. Transcripts with 70 percent or more corrected pages may be subject to an additional $0.10 per page; 90 percent or more pages returned are subject to an additional $0.15 per page. I will notify you when these determinations are made.
Transcripts are proofread in PDF with annotations made directly on the document. This allows me to work with you regardless of the software used and for you to make the final call in applying corrections. Please use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to ensure all corrections are indicated.
I offer a brief consultation to get to know your style and concerns. You may also fill out a preference sheet and provide a final transcript so I can get to know your preferences better. My resources include Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, and The Gregg Reference Manual.
Any questions or interested in testing my skills? Get in touch! I'm available for a consultation if you'd like to see if we're a good fit.