Relevant Courses Attended

  • Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice

  • Margie Wakeman Wells: Good Grammar (Finally!)

Reference Sources

  • Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters by Lillian I. Morson
  • Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation by Margie Wakeman Wells
  • The Gregg Reference Manual, 10th Edition by William A. Sabin
  • Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary, online edition
  • OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Google, GoogleMT, Google Scholar; Google is my friend!

What I Look For

In reviewing your transcript, some of the following items are what I would be looking for:

  • Verification of attorney names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses
  • Proper formatting of the transcript according to your jurisdiction’s requirements
  • Exhibits: labeled correctly, correct page
  • Spelling, punctuation, capitalization of entire transcript
  • Consistency of names and numbers
  • Transposed, missing and misplaced words
  • Colloquy and parentheticals
  • Researching any named products, industry-specific terms
  • Unfamiliar idioms and other figures of speech

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