Sarah Franks

Transcript Proofreader


Quality Proofreader dedicated to increasing productivity and quality for court reporters. I have always been passionate about the written word, and my propensity for details and accuracy, which I honed as an engineer, translate well to the world of grammar and punctuation.


Proofreader, Sarah's Red Pen; Hendersonville, TN — 2018–Present

Efficient, quality proofreading based on Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters with working knowledge of both Margie Wakeman Wells’ Guide and the Gregg Manual. 

Copywriter, Freelance; Portland, TN — 2009-2010

Wrote and edited brand development and marketing materials, press releases and web content. Produced blog content for organizations and ministries.

Technical Writer, The Foundation Group, Inc.; Nashville, TN — 2008-2009

Wrote descriptive, IRS-compliant narrative of proposed non-profit activities, and completed IRS exemption applications for said organizations.

Assistant Engineering Manager, G.F. Puhl Co., Inc.; Gallatin, TN — 2004-2008

Performed preliminary load calculations for equipment structures.

Aided department in time management and delivery of drawings to manufacturing.

Devised organizational solutions to improve production and feedback.

Developed duct and equipment plans for projects.

Produced fabrication drawings for fittings and steel structures.


Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ — Certificate of Completion, 2018

Tennessee Technological University; Cookeville, TN — B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2003


Word Processing and Spreadsheets, PDF Conversion, AutoCAD, Labview, Matlab, PLC LadderBuilder, C Programming