My name is Valerie Peyton. I am an entrepreneur, avid reader, and official grammar nerd. Although I have been proofreading in an informal capacity for a long time, I finally decided to make this a career for me. I knew starting out I wanted to do this right, so I enrolled in Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™. (Click the link for more information about the course.) I was taught based on Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, proofread over 3,000 transcript pages, and was objectively tested based on those transcripts. Why would I put forth all this effort? So I could truthfully tell court reporters that I know what I’m doing. I have extensive experience in a variety of different texts, including texts with legal and medical terminology. I pride myself in good communication skills, paying special attention to detail, and adaptability to each reporter’s preferences.