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Old 10-03-2007, 05:01 PM
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Hello,

Can anyone tell me what you would charge for proofreading rates ?? (per page)

I apologize if this has been asked in an earlier post!

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Old 10-03-2007, 10:09 PM
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Check out Scopistssupportgroup.com. They have a FAQ section that addresses the going rate for scoping, proofreading and transcription. I don't know off the top of my head. HTH,
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:52 AM
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I generally bill $0.35/page for proofreading. Ihave heard of others thatcharge $0.35/page for depos, $0.25 for trial work.Turnaround times on proofreading are generally shorter than scoping- usually 2 business days.

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There is a poll that was recently updatedon the site Lisa mentioned that has a lot of good info.Edited by: tjsmom
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:55 PM
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Just a quick note: Trial work is usually denser and harder to proof than depositions, so I see no reason for charging less for that.

Also, it's important to keep in mind what proofreading is, and is not. There is no need to haveCAT software to do proofing. People proof from a printed document. Some people like to proof on-screen, but keep in mind that the minute a single change is made in the document, it's *scoping,* not proofing. Also, "proofing" against audio is a horse of a different color, and if it truly is just proofing, not scoping, a much, much higher proofing rate applies.

Lines get dimmed between definitions of proofreading and scoping, and sometimes the act of dimming those lines is intentional, sad to say. We have to keep our *wit* about us in dealing with reporters!

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