Valerie Shand
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  • North Weymouth, MA
  • United States
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What is your occupation?
freelance court reporter, 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 15

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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