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Grammar and Punctuation

Everyone here contributes something different when it comes to the courtroom. Whether it's as a court reporter, a scopist, or a proofreader, we all play a significant role in the legal system. We all…Continue

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Matthew Villegas commented on Kelli Combs (admin)'s group Proofreaders
"If this is how you feel proofreading your transcripts, allow me to take that frustration out of your life. I have more time on my hands than i know what to do with and know EXACTLY what to look for. My email is mattvillegasproofreader@gmail.com and…"
Nov 26
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page General
"Hello. I am here simply to ask any court reporters who want to hire a proofreader for an opportunity. I don't want any handouts, I just want a chance to start working. Like everyone here, I long for the opportunity to work with someone so…"
Nov 15
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page Proofreaders
"Hello. I am here simply to ask any court reporters who want to hire a proofreader for an opportunity. I don't want any handouts, I just want a chance to start working. Like everyone here, I long for the opportunity to work with someone so that…"
Nov 15
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page Proofreaders
"Hello. I am here simply to ask any court reporters who want to hire a proofreader for an opportunity. I don't want any handouts, I just want a chance to start working. Like everyone here, I long for the opportunity to work with someone so…"
Nov 15
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Grammar and Punctuation

Everyone here contributes something different when it comes to the courtroom. Whether it's as a court reporter, a scopist, or a proofreader, we all play a significant role in the legal system. We all have our struggles and frustrations, and while some of them cannot be avoided, I believe honing our skills with grammar and punctuation can help to make our jobs easier.I don't want to come to this site just hoping to land a job or post an ad. I want to learn and contribute something, even if it's…See More
Oct 21
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page General
"Eagle Eye Proofreader helps tired, overworked court reporters with the final steps of the editing process. In a world where the court reporter is usually not accommodated to and is often shown apathy despite being vital to court proceedings, it…"
Oct 21
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page Proofreaders
"Eagle Eye Proofreader helps tired, overworked court reporters with the final steps of the editing process. In a world where the court reporter is usually not accommodated to and is often shown apathy despite being vital to court proceedings, it…"
Oct 21
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page Proofreaders
"Eagle Eye Proofreader helps tired, overworked court reporters with the final steps of the editing process. In a world where the court reporter is usually not accommodated to and is often shown apathy despite being vital to court proceedings, it…"
Oct 21
Matthew Villegas commented on Kelli Combs (admin)'s group Proofreaders
"Do you want someone who knows when and when not to capitalize "plaintiff" and "defendant?" Are you looking for someone who knows how to properly punctuate a sentence? What exactly IS the difference between follow up and…"
Oct 16
Matthew Villegas commented on Kelli Combs (admin)'s group Proofreaders
"Do you want someone who knows when and when not to capitalize "plaintiff" and "defendant?" Are you looking for someone who knows how to properly punctuate a sentence? What exactly IS the difference between follow up and…"
Oct 16
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page Proofreaders
"Hello. I am a PDF proofreader looking to start working with court reporters as soon as possible. I have extensive training with what to look for in a transcript. Obviously grammar and punctuation is just a small part, but it never hurts to know the…"
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Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page Proofreaders
"I am a PDF transcript proofreader who helps underappreciated, overworked, and overwhelmed court reporters that don't have time to proofread transcripts they've been starting at for hours on end. Though I am not a court reporter, I…"
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Transcript Proofreader
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Texas
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Grammar and Punctuation: Dependent Clauses and Introductory Words

A dependent clause is a group of words that have a subject and verb, but do not form a complete thought and cannot stand alone. Introductory words change an independent clause (a complete sentence) to a dependent clause. Take the sentence "I ran." There's a subject and verb, but the absence of an introductory word allows it to be an independent clause. If you add an introductory word like "after," you get "After I ran." That's not to say a fragment like that won't ever wind up in a…

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Posted on September 14, 2018 at 10:30

Grammar and Punctuation: Subject and Verbs

This is the first of a series of posts I'd like to use to start detailing proper use of grammar and punctuation. It is crucial in our line of work that we know not only how to use grammar and punctuation, but also that we can properly identify the different parts of a sentence. Much like mathematics, grammar builds on itself and assumes you know the basics. If you understand the basics, knowing the correct punctuation and grammar becomes much easier. With that said, let's get…

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Posted on September 13, 2018 at 14:31

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