The ABI Reporter E-Letter

08Oct2019

ABI Reporter – October 2019

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Hello, This month’s ABI Reporter includes some interesting articles about the use of scopists, the future of captioning, and much more. As always, we appreciate all the feedback you provide us. It allows us to continue developing new and different ways to help you when taking jobs with us. Best wishes,
10Sep2019

ABI Reporter – September 2019

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Hello, Summer vacations and the summer lull has passed.  I hope you had a chance to enjoy it! We are now preparing for the standard fall uptick of reporting jobs and demand.  This issue presents articles to help you become more efficient and productive.  Let’s all work together to service the clientele who make our valuable profession possible.
12Aug2019

ABI Reporter – August 2019

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Happy summer! I hope you have had a chance to enjoy some days off from transcripts and jobs. Here are a few articles about technology and work tips that may be of use. Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
08Jul2019

The ABI Reporter – July 2019

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Hello, This month we’re featuring articles about interesting work experiences from reporters around the country, as well as some tips to make your jobs easier. Enjoy! Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
11Jun2019

The ABI Reporter – June 2019

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Hello! This month we are highlighting reporters in the industry and some great tips to help you do your job more effectively. Enjoy! Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
13May2019

The ABI Reporter – May 2019

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In May’s edition of the Reporter, we have included information to help you improve reporting skills, an article on online safety basics, as well as reviews of some specialized reporter software. As always, let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in your newsletter. Enjoy! Sheila
08Apr2019

The ABI Reporter – April 2019

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Hello, Our articles this month highlight the value of a live reporter in legal proceedings. Thank you for all your hard work! Plus, we’ve included tips that will help you in this challenging professional environment. I hope you find these articles inspiring and interesting to read. Let me know what you would like to read about.
12Mar2019

The ABI Reporter – March 2019

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Hello, National Court Reporting and Captioning Week may be over, but you can still join in on the fun by reading this month’s articles on the celebration that took place throughout the nation. We have also included articles to help expand your vocabulary and knowledge. Don’t forget to follow our company page on social media to stay updated on our latest news!
12Feb2019

The ABI Reporter – February 2019

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Hello, Here is our February collection of articles for your enjoyment and use.  Interested in a game to improve your writing speed?  We have partnered with an excellent online group, Realtime Coach.  Check it out here.  Then email me to get more information about our AtkinsonBaker-specific login, where we can provide personalized,
14Jan2019

The ABI Reporter – January 2019

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Hello, As we move into the new year, we have included in this month’s edition a fun read about a reporter who received accolades from a celebrity.  There are also some helpful articles about words and punctuation. I hope you find this newsletter helpful and interesting to read! As always, I welcome your feedback so we can continue to provide you with excellent service.
27Oct2018

The ABI Reporter – October 2018

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Happy Fall! As we settle in after the summer fun, you should know that we have been busily streamlining and improving how we get things done.  While there is more in the works, we have rolled out some helpful improvements for you, so if you haven’t checked us out for a while and would like to find out more,
12Sep2018

The ABI Reporter – September 2018

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Hello, For this issue, we have rounded up some personal interest stories about reporters. Plus, the “Computer Tips and Tricks” should help make your work life more efficient.  I hope you find this inspirational and helpful! As always, I’d love to hear your feedback, one reporter to another. Best, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
14Aug2018

The ABI Reporter – August 2018

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Hello, Welcome to our August ABI Reporter!  I hope you find these specially selected articles valuable (and fun), as we continue to become more efficient in this busy marketplace. If you missed the New Orleans convention last weekend, click here for award winners, voting results, and more. Best, Sheila
19Jul2018

The ABI Reporter – July 2018

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Hello! Here are two inspirational stories from reporters who revitalized their drive and purpose for reporting, one by educating young students and one by educating clients about our technology. Enjoy! Best, Sheila
20Jun2018

The ABI Reporter – June 2018

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Hello! I hope to see you at the “Jazz it Up” annual convention in New Orleans.  There will be lots of socializing, hundreds of reporters from around the nation, as well as amazing educational seminars, for rookies and for experienced reporters alike.  Let me know if you plan to attend so we can plan to connect!
09May2018

The ABI Reporter – May 2018

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Hello! We are all feeling the effects of less reporters in the marketplace and the need to protect our profession from alternate technologies. As you know, we are working closely with you to develop ways to ease this crunch. One way is to streamline transcript production so that you not only can report more but so that you also create more leisure time.
17Apr2018

The ABI Reporter – April 2018

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Hello, Thank you for your recent feedback about how we can help you do your job better!  At your request, we have a new and improved job worksheet, and we are working on the other suggestions from you.  These will be rolling out over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy this selection of articles,
12Mar2018

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – March 2018

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Hello, Here are some heartening articles about writing realtime, some healthy suggestions for standing up to our sedentary lifestyle, tips on identifying phishing emails, and a true success story about a reporter who learned the profession by studying online. I’m sure you’ve experienced the increase in demand of our services.  Streamlining our efforts is one approach to increasing our income and buying leisure time. 
16Jan2018

