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Unique Court Reporter Christmas Ornament...

Steno Christmas Ornaments

Court reporting is not a mainstream profession. I mean, how many kids do you know that say they want to be a court reporter when they grow up? Heck, most of them don’t even know what we do or that the job even exists. So it’s no surprise that it’s next to impossible to find […]

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Hypnosis for Court Reporters: Does it Wo...

Hypnosis for Court Reporters Does it Work

Does Hypnosis for Court Reporters Work? Hypnosis for court reporters is an iffy subject for some. I’ve talked to some reporters who swear by it, and others who think it works because it’s all in somebody’s head. I’ve been on both sides of the fence.  When I was in the latter speed classes in court reporting […]

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How to Use the Number Bar like a Steno F...

A shortcut way to write steno numbers

I don’t know what it is about people. They may talk smooth and slow while they’re carrying on a conversation, and then — WHAM! They hit a list of numbers and they’re rattling them off  like it’s nobody’s business. Umm…hello, I’m trying to take it down over here! While I was reporting, numbers always made […]

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Three Reasons Why Court Reporting Studen...

Why Court Reporting Students Should Fail

You’re probably wondering, “well, what the heck?” Don’t quit reading, just go with me on this. You as a court reporting student receive nothing but encouragement from your teachers, friends and family, and from those of us who are out in the professional steno world. You’re constantly told you can do this, you can learn […]

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Court Reporting and Captioning Week Day ...

I Love Steno

Are you enjoying Court Reporting and Captioning Week? Have you learned anything? Hopefully I’m whetting your appetite to begin your journey towards a new career. So you’ve decided to become a court reporter or captioner, what’s next? First off, you need a good education. There are a few court reporting schools around the country, and […]

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How and Why I Chose to Become a Court Re...

Why I chose to become a court reporter

In honor of Court Reporting and Captioning Week, I’d like to share with you how my journey into the world of steno began. It’s been a weird journey, but I wouldn’t trade it for a thing. I was a senior in high school, way back in the dark ages. (1994)  I’d never been exposed to […]

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5 Things you Should Know Before you Cons...

What to know before you start court reporting school

Well, I’m finally home from my VITAC training. It was a tad cold up in Pennsylvania for this Florida girl, but I did get to see some flurries and that made everything all right. My equipment came and I’ve been in training for the past few weeks. I’m so excited, I can’t wait till I […]

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Practice and Perseverance: Keys to Succe...

Practice and Perseverance: Keys to Success in the Steno World

How do I Gain Writing Speed and Accuracy? Practice. It’s the last thing a court reporting student wants to hear. After you graduate, it’s a dirty word, too. I’m a working reporter, I’m on that machine all day. Why should I practice? Court reporting is the only profession I know of that improvement is made […]

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Shout Out to the Hardworking Court Repor...

Funny Court Reporting Students School

Last Saturday, I took the CBC exam. I’m feeling hopeful about it, just have to wait forever and a day to find out if I really passed it or not. But I digress. The testing site was at my old alma mater, the Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville. It’s in a snazzy new building, a far […]

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