The ABI Reporter E-Letter

19Feb2021

ABI Reporter – February 2021

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Hello! In case you haven’t heard, Atkinson-Baker is now part of Veritext.   I’d like to thank you for your contributions in helping us build something truly amazing. We realize Atkinson-Baker would not be what it is today without you. The same Atkinson-Baker team you have been working with will remain on,
12Jan2021

ABI Reporter – January 2021

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Hello, Happy New Year! I hope you had a nice holiday season with your loved ones.  We look forward to continuing to provide you with resources to help you professionally. We have included articles on new technology, research tips, and other resources. Enjoy this issue. Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker    
07Dec2020

ABI Reporter – December 2020

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Hello, Welcome to the December issue of the ABI Reporter. This issue includes articles that provide tips on productivity, field-related topics, and technology. Enjoy! As the holiday season approaches, I’d like to thank you all for your continuous support during this uncertain year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
10Nov2020

ABI Reporter – November 2020

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Hello, Welcome back to the ABI Reporter. Our November issue highlights tips for reporters on remote depositions, technology, and grammar. I hope you find these interesting.  I think you will find some very useful suggestions! Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
13Oct2020

ABI Reporter – October 2020

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Hello, 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,
20Sep2020

ABI Reporter – September 2020

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Hello, This month’s ABI Reporter is packed with tips and useful information for you. We included articles on remote depo tips, training opportunities, and more. Make sure you stay up to date on all news relevant to your job with our newsletter. Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
19Aug2020

ABI Reporter – August 2020

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Hello, Here’s this month’s issue of the ABI Reporter curated with you in mind. We included articles about NCRA’s virtual convention, work-related tips, and more.  As we continue forward, remember to take some time for yourself. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to our profession. Best wishes for health, Sheila Atkinson-Baker  
14Jul2020

ABI Reporter – July 2020

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Hello, Our July ABI Reporter highlights various technology and grammar tips. I hope you enjoy this issue. Every issue is put together with you in mind. During these last couple of months, many of you have faced changes and challenges but have managed to overcome them. Thank you for the work you do. 
08Jun2020

ABI Reporter – June 2020

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Hello, Through our work and during life we witness violations of human rights. What exactly are they and how do we preserve them? I ask you to click here and to take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the story behind this document.
11May2020

ABI Reporter – May 2020

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Hello, In this issue, we continue our focus on articles to help you confidently master working from home.  If there is a topic you would like us to include in future issues of the ABI Reporter, let us know. This newsletter is for you. Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
08Apr2020

ABI Reporter – April 2020

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Hello, Here are some reporter-focused articles relevant to our changing environment. I hope you can take some time to reflect and to disengage from the daily whirl. Step back and reorient to your life purposes and to what is important to you. You are in the driver’s seat. Thank you for all you are doing to help yourself and others to stay uplifted and to be safe.
11Mar2020

ABI Reporter – March 2020

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Hello, When you look at it, it’s a pretty amazing service that reporters provide: You record the legal proceedings, writing as fast as people talk.  You weather the stress when people talk on top of each other, cut each other off, use technical jargon, or speak with heavy accents.  You then provide verbatim transcripts,
10Feb2020

ABI Reporter – February 2020

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Hello, This month we give a nod to all reporting professionals, with articles about some in our great profession.  We also offer a few tips to make life easier.  Have a productive month! Best, Sheila Atkinson-Baker  
14Jan2020

ABI Reporter – January 2020

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Hello, I hope you had a fantastic holiday! As we move into 2020, it is clear that the reporter crunch continues.  This requires all of us to work together as a team and to be super productive. In this way, we prosper over alternative forms of making the record, and we meet our other challenges with efficiency.
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,