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Wednesday, June 28, 2017: 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST (1.0 CEU)

Title: A Freelance Checklist for Students and New Professionals

Presenter: Michael McMorran, RPR, CSR and Celeste Poppe, CSR

Bio:

Michael “Mikey” McMorran is an RPR and California CSR who has worked in the court reporting field exclusively as a freelance court reporter, primarily in San Diego, Calif., since June of 2012. Prior to graduating from Sage College in 2012, Mikey worked in a small court reporting agency as a production associate. He’s an active member in both the National Court Reporting Association and the Deposition Reporters Association of California, having attended at least three annual conventions of both associations since 2011, when he attended his first convention as a student. In Mikey’s free time, he enjoys traveling, mentoring new reporters, and giving back to the court reporting community.

Celeste Poppe is a recent California CSR, having passed the exam in January of 2017. While she passed the written exam on her first attempt in June of 2016, she worked extremely hard to pass the skills leg of the exam after she missed passing her first attempt in July 2016 by one error. She finally passed the only re-test ever administered in California in January of this year.At the same time she was attending Bryan University’s online court reporting program, she was a full-time office manager at a court reporting agency, covering the calendar, producing transcripts, syncing videos, organizing billing and payroll, and answering phones for five agencies overall. Celeste also just recently became an RPR, which she also passed on each of her first attempts. In Celeste’s free time, she enjoys snuggling with her pit bull, playing softball, dirt-biking, camping, traveling, and always looking for something new and fun to explore.

Description:

This webinar is laser-focused on providing a comprehensive, soup-to-nuts menu of everything you will need to successfully launch your career as a freelance reporter. Webinar Link

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST (0.15 CEU)

Title: What Reporters Must Know about Punctuation

Presenter: Santo "Joe" Aurelio, FAPR, RDR 

Bio:

Santo J. Aurelio, Ed.D., FAPR, RDR,  a former official court reporter for 40 years, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University, and a doctorate in education from Boston University. Dr. Aurelio is a visiting professor at colleges in the Boston area, where he teaches a variety of subjects, but mainly English grammar and medicolegal terminology. He has written extensively on English grammar, Black English, Judeo-Christian religion,  sexist language, classical art, discrimination, word etymology, adult basic education, Jewish and Italian immigration, legal terms, and mnemonics. Most of his time is spent teaching, engaging in research, and writing. He has four sons, and lives with his wife of 50 years in Arlington, Mass.

Description:

Without proper punctuation, sentences would be difficult to understand. Dr. Santo Aurelio, Ed.D,, FAPR, RDR, a reporter for 40 years, has developed many doable suggestions to assist reporters in producing transcripts in less time through a deeper knowledge of punctuation principles. This seminar will concentrate on 22 important punctuation rules to assist reporters in punctuating their transcripts correctly all the time.  

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST (0.15 CEU)

Title: The Strange Backgrounds of Familiar Words, Part 1

Presenter: Santo "Joe" Aurelio, FAPR, RDR 

Bio:

Santo J. Aurelio, Ed.D., FAPR, RDR,  a former official court reporter for 40 years, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University, and a doctorate in education from Boston University. Dr. Aurelio is a visiting professor at colleges in the Boston area, where he teaches a variety of subjects, but mainly English grammar and medicolegal terminology. He has written extensively on English grammar, Black English, Judeo-Christian religion,  sexist language, classical art, discrimination, word etymology, adult basic education, Jewish and Italian immigration, legal terms, and mnemonics. Most of his time is spent teaching, engaging in research, and writing. He has four sons, and lives with his wife of 50 years in Arlington, Mass.

Description:

A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but a word is often worth 1,000 stories!  Learn the intriguing stories behind dozens of words and phrases like diplomat, birthday suit, swastika, the donkey and elephant political symbols, and a lot more. 

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