The ABI Reporter E-Letter – December 2017

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The ABI Reporter E-Letter – December 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • A Freelancer’s New Perspective of Court: Lesson on Deposition Transcripts
  • The Aspiring Realtime Warrior
  • The Sport of Realtime
  • The Adverb Clause
  • Proofreading Tips
  • You Never Know Where Your Next Tip Will Come From
  • Eclipse Winter Retreat

From the President

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.

Best,

Sheila

A Freelancer’s New Perspective of Court: Lesson on Deposition Transcripts

By Tricia Rosate

In California, freelancers often cover civil trials, and I’ve been reporting more trials lately. I consider myself a pretty good writer, but this pace is phenomenal. No shuffling through exhibits, no 10-minute lulls where the witness is taking their sweet time reading every page of a lengthy email exchange. This is theater.

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The Aspiring Realtime Warrior

By Michelle Kirkpatrick

Let’s start right off with a controversial topic. I’ve heard it said there’s a breakdown of abilities and skill levels within court reporters: The top 10 percent of reporters are exceptionally skilled, able to write virtually any sort of realtime or fast-speaking real-life material thrown at them; the next 50 to 60 percent are your “average” reporter; and the “bottom” 30 to 40 percent of reporters perhaps virtually always struggling with a skill level that would throw them out of a chance to participate in that realtime realm completely, ever, in their lifetime.

Whether you’re inclined to believe that or not, the reality is, if you lined all of us reporters up and were able to judge with divine powers who should be placed ahead of whom, there is going to be an inevitable top and bottom.

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The Sport of Realtime

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The Adverb Clause

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Proofreading Tips

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You Never Know Where Your Next Tip Will Come From

Eclipse Winter Retreat

The Lighter Side of Legal

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