Transcript Proofreading for Court Reporters

Your life is hectic. Family, friends, work, relaxation…With so much to do, it can feel like you have to sacrifice one area to excel in the others.

But life doesn’t have to be that way.

With the help of a proofreader, you can make your time go further without giving up the things most important to you: quality of work, time with your kids, or that lovely glass of wine in the evenings. Take back your free time. Let’s be teammates.

Rates Per Page

Turnaround Price Per Page With Audio Time
Standard $0.40 $0.80 48 hours
Expedite $0.60 $1.15 24-48 hours
Rush $0.80 $1.50 12-24 hours
ASAP $1.00 $2.10 < 12 hours

These rates apply to transcripts with 25 typed lines per page or fewer. For transcripts with 28 lines per page, please add an additional $0.03 per page to each price.

Please note that transcripts received between Friday at 12 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m. CST may have a standard turnaround time of 48-72 hours. If you would like a firm 48-hour deadline, please specify so when submitting transcripts.

To make sure I can accommodate quick turnarounds, please inquire about ASAP availability, well, ASAP!

BACKGROUND

RESOURCES

  • Margie Wakeman Wells’s Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation
  • Lillian Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters
  • The Gregg Manual of Style, 10th Ed.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary

EXPERIENCE + TRAINING

I have completed rigorous training through the course Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice, a course specifically designed to train high quality transcript proofreaders. Combined with my natural eye for detail and more than five years of experience in editing, this gives me all the tools I need to make sure your transcripts shine and truly represent your skill and professionalism. For a full employment background, stop by my LinkedIn page (and be sure to connect with me — I don’t bite!).

METHOD

I carefully examine every word of text to check for spelling consistency, homophone mix-ups, context mistakes, spacing issues, and more throughout your transcripts.

I proofread using two methods: PDF corrections, where I mark corrections right on the page and only send back pages with corrections; and within CaseCatalyst software using tracked changes, scanstops, and hidden comments for clear corrections throughout.

Following the rules is paramount in this business. But sometimes, the rules are meant to be broken. (But only when you say so!) Please complete the Reporter Preferences Sheet so I can get to know your style a little bit better.

 

PROCEDURES

SENDING JOBS

When you email a transcript for proofreading, please include the due date and time (if applicable) in the email with the transcript. Especially if I have more than one transcript from you, this will ensure that there is no confusion when it comes to when we each expect the transcript to be complete. Please do this regardless of if we had previously discussed the transcript in question.

RUSH JOBS

My goal is to accommodate all of my clients’ needs. To ensure this, please contact me as soon as you receive word that you will have a rush job to make sure that my schedule will allow me to accept it. Please include pages ready for proofing in the email with your rush request so that should I be available, I can get to work straight away. If necessary, send transcript in chunks of 50 pages so that we may work simultaneously to reach your deadline.

PAYMENT

Invoices are emailed on the 1st and 15th of each month. Payment is due within 15 days of invoicing. Payments later than 30 days will incur a 10% Late Fee.

Still have questions? You can contact me or check out the Policies page of Starlight Editorial.