Insights

August 02, 2016

Court Reporter and Firm Owner Neeson named as Fellow of the NCRA

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June 16, 2016

Court Reporters - Building Your Brand on Social Media

 

 Independent freelance court reporters can use social media to put themselves in front of firm owners in their area.  While this isn’t the same as traditional advertising, social media is a free way to make yourself known in your industry.  Here are some tips to building your own personal “brand” and getting positive attention of potential employers.

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September 18, 2015

Court Reporters: Do You Communicate Business-Readiness?

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November 07, 2014

Standards – One of the Key Ingredients to Success for Court Reporters

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July 25, 2012

Top Questions Frequently Asked by Prospective Court Reporting Students

Since posting my last blog on the topic of court reporting certifications, I have been inundated with calls from prospective students looking for answers to a number of the same questions. I thought it might be helpful to put them into a blog for easy reference.

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July 25, 2012

The Importance of Association for Court Reporters

Dictionary.com defines “association” in many ways:

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April 18, 2012

Overcoming Fear

Recently I had the opportunity to do an hour and a half presentation at the National Court Reporters’ Association’s TechCon 2012 conference in Reston, Virginia. It was a real honour to be asked to present, and my topic was Realtime Internet Streaming, stemming from a large class action trial my firm reported over an 18-month period (Andersen et al v. St. Jude Medical, Inc. et al). It’s a pretty daunting task, speaking in front of your peers for that length of time, and it got me to thinking...

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April 02, 2012

One Tip for Becoming a Great Court Reporter

I’ve been preaching technology for years now, and as the world unfolds with voice recognition software, digital recording quality and the like, it’s never been clearer to me that a shorthand reporter’s biggest asset is their skillset to provide services like rough draft, realtime, internet streaming, transcripts for video syncing, and the provision of a large array of file formats. Those court reporters who continually educate themselves, who never stop learning – they’re also way ahead of the...

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November 18, 2011

How do court reporters do that?

As a court reporter I am asked many, many times, “How do you do that?”  And while I try to explain that writing live, voice-to-text realtime – where the spoken word is instantaneously translated into readable text via a trained shorthand court reporter (me), sophisticated software which contains my English dictionary, and a computer – is much like playing concert piano; a neuropsychologist, testifying in a U.S. Federal Court had this to say about the process of writing shorthand in regard to...

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