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Standard English and Linguistic Imperialism- is proofreading racist?

This is a great question, and one I think about often.  I proofread court transcripts that are to be documented verbatim. When I am proofing, I am the only one involved in the process that doesn't have audio, so I don't know the context.  I always suggest standard English because I don't know if it is an error. It could be due to the speaker-- whether through misspeaking or a regional dialect or a…


Added by Sarah Scott on August 31, 2020 at 8:30 — No Comments

Summer Is Winding Down

The strange summer of 2020 is winding down.  Some areas of the country have remained open and busy; other areas are starting to pick up.  Please reach out if you get busy and need a proofreader.  Thanks!…


Added by Bonnie Echmalian on August 19, 2020 at 12:17 — No Comments

Update. Mid-August 2020

As our courts continue to re-open, both in-person and virtual depos are starting to pick up.  I am looking to add a few more clients. I’d love to be the last set of eyes on your transcript!  

I have completed the Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ course. My training was based on the use of guidelines from Morson's English Guide for Court Reporters, Margie Wakeman Wells' book Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, and am very comfortable using the Gregg…


Added by Sarah Scott on August 18, 2020 at 11:29 — No Comments


Pink Diamante for sale!  (limited edition)

Completely refurbished, cleaned, new battery, still under warranty

Asking $2700 - Call Sue Walsh  847 255 0760

Added by Susan Walsh on July 31, 2020 at 11:13 — 1 Comment

Luminex For Sale

Three year old Luminex for sale.   Purple with black keys.   Wide asterisk and DZ.   Leather keypads installed but can be removed.   Includes charger, tripod, microphone and soft sided carrying case.  In excellent condition.   Asking $3000 which includes free insured shipping.     Please contact Susan at 770.946.1967

Added by Susan DiFilippantonio, RPR, CRR on July 18, 2020 at 4:56 — 1 Comment

Total Eclipse Foundation Training - Improve your skills!

Total Eclipse Training for the individual who is a court reporter, scopist, or proofreader who wants to learn a new skill.  Many have fallen in love with the Total Eclipse Software for realtime and transcript production, but have not learned all the powerful tools that can make their realtime and editing skills go to a higher level.  Many are feeling overwhelmed!  They try to teach…


Added by Teri C Gibson on May 21, 2020 at 7:46 — No Comments

Taking advantage of COVID-19 Re: CCP 2025.310(a)

How do you feel about depos being taken in a court reporting office with the deponent & attorney appearing in person and a court reporter setting up the videoconference but not reporting the proceeding?  The court reporter taking the proceeding is a staff reporter at a large networking company out of the area.  Outside of COVID the networking agency would have hired the reporter setting up the videoconference to do the actual reporting.

I don't think limiting the number of people…


Added by Amber Morfin on May 14, 2020 at 16:14 — 1 Comment

Profile Photo

Hi, all.  I pray you all are safe and healthy.  I want to change my profile photo, but the photo is incorrectly placed to the right.  Can anyone tell me how to rotate my photo so that it faces straight forward?

Added by Deanna Jackson on May 11, 2020 at 6:17 — No Comments

Total Eclipse Foundation Training - Federal Reporter Signed up!

A Federal Official, Paula Barden, signed up for Total Eclipse Foundation Training, one-on-one with Teri Gibson. The training has 10 sessions. We are excited to share with you that after just five sessions, she learned how to improve her realtime skills, update her dictionary, and apply what she had learned to improve her results on the Certifying Realtime Reporter Test. We are accepting students for one-on-one training! Get individualized training so that you can improve your editing…


Added by Teri C Gibson on May 7, 2020 at 7:43 — No Comments

Improve your skills! Total Eclipse Foundation Training

Gibson Skill Development and Training Center LLC

Teri Gibson,  RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI

Professional Court Reporter

Teri Gibson began her career as a  Certified Shorthand Reporter and began her profession as a Freelance Court Reporter in 1981.  The shorthand skill that she used is called stenography.  She has worked as a Court Reporter, CART Provider/CART Captioner and Total Eclipse Trainer.…


Added by Teri C Gibson on May 7, 2020 at 7:36 — No Comments

Create your own Exhibit Stickers & Mark Exhibits Remotely - Earn CEUs!

As court reporters, we are constantly buying exhibit stickers that are made for us.  Well, now you can learn how to create your own stickers and also how you can mark exhibits remotely in a Zoom meeting.  You can also apply for CEUs.  There is a quiz at the end of the course - True/False questions.

Sign up here! 
Click here.

Added by Teri C Gibson on May 7, 2020 at 6:58 — No Comments

Ready for Zoom depositions

Hi, all.  I hope you all are safe, and healthy.  I am ready for Zoom depositions.  I have already worked on 1, and it was painless.  I am ready for more.  Thanks.

Added by Deanna Jackson on April 12, 2020 at 5:53 — No Comments

Stenography and Training for Total Eclipse Software


I am a working court reporter and also getting into training.

I started my career in 1981.  I have worked as a freelance reporter,

CART Provider, Federal Official Reporter - today I work as a deposition

court reporter and CART Provider.

You can learn about me from my Facebook group.  I have created videos there and share information about court reporting and sharing a day in the life of a court reporter by sharing what the environment looks like and…


Added by Teri C Gibson on February 14, 2020 at 1:44 — No Comments

Total Eclipse Training by Teri Gibson, Authorized Total Eclipse Trainer

Teri C. Gibson, Professional Court Reporter & Authorized Total Eclipse Trainer

Gibson Skill Development and Training Center




Added by Teri C Gibson on February 14, 2020 at 1:43 — No Comments

Would You Work for a Non CSR Agency?

Hi everyone, I want your opinion on this.

I was recently invited by an agency for an interview.  On the phone conversation that we had, he said he's a non CSR owner.  Would you take work from an agency owner who is not a CSR?

Why or why not?

Added by Melinda Miller on November 18, 2019 at 12:48 — 3 Comments

Liability Insurance

Does anyone have any recommendations for liability insurance? I've always had Marsh/Mercer, but looking into options. I'm in California. TIA.

Added by Lindy DeBoer on September 5, 2019 at 8:19 — No Comments


I am a paralegal.  I worked for insurance defense attorneys for many years and then

moved into scoping full time.  I have experience in all areas of law.  Please join my page on Facebook  Procat Scopist - Beyond the Scope.

If you are looking for help in Procat, please contact me:  405-826-4557.  Thanks!

Added by Nancy Roy on August 13, 2019 at 20:26 — 1 Comment

PTZ Files

I need to create two of these for a Texas firm.

Looks like it's LIVENOTE based.  Is anyone familiar?



Added by NorthStar Deposition Services on July 9, 2019 at 18:19 — No Comments

CC Scopist Available

Summer is slow in my scoping world!

Looking for a busy court reporter who may enjoy some assistance.

13 years of deposition work.  A multitude of topics!

Perhaps we can get acquainted now while it is a bit slower and hit

the ground running this fall!

You may review my profile within CSR Nation.

Very reasonable rates and high level of attention to files.

Drop me a note at your convenience. 

Thank you,…


Added by Brenda L. Ramsey on June 23, 2019 at 15:35 — No Comments

Horrible StenoCat “scopist” IMO...

Tracy Cortesi. In my professional opinion, unless you want late and incomplete scoping jobs, I do not recommend this gal.

Just horrible.

Other than that, have a great day, peeps!

Added by Donna L. Foster on June 20, 2019 at 18:42 — 1 Comment

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