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     Welcome to LMT Proofreading. If you're a court reporter and you need someone to count on to deliver quality transcript proofreading to free up some of your valuable time, I can be of assistance. I ensure accuracy, readability, and consistency in your documents.

     Friendly, reliable communication is also my priority to foster strong working relationships. Please don't hesitate to reach out so I can be of help! 

About

Lisa M. Templeton

Lisa M. Templeton, proofreader and sole proprietor of LMT Proofreading.

   I have been a teacher for over twenty years and now enjoy utilizing my knowledge and experience with the English language in the field of transcript proofreading. I truly value being a reliable asset to hardworking court reporters who could use a helping hand.
       The resources I utilize are
Morson's English Guide for Court Reporters, The Gregg Reference Manual, Court Reporting:  Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, and Google. 
      The transcript proofreading course by Proofread Anywhere that I completed was thorough and rigorous. It involved proofreading over 3,000 pages (depositions, hearings, rulings, etc.) and completing two exams that had to be fulfilled with a minimum score of 90%. In addition to that, I have a certificate of completion in the general proofreading course offered by Proofread Anywhere and a bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Northern Illinois University. 

About

Rates

 

Standard

 

72

 

hours

 

$0.50 

 

per page

Rush
 

48
hours

 

$0.65

per page 

 

Expedite
 

 

24

 

hours


$0.85
 

per page

 

Rates apply for up to 25 lines per page. An extra $0.05 per page will be added otherwise. 

Rates

Process 
&
Policies

1.    I accept fully scoped (turn-in-ready) transcripts in PDF format (not ASCII or .txt files). CutePDFWriter is free if you need a converter.  
Note:
I will accept a job when there are pages ready to be sent. For larger transcripts (over 150 pages), please give me a heads-up so I can check my calendar. Also, I would appreciate at least 50 pages at the onset and a timetable for the rest (in about 50-page portions).  Please understand that if the remaining parts are not delivered at a specified time, then I may not be able to complete the job in its entirety by the requested due date/time.

2.    Please specify which turnaround time you'd prefer when sending a job.  Turnaround time starts after I acknowledge receipt of the transcript and accept the job. 
Note:
Please give me advance notice that a rush or expedite will be sent so I can check my calendar.

3.   A confirmation email will be sent in response to the receipt of a transcript.  If you do not receive one, please send me a text or call me.

4.   If a transcript contains an excessive number of errors, there may be an additional charge of $0.10 per page. Annotating an extremely messy transcript takes more time. Consequently, depending on the extent of errors and my other scheduled jobs, I might have to contact you about returning the job or extending the turnaround time if I do not have the extra time it takes to proofread it well.    

5.    Corrections will be marked in red text and yellow highlights, and blue text will be used for any comments/explanations.
 
6.     I will return only the annotated pages (unless you prefer otherwise).
 
7.    Questions about your preferences:
     a.  Do you use the Oxford comma?
     b.  Are there are any other preferences I should know about? 
     c.  Do you prioritize rules or readability? 

      I will watch for consistency to learn your preferences and will contact you via email (or text message if you prefer) if I have a question. I would appreciate your feedback after I finish a job to let me know if there was anything that I marked that didn't meet your preferences.

My Resources:
Morson's English Guide for Court Reporters
The Gregg Reference Manual
Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary
MT.com (in addition to MW for medical terms)  
Google 

Business Hours:   6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday, and limited
weekend availability.                         


1.     Jobs received after 3:00 p.m. will be recognized as receiving it the next business day. Generally, I will respond to emails faster during business hours.

2.     Contact me for weekend availability and rates.

3.    Clients will be notified 1-2 weeks in advance as to when I will be taking a vacation.  

Billing:
 
1.    New clients or one-time jobs will be billed on completion. Payment is due in 7 days.

2.    Invoices for regular clients go out on the first of each month. Please remit payment within 21 days of receipt.  A 5% charge may be added if payments are late. New jobs may not be accepted until outstanding balances are paid.

3.    I send invoices using the Wave app and can accept payment directly from the invoice.
Polices

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For  inquiries, please contact Lisa M. Templeton:

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