PragmaticProofreading

Efficiency and Excellence in Proofreading for Court Reporters

Rates

The per-page rates refer to proofreading standard, clean, double-spaced, 25-line legal transcripts. I can do a more thorough job if you provide the cover and appearance pages.

Standard
$0.40
per page
48-72 weekday hours
Rush
$0.60
per page
24-48 weekday hours
Expedited
$0.80
per page
24 or less weekday hours

Agency rates are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Upcharges

I will let you know after reading the first 10 to 15 pages if any upcharges are necessary.

  • More than 25 lines per page
    $0.05
    per page
  • Heavy Technical/Medical/Expert Terminology
    $0.10
    per page
  • Messy transcripts
    $0.10
    per page
  • Technical jobs may receive an upcharge for extra time and research due to large amounts of technical terminology.
  • Messy jobs are those that haven’t been scoped or that contain excessive errors.
  • I will be able to spend more time catching those tricky, less-obvious errors if your transcript is as close to turn-in ready as possible, which will give you a more polished final product!

Turnaround

All times referenced are in the Central Time Zone.
  • Rates apply based on when the PDF-formatted job is received and when it’s due, with the time applied to each section as received if the job is split.
  • Transcripts received after 8:00 p.m. are considered to be received at 8:00 a.m. the following morning unless you have alerted me prior to 8:00 p.m. of an incoming rush or expedited need.
  • Weekends and holidays are typically charged at the standard rate. Saturday and Sunday combined count as one day. For example, work received at 9:00 a.m. or before on Friday and needed at 9:00 a.m. or later on Monday would be charged at the standard rate. Exceptions may apply.