Welcome to CSR Nation
Started May 25, 2008
I've been a freelance reporter in Northern California since I passed my CSR (200 wpm) and Certificate of Merit (260 wpm) in November 1977. I purchased my first computer translation software,TomCAT, in 1980 and switched to Total Eclipse in May 2002. I am now a certified LiveNote reporter, an authorized Eclipse trainer, and a certified realtime reporter. I was one of only 20 reporters to pass this particular CRR, and it was my first time attempting it.
I have been reporting video/realtime/expedite depositions for other firms for the past four years. Because I am such an experienced and accurate reporter, I am able to provide a cleaned-up rough within 45 minutes after the conclusion of the deposition.
My working equipment includes a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, wireless StenoCast RED, and four laptops with Bridge viewing software loaded for other attorneys to use during realtime depositions. I edit using realtime macros while I write, and those corrections of the realtime feed are being displayed on Bridge practically instantaneously.
I cover San Jose, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Santa Cruz - all of Silicon Valley. If there are two days of realtime depositions, I can travel up to San Francisco. I live in the resort town of Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains.