Calling Scopists, Proofreaders, and Voice Writer Scopists/transcriptionists
A group of scopists, proofreaders, and transcriptionists have decided to become pioneers in our field by offering the first convention for scopists, proofreaders, and transcriptionists.
We believe that it will benefit our industry if we can meet others in our field and learn more about our profession. So we're inviting all scopists, proofreaders, and voice writer scopists/transcriptionists to join us on a cruise.
Newbies, this is a great chance to pick the brains of veterans and learn more about this industry you've chosen as your profession.
Veterans, this is a great chance to mentor newbies, build your industry's profession, and network with others in your field.
In order to make this as feasible as possible, and since this is our first attempt at such an undertaking, the seminars will be fairly informal round-table discussions concerning subjects like punctuation, job expectations, etc. There will be no specific CAT program seminars for this convention; however, we do have a scopist speaker that will discuss remote scoping. The seminars are offered at no charge. The only cost for the trip will be the cost of travel to and from the port of departure and the cruise itself, plus any excursions or extras that you choose to do.
We have booked with Carnival Cruise Lines. Please join us on Feb. 22, 2009, when we sail on the Sensation for four days to the Bahamas. We have a limited number of cabins reserved for this convention, so don't wait too long to join us!
The prices for the cruise are $376 for an inside cabin and $416 for an outside cabin. The prices are based on two people to a cabin and include all taxes and gratuities. The prices are guaranteed with a nonrefundable $25 deposit by March 13, 2008.
Upgraded cabins are available at a higher charge and require $150
nonrefundable deposit per person by March 13, 2008. The basic suite is $776 and the Penthouse suite is $876. These prices are also based on two people to a cabin and include all taxes and gratuities.
By October 20, 2008, $150 per person is required toward the cost of the cruise. The balance is due by December 20, 2008.
Trip insurance will run anywhere from $24 to $40, depending on your age, for the basic cabins. Trip insurance will run anywhere from $36 to $64, depending on your age, for a suite. The age range is up to 75 years of age. Anyone 76 and older will have a higher trip insurance cost.
Port transfers are available through the travel agency, as well as flights, but you're allowed to find your own transportation to the departure port of Port Canaveral as well. Passports are required for this trip, and the trip must be booked under your proper first and last name as it will appear on the passport.
After March 13, 2008, people can still sign up to go, but the prices are no longer guaranteed to match the prices listed above.
If you're not bringing your spouse or a guest to share your cabin, we will have an online site we have set up where you can converse with others that need a roommate.
To ask questions about the cruise or to find a roommate, please join PSCGfirstname.lastname@example.org.
To book your cruise, please contact any of the following people:
Karen Jones at "kjones1951 at yahoo dot com"
Angie Ryder at "aryder at knology dot net"
Rachel Kurtz at "rachel at rachkurtz dot com"
Peggy Linhorst at "lynnlin02 at yahoo dot com"
We'd love to have you join us on the first PSCG Convention ever!
The Professional Scopists Convention Group