Hi, Danielle! I'm thrilled to hear you're a soon-to-be reporter!
You asked about reporting in Florida. As with most states, I believe, it's feast or famine. We have super busy times of the year and some slow periods, but it all evens out. Unfortunately, not everything orders here in Florida. From what I understand, in other states, if you report it, you transcribe it. Not true in Florida.
On the bright side, we do made an attendance fee and a per-page rate, which I believe some places, if the transcript orders, you don't get an attendance fee. You get both in Florida (well, where I am anyway.)
Feel free to e-mail any time with questions! My e-mail address is LoryMinio@yahoo.com.
Keep plugging away at that machine! It's worth it!