There are many directions a career in court reporting could take you, and not all of them are practiced in the courtroom.
Here are some popular career paths pursued by court reporters and those with stenographer training.
Broadcast captioners provide captions for live television programming so deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers can easily read what is being said. Broadcast captioners are often court reporters who are working on the side to provide real-time captioning for live TV broadcasts. … Continue reading
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), also known as real-time or live-event captioning, provides live, individual, in-person captioning services to the deaf and hearing-impaired. CART providers accompany clients to events such as college classes, religious services, doctor’s appointments, weddings, convention speeches … Continue reading
A Legal Videographer produces legal video and is also known as Forensic Videographer, Court Videographer, or Video Court Reporter. They produce Legal Video, Forensic Video, Courtroom Video or Visual Evidence. The process is known as Legal Videography, Court Videography, Or … Continue reading
CMRS Certificate One way to manage a court reporting firm or business is to obtain the CMRS certification (Certified Manager of Reporting Services). Completing this certification educates you on managing employees, your time, resources, marketing, and many more areas that … Continue reading
This is the job most people think of when they envision court reporting. Judicial court reporters work in courtrooms during trials and other courtroom proceedings, where they convert the words spoken by attorneys, judges and witnesses into text for use … Continue reading
Data Entry: Trained court reporters may use their skills in rapid data entry for businesses, since a trained stenotype operator can type at least twice as many words per minute as a skilled typist. These data entry specialists transcribe volumes … Continue reading
Judicial or legal transcriptionists document speech dictated to them by legal professionals, editing for grammar and clarity. Working for lawyers, they may transcribe client meetings, letters to trial participants or instructions for written contracts and wills. Click to return to … Continue reading
The term “scopist” is related to the first computers which contained a diode scope or screen. A scopist’s job is to edit transcripts written by court reporters on stenotype machines into readable, easily comprehensible English. The technical NCRA definition is … Continue reading
Webcasters create and transmit via the Internet captions for meetings, conferences, seminars and other organized gatherings. These captioners either listen to the event live, or listen to a recording of it in cases where a previously recorded event is receiving … Continue reading