Proofreader of the Month - Kandice Olson
Proofreading first became of interest to me when I was teaching elementary school. My administrators and coworkers came to trust me as their final proofreader for all school documents and promotions because of my astute attention to detail. As I transitioned out of education, proofreading was a natural next move for me.
Once I decided to make proofreading my profession, I sought training at two of the most trusted online schools for proofreaders. The first was Writer's Digest University where I took Professional Proofreading, and the next was Proofread Anywhere where I completed Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice. I also have a bachelor's degree in education, specializing in literacy. These academic achievements combined with my experience have helped me become a trusted proofreader in the court reporting industry.
I appreciate the freedom freelance proofreading provides me, and I truly do enjoy the process! I've proofed many different types of transcripts and can't say that there's one I prefer over another. I am in awe of the work court reporters do and consider it a privilege to work with them on any type of transcript. I love what I do!
When I'm not proofreading, I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews as much as possible. Being an aunt is perhaps my greatest blessing! I am also a Pacific Northwest native, so you can find me hiking, paddle boarding, and enjoying the sun whenever it comes around!
I am always looking to connect with new clients, so if you are in need of a proofreader, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'd love to get connected!
Scopists of the month! Cayman Helgesen
My name is Cayman Helgesen and I am currently a scoping student residing in a small town outside of Reno, Nevada. My story begins a few years ago when I was a second-generation court reporting student in California. My mother has been a licensed court reporter for 30 years, so the world of court reporting is near and dear to my heart. After going through three years of my court reporting training, I decided to make a change in my life by moving to the beautiful state of Nevada. It was during this time that I realized scoping was the right path for me. I have found an online program that has given me the opportunity to continue my journey and become the best scopist I can be. There is so much to learn, and I know I will never stop learning as I go.
As I am nearing the end of my training program, I have come to realize that the relationship between a court reporter and a scopist is a very unique one. I have watched my mother work many late nights to get transcripts out, and I wholeheartedly understand the value of having a well-trained scopist that you can rely on and trust with your work. This is an invaluable relationship, and I know there is the right scopist out there for every hard-working reporter. I am coming into this field ready and confident for the many challenges and opportunities that will come my way. I believe the future of this profession relies on a strong networking system that can provide a supportive community to help us all find the right team to create the best transcripts possible. I look forward to starting this journey, and it is with great training and respect to this field that my story begins.