Services & Pricing
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.
Editing & General Proofreading
$40 per hour for general proofreading
$50 per hour for editing projects/services including initial-read throughs, rewriting, structural editing, and copy editing
$60 per hour for fact, citation, and reference checking
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: $1.00 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
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
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 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.
You may find work samples and my published poetry in the Portfolio.
Writer, Proofreader, Editor
Guia Nocon Literary Services
November 2018 to present
Dr. Julianna Hynes
January 2019 to present
February 2019 to present
Milestone Reporting Company
March 2019 to present
Jina Soto, CSR
April 2019 to present
Freelance Web Designer
Various private clients
February 2019 to present
Transcript Proofreading: Theory & Practice; Proofread Anywhere
Completed February 2019
B.A. Literature; Creative Writing, Poetry
University of California, Santa Cruz
Fall 2004 to Spring 2008
Skills & Technologies
Transcript & General Proofreading
Social Media Marketing
Microsoft Office Suite
Apple iWork (especially iAnnotate)
Express Scribe Pro
References available upon request.
A gallery of personal and client work samples.
Work samples ranging from academic research paper edits, general/court transcript proofreading, résumé and cover letter development, artist collaborations, copy, and more.
A complete publication list of my poetry.