Hi everyone...I know this might sound like a stupid question, but I've never used a scopist/proofreader and I don't know how it goes. I just wanted to ask a question for anybody who is an Eclipse scopist/proofreader. I usually proofread my own stuff, and have for years, but I'm looking into trying out a proofreader for some things. I was wondering...if I e-mail a transcript from Eclipse to be proofread, does anyone have the capability to do the corrections right on the transcript and e-mail me back the final w/out me having to get an errata sheet and put in the corrections myself? I have an excerpt of trial testimony that I need to get proofread and I'm trying to get caught up on pages before I go on vacation. You can e-mail me at acruz1970@cfl.rr.com.


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Comment by Amy on June 25, 2009 at 18:13
Thanks guys. Yes, I am getting burned out and tired of editing and proofing (which is the part I hate the most). I can get used to having some free time.
Comment by Janiece Young on June 24, 2009 at 9:23
Hi, Dianne,
I used to use a proof reader and I edited everything myself.
About three years ago I switched to doing some of my editing and using a scopist. I have soooo much more free time. When I was doing my edting I had no free time. Now I never get caught w/ old transcripts and if an attorney calls and puts a rush on something, it's not a problem.
I highly recommend using a scopist on a regular basis.
Comment by Karen A. Jones on June 23, 2009 at 13:00
To answer your question, if you find a proofreader on Eclipse, yes, they can put the corrections right in the transcript. Best way for it to show up on both your ends is for you both to do the following:
Alt U (user settings)
Select Color Selections
Scroll down to where it says "Scopist text added" and choose that
Then go down to Choose Foreground and pick a color.
I use red with my reporters because then it doesn't conflict with their corrections (which are in blue) or the Translation Magic suggestions (which are in purple)
If you don't trust just solely the color highlighting for the proofreader's corrections, you can always have the proofreader also put a caret mark next to the changes.
On things where it's more involved, the advantage to using a proofreader on your CAT system is she/he can write you a comment line that's invisible when the job is printed but will be viewable on your Eclipse screen.
Hope this helps!
Comment by Deborah Morin on June 23, 2009 at 10:32
Yes, a second set of eyes is crucial. I never trust myself to proof anything. I would never let as proofer input corrections straight into the transcript because you may not agree with all of their corrections. The errata sheet is probably your best best.

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