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.
  • Heather Casali

  • Contact Info

  • 07722 919 757
  • Heathercasali.stenography@gmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • Having completed a Court Reporting 225 wpm evening programme in New York in 1993, in 2000, I began working for the BBC on their Broadcast Stenography Training Programme.
    At the BBC and later Red Bee Media and Ericsson, I worked across all channels at BBC, Sky News, Sky Sports, Channel 4, Channel 5 and BT Sport. I captioned all genres of live output including news, documentary, sports, and entertainment.

    I now enjoy providing verbatim real-time speech to text communication support one-to-one, onsite or remotely for clients and for larger audiences in lectures, conferences, galleries, and for theatre and the arts.
    In 2019 I completed Signature’s Level 1 Deaf Awareness and am registered
    with National Registers for Communication Professionals (NRCPD).
    Member: British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR)
    Member: Association of Verbatim Speech to Text Reporters (AVSTTR)
    Services offered: Verbatim STTR and Broadcast Captioning – Remote and onsite.
    Locations: UK

  • Broadcast Captioning, NRCPD Registered, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK