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.
  • Susan Humphries

  • Contact Info

  • 07981 562588,
  • susan-humphries@hotmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • I started in this profession 35 years ago, first as a pen writer and then retrained to be a CAT writer. To start with, this was mainly covering court work (all divisions) and bankruptcies and depositions and then moved on to medical, nursing and other tribunals and international war crime trials, World Trade Organisation appeal hearings, and arbitrations. I have also transcribed meetings of various types including ones set up by the Arts Council UK.
    I attend various venues to capture the spoken word using my specialist writing equipment and then produce transcripts, but I also transcribe from audio recordings in both the UK and abroad.
    Also I undertake editing work which involves working alongside a colleague who provides live-feed text in real-time to lawyers or others from which I edit and produce a transcript. These venues have included the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Singapore.

    I have a have a BA (Hons) in Business and passed BIVR's QRR1 examination.

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Audio Transcriber, Scopist (Editor)
  • UK, EU, Worldwide