Proofreading

*****Court Transcription Proofreading*****

Proofing is the final step to completing your transcription. You should always let an experiences court proofreader like myself check your work before you submit it to your client. Having your work proofed as a final step could save you from embarrassment or even save your career.

I will meticulously read every work to ensure that your work is free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

Proofing Method

Please send your word in PDF and I will use iAnnotate to markup directly to your document. I can then send back the whole file or just the pages with markups.

Is your job complete and as close to turn-in ready as possible? 


Please understand that I am NOT a scopist. A proofreader should be the final set of eyes before turning in a transcript. Therefore if your pages are messy I reserve the right to charge +0.10/per page. 


That doesn’t mean you can’t have errors. No one is perfect; we are all human and make mistakes. But, the more basic mistakes I have to spend time correcting, the greater chance that I will miss something and neither of us want that.

If you have some concerns about proofreading with an iPad, check out this article: “Isn’t proofreading on an iPad less accurate on paper?”

Proofing Per Page Rates

(updated 1.10.2019)

Standard Rate (72+ hours) : $0.40 / with audio $0.70

Expedite Rate (24-71 hours) : $0.60 / with audio $0.90

Rush Rate (less than 24 hours) : $0.80 / with audio $.1.10

**Rates are subject to change.***


Excessive corrections: may incur an additional $0.10 per page. *Any transcript which has more than 75% returned with annotations will be charged an additional $0.10 per page due to the extra time it takes to complete the job.

Weekends : please ask for availability.

If you have a rush, please let me know ASAP so we can work out schedule details.  If you have weekend work, please let me know so we can discuss details. While I do take weekend work, I can’t take it all. So, let’s talk!

Billing

Invoice will be sent with return of job and are due within 15 days. After 15 days a late fee of 10% will be applied for each month that payment is not received. 

I accept these types of payments: Check, debit and credit card via PayPal. 

PopMoney and Zelle are available upon request.

Business Notes

I DO NOT have set office hours. I am fairly flexible and can sometimes work evenings and weekends if needed.


I check emails through the day and evening. I may not always be able to answer emails; especially if I am working on a job. 


Thank you for understanding.

Everyone loves discounts, right?

Referral discount: As a thank you for referring your colleague to me I will give you a 10% discount on your next 100 pages when I receive my first paid job from your referral. There is no limit.

Super clean rate: As a thank you for sending me super clean pages (less than 25% error free) I will reward you with a better rate. The more we work together, the better it becomes for both of us. 

My experience as a proofreader:

Undergrad and graduate papers (APA, MLA, and Chicago style)

Author books

Legal documents

Business plans and proposals

Grant forms for businesses and non-profits

Reference book used: The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

My experience in the legal field:

Chrystal Mahan holds associates in accounting degree, a bachelors in business with focus on leadership, accounting and general business. She also holds a masters of business administration degree. Each of these degrees required her to take extensive legal and ethics classes.

Chrystal most recently completed Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice course, based on Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters and The Gregg Reference Manual. This hand-on course spans across 45 lessons with nine modules. It is currently the only transcript proofreading certification program available. Students are required to proofread over 50 practice transcripts with varying difficulty and topics; including medical. There are approximately 3120 practice pages.