I am a certified English teacher in the state of Oklahoma and have been scoping and proofreading for about five years. After a year of teaching by day and scoping by night, I came to my senses and gave up classroom teaching for good, and I've never looked back! :D I currently work for several real-time certified and merit reporters (including several officials) but could handle being a bit busier. I'm always on the lookout for a great reporter in need of a conscientious scopist.
About me: I was a teacher for 11 years and am now enjoying the flexibility of working for myself and working from home. I enjoy crossword puzzles and have a love of the English language. I am an excellent speller and researcher and a stickler for just the right word. My favorite expression is "Say what you mean and mean what you say." I am detail-oriented and well-read. In addition, I speak fluent French, have a basic understanding of Latin, and am familiar with legal and medical terminology. I'm also a devoted researcher. So what I don't know, I look up.
About my equipment: I have been on Case CATalyst since the beginning of my scoping career and added Eclipse at the beginning of 2008, a very exciting addition! When scoping, I prefer the audiosync features to a transcriber, and I also have a digital foot pedal. Basically, I think you'll find me flexible in many ways. Whatever you want, I will do. I am eager to please and want you to be satisfied with the product because I understand, ultimately, that your name goes on it.
Finally, I try to stay abreast of new trends and technologies in the scoping and court reporting fields. I love daily and expedited copy and long projects such as trials. I'm also available for on-site scoping, if needed. If you'd like to learn how to use FolderShare for a daily or a trial, just let me know. I still have a teacher's heart and love to combine my superb editing skills with up-to-the-minute technology to make your life easier!
Many glowing references available upon request.