Verbatim court reporters (CRs) cover a myriad of assignments in any setting where a transcript of the spoken word is required. Our accredited CR members work in areas ranging from American depositions, arbitrations, public inquiries, and regulatory health hearings.

Many of our CRs also write realtime, which is when the spoken word appears as text on a device instantaneously. It is important to remember the purpose for which realtime transcription is used. In a hearing/tribunal setting, it enables the viewer:

  • to see and/or mark immediately what was said;
  • to search back simultaneously to cross-check against previous testimony (whether given on the same day or previously); and
  • probably most importantly, to have instantly a full note of what was said and the context in which it was said, rather than the perhaps scanty notes made by others in the room.
  • Cecilia Sweetman

  • Contact Info

  • sweetmancecilia@gmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • In my long career as a stenographer I have worked at Wood Green Crown Court followed by the High Court, Snaresbrook, Inner London, Blackfriars, Southwark Crown Courts and Old Bailey. After this I covered arbitrations, disciplinary hearings, tax, shipping cases, public inquiries, AGMs, international dispute resolution cases and the Supreme Court.

    My first experience outside of the criminal and civil jurisdiction was providing a professional service for TfL. This gave me an insight into discrimination, grievances and bullying & harassment cases within the work place.

    I am fully committed to producing a high quality product for clients, with or without a recording, and recognise the need for discretion and security of information. Due to the varied content of cases, I have extensive experience of technical cases and producing a transcript of speakers where English is not their first language.

    I have worked in many locations throughout London and abroad and am willing to travel. I have continually undergone professional development to enhance my skills and in recent years I passed the IPS 200 wpm, IPS RPQ 200-220 wpm and BIVR QRR exams.

    Thanks for reading and I hope to work for you soon.

  • Member
  • Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, Public Inquiries, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime
  • UK, EU, Worldwide