ABOUT ME

ūĎĀ¶ WHO AM I? WHY HIRE A SCOPIST OR PROOFREADER? ūĎĀ¶

Your time is precious. Free up some of that time to pursue more reporting jobs or devote more time to the activities you enjoy!¬†Hiring a scoper and proofreader saves you time and lets you earn more money. Let me handle the editing or final polish to your transcripts — defining those mistranslates or deciding whether or not Formica should be capitalized¬†(Yep! It’s a trademark.) — so you can meet those deadlines.

COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

A reporter can make more money working with a scopist! Here is an example that clearly demonstrates how this can be done:

 

Day 1

Reporter A with scopist

Appearance Fee: $75

200 pgs @ $2: $400

Copy order: 200 pgs @ $1: $200

Reporter B without scopist

Appearance Fee: $75

200 pgs @ $2: $400

Copy order: 200 pgs @ $1: $200

They each make $675 for the day.  

 

Day 2

Reporter A with scopist

Appearance Fee: $75

200 pgs @ $2: $400

Copy order: 200 pgs @ $1: $200

Makes $675 for that day.

Reporter B without scopist

Scoping own work: $0

Makes $0 for that day.

 

Reporter A pays $1.15 per page to scopist ($240) and ends up with $435 for the day.

Reporter B spent the day scoping the job from Day 1 herself and made no money on Day 2!

So Reporter A makes $870 (after the $480 paid to scopist) for the two days and Reporter B makes $675. Reporter A makes $195 more than Reporter B, plus the scopist is tax deductible! So a busy reporter can be losing money if not using a scopist.

(The above numbers are for example only.)

I’m a steno reader, comma¬†marker, spelling corrector,¬†mistrans definer, include file placer, hyphen annotator, and formatting consistency minder! Partner with me to improve the transcripts you produce as I lend a fresh, critical eye to your work. Let my trained set of eyes spot and correct errors by carefully¬†reading¬†EVERY word with or without audio to ensure readability. Excellent work gets noticed and gets you more clients!

As a graduate from Caitlin Pyle’s online course, Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice, and then Linda Evenson’s online course, Internet Scoping School, I am prepared to meet your expectations of a professional scopist and proofreader. I specialize in scoping and proofreading verbatim transcripts according to your style and grammar preferences in an expeditious manner. Peruse the website to learn more about my proofreading process, availability, and rates.

A bit more about me: I’m a military spouse, as well as a former military linguist, currently on assignment with my husband in the great city of Washington, D.C., followed by Lima, Peru, next summer. I‚Äôve turned my passion for travel, photography, and writing into a travelogue called¬†The Postcard Travelers¬†to document all of our world adventures while living overseas. I‚Äôm also an avid historical fiction reader, puzzle enthusiast, and postcard collector.

I look forward to working together! Connect with me via e-mail at thetimelyproofer@gmail.com.

‚Äď Danielle