SILVER LINING PROOFREADING: REPORTER PREFERENCE SHEET
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comma before too – He went with us, too.
slashes in date 4/17/07
hyphens in date 4-17-07
capitalize Counsel if a name can be replaced – Repeat that, Counsel/Lisa.
hyphens between inch-and-a-half
capitalize North, South, East, West (They went up North.)
add [sic] when speaker clearly misstates or says something “weird”
spell out number one through
$2 million dollars
two million dollars
2 million dollars
DATES – COMMAS
Exhibit No. 10
Exhibit Number 10
DATES – SLASHES/COMMAS
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Yes, I was there.
Yes. I was there.
dog, cat and horse
dog, cat, and horse
RESPONSE AFTER MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION IS ASKED
Are we talking about a year before you quit? Six months? Two weeks? Twenty-one days?
Are we talking about a year before you quit, six months, two weeks, twenty-one days?
RESPONSE AFTER MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION IS ASKED (OTHER THAN THE 2 CHOICES ABOVE)
WHEN $ IS NOT MENTIONED ON THE FIRST NUMBER, BUT IS CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD
10 or $15
$10 or $15
10 or 15 dollars
SPECIFIC PAGES, LINES, SECTIONS, VOLUME NUMBERS
Page 10, Line 20
page 10, line 20
Volume No. 5
volume number five
Volume Number 5
AFTER COLLOQUY AND ATTORNEY RESUMES Q&A
BY MR. LAWYER: Q. Did you say that?
BY MR. LAWYER: Did you say that?
(By Mr. Lawyer) Did you say that?
OBJECTION IN COLLOQUY
“IS THAT CORRECT” OR “IS THAT RIGHT” AT END OF QUESTION
You are leaving tomorrow, is that correct?
You are leaving tomorrow; is that correct?
You are leaving tomorrow. Is that correct?
“CORRECT” OR “RIGHT” AT END OF QUESTION
You are leaving tomorrow, correct?
You are leaving tomorrow; correct?
You are leaving tomorrow. Correct?
PUNCTUATION ON QUESTIONS
You must tell the truth, do you understand?
You must tell the truth; do you understand?
You must tell the truth. Do you understand?
DATES WHERE “NINETY” IS NOT STATED
1995 or 6
1995 or ‘6
1995 or ‘96
Docket Number 1
Docket No. 1
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