Anita t. shemin's Blog (17)

LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!!!!

Over the course of my many years reporting, I have had some pretty crazy things happen.  I thought it would be fun to share some of our stories.  Many years ago I took a depo which was very demanding, realtime, tech problems, the works.  I was able to troubleshoot and I must say did an outstanding job as the material was highly technical as well!!!!! When going around the room taking lunch orders, the witness who was an Indian chemist ordered a vegetarian lunch. As I had renounced meat for…

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Added by anita t. shemin on November 10, 2015 at 7:04 — 4 Comments

more work less pay?

When I first  started reporting many, many moons ago, it was just myself and my writer.  As time went by, my writer was joined with a hookup to my own personal computer and then to many computers for Realtime and now hooking up via Skype and WebEx, along with hookups and teleconferencing. The job of a reporter is a dynamic one, but what about the renumeration?  Recently, in NYC and from what I have read online, many agencies are bundling the…

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Added by anita t. shemin on December 17, 2012 at 13:55 — 4 Comments

REPORTERS BEWARE

Recently, I was asked to swear in a witness from a remote location, the witness was not in the room with me.  I was told that the attorneys agreed to the remote swearing in.  It is very important for a reporter to know what their state rules are regarding our authority to do this.  In my state, it is not permitted and because the attorneys agree to it, it does not make it legal.  All it would take is for one attorney to question the legality of that procedure and your license would be on the…

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Added by anita t. shemin on May 10, 2012 at 12:16 — 5 Comments

ACER COMPRESSION SETTINGS

Does anyone have a workable suggestion for compression for a small ACER

computer.  I have tried numerous ones with a Sound Blaster as well, but eveyone seems to be talking underwater!  LOL. 

Added by anita t. shemin on June 28, 2011 at 5:35 — 3 Comments

Chat anyone?

Can someone tell me how to get to Chat?

Added by anita t. shemin on January 12, 2010 at 11:43 — No Comments

CAN YOU RELATE?

The United Nations had a visitor last week who is an acknowledged mass murderer and terrorist responsible for the deaths of thousands, including many students onboard the Lockerbee. His name is Moammar Khadafy, spelled many different ways, oil rich and a rambler par excellence. During his 96 minute torturous, no pun intended, speech, the official UN interpreter raised his hands imploring mercy and said, "I can't take it anymore!" His speech apparently was rather extemporaneous, including… Continue

Added by anita t. shemin on September 29, 2009 at 6:25 — 1 Comment

ECLIPSE SCOPIST NEEDED

Experienced and reliable Eclipse Scopist needed immediately for overflow work.

Added by anita t. shemin on August 7, 2009 at 3:55 — 1 Comment

A Fight For Survival

For those who cannot attend the NCRA conference in the Washington, D.C., please let your voice be heard and email NCRA telling them that you are opposed to membership in our organization by ER or DAR individuals.

Added by anita t. shemin on May 26, 2009 at 5:58 — 4 Comments

INTERNET RATES

How would you consider invoicing a Livenote internet streaming depo which has five people viewing remotely? If the agency is getting a fee, shouldn't the reporter be getting a percentage of that?

Added by anita t. shemin on May 13, 2009 at 9:04 — 6 Comments

URGENT REQUEST TO ALL COURT REPORTERS READ NOW

There is a Bill before the Judicial-Media Committe, Sub Committe Audio Recording of Court Proceedings in the State of Connecticut allowing for audio recording of proceedings. This Bill, if passed, could have potentially dire consequences for freelancers as well as officials. Please send an email to choward@goodwin.com with a copy to support@ctreporting.org to voice your opposition to the Bill.

Added by anita t. shemin on March 17, 2009 at 7:12 — No Comments

REMTOE BROADCAST CAPTIONER

I AM looking for someone experienced in the field to give me an idea of what it takes to become a broadcast captioner and what equipment, etc. is needed.

Added by anita t. shemin on March 17, 2009 at 6:57 — No Comments

COVERING DEPOS

Has anyone noticed that often you get an email regarding very enticing international work or heavy realtime work and the individual doesn't reach out to you when you have called?

Added by anita t. shemin on March 13, 2009 at 13:42 — 3 Comments

GETTING AUDIO TO SYNC WITH TEXT

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

TIMECODES AND AUDIO SYNC

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

LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED ECLIPSE SCOPIST

Looking for a smart reliable and perfectionistic scopist who goes the extra mile in getting the work done on time. Please contact me ASAP.

Added by anita t. shemin on January 7, 2009 at 11:29 — 6 Comments

AUDIO SYNC in ECLIPSE

My audio sync in Eclipse does not follow the text, it always starts at the beginning of the audio file. Can someone please tell me the correct settings. Thank you. A.T Shemin, CSR

Added by anita t. shemin on October 20, 2008 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

HELP WITH TECHNICAL QUESTION-Pulling my Hair Out!!!

I have tried to solve this technical error: print spooler subsystem error. This error message prevents me from printing and also prevents me from downloading new drivers. I have tried many different approaches, including cleaning my registry and scanning all my files. I called IBM and they said they do not support Microsoft!!! Any ideas as to how to fix this problem?

Added by anita t. shemin on August 18, 2008 at 14:32 — 7 Comments

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