After confirming availability, e-mail your transcript in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I will confirm receipt of the transcript, as well as rate and deadline, via e-mail.
I will edit directly onto the PDF using red ink and yellow highlighting.
My standard resources are:
Morson's English Guide for Court Reporters
The Gregg Reference Manual
The works of Margie Wakeman Wells
I strongly encourage all of my clients to fill out the Reporter Preference Sheet. This will guarantee that I am proofing to your standards right from the beginning, as well as proofing to your preferred resources.
I will email you a PDF file of the annotated pages only.
Please make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader to see the corrections. If you do NOT see both yellow and red corrections, make sure your Adobe Reader is updated or contact me.
What I Look For
Spacing//Alignment//Specific state formats//Address formats//Names & Numbers//Listing and formatting of exhibits
Light research to confirm spelling of names & places//Spelling consistency throughout//Homophones
Ensures maximum readability//Correct usage of parentheses, commas, semi-colons, quotation marks, hyphens, etc.
Proper nouns//Generic vs. brand name medicines//Legal titles (Court, Defendant, Plaintiff, etc.)
Dropped words//Swapped words//Incorrect words
Title page matches the notice//Exhibits correctly marked//Inclusion of Certificate of Oath & Reporter's Certificate//
Witness read letter & errata sheet, if applicable