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Grammar and Punctuation
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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karryn Nagel Dec 17, 2018.

 

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Matthew Villegas commented on Kelli Combs (admin)'s group Proofreaders
"If you're typing and you can hear yourself sighing on the audio, it's time to take some of the stress out of your life. Head over to Eagle Eye Proofreader for easy to understand grammar and punctuation rules that will make the editing…"
Jan 22
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Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page General
"If you're typing and you can hear yourself sighing on the audio, it's time to take some of the stress out of your life. Head over to Eagle Eye Proofreader for easy to understand grammar and punctuation rules that will make the editing…"
Jan 20
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page Proofreaders
"Sick of looking for grammar and punctuation rules while you proofread your transcripts? Then head on over to Eagle Eye Proofreader for simple to understand rules about grammar and punctuation. If you just don't have the time to proofread,…"
Jan 18
Matthew Villegas commented on Janet's page Proofreaders
"Do you edit your transcripts looking over your shoulder for the grammar police? Put your mind at ease by allowing me to proofread your transcripts. I can be reached at mattvillegasproofreader@gmail.com or at my website."
Dec 28, 2018
Karryn Nagel replied to Matthew Villegas's discussion Grammar and Punctuation
"Hi Matthew! Great post. :) I struggle with hyphens often, and sometimes with numbers, but in general, I find it all is just a treasure of knowledge to uncover, or re-discover."
Dec 17, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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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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