In the month of June, I’ve had a lot of steno firsts (thus still no time to blog freely). I’ve had someone who was visually impaired bring in a guide dog as part of an examination; a cross-examination where the questioning lawyer appeared via video conference; the same audio in that cross-ex cutting out multiple times which resulted in a readback (but otherwise the audio quality was crystal clear and it was like they were in the same room); my very first rough draft ordered and delivered by evening of the same day; multiple overtime jobs out of the blue (with one that went up to 5:45pm — my longest one yet); a lawyer who consulted my realtime screen for a readback because we had to go back to a spot five minutes ago that he wanted to refer to; a Mandarin interpreter who was absolutely flawless in interpreting and translating the proceedings; and a proceeding suddenly adjourned because the building lost power — we resumed after what appeared to be a ‘mandatory’ lunch break XD. A lot of steno firsts! 😀 And June is still not over either!
Update: Another first at a new undisclosed location this week. As well, my very first five-day workweek!
I love the enthusiasm you bring to your posts! I’m a court reporting student & just finished my 200wpm. I’m a really good writer, but terrified to sit out. You make it look so exciting!!! Looking forward to reading more posts!
Aw you’re so sweet. Thank you for tuning in!! We need more of you in the field. Keep practising and celebrating your talent to inspire more future stenographers!! 🙂 You are so close at 200wpm. Keep going!!