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So you have a court reporting diploma – but is it recognized?

Over the last year I have had several people come to me seeking employment as a court reporter. When I ask, “What are your qualifications,” I have been met with the answer, “I have a diploma in court reporting.” Having probed a little further, I was advised that the [Read More]

What’s Changed (or Not) in 30+ Years of Court Reporting

It’s hard for me to believe that I have been providing court reporting services for over 30 years (I was but a child when I started!)  I’ve been thinking about how technology has morphed what was once a manual function into a fully integrated piece of technology…but [Read More]

One Tip for Becoming a Great Court Reporter …and 10 pieces of advice to getting there

I’ve been preaching technology for years now, and as the world unfolds with voice recognition software, digital recording quality and the like, it’s never been clearer to me that a shorthand reporter’s biggest asset is their skillset to provide services like rough [Read More]

15 Reasons Why Court Reporting/Captioning is a Fantastic Career

15 Reasons Why Court Reporting/Captioning is a Fantastic Career

As Neeson & Associates celebrates its 15th year of business, I’ve reflected on my career not only as a business owner, but as a person who provides court reporting and captioning services to our clients.  As “15” is the number, here is my list of my top 15 [Read More]

Want to be a Court Reporter? Here’s how I got started…

I’ll be honest with you…I fell into court reporting by accident. Back in the late 70s, I thought I’d really like to be a lawyer; however, there were many news articles and stories indicating how tough the lawyer market was – law firms were scaling back and [Read More]

Writing shorthand is like playing a keyboard…or organ in my case.

Writing shorthand is like playing a keyboard…or organ in my case.

The first thing I noticed in class was how difficult it was for many to move their fingers independently and yet at the same time. Unlike typing, where you press one key at a time, writing shorthand is more like playing a keyboard, you type a set of keys much like playing a [Read More]