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.
  • Lynn Taylor

  • Contact Info

  • 0777 555 63 55
  • taylorlynn12@googlemail.com
  • About Our Member

  • Please note that I am only now available for some audio transcription work.

    I started my career in September 1971 as a pen shorthand writer in the Crown Courts (Quarter Sessions as then they were) on the North-Eastern Circuit. I travelled extensively between such courts from as far as Carlisle, Beverly, Hull, Leeds and Liverpool.

    In 1985 I made the decision to retrain as a CAT writer and so I moved to London. For five years I stayed in London during the week, worked for Virginia Wason at Southwark and retrained with Palantype - and travelled home (north-east) for the weekend.

    In 1990 I moved permanently to my current address. I stayed with Virginia Wason until she lost the contract.

    In 1992 I started work at the Royal Courts of Justice as the shorthand writer to Lord Taylor CJ. I have been with all Lord Chief Justices since then. I also cover other courts when the Lord Chief Justice does not sit and fit in some audio transcription work.

    I now have "DV Security Clearance until 2025.

  • Member
  • Audio Transcriber
  • UK