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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tons and Tons of Court Reporter Steno Br...

Steno Brief Books

A Court Reporters Dream: To Write like the Wind If you as a reporter, captioner, or CART provider could have one wish, what would it be? A few might say less stress, (keep dreaming!) or doing something innovative with their weekend, like, I don’t know, relax instead of working on transcripts. A few others might […]

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 […]

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 […]