I am a professional scopist and proofreader specializing in legal transcripts.
As a court reporter, you are responsible for producing a verbatim record of various legal proceedings. Constructing quality transcripts involves a lot of time and hard work. I can give you the gift of having more free time by working hard to ensure the accuracy of these very important documents by providing meticulous and precise scoping and/or proofreading.
Why should you trust me with your transcripts and, essentially, your good name?
I know the utmost necessity of preserving the integrity and authenticity of verbatim speech while still maintaining readability. With an eye for detail, I fastidiously read every word and search for errors in spelling, punctuation, format, spacing, capitalization, time lines, dates, addresses, address formats, homonyms, and by-lines. I make sure attorneys’ and witnesses’ names are spelled correctly throughout the transcript. I check if exhibits are listed correctly by page, exhibit name, description, and line number. I research all company names and trademarks, pharmaceuticals, medical and technical terms, and attorney and firm names.
I am good at what I do because I love what I do.
My experience includes depositions, examinations under oath, hearings, trials, interpreted proceedings, sworn/unsworn statements, arbitrations, and medical and technical expert testimony.
I know the rules.
I follow NCRA guidelines and the teachings of Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, by Lillian I. Morson; Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, by Margie Wakeman Wells; The Gregg Reference Manual, by William Sabin; The Associated Press Style Book and Briefing on Media Law; The Chicago Manual of Style.
Trained at Internet Scoping School and Transcript proofreading: Theory and Practice.