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.
  • Mary Krelle

  • Contact Info

  • 07876 66 0718
  • marykrelle4@gmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • I am an experienced verbatim reporter and scopist and if you require high-quality transcripts with a fast turn round, you need look no further! I can provide transcripts on a standard or expedited basis.
    I hold an MA (Hons) degree in History from Edinburgh University. I also hold a Diploma for Graduate Secretaries from Napier College, Edinburgh.
    I trained as a court reporter in Scotland, where I worked in the civil and criminal courts for William Hodge Ltd. In 1991 I joined WB Gurney & Sons and worked predominantly in the Houses of Parliament in London, producing edited transcripts for select committees and parliamentary Bills. From 2007 Gurney’s acquired a variety of new clients, including regulatory bodies, government departments and legal and financial firms, and I attended and produced transcripts on a write-out/overnight/delayed basis.
    In 2016, I became a partner of W B Gurney & Sons. As well as continuing to produce transcripts as a stenographer, I developed skills in business planning, quality management, marketing, training and cloud management and storage.
    Gurney’s was acquired by Auscript Ltd in March 2016 and I became a freelance stenographer and transcriber. I use a Stenograph Luminex with Case Catalyst software but am able to provide transcripts in Word format and/or clients’ own templates.
    I attend or dial in to a wide variety of assignments: parliamentary committees, court hearings, seminars, disciplinary hearings, for public and private sector clients. I transcribe from audio civil and Crown Court proceedings, regulatory hearings, inquests and police interviews.
    I gained accredited scopist status in September. I edit and proofread transcripts for Hansard, the General Synod of the Church of England and the Commonwealth Foundation.
    I have been security cleared by Parliament to attend the Houses of Parliament. I hold a current DBS certificate.
    I have covered parliamentary proceedings throughout this year. All remote. I have produced edited transcripts of select committee hearings.
    I have covered CoE Synod - remotely
    I have covered several seminars/workshops in Parliament and for private clients - all remote

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, Parliament, Audio Transcriber, Scopist (Editor)
  • UK, EU