Reporter's Preference Form
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Preferred resource guides or special concerns
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slashes in date 6/20/15
hyphens in date 6-20-15
capitalize Counsel/Plaintiff/Defendant if name can be replaced -- Repeat that, Counsel.
Add [sic] when speaker clearly misstates
Spell out numbers one through . . .
When the witness says "two million dollars"
two million dollars
2 million dollars
$2 million dollars
Dates -- comma after year
January 19, 2005
January 19, 2005,
Exhibit No. 8
Exhibit Number 8
Answers to questions
Yes, I was there.
Yes. I was there.
. . . pencil, pen, and paper.
. . . pencil, pen and paper.
Multiple choice question
Were you on the job for a year before the incident? Six months? Three weeks? Twenty-two days?
Were you on the job for a year before the incident, six months, three weeks, twenty-two days?
When $ is not mentioned with the first number
10 or 15 dollars
10 or $15
$10 or $15
Preference for commas with throwaway phrases (like, you know, kind of, etc.)
I told her, like, you can't tell me what to do, you know, when I'm in charge.
I told her like you can't tell me what to do you know when I'm in charge.
Dates where the year is not fully stated
2005 or 6
2005 or '6
2005 or '06
Do you prefer to keep certain info on the same line? For example, keep the day on the same line as the month? Last name on the same line as Mr./Ms./Dr.? The number on the same line as Exhibit Number?
Any other format or punctuation preferences?
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