Services

I proofread legal transcripts according to Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, 2nd Edition, The Gregg Reference Manual, Court Reporting:  Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, the Merriam-Webster dictionary, NCRA guidelines, the Chicago Manual of Style, and court reporters’ individual preferences.   Click Reporter’s Preference Sheet  and download a PDF form that you can fill out and e-mail to me.

I have completed the course “Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™” and received a Certificate of Completion, Transcript Proofreading. It is an in-depth study and practice of proofreading legal transcription for court reporters and other legal professionals.  Emphasis was on how to read verbatim transcripts and proofread the spoken word.

I specialize in engineering, technical, business, finance, and military proceedings.

I have experience with:

Depositions
Examinations under Oath
Trials/Appeals
Voir Dire

Realtime (Eclipse/CM and Case CAT)

I have reviewed and annotated more than 60,000 pages of transcripts.

 

For Case CATalyst (Ver. 18.55) proofing, you use Tools > Backup to make a zip file of your .SGNGL transcript text file and optional .wav audio file (for spot checking).  You send me this zip file via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com (free) or www.FileMail.com (free).  I activate Track Changes and make changes directly in your .sgngl file.  As needed, I mark the text with a pushpin and describe the annotations in the Hidden Text pane.  I use Tools > Backup to make a zip file of your proofed .sgngl transcript text file and I return it via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com.  You use Tools > Restore to retrieve your proofed transcript.

 

For StenoCAT 32 (Ver. 7.5 SP-3)  proofing, you use Tools > Copy Out to make a zip file of your .trn transcript text file and optional .wav audio file (for spot checking).  You send me this zip file via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com (free) or www.FileMail.com (free).  I make changes directly in your .trn file.  As needed, I green underline the text to mark it and describe the annotation with a comment.  You press CTRL F3 and to view each comment.  I use Tools > Copy Out to make a zip file of your proofed .trn transcript text file and I return it via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com.  You use Tools > Copy In to retrieve your proofed transcript.

 

For Eclipse (Ver. 8.0.0.5) proofing, you use CTRL-F > Backup to make a zip file of your .ecl transcript file and optional .wav audio file (for spot checking).  You send this zip file to me via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com (free) or www.FileMail.com (free).  I make changes directly in your .ecl file with corrections highlighted in yellow.   As needed, I press ALT-N, leave a comment, and describe the annotation.  You press F5 > Print Command > Comment to view my comments.  You use CTRL-L to step through and view the comments.  I use CTRL-F > Backup to make a zip file of your proofed .ecl transcript text file and I return it via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com.  You use CTRL-F > Restore to retrieve your proofed transcript.

 

For ProCAT (Ver. 17.0.15) proofing, you use Archive & Retrieval Wizard to make a Backup zip file of your .trp transcript text file, .opt file, .ofs file, and .wav audio file (for spot checking) and send me the zip file via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com (free) or www.FileMail.com (free).  I make changes directly in your .trp file.  As needed, I insert a bookmark and describe the annotation.  To view my bookmarks, click on View > Show Panels > Bookmarks.  Double-click on a bookmark to be taken to the text location.  I use Archive & Retrieval Wizard to make a Backup zip file of your proofed .trp transcript text file and I return it via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com.  You use Archive & Retrieval Wizard to restore your proofed transcript.

 

For DigitalCAT (Ver. DC-4 2017.04.001) proofing, you send me a zip file of your .trn transcript text file and optional .dm audio file (for spot checking) via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com (free) or www.FileMail.com (free).  I make changes directly in your .trn file.  As needed, I insert a bookmark and describe the annotation.  To view my bookmarks, you press ALT-CTRL-B.  I return your proofed .trn transcript file via e-mail or www.sendthisfile.com.  You unzip the file (if needed) or download the attached .trn and retrieve your proofed transcript.

 

For PDF proofing, you send me a transcript in PDF format via e-mail.  I make annotations on a copy of your PDF transcript using iAnnotate software.  I can make corrections in the typed method (default shown below) or the freehand method (shown below).    I return your annotated transcript in PDF format via e-mail.  I’ll send you only the pages that have corrections (no blank pages) in red and yellow highlights. 

 

It is greatly appreciated if the transcripts you submit are final drafts and as close to turn-in ready as possible for the fastest turnaround.   

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Thank you!

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