- Standard | 3 business days, 72 hours | $0.40/page
- Rush | 2 business days, 48 hours | $0.60/page
- Next Day | 1 business day, 12-24 hours | $0.80/page
- ASAP | same day, under 12 hours | $1.00/page
- Turnaround time is calculated from the time stamp of my e-mail acknowledging receipt of your file.
- Jobs that arrive after 8 p.m. Pacific Time (11 p.m. Eastern) will be logged in as received at 8 a.m. Pacific the following morning, and turnaround time will be calculated accordingly.
- Technical/Medical | $0.10/page added to above rates (description below)
- Unpolished Transcript | $0.10/page added to above rates (description below)
- Extra lines (26+ lines/page) | $0.05/page added to above rates
For transcripts with extensive technical language (medical, legal, or expert witness), add $0.10 per page to account for extra research time. This charge can be waived if you (or your scopist) have verified that all the technical terms are spelled and used correctly (pleural versus plural, etc.) and you only want me to check for common errors such as punctuation, spacing, and capitalization.
Please make sure your transcript is a final draft, ready for turn-in. In a well-scoped transcript, I’ll usually see errors on about 30 percent of the pages. If there are errors on 70 percent of the pages (actual mistakes, not preferential punctuation), a $0.10/page fee will apply to account for the extra time involved.
Don’t worry! I’ll communicate with you early in the proofreading process (usually the first 15 pages) to let you know if this fee would apply. Sometimes when this happens, it’s because a pre-scoped version of the file was sent to me by mistake.
Meeting your deadlines is very important to me. To prevent miscommunications, please send a quick e-mail to confirm that I’m available and able to accommodate your deadline before you send a new job. That way, we’ll both be on the same page.
Be sure to tell me what day and time (in your time zone) you need the proofs returned. If no deadline is specified, I’ll assume that you want the standard 72-hour turnaround.
Jobs e-mailed after 8 p.m. Pacific Time are considered to be received at 8 a.m. the following morning.
Please note: Saturdays and major holidays are not counted as workdays.
When determining the turnaround time for your job, please pretend that Saturday isn’t even on your calendar. So a Saturday deadline is considered a Friday night deadline, and a job e-mailed to me on a Saturday will be received on Sunday morning.
Example: Let’s say you e-mail a transcript to me on Friday at 8 a.m. and request it back by Monday at 8 a.m. Saturday does not exist, so effectively that’s a 48-hour turnaround (I’ll be working on it Friday and Sunday), and the job will be billed at the Rush (48-hour) rate.
First-time clients will be billed upon completion, and payment is due within 7 days. The initial invoice needs to be paid before I can begin work on your next job.
For returning clients, invoices are sent out on the 1st and 15th of every month. Payment is due within 14 days.
You’ll receive my invoices via QuickBooks. You can easily pay with a credit card through QuickBooks or transfer funds via PayPal.
A 10 percent late fee, calculated from the invoice total, will be applied at the next billing cycle (15 days after the date of the initial invoice) and will compound every 30 days thereafter.