LEARN  PITMAN SHORTHAND IN AN EASY WAY.

             LEARN PITMAN SHORTHAND IN AN EASY WAY

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 SHORTHAND REPORTER - - - HOW?

Shorthand Reporter Job Description

(After attainment of a good speed and  experience on the subject)

Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pre-trial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes Stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers. The job of  a Shorthand Reporter falls under the broader career category of Court Reporters

 

What do Shorthand Reporters do?:

 

  • Ask speakers to clarify inaudible statements.
  • Provide transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers, or the public.
  • Record verbatim proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies, committee meetings, and other proceedings, using computerized recording equipment, electronic stenograph machines, or stenomasks.
  • Transcribe recorded proceedings in accordance with established formats.
  • Respond to requests during court sessions to read portions of the proceedings already recorded.
  • File and store shorthand notes of court session.
  • Record symbols on computer storage media and use computer aided transcription to translate and display them as text.
  • Take notes in shorthand or use a stenotype or shorthand machine that prints letters on a paper tape.
  • File a legible transcript of records of a court case with the court clerk's office.
  • Verify accuracy of transcripts by checking copies against original records of proceedings and accuracy of rulings by checking with judges.
  • Record depositions and other proceedings for attorneys.

 

Is Shorthand Reporter the right career path for you?


What knowledge is needed to be a Shorthand Reporter?

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ImportanceKnowledge
  English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

What skills are required for Shorthand Reporters?

ImportanceSkills
  Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

What abilities make a good Shorthand Reporter?

ImportanceAbilities
  Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

What work activities does a Shorthand Reporter do?

ImportanceActivities
  Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Work Styles:

ImportanceStyles
  Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

 

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