So what do you do?
At some point we’ve probably all been asked, “So what do you do?” When I was solely a stay-at-home parent, I HATED that question because it was so hard to quantify every role I filled and to convey what an all-encompassing responsibility it was to be a stay-at-home parent. I have had this same question of curiosity in my mind about court reporters since working with some of them as a proofreader. I would like to tag along and see what a day in the life of a court reporter is really like.
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What DO court reporters do exactly, before proofreaders get the finished transcript?
Well, today I saw a great article on LinkedIn by Jeff Rusk, a court reporter in Tennessee. It’s called “The Court Reporter/Paralegal/Attorney Relationship“ and addresses:
A Brief History of Court Reporting
- Designations (CCR, LCR, etc.)
- So What Does a Court Reporter Actually Do?
- Compressed Transcripts and Electronic Files
- Video Synchronization
It is a good summary and I hope it will give some clarity to my fellow proofreaders and transcriptionists who work with court reporters, as well as some well-deserved credit to all the court reporters who are working so diligently to make an excellent record.