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.
  • Catherine Kollhof

  • Contact Info

  • +49 151 46359543
  • cate@kollhof.net
  • About Our Member

  • I started training in stenography at court reporting firm Smith Bernal (now Epiq) in 2003, going on to cover cases in the Royal Courts of Justice as well as arbitrations, parliamentary committees, and conferences in London and across Europe. I was then introduced to verbatim speech-to-text and worked with clients in a variety of fields of employment, from small team meetings to large international conferences. I have also worked with Stagetext covering events in theatre, comedy, and the arts. I moved to Australia in 2013 and spent five and a half years working in television live captioning. I'm now back on this side of the pond covering remote captioning needs, STT and conferences across Europe. I passed the QRR1 with distinction.

  • Member
  • Broadcast Captioning, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • EU