I’ve always loved the written word and from a young age, I had a natural ability to spot errors in writing. In some of my previous jobs, I was an administrative assistant, a clerk for an auctioneer, an assistant to the clerk of a governmental body, and a secretary in several volunteer positions. In all of those jobs, it was extremely important to be able to create and preserve accurate records to be successful. And now, I am thrilled to be able to combine my love of words and eagle-eyed proofreading skills into a business that helps court reporters run their businesses more efficiently.
I completed Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™, a rigorous course that teaches the art of proofreading transcripts. The course included advanced instruction in punctuation and formatting that is specific to the court reporting industry. During my training, I proofed thousands of pages of real-life transcripts, including examinations under oath, depositions, hearings, and more on a wide range of topics. I learned that while a keen working knowledge of court reporting standards is important, adapting to the preferences of individual court reporters and agencies is crucial.