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Celebrating entrepreneurs

“It took a lot of hard work and determination to get through school and to build my skills as a practicing reporter. I’m a reporter business owner, so my approach in working with clients, reporters, and staff is generally directed by the reporter in me,” says Jan Schmitt, RPR, owner of the Schmitt Reporting & Video in Vancouver, Wash. To mark Women’s Entrepreneur Day, an international day celebrated with a worldwide social media campaign … [Continue reading...]

Realtime writing and realtime scoping in Jamaica

By Linda Bland It isn’t unusual for me to receive a call from a court reporter asking how to upgrade his or her writing to offer realtime writing as a service or how to transition to captioning or CART providing. However, I was very pleased when I received a call from Ms. Tessa Lewin of the U.S. Embassy, asking me if I would be interested in discussing how the Court Reporting at Home Realtime Writing Professional Development Program might … [Continue reading...]

Realtime writing and realtime scoping in Jamaica

By Linda Bland It isn’t unusual for me to receive a call from a court reporter asking how to upgrade his or her writing to offer realtime writing as a service or how to transition to captioning or CART providing. However, I was very pleased when I received a call from Ms. Tessa Lewin of the U.S. Embassy, asking me if I would be interested in discussing how the Court Reporting at Home Realtime Writing Professional Development Program might … [Continue reading...]

Get realtime-capable now: Tips for learning brief forms for court reporters

By Lynette Mueller Being realtime-capable should be the goal of every court reporter. My realtime goal is to always strive for 99.8 percent translation rate on every job. The prep work is essential to maintain or exceed that goal. My writing is constantly evolving (even after 30 years of reporting). Writing short is paramount to the success of my translation rate, for keeping up with the fast talkers, and also being kind to my body — … [Continue reading...]

Local court reporting firm owner elected to NCRA leadership

The Wausau Daily Herald posted a press release on Nov. 25 issued by NCRA announcing that Christine J. Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC, of Wausau, was installed as the Association’s 2016-2017 President-elect in early August during the NCRA Convention & Expo held in Chicago. … [Continue reading...]

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Celebrating entrepreneurs

“It took a lot of hard work and determination to get through school and to build my skills as a practicing reporter. I’m a reporter business owner, so my … [Read More...]

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Celebrating entrepreneurs

“It took a lot of hard work and determination to get through school and to build my skills as a practicing reporter. I’m a reporter business owner, so … [Read More...]

Stenograph president John Wenclawski to retire at year’s end

After 33 years at Stenograph, John Wenclawski has announced his intent to retire at the end of 2016. “Participating in the advancement of … [Read More...]

Support NCRA’s mission and consider serving on the Board of Directors

Do you have what it takes to help lead NCRA and the court reporting and captioning profession into the future? Or do you know someone who does? If so, … [Read More...]

Firm owners honor veterans through the Veterans History Project

By April Weiner In honor of Veterans Day earlier this month, court reporting firms across the nation gathered to interview veterans about their … [Read More...]

Top 10 best gifts for your favorite court reporter or captioner

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Can’t seem to find the perfect gift for your favorite court reporter or captioner? NCRA would like to … [Read More...]

Local court reporting firm owner elected to NCRA leadership

The Wausau Daily Herald posted a press release on Nov. 25 issued by NCRA announcing that Christine J. Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC, of Wausau, was … [Read More...]

NCRA announces affiliation with British Institute of Verbatim Reporters

NCRA Board of Directors announced that it has approved an official affiliation with the British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR). The unanimous … [Read More...]

NCSA challenge inspires members to showcase court reporting and captioning professions

Although the kick-off for NCRA’s fifth National Court Reporting & Captioning Week is still weeks away, members have already begun reporting … [Read More...]

DOJ clarifies regulations regarding closed captioning and audio descriptions for movies

On Tues., Nov. 22, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, public accommodations that own, operate, … [Read More...]

Gold Star families added to Library of Congress Veterans History Project

NJ.com reported on Nov. 16 that the U.S. Senate has approved legislation that adds Gold Star families to the Library of Congress Veterans History … [Read More...]

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