Services and Rates

Services and Rates

Rates

Standard Rate (48 to 72 hours)- $0.40 per page

Rush Rate (less than 48 hours)- $0.50 per page

Expedite Rate (less than 24 hours)- $0.80 per page

Proofing with audio:

Standard Rate: $0.80 per page

Rush Rate: $1.00 per page

Expedite: $1.60 per page

Transcripts with a lot of expert, medical or technical testimony, add $0.10 per page.

Transcripts that are messy with a lot of errors, add $0.10 per page.

Rates are based on a standard, 25-line final draft transcript.

Turnaround Policies

Turnaround times are based on the time the PDF is emailed to me. A standard-rate job received on Monday will be returned by 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday.

Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays are not working days. A standard-rate job received any time on Thursday will be returned by 5 p.m., the following Monday.

Also, if a job is submitted after 9:00 p.m., turnaround time starts at 8:00 a.m., the following morning.

Rough Transcripts

Please make sure your transcript is at the final, ready-to-turn-in stage. Messy transcripts with a lot of errors make it more difficult and time consuming for me to catch all of the errors. I reserve the right to charge an additional fee ($.10 per page) for messy transcripts.

Format

Please email your work in PDF format, not in ASCII or .txt. Only pages with corrections on them are returned in PDF format. There will be both red and yellow corrections on the pages returned. If you are unsure of how to convert to PDF, I would be happy to assist you.  OpenOffice.org and CutePDF are two conversion programs that I have used that work quite well. I do not proof in any scoping software at this time but plan to, in the future.

Please make sure you see both red and yellow sets of corrections. In order for the corrections to be visible, you will need to open the returned pages with the latest version of Adobe Reader. If you are having difficulty see the transcript corrections in red and yellow, let me know so I can help you troubleshoot.

Large Transcripts

Please contact me ahead of time to make arrangements for transcripts that are 150 pages or larger, especially if they are rush or expedite jobs. I prefer to work on large transcripts in batches so while I’m proofing the first 50 pages, you are working on the second 50 pages to send me.

Rush and Expedite Jobs

Rush jobs will be in completed in less than 48 hours, and expedite jobs will be completed in less than 24 hours. If you have a rush or expedite job, please contact me as soon as possible to make sure I am available to meet your deadline.

Reference Material

I have Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation by Margie Wakeman Wells, and The Gregg Reference Manual, 10th edition. I also use other online references as needed for medical and legal terminology, and fact-checking research. I was trained using Morson’s Guide for Court Reporters. Let me know your preference.

Billing

Projects will be billed immediately, and payment is due upon receipt. Payment can be made by PayPal to the email address provided on your invoice. Any invoice not paid within 15 days will be subject to a 10% late fee.

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