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – January 2018

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Hello! Here are some articles that I hope help with ideas for changes and improvements in the coming year. As a reminder, February 10 through 17 will be Court Reporting and Captioning Week.  Let’s all take this opportunity to promote and celebrate our profession.  Click here for ideas for things you can do,
13Dec2017

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – December 2017

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Happy Holidays! Here are some hand-picked articles chosen to help you with faster, more efficient transcript production and increased technical know-how.  These articles are written by experienced court reporting pros. Let me know what is helpful to you and also what subjects you would like to hear more about in the future.
19Sep2017

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – September 2017

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Hello, Here is our collection of articles selected for you, some enjoyable and useful ones, written by and for court reporters.  Enjoy! To stay connected with other reporters, be sure to join and support your local court reporter association.  In addition, as a member of NCRA you will receive the periodicals (paper and electronic),
05Jun2017

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – June 2017

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Hello, We know there are many reasons to get those transcripts turned around efficiently:  to increase our hourly pay for the time invested, to buy some relaxation time, and to service the legal profession are some of them.  We also know that utilizing our CAT system technology can help with this. 
19Aug2016

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – August 2016

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Hello, Are you working on getting up and running on realtime? Are you an old hand at providing it, yet on the look-out for good tips? Or somewhere in between? Wherever you are on this learning curve, we have chosen some articles to help. Get advice and motivation from seasoned realtimers in “Realtime Readiness,
07Jun2016

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – June 2016

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For light, fun reading material, in this issue of the Reporter we have included, “The Same but so Different,” a US reporter’s experiences working in the London courts, and, “Learn from Secret Agents,” highlighting the parallels between a court reporting profession and that of a secret agent. As for the technology aspect of reporting,
29Mar2016

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – March 2016

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Hello, Our articles in this e-newsletter are on topics of special interest to reporters. Taking into consideration that we are perpetually short on time, included are “sound bites” that are brief and to the point.  They include some fantastic tips and viewpoints for use on an immediate basis, and, if applied,
11Jan2016

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – January 2016

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Hello, In our last issue of the Reporter I mentioned business picking up after the summer and the necessity to organize for increased production of transcripts. Were you able to utilize any of those articles to increase your efficiency? Here are some more hand-picked articles to help you continue with the process.
24Sep2015

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – September 2015

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Hello, As we enter the final quarter of 2015 and summer vacations are over, we can expect an increase of legal discovery. It’s time to organize for increased production! I hope some of our past newsletters have helped with ideas for faster and more efficient transcript turnaround time, work-life balance, and increased technical know-how.
01Jul2015

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – July 2015

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Thank you to those who responded to our survey last month. It was very helpful to us in choosing the topics for this newsletter and to address the subjects you are interested in. I’m sure it is no surprise that reporters are interested in speed building, realtime, and being more organized and efficient.
15Apr2015

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – April 2015

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I’m sure you will enjoy the collection of articles we have put together for you in this issue of The Reporter.  Our main article was published by NCRA’s TRAIN (Taking Realtime Awareness and Innovation Nationwide) Task Force.  You will get to read several different reporters’ perspectives on what realtime means to them. 
01Feb2015

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – February 2015

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I hope you enjoy this edition of The Reporter, our e-letter for court reporters. We have included an interesting article which addresses “gender stereotypes” in the workplace. The author makes some great points on how to improve gender diversity at work. There is also a link to her e-seminar. “Passing the Test” contains good information from experienced writers.
01Oct2014

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – October 2014

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October 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: • Ways to Hook Up • Fingers Fly at Court Reporting Championships • The Challenges of Court Reporting • Why Punctuality Matters • 6 Rules for Outstanding Email Communication • Top 7 Grammar Websites for Administrative Professionals From the President Hello! Since our inception over twenty years ago,
01Jul2014

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – July 2014

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  July 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: • Is the Customer Always Right? • 10 Things That Define a True Professional • Law Firm Dress Code for Women • Law Firm Dress Code for Men • NEW! A Mobile Version of Atkinson-Baker’s Reporter Website (ARS) •15 Tools to Put You in the Winner’s Circle From the President Hello!
01Apr2014

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – April 2014

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  April 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: • Tips for Synchronizing Time Stamping on Transcripts with Videos • How to Build a Strong Work Ethic • Tips to Improve Your Stamina • Preventing Burnout • Convert English to Steno • Write Smart Email From the President Hello!  I hope you enjoy the articles we have put together for you in this e-newsletter.
01Jan2014

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – January 2014

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  January 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: • Missing the Message• Can You Hear Me Now? Five Tips for Effective Client Communication • Witness to History: 30 Years as a White House Steno • Skilled for Success • Friendly Reminders for Reporters • The Latest Must-Have Gadget in the Court Reporter Arsenal From the President It’s that time of year again: NCRA’s 2014 TechCon is April 11-13 in Atlanta,
01Oct2013

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – October 2013

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  OCTOBER 2013 IN THIS ISSUE: • Real-time Competition Got You Nervous? You Got This!• High Speed Chase• The Importance of Proofreading • Nine Ways for Court Reporters to Relieve Stress • My “Secret” for Better Realtime •Download Our 2014 Federal Holiday Perpetual Calendar From the President As we continue to adhere to our standard of excellence at Atkinson-Baker,
01Jul2013

