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.
  • Natalie Bracken

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  • About Our Member

  • I trained to become a Palantypist in 1990 at Inner London Crown Court. I qualified with the Association of Shorthand Writers in 1991. The company I was working for won the contract for the Central Criminal Court (‘Old Bailey’) in 1993 so I began working there in 1993. I worked there until 2003 when I left to pursue a career as an STTR reporter. I am a Member of BIVR and the NRCPD and AVSTTR. I mainly do STT real-time work but also still produce DARTs digital transcripts from Crown Courts. I have covered transcripts and write-outs for the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council. I have covered webinars and also Adobe Connect lectures. I passed my deaf Awareness course. I have passed the QRR2 with distinction. I have passed the RQP exam with the IPS n February 2019. I have an LLB (hons) law degree and passed the Solicitors’ Professional Examination in 1993.

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