Court reporters, highly-skilled professionals uniquely qualified to provide verbatim documentation of legal proceedings, are vital to our judicial system.
Reporting, scoping, transcribing, editing, proofreading -- you want your work to be the best it can be. But transcript production takes time. A second set of eyes, reading for context and consistency, catching those inverted and missing words, misheard or mispronounced words, homophones, double words -- reading each and every word -- can provide that extra assurance that your work will be consistently accurate, exactly as you intend it to be. Punctuation matters. Understanding and comprehension -- readability -- are dependent upon punctuation to clarify meaning and tone so that the transcript remains an accurate representation of the official record. A well-trained proofreader is a valuable resource when it comes to putting the spoken word on paper.
Your preferences are important to me. I strive to be flexible and turnaround your transcripts in a timely manner. Communication is easy and open. I welcome your feedback and suggestions so that we can create an mutually satisfying working relationship.
During my years as a court reporting student, I have done transcription for court reporters and taught court reporting. I have experience as a legal secretary in both small and large law firms, providing me with a knowledge of personal injury and family law, as well as corporate and tax law.
My experience in the medical field has provided me with a a broad vocabulary including anatomy, medical, and legal terminology. Patient charting requires attention to detail and careful proofreading to avoid potentially life-altering errors. As a health care provider, I carried malpractice insurance, so I understand the implications regarding this type of litigation. I have worked in hospitals and outpatient surgical centers as well as dental offices. I am familiar with OSHA/MSDS, lactation, high-risk OB/GYN, ICU, cardiology, oncology, pediatrics, NICU, PICU, orthopedics, general surgery, rehabilitation, dental, oral surgery, ophthalmology, and pharmacology.
Keeping in mind that this is a verbatim transcript, I proofread for context, accuracy, consistency, formatting, punctuation, spelling and grammar. I proofread in PDF format, marking easy-to-read notations directly above the text. I return the corrected pages only or the entire transcript to you, whatever your preference may be.
My references include Margie Wakeman Wells’ Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, and The Gregg Reference Manual.
Standard Turnaround (48 hours) $0.40 per page
Rush Turnaround (24 hours) $0.50 per page
Expedited Turnaround $0.70 per page
Simply email me a PDF and I will return the corrected pages to you.
Step-by-Step instructions to convert your ASCII or Word files to PDF:
1) Click the link to download CutePDF writer/converter.
2) Install following the prompts -- you may need to restart.
3) Inside your software, with a transcript open, go to Print.
4) Where you would normally select a printer, click the drop-down, locate and select CutePDF Writer -- Click "Print".
5) It should prompt you where you want to save the file. Save it in an easy to remember spot, i.e. "Desktop".
6) Email me the newly created PDF file, exactly the way you would an ASCII. It attaches to emails in just the same way.
Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out form below.