Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 31

Week 29: 13,000 Words in 2013 Dictionary Challenge

Week 29: 247 Week 28: 177 Week 27: 551 Week 26: 764 Week 25: 367 Week 24: 1288 Week 23: 401 Week 22: 266 Week 21: 249 Week 20: 679 Week 19: 746 Week 18: 261 Week 17: 255 Week 16: 272 Week 15: 507 Week 14: 280 Week 13: 264 Week 12: 265 Week …

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Jul 31

Hand Pampering

Wax Machine

This paraffin bath is very soothing on the hands.

Jul 31

The Perfect Accessory For Long Practices

Back Brace

Quite a while ago, I discovered that using a back brace made my extensive steno practice sessions quite comfortable. It also helps when I have to lug my heavy equipment around the city. If you’ve used a back brace, or will use a back brace, during long hours of writing on your steno machine, let …

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Jul 31


“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” -Norman Vincent Peale Love, Speed & Accuracy, Elsie Villega

Jul 30

Legal Vocabulary: Bona Fide

Bona fide means “genuine or real. In good faith without deceit or fraud.” Machine Briefs: Option #1: bona fide= B-FD Option #2: bona fide= BOE/NA/FAOID Option #3: bona fide= BON/FAOID Option #4: bona fide= BOEN/FAOID

Jul 29

Medical Monday: Dysplasia

Dysplasia is “the enlargement of an organ or tissue by the proliferation of cells of an abnormal type, as a developmental disorder or an early stage in the development of cancer.” Machine Briefs: Option #1: dysplasia= DIZ/PLAZ/YA* Option #2: dysplasia= DIZ/PLAS/YA* Option #3: dysplasia= DIZ/PLAIZ/YI/A* Option #4: dysplasia= DIS/PLAZ/YA* Option #5: dysplasia= DIZ/PLAIZ/YA* Option #6: …

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Jul 27

Video: Case CAT Edit Commands

Here’s a video showing some of the edit features of Case CAT. This video shows how to keep names that begin with the title of Mr., Dr., etc., together with the person’s actual name on the same line of a transcript. The sticky space feature is explained. The video also shows how to create a …

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Jul 26

Currently Reading…

Abused, Confused and Misused Words

“Abused, Confused & Misused Words” By: Mary Embree

Jul 26

Swearing In An Interpreter

In the course of interning, I’ve sat in on quite a few legal proceedings that involved an interpreter. Like witnesses, interpreters must be sworn in. Hear are some standard oaths that can be used to swear in interpreters: “Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the interpretation you will give in this deposition will be …

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Jul 26

Friday Phrases

x-ray examination= XRAIGS x-ray film= XRAIFM x-ray machine= XRAIM x-ray picture= XRAIP x-ray plate= XRAIPLT x-ray room= XRAIRM x-ray was= XRAIFS against the law= GLAU against the law of= GLAUF against the law of the= GLAUFT against the law of the state= GLAUFTS

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