A: Real-time reporting for Voice Reporters is now a reality. Continuous speech recognition programs are now available for
applicability with the Stenomask. What that means for Voice Reporters is that as
you take dictation onto your laptop, the words you are speaking appear on the
computer's screen. At the end of the proceeding you have reported, you can give
the attorney or the Court a disk with the rough draft or you can proof the
computer's recognition version of what you dictated and then print. This speech
recognition, real-time capability enhances Voice Reporters' transcribing
ability. No more keyboarding! No more word processing input! "Instantaneous"
transcripts! The ease of learning provided with our training programs and the
ease of transcription with real-time capabilities should render other methods of
reporter takedown obsolete.
demand for court reporters has always outstripped the supply. This basic
economic principle of supply and demand is the reason court reporters enjoy a
better-than-average income in both good and bad economic periods. In fact, when
the economy turns downward, the demand for reporters increases as litigation
A: The reporter speaks into the Stenomask repeating behind the speakers what they say, making a voice record of the reporter's voice. The Stenomask allows the reporter not to be heard in the room. The reporter then causes the dictated material to be transcribed into booklet form for the requesting party.
learn to use the Stenomask, you use the language skills which you currently possess. To learn to stenotype, which is a phonetic shorthand, you must virtually learn a completely new language.
A: ABSOLUTELY. The amount of money you earn is dependent upon many variables such as your production skills, your clients, and their paying habits. Income is a function of the individual involved and not the method of takedown.
A: The Stenomask system of reporting was developed in the 1940's and has been used extensively throughout military courts since that time. From military courts it has expanded to civilian courts, both state and federal, and is widely used in
freelance practices across the United States and Canada. Actually statistics regarding specific numbers of reporters using each method, obviously, change constantly. For specific information, contact the school or your state licensing agency.
A: How much money you make is dependent on many variables such as your production speed, who your clients are, what kind of practice you have, and your location. But any reporter willing to work full time can enjoy an above-average income.
A: Court reporting is not a nine-to-five job. It takes individuals who are self-motivated and self-disciplined and who do well when unsupervised. While typing is not all-important, good verbal skills are, including good spelling, grammar and punctuation habits. Obviously, the court reporter should have no hearing or speech impairments.
A: Court reporters, both official and freelance, get paid by the page. Therefore, someone producing 100 pages per day makes twice as much as someone producing 50 pages per day. If you are not a fast typist, perhaps you can use a typist to type for you. In today's computer age, and with speech recognition, output has increased.
A: Voice Reporters are really on the brink of technology. Speech recognition, which takes the spoken word and converts it to text as the Voice Reporter speaks, is now available. This advanced technology dramatically enhances the transcribing
process and will render keyboarding and other methods of takedown for the court reporter obsolete.
A: Court reporting is a profession of great demands and great rewards. It interfaces with other exciting professions such as lawyers, judges, and doctors, as well as individuals from all walks of life.
A: The advantages of voice reporting are obvious: Stenomask is easier and quicker to learn because it uses the language skills you already possess. For the practicing reporter whose goal is to produce a verbatim record, the advantage is accuracy at faster speeds.
A: The Correspondence Program allows the course to be taken at the student's convenience time-wise and finance-wise. The course may be paid for on a class-by-class basis. Real-life experiences, anecdotes, and case situations which are included
in the course materials bridge the gap between the theoretical of most classroom environments and the actual reporting experience.
A: The Resident Program is a structured, six-month course with day or evening classes weekly with an experienced instructor. In between classes there are homework assignments, and practice sessions at home. Real-life experiences, anecdotes,
and case situations, which are included in the course materials, bridge the gap between the theoretical of most classroom environments and the actual reporting experience.