Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 18


Stenspiration is inspiration for court reporters and stenographers, and future court reporters and stenographers, and anyone else who might happen to stumble upon this site. As members of a challenging profession, it is important for us to keep a positive attitude and a stress-free mentality. Stenspirations are inspirational quotes posted with the intent to be …

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Jun 15

Why I Love Misstrokes When Practicing Realtime: Encryption To Criminal Possession

I always practice in realtime. One of the benefits of this is that I sometimes accidentally find briefs that I wasn’t aware of. Although I have read my dictionary like a page-turner, I haven’t yet memorized every brief that it contains. Therefore, being reminded of certain briefs is a bonus to my practice time. Recently, …

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Jun 14

Why You Should Feel Like A Superhero When You Graduate From Court Reporting School

Justice League

I’ve heard working reporters say that school was the most challenging part of their court-reporting journey. As any student- or ex-student- can attest, learning the skill/art of stenography is time-intensive and demanding; love it as we might :). The website, “Court Reporting FAQs,” cites some information that should make all court-reporting school graduates feel like …

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Jun 13

Court Reporting: Top 5 States With The Highest Employment Level

United States Map

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are the states with the highest employment level in court reporting (Based on May 2011 figures): 1) Maryland- 2,400 2) California- 1,940 3) Florida- 1,460 4) New York- 1,450 5) Texas- 1,360

Jun 13

Court Reporter Employment Statistics

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for court reporters (based on 2010 figures) is $47,700 per year, and $22.93 per hour. The number of court reporting jobs in the U.S., in 2010, was 22,000. There is projected 14% increase for the decade of 2010-2020 for court reporting jobs, with a …

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Jun 12

Briefs: “I Didn’t” Phrases

I Love Court Reporting Logo (Cropped)

I didn’t believe- YIBL I didn’t believe so- YIBLS I didn’t care- YIK I didn’t ever- YIFR I didn’t feel- YIFL I didin’t find- YIFND I didn’t go- YIG I didn’t have- YIF I didn’t imagine- YIJ I didn’t know- YIN I didn’t like- YIBLG I didn’t mean- YIM I didn’t observe- YIFRB I didn’t …

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Jun 11

Carol Burnett Plays A Court Reporter

Classic comedy! LOL.

Jun 07


welcome mat

Welcome to, the home of all things steno-related. Be prepared for: Steno facts, briefs, machine-talk, software-talk, practice material, grammar rules, and all things relevant to stenography and court reporting. TH- S- TKPWG TO -B TPUPB! Welcome, Elsie

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