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At 15:29 on April 16, 2013, Kelli Combs (admin) said…
At 15:28 on April 16, 2013, Kelli Combs (admin) said…

Susan, there is a group set up specifically for this reason.  Join the group "Have You Ever Heard Of....." and then ask your question and leave your email address and if anyone knows this agency, they will email you about it. 

At 3:24 on January 7, 2010, Wade Burghoffer said…
Good Morning Susan,

I see you are another early riser. I am also new as a scopist. I use Eclipse as well. If you ever have the need for a willing and adaptable scopist, let me know. Have a good day.

Wade Burghoffer
At 15:11 on January 6, 2010, Lisa Dupre said…
Hi susan It seems like you are jumping right into this field as a new reporter. I can't even get out on a first job. It seems they just want me to follow them around for a while. How long for you to get through school. I am RI, I wonder if there is not as much work in this area? How did you feel on your first job, I feel so ready but sometimes live talking is so different to speed building. Are you doing depos or just small jobs right now.
At 8:28 on December 3, 2009, Elyse Wachsman said…
I know the editing does take so long. I just am trying to get work and not even worry about that yet. Are you working for more than one agency? I have done a few jobs, but I think I am going to try other agencies, because it's been a week and a half without any jobs. I know it will be slow around the holidays, but I can't go all this time with no work! What agencies do you work for? Do you work every day? Let me know your tricks since you are an experienced reporter now!!
At 13:09 on March 4, 2009, Jenny Griffin, RMR CRR CCRR CRC said…
If you do a search for Gemini Grand, it will come up here. Yes, it's paperless. I sure hope it works out for me as I don't want to go back to a "normal" writer. You did get a good deal on your new writer - many, many reporters would be totally jealous! Have you had a chance to check out your numbers yet? I'm really curious!
At 16:47 on March 3, 2009, Jenny Griffin, RMR CRR CCRR CRC said…
Susan, I don't know what EBT is!!! Have you ever tried to make your cute avatar pic fit in the square? This is what I use. Just a thought!

What writer did you get? My new Gemini Grand just got mailed to me today so I hope to have it next week - or sooner! The LightSpeed just didn't work for me.
At 19:15 on March 2, 2009, Jenny Griffin, RMR CRR CCRR CRC said…
Susan, I just now saw your question regarding Eclipse and numbers. For some reason I'm still not getting all the Eclipse group's emails! Anyway, I'll see if I can help you out later tonight or tomorrow. I may need to ask you some questions. Sorry for the delay. These numbers can be tricky to set up; but once figured out, it's so nice. Less editing - yay!
At 11:04 on February 14, 2009, Norma Parrott said…
Hi Susan,

Did you get the post from Julie with all the Websites? It is a massive list.

I thought I could find your e-mail address, but I couldn't. If you didn't get it, let me know your address and I will forward it.

At 8:38 on December 10, 2008, Tami said…
Glad you made the jump. When you stop and think how much our equipment makes us, it's worth getting the best. Keep us posted how it works out for you!

Yes, Maui is the best. Not so bad a flight from LAX either. It's the Carribean that kills us. Want to go again, but that plane ride is a killer.
At 13:07 on December 9, 2008, Tami said…
Maybe you're waiting for Santa?? :)
At 13:07 on December 9, 2008, Tami said…
The A3??

Well, I do have one friend on it here that says it stacks, but we all write differently, so it's really hard to gauge whether it's reporter error or machine error.

I'd love to hear someone who came off of a Smartwriter or StenoRam III and did not stack and is writing on it. Those were stackless writers. If you stacked, it was your own dang fault. Yes, I stacked on a very rare occasion, and I owned those stacks. :)

You haven't bought a machine yet?? I thought you had to jump a while back.

I wouldn't give a second breath on worrying about them falling over. We all worry about our machines falling over, don't we??

I would think heavy would be a good thing, too, as far as falling over. Wouldn't a lighter writer be easier to fall?

Stacking. That's the issue with machines today. That's the all-important question to me.

