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Have any of you signed up for Margie Wakeman Wells' new web site? She has an English grammar blog going on over there, and she is also talking about possibly doing some webinars. It's at…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Ann Payonk Jul 21, 2012.
How do you all feel about using preference sheets sent to you by a scopist? I've had several reporters lately that are just looking for someone to help them out with a rush, and no one seems to have…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Clark Apr 10, 2012.
Hi! My name is Cindy Clark, and I live and work in beautiful Humboldt County, California.
I attended Internet Scoping School (ISS), which is run by Linda Evenson, a highly respected professional scopist in Montana. I decided on this school after a thorough investigation of the other options out there. I found ISS to be the most thorough in teaching about punctuating the spoken word, reading steno, running a business, using Case CATalyst, as well as extensive training in various forms of transcripts. The course also goes into great detail on how to best serve a court reporter in my capacity as his/her scopist or proofreader.
About my work background...
I've been in the word processing field for over 25 years, and for most of that time I was a supervisor. I've also had my own word processing business, wherein I did transcription, editing, and proofreading for both the legal, medical, and general fields. I've been mostly in the land title industry, dealing with legal issues having to do with land contracts, mortgages, easements, and that sort of thing. I also did a lengthy stint with the Department of Energy, where I picked up a lot of really interesting information on occupational health and safety, engineering, and the chemical sciences.
I've taken several proofreading and editing courses throughout my working life, as the English language/grammar is something I truly enjoy. I believe I bring a really strong background to this field, not only in production, but legal terminology, the sciences, and punctuation. Having had my own business in the past, having run several large word processing deparments, and having many years of working out of my home both as an independent contractor and as an employee, I also know how to schedule my time to GET THE JOB DONE AND DO IT RIGHT!
Please visit my website at www.scopingstudio.weebly.com.
(You can read some of my recommendations on my LinkedIn page at http://www.linkedin.com/in/scopingstudio).
I had a busy but interesting day today. I spent 5 hours doing some medical transcription work, another 3+ hours on a rush rough on a ptsd lawsuit, and then a little over an hour on a scoping job -- although most of the scoping had already been done and all that was left was a bit of research on some medical terms. Interesting stuff! I love my job! No getting bored with day-to-day, same-old, same-old!
Posted on March 20, 2012 at 22:03 — 3 Comments