ABI Reporter – October 2020


ABI Reporter – October 2020

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  • Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
  • Celebrating National Punctuation Day
  • Steno Represented on TikTok
  • Top 10 Reasons to Join Ascend Training by Stenograph
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From the President


Welcome to October’s ABI Reporter. Our newsletters are curated with you in mind. This month’s issue includes resources, reporter recognition, and tech advice to help you cover all your bases when working from home.

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do during these uncertain times.

Best wishes,

Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

By Sandra Mierop

Last October on a conference call to come up with ideas about what the Technology Committee was going to accomplish over the next year, I volunteered to participate on the “Realtime Tips” project. It was right in my wheelhouse. Of all the things that I do as a stenographic reporter, nothing jazzes me more than realtiming, whether it’s for a trial, a deposition, CART for somebody who has difficulty hearing, or even to a big screen at a convention with 500 attendees.

What I didn’t expect was an email from Lynette Mueller, FAPR, RDR, CRR, chair of the Technology Committee, assigning me as the “lead” for the assignment. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know what a “lead” does for an assignment. I called Lynette, and she told me that I’m the one who pulls the assignment together and then writes the article for the JCR. I’m very lucky because Lynette also assigned two superhero reporters to this small team: Kimberly Greiner, RDR, CRR, CRC, of Lenexa, KS, and Alan Peacock,  FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, of Mobile, AL.

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Celebrating National Punctuation Day

By National Court Reporters Association

What punctuation mark is misused the most?

Comma 52.9 percent

Semicolon 31.6 percent

Quotation marks 3.8 percent

Hyphen 3 percent

Exclamation mark 2.7 percent

Colon 1.9 percent

Dash 1.5 percent

Parentheses 0.8 percent

Question mark 0.8 percent

In honor of National Punctuation Day on September 24, we asked NCRA members for examples of punctuation errors that are the most annoying. Here are some of the responses:

Not using the Oxford comma!!!!!

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