I wouldn't give paper a second consideration either. That Mira has plenty of backups.
At 10:16 on December 1, 2008, norma hadland said…
Sorry to have taken so long to get back, but I was out of e-mail range in the hills of California! Yes, this school looks to the future and waits for you to find your place to read back on the Mira. In my opinion, this is the best school for the money (cheap) in Northern California. I like the Stylus OK, but my hands hurt after hours of practicing and I do not need that. When you have to push paper with a platen, there is extra motion and trauma. I understand New York has no state test. That must be nice! Ours is pretty tough. I may consider selling my Stylus once I am used to the Mira. There is not a problem with stacking with the Stylus.
At 11:12 on November 29, 2008, Allison Fowler said…
oh yea, and the thing is too that the feel is completely different on the paperless mode than the paper mode. Once you get used to the very light touch of the paperless mode, it's hard to go back to paper mode because the keys feel very different. I really cannot write using paper mode now but I have been putting paper in while I'm in paperless because it does decrease the annoying sound. I hope I'm making sense, it's hard to explain.
At 11:09 on November 29, 2008, Allison Fowler said…
haha, I do recognize you too..I didn't even realize before. Yes, I'm in Mrs. Santucci's class!

Well, I've been using my fusion with no paper and I just had to send it in because it was making so much noise, it sounds like a whistling or's just really annoying but I was too scared to get a Mira because I didn't know if I would be allowed to use it everywhere but now if I could go back I probably would have gotten the mira because I hate using paper.
At 6:42 on November 29, 2008, Anthony D. Frisolone said…
Hi Susan, I went paperless five years ago and never looked back. The only thing I would do is make sure you have a really good system in place for backing up your notes and/or jobs, so that if you ever lose anything you havce a back up. I have the Mira G2 which has a floppy disk and a disk went bad on me once and I didn't back up the notes for that disk and a spent about $200 retrieving the information off the disk.

As far as the stacking issue on the A3, the newest writer, I haven't heard anything. Also, stacking occurs when you still have your fingers on the last stroke that you're writing and you're now going to write the next stroke. That's more of a human issue than a writer issue.

Now, I have also used the A3 to get familar with the produce and it's worth every penny!!
At 7:05 on November 23, 2008, norma hadland said…
Susan, yes, it is interesting that they encourage the students to use Miras in the higher speeds. I think they want you to get used to the "higher tech" way of doings things while you are still in school. They are really patient with students who have a learning curve delay reading back in class with paperless writers, etc. Some of my friends have Lightspeeds and just love them, but I want that screen in front of me. There is no way a paper that has to be able to push paper past a platen can be as light as a completely non-paper machine (I believe and have heard) It sounds to me like you are well on your way! Thanks for responding! Norma
At 13:38 on November 21, 2008, Anne Brownell said…
Hi Susan,

I apologize for not getting back to you right away. I think I may have sold it to someone already, but I won't know for sure until after Thanksgiving. If it's still available, I'll let you know -- if you're still interested.

At 22:00 on November 18, 2008, Anne Brownell said…
Hi, Susan:

I just got your message. I will call you tomorrow.

At 11:42 on November 18, 2008, Kathleen Trinidad said…
Congratulations on graduating! I can't wait to get there, but it's so hard to work and practice at the same time, but I have to get it done! Hopefully before Christmas! Are you still sitting in? I know a few people who have graduated and are still sitting in because of the fear factor. But, it's really nothing to it.
I'm telling my classmates that you just have to go out there and jump in the deep end of the pool; you either sink or swim. That's the best way to learn and grow, in my opinion. I've already taken my fair share of work and have been that deer in headlights, but in the end, you find that you're able get through it.
Just this past Saturday, Anthony Frisolone held a seminar in Brooklyn for students. I was able to attend and I met some people from your school, teachers and students. It was pretty cool, because I met with one of your teachers and we found out that her son and I went to the same school out on Long Island. I miss it out there.
How are the courts on LI? I haven't worked on or near LI yet, but I want to, especially since I'm planning to move out there next year.
Well, good luck in everything! Drop me a line whenever.

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