NCRA members lead exciting and interesting professional careers. From transcribing and preserving the official record in high-profile cases in the courtroom, important meetings in the boardroom, and other official venues to captioning onsite at live venues such as theater and sporting events, each day presents a different adventure. See some of the stories below about NCRA members at work.
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"Yes, I would caption at ISF again and will! Their patrons loved the first night of captioning," said Anissa Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, Boise, Idaho, who provided captions for the first captioned performance in the history of the festival.
Earlier this month, NCRA member Taleesa Smith, RPR, an official court reporter from Hamilton County, Ohio, found herself reporting a sentencing proceeding from outside of an ambulance. “This was the most unique situation for me as a court reporter,” said Smith.
Rather than forgo her usual work
as a broadcast and CART captioner, Lisa Johnston, RMR, CRR, CRC, sets herself up to caption from wherever she and her husband park the RV. "I love the flexibility to do what I want and work when I want!"
"While I interned, I couldn’t wait to work. Here I am, six months later, working my dream job in my dream city." Callie Sajdera, an official reporter for the Second Judicial District of Denver, Colo., shares how an internship lead to her dream job.
Brothers Adam Alweis, RPR, and Aaron Alweis, RPR, CRR, CRC, from New York state, share their career milestones in court reporting and provide some background on how it all started.
Joshua Edwards, RDR, CRR, a CART captioner from New York, N.Y. shares his passion for singing.
"Being a professional Broadway singer was the dream that brought me to New York 10 years ago. And the dream never dies."
Patricia Nilsen, RMR, CRR, CRC, a freelance reporter from Nashville, Tenn., shares her experience of living multiple lifestyles. "I was living three distinct lives: Patricia, band manager and court reporter; Patty, wife, New Yorker; and Nikita Seis, Goddess of Bass."
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