The ABI Reporter E-Letter

05Jun2017

ABI Reporter

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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.
01Jan2010

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – January 2010

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  JANUARY 2010 IN THIS ISSUE: Realistic “To Do” Lists Wichitan Reveals How he Invented Closed Captioning What to Wear to Work Dress Speak for Men Brief Forms of the Suffix “Ship” From the President I hope you had a happy holiday season, and may this upcoming year be prosperous for you in every way.
01Oct2009

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – October 2009

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OCTOBER 2009 IN THIS ISSUE: The Adventures of a Court Reporter in Japan The Importance of Setting and Achieving Goals Reporting: An IT Profession With Numerous Career Paths Reporting Technology: Traditional v. Digital Trailing Off and Splitting Words Tools for Smarter Planning: Digital Signatures, Reducing File Size of Exhibits and Easily Compare PDFs From the President Because Atkinson-Baker wants to continue to help you grow in your profession and fine tune your court reporting skills,
01Jul2009

The ABI Reporter Newsletter-July, 2009

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JULY 2009 IN THIS ISSUE: Flipping the Switch … How to Turn off Your Business and Turn on Your Life How to Become a Captioner Managing Your Time to Accomplish More From the President It’s that time of year again: The NCRA 2009 Annual Convention and Exhibition will be August 6-9 in National Harbor,
01Apr2009

The ABI Reporter Newsletter-April, 2009

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  APRIL 2009 IN THIS ISSUE: 360 Words Per Minute World Record Holder Shares His Methods But I’m Not a Morning Person! Your Chance to Save Your Career Simplify and Accelerate Your Transcript Production What Clients are Saying About ABI Reporters Learn Realtime Online From the President This month is NCRA’s midyear conference in New Orleans.
01Jan2009

The ABI Reporter Newsletter – January, 2009

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  JANUARY 2009 IN THIS ISSUE: What’s a CRR Anyway? Court Reporting Gains Popularity Getting Your Financial House in Order Which Backup Solution isRight for You? From the President After 21 years, ABI continues to grow, which could not be achieved without your hard work and great service. In these highly competitive and challenging times it is even more important that we go the extra mile in providing the best possible service to our clients and to each other.
01Oct2008

The ABI Reporter Newsletter-October, 2008

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JULY 2008 IN THIS ISSUE: The Importance of Continuing Education Are You an Information Front-Seater or Back-Seater? Realtime in the Classroom A Court Reporter’s Brain: “A Miracle” From the President It’s that time of year again: The NCRA 2008 Annual Convention and Exhibition is July 24-27 in Anaheim, California, and we hope you are planning to attend.
01Oct2008

The ABI Reporter Newsletter-October, 2008

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OCTOBER 2008 IN THIS ISSUE: Useful Distractions for Remote Workers Focusing on the Goal U.S. District Courts: Technology Boon Ahead? 245 Words Per Minute! Steno Theory “Clearinghouse” From the President According to the NCRA, an increase in the use of captioning on television and other places has led to reporters abandoning deposition work for this newer field.
01Feb2008

The ABI Reporter Newsletter-February, 2008

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FEBRUARY 2008 IN THIS ISSUE: More Free Time, Less Stress and More Money! Finding Your Perfect Match Making More for Your Time Complete Court Reporter’s Libraryl From the President   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 will provide useful articles,