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.
  • Amanda Bavin

  • Contact Info

  • 07979 375717
  • abavinsteno@hotmail.co.uk
  • About Our Member

  • I am a fully-qualified, freelance Speech-to-Text Reporter/Stenographer who learnt my skills as a realtime writer for the BBC. I have attended various galleries and museums around the UK for Stagetext and direct to clients over the past 15 years and thoroughly enjoy the challenging work. Other assignments are vast and varied, ranging from very informal meetings, even in client’s houses or cafés, to intergovernmental conferences. I have worked in both Hong Kong in Asia direct to a technology company and have provided the Full Stack UK (coding) Conference with live subtitles working closely with the AV Team. Through various agents, I have attended Microsoft events. Also I enjoy working remotely from home using Streamtext (I have worked for the British Museum and Festivals in the Isle of Man in this way).

    In 2004, I joined the National Registers for Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD). I recently passed the BIVR VR (Verbatim Reporter) membership examination to add to my STTR membership status and have passed the BIVR-accredited QRR3 examination.

    [My own website is currently being updated.]

    Details: Stenographer (quiet, wireless, Luminex machine)

    Software: I have the captioning Text-on-Top software.

    Freelance – text/tel 07979 375717

  • Member
  • Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, NRCPD Registered, Parliament, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK, EU, Worldwide