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Consider Some Essential Real-Time Court Reporting Skills

Consider Some Essential Real-Time Court Reporting Skills

Undoubtedly, technology has advanced so far where "instantaneous" court reporting is of course a reality. Simply, with the help of court reporting, the reporter's steno machine is connected to a computer and instantaneous reporting software.

The main thing is that other legal participants can connect to the real-time feed and view the transcribed text after it has been transcribed by an experienced judicial reporter.

Well, a reporter must have excellent stenographer skills and should be aware of the latest technology. Not only must the transcription be set up properly amongst all participants, but the instantaneous reporter may also need to package the transcripts for distribution.

Excellent communication skills are a must-have trait of a reporter working for any reputed court reporting service. No matter whether he/she specializes in traditional stenography or real-time reporting, communication skills are a must. In order to transcribe the spoken word into text, this professional must be an attentive listener. 

In addition to being able to hear the words being spoken, they must also know how to properly punctuate the resulting sentences so that the sentences accurately reflect the speaker's meaning. For instance, a misplaced comma could change the meaning of a sentence. It is the court reporter's job to ensure that the meaning is clear and accurate.