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Follow your Dreams: What a Difference a ...

transition from court reporting to captioning

I love captioning! As of this month, I’ve been captioning for three months, and I still have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. I’d been wanting to be a captioner for a few years, and I really didn’t think I’d actually ever get here. Last year, about this time, in fact, I […]

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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 Reporter to Captioning Training: T...

Captioning Boot Camp

When I first started considering switching from reporting to captioning, I scoured the internet for advice on how to make the transition. I found next to nothing. Luckily, I knew reporters who knew reporters who knew a captioner and exchanged our phone numbers. Basically, it’s not rocket science. Practice news/weather/sports daily, adding words to your […]

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Just for Crafty Steno Nerds: Court Repor...

Court Reporting Steno Printed Fabric

Well, today was my first ever day captioning live on the air. Never have I been so excited, yet so nervous in my life! Things went pretty well, though, and I only had a slight audio problem on my second show. It wouldn’t connect! It didn’t kick in until about 30 seconds in to the […]

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Court Reporting: It’s not just for Court

Court Reporting: It’s not just for Courtrooms Anymore

What do Court Reporters Do? In social situations, the subject of what do you do for a living invariably comes up. When I was a reporter, it never ceased to amaze me the responses I’d get when I told them I was a court reporter. “Oh, you sit in court all day.” “Don’t you get […]

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The One Steno Gadget I’d Sell My Kid For

Stenograph Diamante Machine Review

Happy Day 4 of Court Reporting and Captioning Week! Today I want to share with you something I would walk through shards of glass to get to. Heck, I’d sell my kid to get another one. Curious about what it is? It’s my Diamante. I’d had a Mira A3 for a years and I loved […]

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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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It’s National Court Reporting and Captio

court reporting and captioning week 2015

It’s that time of year again! It’s Court Reporting and Captioning week, and that means it’s time for us court reporters/captioners to spread the word about our obscure, but vital profession.  If you’re a reporter/captioner/CART provider, take some time out this week to let someone know what it is we actually do, and that the […]

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Ethics, the Court Reporter, and Muammar ...

Court Reporter Ethics

Well, I’ve been plugging away at my captioning training. I’ve done better than I ever thought I would. I even have an estimated on air date at the end of February. Yay me! I’m not sure whether to be excited or freaked out. Right now I’m excited. Talk to me around Valentine’s Day and I’m […]

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