I typically proofread transcripts and return annotated pages as PDFs. Transcripts should be submitted as close to turn-in ready as possible to ensure fast turnaround. When your transcript is ready, please submit it in PDF format. Please do not send ASCII or .txt files. If you don’t know how to create a PDF just go to www.CutePDF.com to download free conversion software.
When I receive your file, I will confirm receipt and advise you of the return schedule and billing rate. I will proofread directly to your PDF document, correcting errors in spelling, transposed words, and punctuation, along with verifying dates, addresses, and names. I will e-mail only the pages with corrections back to you in a PDF file so you can easily find what I have marked. You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader to view the corrections.
For longer transcripts, I prefer that you send it to me in chunks of 50 pages or so. That way I can be working on those pages while you’re finishing the rest. It will make the entire process go faster. In the case of rush and expedite jobs, please notify me as early as possible. These jobs should also be sent in chunks to hurry the process along.
I proofread transcripts according to Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, The Gregg Reference Manual, Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. In addition, I ask each reporter that I work with to fill out a personal preference sheet so that I can edit to your specifications.
If you have questions or need more information on my services, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to forming a lasting relationship with each and every one of my clients.