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – July 2013

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JULY 2013 IN THIS ISSUE: • Realtime Success • How to Motivate Yourself • Relaxation Exercise: The Inner Smile • Good News From Our Clients • Nolo’s Free Dictionary • The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation From the President I hope you plan to attend NCRA’s 2013 Convention and Expo in Nashville next month,
01Apr2013

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – April 2013

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APRIL 2013 • Capturing the Spoken Word and Each Other’s Hearts • Attributes of Excellent Client Services  • Being Aware of Unhelpful Thinking Tendencies • Improve the Quality of Your Audio • TRAIN: Taking Realtime Awareness and Innovation Nationwide • Courting Disaster! Test Yourself with This Interactive Game IN THIS ISSUE: From the President I hope you will be attending TechCon in Scottsdale,
01Jan2013

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – January 2013

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JANUARY 2013 IN THIS ISSUE: Is Your Dictionary Getting in the Way of Realtime? Challenging Negative Self-Talk Text on Top – Review Time Savers and Tips Tools for Smarter Planning From the President As we launch into the coming year, I hope you have cleaned your slate on past decisions and failures and have taken the time to put some fresh,
01Oct2012

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – October 2012

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  OCTOBER 2012 IN THIS ISSUE: • Court Reporters Have a Front Row Seat to History • VIDEO: Short Writing • VIDEO: Legos • VIDEO: Keep Up With Mark • VIDEO: The Two Pillars of Magnum Steno • VIDEO: Speed Without Briefs From the President Thank you for being a part of the ABI team.
01May2012

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – May 2012

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May 2012 IN THIS ISSUE: “Technology Impact” Video Series Interpersonal Communication Using an iPad to Recreate a Scene in a Deposition Fanfare for the Comma Man Realtime Coach Turning off Read Mode While Viewing PDFs From the President In this issue we have included several short videos to keep you informed about back-up technology for your notes and transcripts.
01Feb2012

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – February 2012

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February 2012 IN THIS ISSUE: The Value of Certification Write Shorter Recorders Not the Answer to Stenographic Errors Lost in Digital Translation Confident Body Language Overcoming Procrastination From the President Because one of the questions being asked of our profession right now is whether digital can replace the court reporter, we have included some articles which look at the differences,
01Nov2011

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – November 2011

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NOVEMBER 2011 IN THIS ISSUE: Dealing with Negative People Finding a Scopist Reporting the Michael Jackson Trial – Part One Reporting the Michael Jackson Trial – Part Two Proofreading Tips 10 Email Organization Tips From the President Atkinson-Baker wants to continue to help you grow in your profession and fine-tune your court reporting skills.
01Aug2011

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – August 2011

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  AUGUST 2011 IN THIS ISSUE: • Doing Things Carefully • Why Punctuality Matters • Methods of Backing Up Work • Heroes in the Field:The Story of Glenda Cook • 10 Unknown Google Tips From the President Hello! This issue covers a variety of topics covering doing a professional job. It is intended to acknowledge our reporters who consistently service the clients in a friendly manner and get out an accurate and timely transcript.
01Mar2011

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – March 2011

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MARCH 2011 IN THIS ISSUE: The Ripple Effect Interactive Realtime 301: Realtime Reporting and Beyond What’s a CRR, Anyway? Fight the Battle Against Clutter The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor From the President Thank you for being a part of the ABI team. I know that you will continue to prosper as you learn and strive for perfecting your skills as a reporter.
01Jan2011

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – January 2011

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JANUARY 2011 IN THIS ISSUE: Interactive Realtime 201 Realtime Reporter’s Toolbox Part One: Cabled Realtime Realtime Reporter’s Toolbox Part Two: Wireless Realtime ABI New Product Feature: Mobile Transcript How Do I Prevent Someone from Forwarding a PDF? From the President In these highly competitive times, we must go the extra mile in providing the best possible service to our clients and to each other.
01Sep2010

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – September 2010

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SEPTEMBER 2010 IN THIS ISSUE: Judges and Litigators Prefer Realtime Reporters to Recording Devices CA Gov. Schwarzenegger Missing the Facts re Digital Audio Video Failures Cause Trials, Hearings to be Lost Interactive Realtime 101 Are You Too Efficient to Be Effective? Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation Find Terms, Keywords, Dictionary by Category From the President In the court reporter and legal news recently,
01May2010

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – May 2010

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MAY 2010 IN THIS ISSUE: Golden Rules of Goal Setting: Five Rules to Set Yourself Up for Success Organizational Tips For Your Home Office Work Life Balance Tips From the President Because Atkinson-Baker wants to continue to help you grow in your profession and fine tune your court reporting skills, we hope this quarterly e-letter provides you with useful articles,
01Mar2010

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – March 2010

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MARCH 2010 IN THIS ISSUE: The Heroes of Last-Minute Depositions When to Say No to Your Dream Job If I Knew I Couldn’t Fail How to Reduce and Manage Job and Workplace Stress Hyphenating Letter-For-Letter Spelling From the President I hope you are planning to attend the NCRA Midyear Conference in San Francisco next week.