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.
  • Nicola Dutton

  • Contact Info

  • nicnak24@gmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • NRCPD Registered Speech-to-text Reporter
    BIVR Qualified Realtime Reporter (QRR*)

    I have been a stenographer since 1996, beginning my career in the Crown Courts of London.

    In 1997, I joined the BBC’s live subtitling department and trained as a broadcast captioner. For 12 years, I captioned a variety of programmes, such as the news, current affairs, sport, and lifestyle shows.

    These days, I love providing verbatim speech-to-text (onsite or remotely) for meetings, conferences, festivals, webinars, galleries and museums. I am passionate about access and inclusion.

    I joined the National Registers of Communication Professionals (NRCPD) in May 2019.

    Memberships: Association of Verbatim Reporters (AVSTTR)
    British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR)
    Qualifications: QRR1* with distinction.
    Signature Level 1 Deaf Awareness

  • Member
  • NRCPD Registered, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK, EU