First of all, ADORABLE children. I never get tired of looking at baby faces, mine are so far past that, that it's fun to see others.
I'm a relatively new scopist trying to basically get my foot in the door in this business. I'm looking to court reporters to find out exactly what they may be looking for in a good scopist. I'm fairly certain that the biggest thing I lack is experience. I have taken online scoping courses for the past 12 months, and have a friend who is also a scopist who has been helping me as well. If you do use a scopist, I would like to know if you would be willing to let me scope a few pages for you for free. It is my hope that maybe I can gain some credibility and real hands on experience this way. I would very much like to be critiqued on my work as I feel this is the only way I'm going to learn and continually improve. I would also be willing to proofread,
but to be quite honest, I have no formal experience in that field. I do consider myself to be quite on target spotting mistakes
and punctuation errors when reading random things, but I don't want to even think that qualifies me as a decent proofreader. Any advice on proofreading would also be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for any information you may be able to offer.
Hi Sugar, sorry to hear about your divorce. It's nice to put a face to the voice. You're adorable. So is your baby! Are you still doing work for DFW? Roberta and Becky left. Have they called you to go to work for the company they're with now? I would love to catch up with you via phone.
My name is Julie Geraty, I'm a full-time freelance professional scopist on Case CATalyst 9. I currently have an opening for another reporter. I'm looking to establish a long-lasting reporter/scopist relationship. I am also willing to help out with overflow and expedites, as needed. My schedule is quite flexible. If you'd like more information, please email me at email@example.com or call me at 715-966-1568.
I found Federal Court incredibly hard. But I know if I keep going back, it will get better. Some judges are easier than others. Just like the depo world. Some attorneys are easier and some are harder. But there seems to be more paperwork for the Federal Court.
Well, Andrea, thank you for your kind comments. I notice your CSR # indicates you're a vet like me with over 15 years experience. I grew up in the Bay Area, but I guess you already know that from visiting my site. I've requested you as a friend. I would be honored, thank you. Now, just one question: How did you find me and what led you to my site? Just browsing or did someone refer you to me? I'm interested & curious. Until I hear from you, I remain, Me.
Hi Andrea - I'm the scopist Janis referred you to. Great to hear from you! I tried sending an email, but it got returned saying your mailbox is unavailable. I'd be happy to send it again (my rate sheet was attached). Do you have an alternate email address?
Mine is Melody@hillcountrytx.net
I look forward to hearing from you and working out the details. I'm available next week.
Hi, Andrea! Wow, those really are long days! I bet you made a boat-load of dough on that job, though! Good for you! Things have been really slow, supposedly. LOTS of cancellations, but I'm not starving ... YET. Haha! Hopefully, things pick up again -- soon!