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NCRA member talks about how to become a court reporter

On June 21, MetroAtlantaJobs.com released a podcast with Glyn Poage, RDR, CRR, of Tow, Texas, as part of its “I want to be a …” series. Poage, who was a past director and vice president for NCRA, spoke of how he learned about the court reporting profession, the importance of certification, and how to get training. He also mentioned what skills are needed to move into the field of captioning. Listen to the podcast. … [Continue reading...]

GRAMMAR: How important is punctuation?

By Santo J. Aurelio Punctuation is extremely important. Without it, sentences cannot be understood. The job of a reporter is basically twofold: to capture all of the spoken words and then to transcribe those words correctly using correct and understandable punctuation. Yes, I know that it takes a bit longer to “think” about the words and how they should be properly punctuated. But isn’t that what reporters are being paid to do – to capture … [Continue reading...]

GRAMMAR: How important is punctuation?

By Santo J. Aurelio Punctuation is extremely important. Without it, sentences cannot be understood. The job of a reporter is basically twofold: to capture all of the spoken words and then to transcribe those words correctly using correct and understandable punctuation. Yes, I know that it takes a bit longer to “think” about the words and how they should be properly punctuated. But isn’t that what reporters are being paid to do – to capture … [Continue reading...]

TRAIN realtime roadblocks: Realtime technology and startup costs

For some reporters, the startup costs of realtime can be worrisome. But starting up doesn’t have to cost a lot, say those who are already realtiming. Start with what you have, they suggest, and add on as money becomes available. It’s not necessary to run out and buy two new iPads when you decide you want to start providing your realtime feed to others. Everyone has an old computer with Windows on it. And just like that, you, too, have a … [Continue reading...]

NCRA member talks about how to become a court reporter

On June 21, MetroAtlantaJobs.com released a podcast with Glyn Poage, RDR, CRR, of Tow, Texas, as part of its “I want to be a …” series. Poage, who was a past director and vice president for NCRA, spoke of how he learned about the court reporting profession, the importance of certification, and how to get training. He also mentioned what skills are needed to move into the field of captioning. Listen to the podcast. … [Continue reading...]

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John Domina and Ken Laforge are interviewed by NCRF Chair Nancy Hopp as Donna Urlaub transcribes

NCRF showcases the profession with VHP Day at NCRA’s Annual Convention

By April Weiner To commemorate Purple Heart Day on Aug. 7, NCRA and its charitable arm, the National Court Reporters Foundation, hosted a Veterans History … [Read More...]

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NCRA member talks about how to become a court reporter

On June 21, MetroAtlantaJobs.com released a podcast with Glyn Poage, RDR, CRR, of Tow, Texas, as part of its “I want to be a …” series. Poage, who was … [Read More...]

NCSA issues 2016-2017 Take Note competition

The National Committee of State Associations (NCSA) has issued a friendly challenge among state associations and individuals to spread the word about … [Read More...]

Take Note campaign phase two offers “Fresh Perspectives”

NCRA has launched a new toolkit designed to help court reporting schools identify, attract, and retain potential and new students as part of “Fresh … [Read More...]

FCRA 2016-2017 President recognized in local paper

The Orlando Sentinel reported on Aug. 16 that NCRA member Christy Aulls Bradshaw, RPR, was appointed 2016-2017 president of the Florida Court … [Read More...]

NCRF recruits record number of 2017 Angels at 2016 Convention

NCRF kicked off its 2017 Angels Drive at NCRA’s Convention in Chicago with a record 66 Angels signing up on site, including 10 brand-new Angels. “The … [Read More...]

NCRA Educator of the Year showcased in local media

An article posted by Cleveland.com on Aug. 22, notes that NCRA member Kelly Moranz, CPI, was recipient of NCRA’s 2016 CASE Educator of the Year award. … [Read More...]

NCRA’s new online Sourcebook gives members the power of change

Visitors to NCRA’s Membership Booth at the recent Convention & Expo held in Chicago, Ill., earlier this month, had the opportunity to try out the … [Read More...]

John Domina and Ken Laforge are interviewed by NCRF Chair Nancy Hopp as Donna Urlaub transcribes

NCRF showcases the profession with VHP Day at NCRA’s Annual Convention

By April Weiner To commemorate Purple Heart Day on Aug. 7, NCRA and its charitable arm, the National Court Reporters Foundation, hosted a Veterans … [Read More...]

NCRA member Jim Woitalla passes away

James A. Woitalla, RDR, CRI, of Minnetonka, Minn., passed away on Aug. 12. He was 58. A principal in Herbert L. Peterson & Associates as well … [Read More...]

Arizona county court uses remote stenographers to document proceedings

In May, Cochise County Superior Court started using a new technology to allow a stenographer to document proceedings remotely, according to a July 24 … [Read More...]

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