Contact Information:

E-mail: mike@thatproofreaderguy.com
Cell: (806) 831-5472
Web: thatproofreaderguy.com
LinkedIn: /in/mmorganproofreader
Personal FB Profile: /TheRealMikeMorgan
FB Page: /thatproofreaderguy
Twitter: @ProofreaderGuy

Mike Morgan

Proofreader

My Bio:

You know those days you have to take off from work just to play catch-up? If you had a teammate to take some of that work off your plate, how would you use that time? Write more work? Nurture relationships? Netflix & white wine?

That's where I come in.

Hi, I'm Mike. I'm geeked out and hyperfocused, and I can help you recover some of that catch-up time.

Stay with me...

You see, I'm the punctuation police. A language geek. A grammando. Or any of several more pejorative nicknames.

Yes, I'm that jerk who notices -- and may well point out -- that you need an independent clause preceding the colon in your snippy social media comment questioning another commenter's literacy.

I was that kid who despised math and science but was thoroughly amped by vocabulary homework and diagramming sentences.

Now I'm that adult geek who chooses to read a style guide or copywriting book over reading fiction or watching football.

I also have attention deficit disorder.

I was diagnosed in elementary school, and it's stayed with me through adulthood. Sure, I've developed some compensation routines for the drawbacks, but ADD also comes with a hidden benefit: hyperfocus.

When someone with ADD is doing something they enjoy, hyperfocus causes time to stand still and distracting stimuli to barely register. Hyperfocus is like being "in the zone," but it can easily last eight, ten, or twelve hours.

And I really enjoy grammar and punctuation.

So what do you call a punctuation-strong, grammando geek with ADD hyperfocus as a superpower?

A pure, kick-ass transcript proofreader for court reporters!

My Rates:

My base rates are
40¢/page for 3-day
60¢/page for 2-day
80¢/page for Next-Day

No extra charge for weekends & most holidays

10% discount off entire next job for each settled referral

My Special Interests or Hobbies:

I am unabashedly Christian and work to reflect Jesus in every area of my life including my business relationships. I often fail at it, but it's the goal.

I volunteer in whichever ways I can, as often as I can, to combat homelessness and human sex & labor trafficking.

I'm a Texas Rangers fan.
I'm an ISTP & a High-S/c.
I love to research & solve puzzles.
I'm a dad joke aficionado.
And perhaps most importantly, I have a gray beard, which means, of course, I am wizard-level wise.

Additional Information:

▪ I read in PDF using iAnnotate
▪ I've completed Proofread Anywhere's Transcript Proofreading: Theory & Practice
▪ My reference shelf includes Morson's English Guide for Court Reporters, Wells's Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, Gregg, CMOS, AP, and M-W Unabridged -- however, I'll learn your personal writing preferences & they trump all except accuracy and readability.
▪ I have a solid grasp of medical terminology
▪ My background includes firefighting, EMS, and hospital ER work; loss prevention & security; intellectual & learning disabilities; copy & content writing.

I would love your feedback! Please leave a comment below.

 
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