The following are the direct links to the parts of my blog where I focus exclusively on steno. I assume that’s the reason why you’re here. ..Or you’re here because you just want to look at the food that’s passed through my digestive system; that’s okay too. Whatever it is, if you don’t know what stenography is all about, this is your chance to find out! 🙂
Steno: Using a shorthand machine to phonetically “type” (we actually call it ‘write’) what people say word for word. Court reporters use this to transcribe everything that is said in a case into a transcript. Those live captions that you see on TV? (that you always complain about being inaccurate because they misspelled a word or two? They’re actually really accurate; 98% accurate most the time. You just tend to dwell on the mistakes.) The captioner uses a steno machine to write these words on your screen (no, it’s not a robot that does it and voice recognition software will never get that good anyway). Deaf and hard-of-hearing students may need the assistance of a stenographer (CART provider) to help them succeed in school. To say the least, we’re VERY important people. It’s unfortunate that not a lot of people know about this field and this amazing machine.
Try your hand at typing steno using your computer keyboard with this cool interactive website. You can also read about my steno experiences below:
- Meeting Jade King, Superwoman of the steno world, December 2011. She can stenotype at up to 250 wpm! I was inspired to say the least.
- Attending my first ever NCRA Annual Convention in Philadelphia in August 2012.
- Job shadowing Jade King at the Lamma boat inquiry in Hong Kong, March 2013.
- My experience at the 7th Annual Asian Film Awards with Jade King, March 2013.
- Teaching Phoenix Theory to court reporting students at my school, September 2012-August 2013.
- My experience at the NCRA Convention 2013 in Nashville, August 2013.
Thanks for visiting! 🙂
If you have any questions, e-mail me! Or comment below! I love talking about steno! I can talk about it all day if someone was interested enough. !! (See, look how many exclamation marks I just used. Wow, I need to calm down.)