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.
  • Claire Apperley

  • Contact Info

  • 07718 606 271
  • ApperleyStenography@hotmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • I am a fully-qualified stenographer with over 25 years’ experience. I began my career at Snaresbrook Crown Court and honed my skill to gain the position of stenographer to the resident judge. I then took up a post at the Old Bailey for the next four years, involved in many confidential court proceedings.

    From there, I moved to the BBC and retrained to become a broadcast stenographer. Over the next 19 years, I worked for major clients in UK television – BBC, Sky News, Sky Sports, Channel 4, Channel 5 and BT Sport. I have captioned all genres of live real-time output as well as pre-prepared output, including news, sport and entertainment.

    Now working freelance, I am broadening my skills and field of expertise as a verbatim speech-to-text stenographer.

    I offer both standard and expedited transcripts

  • Member
  • Broadcast Captioning, Realtime
  • UK