Dale, thanks for writing, and thanks for the kind words!! You definitely should try the Magnum Steno Club. That's the fast track for getting on my theory. Go to www.magnumsteno.com, and in the two blanks for the sign in, put:
The password "crschool" will end sometime this weekend. Write me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you the password that will replace "crschool".
Hi Dale, I know where you're at. I'm "up north" near Tawas on Lake Huron, been here three years, originally from CA. I'm not a CR, I am a scopist and transcriptionist. I did study CR for two years but that was when I was much younger.
I was really impressed by Mikhail Gorbachev. He had a way of bringing people together from all parts of the world to work for common goals. It was exciting to be a part of something so interesting and challenging.
Thanks so much for all that info on using your steno machine for church. I'm sorry I didn't get back to you earlier about this... thought I already had! :P
Yes, I LOVE this website! And I LOVE court reporting! You're so right... we are a rare breed indeed! ;)
I'm on my summer vacation from school for the month of August, but I'll be busy -- studying, meeting up with friends, working part-time (still!), and sitting out with official court reporters for required observation hours for school. It'll be fun! Hope you have a great summer, too! And a great birthday year as well! :)
God bless you, Dale! Thanks for being a CSR Nation friend! :)
That's so cool that you're a court reporting student AND that you provide closed captioning for your church once a week! I'd like to do that for my church as well!
I'm a court reporting student myself (please check out my blog -- www.stenonerd.blogspot.com) and I'm at 160 WPM... 1 more test to pass to get into 180 WPM! I'm trying to finish by next year!
How did you start doing closed captioning for your church? Did your pastor approach you or vice-versa? You said you do "limited" closed captioning for your church. What parts of the service do you cover then? Just the sermon and announcements, I assume?
Do you also provide CART service for hard-of-hearing students? Or anything beyond your church services?
Hi, Dale. What a blast! Thanks so much for opting to be my 'friend'. I'm just about to do an hour's freelance work on a financial seminar - which is par for the course, in light of the worldwide financial crisis - with my Mira and Eclipse software. Whatever you're doing today, I wish you the best. I just checked out your profile and notice that you're a captioner, much to my admiration and envy. Good on ya, mate (Australianism). Just checked out your lead-in quote by Martin Luther King; love it. If you ever feel like practising a wonderful, slow but inspiring speech, just google 'I have a dream' and 'Martin Luther King'. The video is in black and white, of course - but I always find tears streaming down my face as I reach the end of it.
Oh Dale, lol, I had that machine packed away safely and also had it insured since the start of the hurricane season. She's my best friend.
I'm so glad you're finishing soon. This time to work harder, you'll soon see the light at the end of the tunnel. All the best to you.
Hi Dale, the category storm hurricane Omar caused severe flooding here. There were no deaths but people had to be rescued from their homes via boats and helicopters. I will be sending you photos. All services such as electricity, water, phone and internet have returned. I also checked with all my friends and family and everyone is okay.
I'm a Certified Legal Videographer through CLVS which is part of the NCRA. Legal Video is not in any way going to take over for Court Reporters due to the fact the written word is still required by law. We need machines to watch a video. To read a transcript we just need paper and ink. lol.
I studied cinematography at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. After graduation and 4 years of working full time jobs and shooting indi films I found Legal Video and a better life style. Indi films, for the most part, payed in food. I would like to do it again though.
As for coast to get started, well, with the cert, equipment, stock, etc. it could range between ten to twenty thousand for just enough to get started as an independent sub contractor.
Dale, sure I'd like to have lunch when you arrive. Your daugther has my number and I'll also send you a private message with my contact information for you to reach me when you arrive. Looking forward to seeing you!!
Did you watch the Olympics where Antigua came in 3rd in the race? It was exciting. Take care