February 2009 Blog Posts (33)

CourtReps-on-line school through Howee Wright Steno

Has anyone heard of Howee Wright Steno?

Added by Therese on February 28, 2009 at 7:47 — 2 Comments

mark kislingbury seminars

I am curious if anyone has ever attended one of these speed building seminars? There is one coming up in a few weeks in Sacramento, and I am very curious. However, I am not sure that the money would be well spent. I am sure that he is not handing out natural talent at the door! lol

I only have seen the testimonials on his website. I am want some real life ones! Let me know!

Thanks and cheers!

Added by Natalie Rodriguez on February 27, 2009 at 10:35 — 16 Comments


I decided to try to offset the monthly costs of owning E-Tran by offering to the CSR Nation community the opportunity to transfer their files from ASCII into E-Transcript for the low fee of $10 per file.

So far I had one of you take me up on the offer, April, and she has posted her experience on here.

If you need one or two or more ASCII files transferred into E-Tran, check out my listing under Classifieds and just go to the website I set up. It couldn't be simpler and I guarantee… Continue

Added by Premier Reporting on February 27, 2009 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

ASCII to E-Tran

I just wanted to say that I tried this service offered by Premier Reporting. If you're interested it's listed in our Classifieds section. The website was a breeze to use and you can't beat the price when all you need is a now-and-again E-Tran conversion.
Thanks, Roberta-Anne :)

Added by April McMillan, CRR, RPR, CSR on February 26, 2009 at 15:00 — 5 Comments

Pro Cat 8.0 with Vista??

Does anyone know if you can run the Pro Cat software 8.0 with Vista?

Added by Jennifer roux on February 26, 2009 at 11:42 — 2 Comments


When you are syncing the text with the audio, do the timestamps start at 00:00:00 or must they be SET to the actual time that the depo starts. Thanks!

Added by anita t. shemin on February 25, 2009 at 7:37 — 1 Comment

How many books did Mark Kislingbury write? And if there are more than 1, which one has the theory and dictionary included.

I have heard a lot about how great his book(s) are. Just wondering if there are more than one which one is the most helpful.



Added by Therese on February 24, 2009 at 11:53 — 9 Comments

Pet Peeves

So do you ever go to those depos w/all your luggage in hand and then have to climb up narrow flights of stairs?

You would think the attorney would have a handicap-accessible office? After all, they're attorneys for goodness sake. Aren't they supposed to be making sure the law is not abused.

Feel free to share your pet peeves.

Added by Kyung on February 24, 2009 at 9:11 — 2 Comments

So many Machines, where do I start?

I am relatively new to the world of court reporting. I am currently a student looking to buy my very first machine, the only problem is I have so many questions and not sure where to find the answers.

1. In California, does it matter if you are writing with the most modern machines, or can I get by with a Stenture 400 SRT for at least my first year? Or A Stentura Protege?

2. What are the major differences between a Stentura 8000 and a Stentura 8000LX?

3. Are… Continue

Added by Jessica Guardado on February 23, 2009 at 19:21 — 6 Comments


Should the timecodes be set at the time that the depo is starting or at OO:OO:OO. Thanks!

Added by anita t. shemin on February 23, 2009 at 9:07 — 4 Comments

I have a cold

I have a cold and it's driving me batty. It's just low level. Nothing easily visible, painting a target on my back w/she's sick!!

No, No. Just an energy-zapping, sore throat kind of thing. No coughing unless in depo. Of course, then there's the persistent tickle that never goes away no matter how many cough lozenges you take.

I've had it about a week now. Just kind of a check congestion. Taking cold Tylenol at night, but really tired.

Hope everyone out there is… Continue

Added by Kyung on February 19, 2009 at 18:06 — 6 Comments

Briefs for years

I can't seem to locate any briefs for the years 1970-1999. Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you!!! :)

Added by Jaimie on February 19, 2009 at 12:28 — 2 Comments

NY TV exec Beheads Wife over divorce...

This is awful...

From what I have read on several sites, he was the founder of an organization/tv show that was geared toward enlightening people on the Muslim culture and to disband any negative notions that the general population has towards Muslims.

I still feel we should all be open minded and not look at people as a whole group but individually. This man clearly had personal issues that he needed… Continue

Added by Indrani Peyton on February 18, 2009 at 14:00 — 7 Comments

Min-U-Script vs Visionary CR Software

Does anyone have firsthand knowledge/experience with Visionary CR or the Min-U-Script programs? They seem to be in the same ballpark costwise. I only got a glimpse of them at the NCRA Convention in Anaheim. I'm looking for an alternative to E-Tran. Need to print full size, condensed, e-mail the minis and client needs viewer software so they can trial prep.

Added by April McMillan, CRR, RPR, CSR on February 17, 2009 at 20:30 — 11 Comments

Eclipse Users

I am on Eclipse software and would like to know if anyone can help me out with reading notes from a USB onto Eclipse software. My original file is corrupted and need to read my steno notes from a USB onto Eclipse. I can't figure it out.

Can anyone help me, please!

You can e-mail me at olguin.m@att.net or reply to this blog.

Thank you,

Added by Mirosalva on February 17, 2009 at 17:43 — 3 Comments

Info on Scopist

I was telling my Girlfriend about being a Scopist and she asked me if she can do it with out buying anything. I think she can but I am not too sure. I think maybe she would have to have case catlyst or something like that. Can someone help me help her out. She went to school for medical billing and I guess everything else that is involved in the medical field with out being a nurse. She can't get work but when I was talking to her about being a scopist she was totally inerested. She is good at… Continue

Added by Heath Dedman on February 17, 2009 at 10:43 — 5 Comments

Scopist-25 years experience

I am on CaseCatalyst. I have been a practicing Reporter for 25 years, and for the past three years have been scoping and proofreading. I have very reasonable rates, fast turnaround and am a perfectionist. I also have a very extensive vocabulary. I am in need of working from my home, so I need more Reporters to scope for. Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!!!!!

Added by Beth Loew on February 13, 2009 at 16:31 — 2 Comments


I was wondering when an attorney asks a question and the witness repeats the question verbatim, do you use a special brief stroke, or do you just rewrite the question?
Thanks!!! :)

Added by Jaimie on February 12, 2009 at 21:09 — 9 Comments

Does anyone have Winner software?

I am a court reporting student, and I have a question regarding Winner software. I am having trouble getting my line numbers to show up on a transcript that I had to had indexes on. Once I added the indexes, my line numbers went away.

Added by Jaimie on February 12, 2009 at 15:56 — 6 Comments


I know people are afraid to take jobs from agencies they are not familiar with, so I just wanted to vouch for Karen of Reliance Reporting that she is for real. She's a wonderful person too. So if anyone ever sees a last-minute job from her, you can be assured that you will get paid, and it's good work too. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. It's sad there are "scam artists" out there, so maybe those who know small agencies that may get the bad wrap can post a blog about them,… Continue

Added by Mary Motley O'Brien on February 11, 2009 at 17:45 — 6 Comments

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