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.
  • Wendy Osmond

  • Contact Info

  • 07970 121 777
  • osmondwendy@gmail.com
  • https://www.wendyosmond.co.uk/
  • About Our Member

  • I began my stenography training in 1995 and started working as a realtime court reporter in London in 1996, working in the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey.

    These days I primarily provide live remote captioning (also known as remote speech-to-text or CART services) from my home in Wiltshire. As owner/director of Osmond Reporting Ltd, recently trading as SubText Live Captioning, I provide live captions to big or small screens for conference calls, meetings, lectures, webcasts, conferences – any setting where high quality audio is available – as well as streaming live captions for tablet tours and talks in museums, galleries and other art venues. I also deliver live TV broadcast subtitles along with more traditional fast turnaround transcription services in the legal field and beyond.

    I am a Registered NRCPD Speech-to-Text Reporter and I've passed the following Quality Realtime Reporter examinations: QRR1 (with Distinction), QRR2 (with Distinction) and QRR3. Additionally, I am a Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) with the National Court Reporters Association, USA.

    I am happy to mentor steno students who might be in need of advice and encouragement whilst training in this challenging but highly rewarding career.

  • Member
  • Arbitrations, Broadcast Captioning, Court, NRCPD Registered, NCRA Certified, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • Worldwide