Valerie Shand
  • Female
  • Southbridge, MA
  • United States
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Valerie Shand commented on Ashley Peacock, Proofreader's photo


"I didn't know that about torties, Ashley.  I thought that was only true of Calicos.  Good to learn something new."
Feb 8
Valerie Shand commented on Ashley Peacock, Proofreader's photo


"So the semicolon is correctly used.  The poor kitty is obviously being misused based upon his/her behavior. The cat's clearly starving to death.  LOL I'll guess you stopped trying to take care of yourself first and gave up and…"
Feb 6
Valerie Shand posted a status
"Scopist, Proofreader available. Please reach out to me if you need another set of eyes and ears. 781-312-5229"
Feb 5
Valerie Shand left a comment for Kelli Combs (admin)
"Hi, Kelli, I'd like to plead lack of competency in terms of editing my profile page.  Help, please?"
Feb 4
Valerie Shand updated their profile
Jan 28
Valerie Shand left a comment for Elli Haris
"Hey, Elli, I do both remember you fondly and positively, and I am back to doing work including dailies.  In fact, I'm on Version 20.1 of CaseCATalyst, and can do the realtime team. I had been ill for quite a while, and essentially I…"
Jan 28
Valerie Shand and Elli Haris are now friends
Jan 28
Valerie Shand commented on Daniele Self's group Case CATalyst Scopists
"I'm a current court reporter, and I also scope and proof in CaseCATalyst. I live in Massachusetts, near Boston. I know how to meet deadlines, work well with others; and my word is my bond. Please email me at Thanks and…"
Oct 11, 2017
Valerie Shand commented on Daniele Self's group Case CATalyst Scopists
"Hi, I'm a Case Catalyst scopist, and I'm accepting new clients. I've been in the field since 2000 and was a medical Secretary before that. If you'd like to discuss our potentially working together, please email me at…"
Oct 11, 2017
Valerie Shand replied to Cynthia M. Cathcart's discussion Getting Burned!!! in the group Scopists
"This has happened to me twice, Cynthia.  Each time I emailed the reporter, re-invoiced, and did not get the issue resolved.  In one of those instances, the reporter (who owned her own agency) went out of business and declared…"
Apr 27, 2017
Valerie Shand commented on Kyung's group Name that Website
"Hey, all, I'd like to recommend  It's a site that's packed full of categories of useful information including facts/internet, social sciences, applied & natural sciences, arts & entertainment, literature,…"
Sep 18, 2016
Valerie Shand joined Kyung's group

Name that Website

Just trying to have all the different links for the different places we use for research in one place on this site.
Sep 18, 2016
Valerie Shand joined Janet's group

Share Your Glossary

Please join in and upload any and all glossaries that you find that may be helpful to others. See More
Sep 18, 2016
Valerie Shand commented on Janet's page Scopists
"Hey, Carmelita, I agree that would be a wonderful idea!  I currently have a "client" who hasn't paid me for rush work done about six months ago; and I'm juggling another reporter who will pay me when she gets paid . . .…"
Sep 18, 2016
Valerie Shand commented on April Thompson's blog post A great mistake
"Love it!"
Feb 24, 2016

Profile Information

What is your occupation?
freelance scopist, proofreader
What state do you live in?
How did you find out about CSRnation?
What is your CSR number if you're a court reporter?
I am not a CSR.
If reporter/scopist, what software do you use?
CaseCATalyst 20.1

Hi, To introduce myself, I have been a freelance court reporter since graduating from court reporting school in 2000. I also have a BA from Wheaton College (1982, magna cum laude) in French and Russian. I live just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

As a freelance deposition reporter, I take depositions, trials, arbitrations, meetings, and hearings of all types. I love medicals the most, probably because I was a medical administrative assistant and medical transcriptionist when I was working my way through college. I currently also do medical-legal transcription for an ob/gyn.

As your scopist, I will work on your transcript as if it were my own. I take pride in my work. I'm a team player and do daily copy scoping work, taking turns with other scopists, meshing styles and timing in order to satisfy my reporter clients.

I will scope to full audio, matching all stutters, if requested, for a video; spell check; proof for grammar and punctuation; research terms and names; and make scannable notations in CaseCATalyst 15.

If I don't know the proper rule of punctuation or grammar to employ, I will research it. All suggested corrections will be inserted with a ^ and can be easily found simply by scanning for untranslates.

Files are backed up using Case's backup function, and I exchange them using primarily either or

I have a detailed Reporter's Preferences that I encourage my new clients to fill out. That way, we can start out as we mean to go on -- on the same page.

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At 13:59 on October 18, 2015, Kelli Combs (admin) said…

I sent you a private message, Valerie.

At 9:14 on September 27, 2015, Kelli Combs (admin) said…

Welcome to CSRnation!!

If you're looking for more work, don't forget to hit on the Cover Depos tab on the top of the main page, hit the red dot on the map where you'll cover work, and then click on the tab to "Join the Group." Once you do that, your email address will be saved with everyone else's email address and you'll receive email blasts of jobs in your area. You just contact the agency directly from the email with their contact info.

There are also scoping groups on this website as well as proofer groups you can join.  Just look under "Groups" or in the "Search" box at the top of the page for the group you want to join.

Good luck!


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