Professional transcript proofreading for court reporters

Hi, my name is Marie. As a professional proofreader, I specialize in transcript proofreading for court reporters and enjoy partnering with reporters to produce excellent work! With a keen eye for detail, I hone in on misspelled and transposed words, formatting inconsistencies and errors, homophones, punctuation, speaker names and bylines, faulty references, dropped words, and readability. Additionally, I read for content, conduct light research, spell-check all documents, and can proofread to full audio to ensure accuracy. I have over 30,000 pages of experience proofreading court transcripts including criminal trials, workers' compensation cases, medical expert testimony, depositions, court hearings, and more.

My training includes Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice, a rigorous and comprehensive course based on Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, NCRA guidelines, and the work of Margie Wakeman Wells, a certified court reporting instructor and author of Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation. 

Please explore my website for more information on services, methods, and rates. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to contact me to discuss your proofreading needs.

“As a newer reporter, I’m not sure I would be anywhere near as successful as I am without Marie by my side proofreading all of my transcripts! There were nights we stayed up together and worked in shifts to get next day trials turned in. This is more than I’d ever expect from a proofreader. Not only does it free up my time to take more jobs, it gives me the confidence to know I am turning in the best work possible!”
— Gina Sylvester, Chicago Court Reporter
“I have been working with Marie for approximately eight months now. As a court reporter for over 30 years, I find her work to be of the highest quality. Her knowledge of grammar and punctuation for court reporters is extensive. Deadlines are always met. Marie is dependable, professional, and a pleasure to work with!”
— Norma Scherer, Florida Court Reporter
“Marie is an absolute pleasure to work with in every aspect of the job. The quality of her work is outstanding, no matter what type of transcript I send her. She pays particular attention to context, which is most important to me, as well as suggesting proper punctuation. Corrections are brought to my attention in a clean and easy-to-understand manner. Work is always sent back to me on time, and she is excellent with communication, responding very quickly to my emails. After an excruciatingly long search for a quality proofreader, I feel lucky to have found Marie. I am a very busy reporter, and it’s imperative that I have a proofreader that I can trust and count on.”
— Cindy A. Merrell, California Court Reporter

Method

Professional proofreading for court reporters is provided with meticulous attention to detail, clear and friendly communication, timely turnaround to meet your deadlines, and transcripts customized according to your individual style preferences.

Turnaround & Rates

Proofreading services are offered at competitive rates with new client and referral discounts. Standard, rush, and expedite turnaround is available with weekend and holiday work provided at no additional cost. Proofreading to full audio is also available.