Services

Proofreading by PDF or CaseCATalyst:

  • PDF only – mark transcripts using red text and highlighting, send back annotated pages via email
  • Case CATalyst only – mark transcripts with track changes on, scan stops, hidden texts, conflicts, and carets
  • Read full transcript for context and punctuation issues
  • Mark grammar, spelling, punctuation, spacing, and formatting mistakes
  • Double-check spellings and inconsistencies in names, addresses, phone numbers on the appearances page and body of transcript
  • Double-check exhibits page for inconsistencies or misspellings
  • Research spellings of specific industry terms
  • Proofread the transcript to a final draft

Scoping by Case CATalyst:

  • Double-check spellings and inconsistencies in names, addresses, phone numbers on the appearances page and body of transcript
  • Double-check exhibits page for inconsistencies or misspellings
  • Scope the body of the transcript with full audio
  • Mark transcript with track changes on, hidden texts, scan stops, conflicts, and carets
  • Insert missing words, mistrans/untrans and deleting any extra or double words
  • Researching and verifying proper names and industry terms
  • Fixing formatting issues
  • Inserting parentheticals where necessary
  • Verifying speaker tags both in Q&A and colloquy
  • Make any job dictionary additions
  • Assisting in adding to a reporter’s personal dictionary by periodically sending the update area
  • Scope a transcript to the best of my ability and set up the proofreader for success

A scopist never proofreads to a final draft, and a proofreader is not a scopist.  These are two separate jobs meant to be completed by two separate people.  A reporter, scopist, and proofreader work together as a team to create the most error-free transcript possible.  All must work with the same goals in mind to complete the job at hand.

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