Welcome! I’m Brenda, the “Pragmatic Proofreader.” As a court reporter, you need to transcribe the spoken word verbatim and, while we can’t change that transcript into a can’t-put-it-down novel, we can be pragmatic about it by taking what was said and making it the most polished record possible. Besides the fact that errors in a transcript can make or break a legal case, transcripts are historical records. It’s imperative to produce accurate documents for these reasons.
Proofreading your own work is difficult because your brain develops a familiarity with the words and tends to see what you meant to write, not necessarily what you wrote. Having someone proof your work is essential so that even the most obscure errors can be found and corrected. That’s where I come in. Let’s work together to make your job easier!
Your time is valuable. I’m here to help increase your productivity by doing what I do best so you can be freed up to do what you do best. If you allow me to go over your work with a fresh pair of eyes, you’ll be able to turn in production-ready documents with confidence. To see if we could make a good team, I’ll do a no-obligation proof of 20 pages at no charge. If you would like to work with me, I’ll give you a 25% discount on the first transcript I proof for you (standard turnaround time).
Not a court reporter but in need of a proofreader? Feel free to contact me. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.