Guia Nocon

Proofreader & Typist

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My Bio:

I am a full-time writer, proofreader, editor, and transcriptionist helping professionals perfect writing projects before final submission.  My expertise covers a wide range of media, including but not limited to: court transcripts, academic papers, articles, fiction, non-fiction, blogs, professional and personal correspondence, copy, artists’ statements, and website content.  My goal and passion in life is to surround myself with all things in print and to help people with whatever writing needs they have. I think the most exciting parts of this life are the endless stories told by an infinite variety of people.  If you are a swamped court reporter or a new fiction writer who may be feeling a little shy with your manuscript, please reach out!  I am open to having a conversation with anyone regarding any type of work and budget. I help my clients put their best literary foot forward. I earned my BA in Literature from the University of California in Santa Cruz and was part of the small but prestigious creative writing program.  My emphasis was in poetry. I am also a certified court transcript proofreader. My formal training in proofreading according to NCRA guidelines comes from Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™, an intensive program with rigorous testing. Course completion required proofreading more than 3,000 transcript pages covering a wide variety of topics. Transcripts included hearings, depositions, examinations under oath, interpreted proceedings, and expert testimony. Proofreading court transcripts complements my passion for writing poetry.  The technicalities associated with transcripts provide the perfect mental exercise allowing me to catch errors within any type of writing.

My Rates:

  • Transcript Proofreading

    • Standard, 2 to 3 calendar days: $0.45 per page

    • Expedite, 1 to 2 calendar days: $0.65 per page

    • Rush, less than 24 hours: $0.85 per page

    • Daily copy: $1.00 per page

  • Transcript Proofreading to Audio

    • Standard, 2 to 3 calendar days: $1 per page

    • Expedite, 1 to 2 calendar days: $1.25 per page

    • Rush, less than 24 hours: $1.50 per page

    • Daily copy: $2.00 per page 

  • Transcription

    • Standard, 2 to 3 calendar days: $2 per page

    • Expedite, 1 to 2 calendar days: $2.25 per page

    • Rush, less than 24 hours: $2.50 per page

    • Daily copy: $3 per page

    • Non-American accent: add $0.25 per page

    • Technical, expert language: add $0.50 per page

Hobbies/Special Interest: 

I travel, live, and work full-time on a converted school bus. Tiny living is a big passion. It allows me to write full-time on the road and allows my partner to work in the whitewater sports industry.

Additional information:

I proofread PDF files using iAnnotate on iPad and return only annotated pages. I also proof using track changes in Word or Pages. I can proof to full audio. I transcribe using Express Scribe Pro, an Infinity pedal, and transcription headphones.

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