With any creative endeavor, excellence is truly in the details. One thing I have learned in my ongoing efforts to master verbatim punctuation is that punctuation is an art. And while rules abound in the many style guides available to us, many punctuation decisions are based upon personal preference. This is why I believe it is essential to keep a preference sheet on file for each of my clients and adapt to their style choices.
In addition to capitalization, spelling, and punctuation, when proofreading I look for:
- missing words
- words out of context (e.g., principal/principle)
- items misaligned on the title or exhibit pages
- rogue misspellings of a person’s name
- numbers beginning a line
- dates broken at the end of a line
- light research on attorney names and addresses, company names, etc.
Rates are for scoped, final draft transcripts that are as turn-in ready as possible.
Please send transcripts in PDF format.
|Turnaround||Rate Per Page|
|Normal||3 business days||$0.45|
|Rush/Weekend||more than 24 hours but|
less than 3 business days
– or –
|ASAP||24 hours or less||$0.85|
|Red-Eye ASAP||8 hours or less||*E-mail for quote.|
|Spot Check with Audio||Add $0.45 to base rate|
|Scoofing (Proofing with Full Audio)||*E-mail for quote.|
|Expert/Technical/Medical||Add $0.10-$0.20 to base rate, based on difficulty|
|Very Poor English||Add $0.10-$0.20 to base rate, based on difficulty|
(2+ errors average per page)
|Add $0.10-$0.20 to base rate, based on number of errors|
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