Transcript Proofreading Services

Rates and Turnaround Times

  • Standard Rate (48 to 72 hours) – $.40 per page
  • Rush Rate (less than 48 hours) – $.60 per page
  • Expedite Rate (less than 24 hours) – $.80 per page
  • Expert, technical, or medical testimony – +$.10 per page

Rates are based on a standard, 25-line final draft transcript. For 28-line transcripts, please add $.03 per page.

Turnaround times are based upon the time the PDF transcript is submitted to me via email. Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays are not considered as working days. For example, a standard rate job received any time on Monday will be returned by 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday. And a standard rate job received any time on Thursday will be returned by 5 p.m. the following Monday.

Please be sure the transcript you submit is a final and edited version. Proofing an unedited or poorly scoped transcript not only takes more time but may actually make it more difficult for me to catch all of the errors. I reserve the right to charge an additional fee for “dirty” transcripts. Transcripts with excessive errors will be charged an additional $.10 per page. I will contact you before assessing these additional charges. Please submit your work in PDF format. Corrections are returned via email as annotated PDF pages.

 

Rush and Expedite Jobs

Rush jobs require completion in less than 48 hours, and expedite jobs require completion in less than 24 hours. If you have a rush or expedite job, please contact me as soon as possible to be sure I am available to meet your deadline. If your job is longer than 100 pages, please send me the file in batches. This means that as you are working on one section, I can be working on a different section at the same time. Sending jobs in sections is also helpful for large jobs with standard turnaround.

 

The Proofreading Process

Read about my complete proofreading process, including my billing process.

 

What I Look For

When proofing your jobs, I will look for:

  • Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization
  • Consistency of names, numbers, and other terms
  • Transposed, missing, and misplaced words
  • Homophones
  • Exhibits labeled correctly
  • Unfamiliar idioms and other figures of speech
  • Brand name products, industry-specific terms, and medications
  • Colloquy and parentheticals
  • Formatting according to your jurisdiction’s requirements

 

Resources

All proofreading is completed using Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, The Gregg Reference Manual, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and Google. Let me know if you prefer additional reference guides.

 

Special Offers

  • First-time clients receive their first 15 pages free (standard rate jobs only)!
  • Refer me and receive 15 percent off of your next job (first 50 pages only)!

Do you have a transcript that needs to be proofread today? Contact me!