Court reporters are required to do SO much – record, scope, proof – and let’s face it, sometimes things just get overlooked, even among the best reporters. Let me help ease your burden!
Transcript Proofreading Services
Legal transcripts, including depositions, EUOs, and court proceedings, will be scrutinized with the utmost attention to detail and accuracy. Using court reporter preferences, style guides, and industry standard reference materials, I’ll review each body of work for:
Spelling errors or inconsistencies
Correct word usage
Missing or transposed words
Date/name/exhibit number verification
Accuracy of all legal/medical/technical terminology
Cultural syntax and meanings in interpreted sessions
I use the following references materials and guidelines for my work, but will use your client preference if something else is required:
National Court Reporters Association Guidelines
Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, by Margie Wakeman Wells
The Gregg Reference Manual, by William A. Sabin
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
New clients receive the first 10 pages free!
Transcript Proofreading Rate Sheet
Standard turnaround: 48-72 hours
Rush turnaround: 24-48 hours
Same day expedited turnaround: < 24 hours
Immediate turnaround: < 12 hours
Large jobs (200+ pages) may require longer turnaround times. Rates based on 25 lines or less per page. Fees increase with lines per page. Required transcript submission format is PDF. Adobe Reader is required to see all completed annotated marks.
“Messy” (over 75% pages need correcting)
Submissions heavy with legal/medical/technical terms
Transcript Proofreading Process
Step 1: Contact me via contact form or email with job proposal and details, such as deadlines and special requirements
Step 2: Complete my supplied preference sheet, provide in-house style guide, provide finished corrected sample (if applicable)
Step 3: Email clean PDF
Step 4: Receive acknowledgment from me of job parameters, deadlines, and agreed upon billing rates and payment schedule
Step 5: Corrections and annotations marked on the PDF
Step 6: Only corrected pages emailed in return. (Errata sheet substitution may be submitted on request.) If requested, all pages will be returned.
Step 7: New clients: Invoice sent upon completion; final payment due within two weeks of invoice date. (No other work accepted until first payment received.)
Repeat clients: Invoice sent within 30 days of project completion; final payment due within two weeks of invoice.
Late fees: Payments not received by due date will be considered late and a 10% late fee will be added for each month missed