March 5, 2008

MARGARET L. BALES

5240 Lake Margaret Drive
Apartment 506
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 273-8336

OBJECTIVE: To obtain full- or part-time employment utilizing my office expertise and experience where speed, accuracy and commitment to quality are needed.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Margaret L. Bales Proofreading/Transcription Services – Orlando, FL
(1989-present)

Proofreader

– Proofread deposition, hearing, trial and meeting transcripts generated by court reporters

– Proofread marketing collateral including brochures, posters and ads

Transcriptionist

– Produce verbatim transcripts from audiotapes, videotapes and CDs for City, County and private sector of meetings and hearings

– Produce verbatim transcripts from audiotapes, videotapes and CDs of presuit statements, civil and criminal depositions, civil and criminal hearings and trials for court reporters and/or attorneys

Office Staff Assistant

– Serve as temporary and/or supplemental office staff at various Central Florida businesses for employees on personal leave/vacation assisting in daily operations or special projects.

BUSINESS AFFILIATIONS:

Central Florida Reporters, Inc. – Orlando, FL
Office Assistant (2000-2005)

– Assisted in general office responsibilities including client interaction, scheduling, payroll, production

Accurate Reporters, Inc. – Orlando, FL
Office Assistant (2006)

– Assisted in general office responsibilities including client interaction and scheduling

Investigative Information Services – Orlando, FL
Office Assistant (1999-2000)

Assisted owner of private investigative agency with daily operations, research, verbatim transcriptions of investigative statements

Noreen Renier, Psychic – Maitland, FL
(Office Assistant 1990-1994)

– Assisted owner in daily operations including telephone inquiries, scheduling sessions with law enforcement and private sector

– Received and stored evidence securely for scheduled psychic sessions

– Produced verbatim transcripts of Ms. Renier’s sessions with law enforcement

Century Reporters – Orlando, FL
Typist (1983-1989)

– Produced verbatim transcripts as dictated by court reporters

– Type 89 WPM

Kelly Services – Orlando, FL
Administrative Assistant/Word Processor (1981-1983)

– Worked for numerous companies assisting where needs existed such as IBM, General Accident Insurance Company, Centennial Corporation performing word processing tasks and managing telephones

Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL
Space & Facilities Analyst (1973-1976)

– Worked with architects and engineers to maintain complete physical space inventory of all buildings, on- and off-site belonging to FSU in University database

– Worked with architects and engineers in setting up new database to report all FSU facilities to the Florida Legislature

– Inventoried regularly physically all campus facilities for FSU records as well as the Florida Board of Regents

– Compiled Fixed Capital Outlay Budget for submission to Florida Legislature

– Served as staff support along with architects and engineers on the University Space Committee with regard to academic and administrative needs for new building proposals and renovations

EDUCATION

A.S. Legal Investigation (Honor Graduate)
Southern College – Orlando, FL

B.S. Biological Sciences
Mercer University – Macon, GA

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COMPUTERS

Microsoft Word, TurboCat, Eclipse, ExpressScribe, For the Record, Case Catalyst

REFERENCES

Provided upon request.