Document formatter \u002F proofreader

Full Time
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Posted Today
Job description

We’re Hiring!
Want to join our Dynamic Team?

Veteran Reporters, Inc. currently has job openings - Please contact us if you possess the following:

  • Attention to detail
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Able to Multi-Task

Must be able to commit to Monday through Friday Schedule in an office setting.
Please give us a call @ 855.667.0077 to schedule an interview.

Main Objectives: Good quality, accurate, verbatim transcription.

Secondary Objective: Proofreading skills

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Document Formatter and Information Manager position requires an extremely reliable, meticulous individual who is responsible for publishing transcripts and other documentation as required.

Characteristics of a potential candidate best suited for this line of work are that of a person intrigued with the criminal justice system, one who has a high level of curiosity and the ability to listen to the actual words spoken and transcribe them accurately. The individual must be dependable, accurate and flexible. The candidate needs to have a perfect understanding of legal terminology and a good command over the English language, and pay attention to details.

NOTE: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Assists in the production of official court record of proceedings

2. May require proofreading and correcting draft documents as needed.

3. Understand everything going on in the proceedings, including the reactions and hand gestures of the witnesses, lawyers, plaintiffs, defendants, etc. noticed during the testimony, with the help of log notes provided by the technology court reporter.

4. He/she is expected to transcribe the detailed report of the legal proceedings by listening to the recorded information.

5. Good knowledge of the legal system.

6. Expected to have good research skills, language skills, computer skills, as well as management skills.

7. Follow log notes and completed worksheet for all assigned recordings, and correctly and in order, identify all speakers.

8. Abide by format standards for transcription.

9. Complete non-technical aspects of all record keeping.

10. Identify marked exhibits accurately in the transcript; indicate correctly on-record/off-record in the transcript.

11. Ensure that all equipment is cleaned and in proper working order. If equipment is not functioning properly, advise supervisor in a timely manner.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

1. Computer operation experience

2. Create folders, rename files, burn CDs, etc.

3. Excellent communication ability

4. Attention to detail

5. A good working knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and legal terminology

6. The ability to be self-motivated

7. Efficiently organize your work

8. Work under pressure and be able to work on a deadline

9. Exercise discretion and most important, confidentiality

10. Present a favorable impression to the public and court personnel; possess a professional demeanor

11. Type accurately and a minimum of 85 correct words per minute

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. High School Diploma/GED (Graduation from an accredited high school, or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.)

2. Business Office experience

3. Legal, paralegal background (very helpful)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1. Sit for long periods of time

2. Must have very good hearing

3. May work evenings and weekends or be on call for last-minute jobs

WORK ENVIRONMENT

1. Physically, in person, in an office setting.

EARNINGS AND BENEFITS

1. Income varies depending on skill and experience

2. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Language:

  • English (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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