Mary Shane

Legal Transcript Proofreading Services

About Mary

Hello. My job as a proofreader is to make your job easier. My goal is to deliver exemplary proofreading services for all your needs. I will work with your specific preferences to deliver the most accurate proofread transcripts possible, whether it be EUOs, depositions, hearings, or expert testimony.


I always strive for excellent communication with my clients, and I welcome your inquiries and questions.


My proofreading training was completed through the course Proofread Anywhere, Theory & Practice, where I read and annotated over 3,000 pages of legal transcripts to complete and pass the course with a certificate of excellence.


When proofing, I always have Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, The Gregg Reference Manual, and additional Margie Wakeman Wells’ reference materials by my side.


I also hold a Medical Secretarial Associate Degree of Applied Science and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.


Ready to inquire about my services? Click the arrow below to learn more about my services, rates, and policies.



1. Email scoped transcript in PDF format to me via my email address.

2. I will send an immediate email confirmation that I have received the transcript.

3. Transcript is then proofread within your requested timeline for completion.

4. Transcript returned to client.

5. Invoice sent.


Extended $0.45/page 49+ hours

Standard $0.50/page 37-48 hours 

Rush $0.65/page 25-36 hours

Expedite $0.80/page 12-24 hours

 ASAP $1.00/page 1-12 hour/s


I reserve the right to charge an extra $.20/page for transcripts that are not properly scoped or highly technical in nature. This is due to the extra time that it will take to complete.

I proof exclusively, at this time, in PDF format and return transcript or annotated pages only, whatever is your preference. You can download a PDF converter for free at My corrections are marked in red and yellow on the PDF. You must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (it’s free) to see all my corrections.


For transcripts received after 8 p.m. EST, the turnaround clock starts ticking the following day at 8 a.m. EST. Weekends count as one day, i.e. transcripts submitted on Friday will be sent back to you on Tuesday.

Please note that if we’ve agreed upon a turnaround time with the corresponding rate stated on my rate sheet, and you request delivery sooner, and I can accommodate that request, the price of the final transcript will be based on the increased rate per the rate sheet for the accelerated delivery time.


Regular clients are billed on the 30th/31st of the month and payment is due within 15 days or penalties apply.


First Time Clients: Payment for initial services will be billed immediately upon receipt of transcript. I encourage all new clients to fill out my Reporter’s Preference Sheet so that I can gain an understanding of the style of proofing you prefer.

proofing rates

Rates Sheet


Reporter Preference Sheet

"As my reputation as a reporter is on the line every time I turn in a transcript, I can always trust Mary to do an outstanding job. With her meticulous attention to detail, I can always count on her to find any and all errors.  She is prompt in responding to emails and is always reliable.  When I have a question that I can’t find the answer to, she will go out of her way to find it for me.  I highly recommend Mary.  She's the best!!" 

~ Sharon Gregg, Gregg Court Reporting 


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