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You can earn 0.25 PDC by passing the exam following this article, which has been approved for publication by NCRA's Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters.
The questions are based on the material in the article but some may require additional research. Please take these tests online by following the directions on the main JCR Article test page.
Employment Opportunities, Committee, Professionals
A career in court reporting
Court reporters earn an average of nearly $45,000 a year, though many earn much more. Income varies according to the area in which a person lives, certifications earned, the kinds of reporting jobs, and experience of individual reporters.
Schools and programs
The knowledge and skills to become a court reporter or stenocaptioner are taught at more than 150 re…
Professionals, Officials, Court Reporters, Freelancers
By Kimi George, RMR
Storing notes, transcripts and sound files can be an enormous task if you don’t have the right hardware. So this issue we’re going to talk about different storage devices.
The smallest of devices are jump drives, also known as flash drives, and all other sorts of cute names, but they come in a variety of sizes, from 128M ($10) to 2 gig ($100). If you want to move files from l…
For Official managers
The resources listed below are especially for Managers of Official Reporters. As we find more we will list them here. If you know of any that you would like to include here, please let us know.
CART in the Court-Setting a Standard by Pete Wacht [Members]
Linkedin is a professional networking Web site which allows users to post their professional history and make industry connections. NCRA has three groups available:
NCRA Court Reporting and Captioning Group
This group is open to all who are interested in networking with the court reporters and captioners of the National Court Reporters Association. Please follow this link to find the open NCR…
Events, Committee, Professionals
ER in grand jury proceedings
Court reporters and ER may be used in grand jury hearings.
All proceedings before the grand jury are electronically recorded.
Court reporters are used in grand jury hearings.
Court reporters and ER may be used in grand jury hearings. A grand juror may express personal prefe…
States, Professionals, Advocacy
Ethics and Business Practices, Certification and Testing, Advocacy, Committee, Professionals
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What is Scoping?
A scopist is a professional transcript editor for court reporters. However unlike an editor or a proofreader, a scopist has the ability to compare a court reporter’s shorthand to the finished transcript. By “scoping” the transcript, mistranslate errors can be identified thereby helping the court reporter preserve an accurate record.
Scopist and proofreaders group on Facebook