JCR Award for Karen Ruud, CRI

Leadership, teambuilding, & mentoring

Karen Ruud, CRI

Karen Ruud, CRI

Karen Ruud, CRI
Madison, Wis.

Karen Ruud, CRI, manager of training for Caption First, has devoted many years to training new reporters. Her current position brings her passion and strength to training court reporters and captioners and improving their writing. She makes concrete suggestions that improve their realtime output and skill, regardless of whether they are just out of school or have been in the business for decades. To aid her, Ruud developed an entire series of hands-on realtime modules. Combined with her nurturing and gentle guidance, Ruud has encouraged many a fellow professional to improve his or her skills and embrace realtime.