About Marie

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I love words: reading and "righting" them! This love of words began as a child where reading was my refuge and trips to the school and public libraries were grand adventures.

As an administrator in the arts and human services fields while living in the Pacific Northwest, writing, editing, and proofreading were ongoing parts of my work. And in 2016 when I decided to return to my home state of New York, I turned this lifelong love of words into my work as a freelance proofreader and copy editor.

I specialize in transcript proofreading for court reporters and received training through 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

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.

I would be happy to discuss your proofreading needs! Please feel free to contact me by email or via the website contact form.