If accuracy and timeliness are a given in the court reporting freelance industry, then are there any differentiators out there? Just about every ad one can see in the court reporting world talks about how their firm provides the most accurate or the most timely transcripts on the planet.
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s move to hire a U.S.-based vendor to provide captioning services to cover internal meetings raises privacy concerns and does nothing to contribute to the province’s economy, says Toronto court reporter Kimberley Neeson.
There are both positives and negatives when it comes to the new court transcription system being introduced in Ontario, Toronto court reporter Kimberley Neeson tells Legal Feeds.
Recently at the STAR conference of court reporting professionals, the topic came up of a truly verbatim record versus a somewhat cleaned up record – what was correct? When I began court reporting, you were to insert every “um” and “ah,” every false start, and every stumble, because that was really verbatim – exactly what you said.
The upcoming cross-border trial in the Nortel Networks bankruptcy case will mark the first time court reporters provide simultaneous real-time streaming to counsel in different jurisdictions, says Toronto court reporter Kimberley Neeson.
Although a recent settlement with salaried court reporters will allow the government to move forward with its plan to contract out certain elements of the transcription process, many in the industry remain confused about how the new system will work, says Toronto court reporter Kimberley Neeson.
Have you ever read a passage in a book and had an image in your head of the characters – how they looked when they said what they said, their voice inflection, their tone, their body language? And then have you seen that same passage acted out in a Hollywood movie and experienced a totally different viewpoint of the language and message? It is truly amazing how body language and voice inflection can play such a large role in the delivery of speech. Do a simple bit of research, and you will find...