Carrie Hoffman

Freelance Secretary & Transcriptionist

Location:Lowell, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
800 Hillside Court
Lowell, MI 49331
(616) 987-3473

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position within an administrative environment where I can use my prior clerical and secretarial experience and broaden my knowledge through educational hands-on training and employment.


2002-2012. Continued my education attending various courses in the Legal Studies program.

1998-2001. Received an Associates Degree in Legal Studies.


CARRIE HOFFMAN (1099), Lowell, MI 06/13-Present
via PreciseScript Transcript LLC,
Legal Transcriber
Working from my home office via 1099, I received weekly dictation from PreciseScript Transcription. All of my assignments were uploaded from ANP Transcription and consisted of legal hearings from either the New York Unemployment Insurance Appeals Court or the New York Division of Human Rights. The majority of the dictation assignments had a time range from a half hour to two to three hours or more. The turnaround completion time ranged from 24 to 48 hours to a week or more depending on the length of the assignment. Assignments ranged from 50 to 100 pages or more upon completion. Accuracy for each assignment was imperative. Prior to turning assignments in, I would review and re-listen to each dictation confirming and comparing the audio to the typed transcript. In addition to editing, reviewing and careful listening, I was also required to follow a set of guidelines and requests, received via ANP Transcription, that the court set-forth to follow for the completion of their transcripts.

CLARK HILL PLC, Grand Rapids, MI 08/10-04/12
Legal Secretary
I maintained a legal secretary position to three or four attorneys, and other attorneys as needed. Primary focus of law was in the following fields: Employment and Labor Law, Educational and Municipal Law, and Corporation and Nonprofit Governance Law. My responsibilities included transcribing dictation, proof reading and editing documents, drafting legal documents and communicating with several organizations including multiple nonprofit organizations, municipal cities and counties, schools, unions and the National Labor Relations Board. I managed the attorneys’ calendars, billed time and corresponded and made appointments with clients. In addition, I filled in for other secretaries and the receptionist as needed.

CARDELLI, LANFEAR & BUIKEMA, Grand Rapids, MI 02/07-02/10
Lead Legal Secretary
As a Legal Secretary to three litigation attorneys, I typed and transcribed dictation; proof read and edited documents; drafted legal documents including pleadings, correspondence, briefs, motions, notices and memorandums; managed attorneys’ calendars and billable hours; specialized in appellate process and procedure including filing documents with the Michigan State Courts, Federal Courts, Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court; corresponded with various clients, attorneys and courts throughout the process of each case and managed the incoming and outgoing documentation and workload of other staff secretaries in the Grand Rapids office while keeping the office formality and process professional and organized.

STEELCASE INC., Grand Rapids, MI (temporary) 02/06-02/07
Legal Administrator
As a Legal Administrator I assisted several attorneys, paralegals and other legal staff in the company’s legal department; created and maintained files and pleadings indexes; processed invoices; typed and transcribed dictation while proof reading and editing documents; prepared PowerPoint presentations and other substantive reports including Board of Director reports, quarterly legal reports, and quarterly analysis reports; coordinated travel arrangements; and trained other employees on litigation terminology and case process and procedure. (This was a temporary position through Adecco Employment).

WESSELING & BRACKMANN, P.C., Hudsonville, MI 01/03-01/04
As a Paralegal I performed substantive legal work in the area of Trust & Estates law; drafted trusts, wills, deeds and powers of attorney; corresponded frequently with the Probate Court; worked one-on-one with trustees, clients and family members during the process of probate proceedings; obtained knowledge in corporate law by creating limited liability companies, incorporations, and merged multiple organizations.

WARNER, NORCROSS, & JUDD, Grand Rapids, MI (Internship) 08/00-02/01
Immigration Clerk
As an Immigration Clerk I received extensive experience in immigration law, forms, databases, and legal guidelines for the Immigration and Naturalization Service; corresponded directly with the Immigration and Naturalization Service as well as other government associations; docketed follow-up dates and calendared important deadlines; filed court documents and followed-up with clients concerning confidential problems and legal questions. (This was a paid internship.)


WATERFIELD FINANCIAL, Grand Rapids, MI (temporary to permanent) 01/04, 04/04-10/05
Customer Service Representative
As a Customer Service Representative I worked with various loan officers for a large mortgage company. Served as a direct point of contact for all customers while ensuring they receive an adequate level of service or help with their questions and concerns; answered multi-line phone system; pulled credit reports, mortgage rates, and loan status reports; maintained the office budget and financial transactions; organized a customer database and taught classes on the use and benefits of this database through a PowerPoint presentation to other loan officers and administrative support at multiple branches; followed up with customers through mail, phone, email, and fax; and worked directly with the District Manager in managing office structure. (This was a temporary to permanent position through 4-Point Staffing.)

MERRILL LYNCH INC., Grand Rapids, MI 09/01-10/02
Client Associate
As a Client Associate I worked in connection with a team of stock brokers and corresponded with official from the New York Stock Exchange; provided clients account information and research assistance along with information regarding new products and services; handled check requests from clients; assisted with fund transfer inquiries and stock sales and buys; provided investment performance information and expedite trade requests from brokers; managed several financial accounts including trust, retirement, annuities, and Client Management Accounts (CMA); corresponded with the Securities Exchange Commission; traded, sold, and bought securities, mutual funds, and bonds directed from brokers; calculated yearly cost basis information, minimum retirement distributions, and gave market quotes upon request; experienced with margin accounts and estimated security buys and sells upon trading requests.


• Notary Public for Kent County
• Experienced with several software programs including: Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other programs like WordPerfect and QuickBooks).
• Experienced with multi-line phone systems.
• Able to successfully plan projects by organizing time, details, and materials.
• Successful in setting and meeting goals.
• Eager to learn.

Volunteering within the community, running marathons, participating in triathlons, and creating stained glass art.

References available upon request.
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