Hello, I'm Candice.
This is my commitment to you.
My services will provide you with the peace of mind that your compositions are polished, provide you more time to complete other projects, and further your reputation for quality work.
Words have always been my close companions from when I learned to read at the age of four to teaching high school and college English to eventually obtaining my master’s degree in English. I have always enjoyed consuming, producing, and fixing words.
My varied work experience from teaching, the legal field, and human resources has taught me how to be organized and efficient, manage deadlines, and make communication a top priority.
Education and Work Background
I have completed a B.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English from Arizona State University and a M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University. I taught high school English for eight years working with freshmen to Advanced Placement Language and Composition students and just about everything else in-between. I have also taught English 101 and 102 at the community college.
Prior to teaching, I worked in the legal field for nearly ten years. I started as a file clerk in family law and eventually worked my way up to legal assistant and office manager in an estate planning and elder law office. During this time, I earned my A.A. and Certificate of Competency in Legal Assistant Studies from El Camino College. I have knowledge in estate planning, elder care law, conservatorships, probate, trust administration, Medicare planning, family law, and education law.
Transcription Proofreading Background
I completed Proofread Anywhere’s Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice, a rigorous program where I learned the art of proofreading transcription. I spent many hours completing 3,000+ real-life transcripts on a range of topics, including transcripts heavy in expert and medical testimony. I have experience with depositions, examinations under oath, hearings, and more. All of this was done in conjunction with learning the standards of the industry through the most common reference sources for court reporters: Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, The Gregg Reference Manual, and Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters.