Court Reporter Preference Sheet
Please fill out as accurately as possible. If a preference is not listed, leave a note in the text section at the end.
$10 million dollars
10 million dollars
ten million dollars
When "dollars" is not stated for both amounts, but implied:
10 or 15 dollars
10 or $15
$10 or $15
When "ninety" or "two thousand" is not stated (choose one from each column):
2005 or 6
1996 or 7
2005 or '6
1996 or '7
2005 or -6
1996 or -7
2005 or '06
Decades and ages (choose one from each column):
In his seventies
In his 70's
In his 70s
Number vs. No. (choose one from each column):
Check Number 50
Exhibit Number 2
Check No. 50
Exhibit No. 2
check number 50
exhibit number 2
Who, what, and where
Who, what and where
Capitalizing page, line, paragraph, or verse in sequential reference:
It's on Page 8, Line 2
It's on page 8, line 2
Punctuation between a statement followed by a question:
You're under oath, do you understand?
You're under oath; do you understand?
You're under oath. Do you understand?
Punctuation between a statement followed by a one-word question:
You have a job, correct?
You have a job; correct?
You have a job. Correct?
Punctuation a multiple choice question:
Was your trip a week long? Two weeks? Three weeks? A month?
Was your trip a week long? Two weeks, three weeks, a month?
Was your trip a week long, two weeks, three weeks, a month?
Nonverbal "yes" and "no" (choose one from each column):
Short interruptions to self:
I need -- I want to see that
I need, I want to see that
Setting off information:
He said -- and I didn't know whether to believe him -- he loved me
He said, and I didn't know whether to believe him, he loved me
Do you write out a number at the start of a sentence?
Usually; it depends
For Canadian reporters, do you use American or British spelling for medical words such as foetus/fetus and orthopaedic/orthopedic?
For Canadian reporters, is there anything I should know about your English style?
Briefly describe your expectations for your proofreader:
Please list any other preferences you can think of:
I ask that you attach a short and properly formatted transcript for my use as a reference.
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