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5 Reasons It’s Important to Take Breaks

June 6, 2016 6:00 am Published by

In our blog post 4 Tips for Court Reporters Working from Home, we touched on how it’s important to take breaks because it increases productivity. That’s not the only reason. Taking time away from work helps the mind, body, and spirit reset and get ready to complete a project or inspire you to start a new one. Some days it’s more challenging to take breaks but here’s why it’s a good idea. Burnout prevention – It’s great to be busy but working too many hours causes fatigue and you may even grow to dislike your work. Left uninspired, you may walk... View Article

Productivity Tips for Court Reporters

May 20, 2016 10:08 am Published by

As a court reporter you understand your day doesn’t end when you’re done taking depositions. It takes planning to be your most productive but household responsibilities can be challenging to balance especially when your workload is overwhelming. If you work from home, your day is more flexible which can be a benefit but it also means you’re responsible for time management. Having trouble getting organized? Try these productivity tips for court reporters and let us know how it changes your day. Plan your day – Whether you spend ten minutes at the end or beginning of the day, plan what you’re... View Article

4 Tips For Court Reporters Working From Home

May 7, 2016 10:05 pm Published by

  Working from home can be a challenge.  While it sounds wonderful at first, learning how to manage your surroundings is incredibly important, especially for court reporters.  With our significant others, children, and even our four-legged friends all competing for our attention, our home office can sometimes be more distracting than the quiet oasis we intended. While our homes are our castles, we can sometimes feel like mere peasants when trying to finish expedites, making sure homework gets done, and throwing together dinner.   4 Tips for Court Reporters Working From Home  Setting Boundaries.  There’s been a lot of talk... View Article

The 411 on Shorthand (and Why It Matters Today)

April 27, 2016 7:14 pm Published by

In today’s world, accuracy is key. There’s an increasing demand for verbatim transcript and closed captioning services, which means shorthand reporting is a relevant and essential skill to have. Here are some reasons why shorthand is still important, how it’s used and where you can learn the craft for your own purposes. The Perks of Using Shorthand There are plenty of reasons why shorthand can be a serious asset, for court reporters and journalists alike. Here are just a few. It saves time – Court reporters can write at 225 words per minute or more.  Machine shorthand provided by certified court... View Article