The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) “exist to protect the public by regulating communication and language professionals who work with deaf and deafblind people.” This organisation has registrants from a number of professions, including Speech-to-Text Reporters, lipspeakers and sign language interpreters.

Whilst it is not currently mandatory for STTRs/captioners to be on the Register, many of our members are long-standing registrants and submit Continuing Professional Development units for this purpose.

  • Leah Willersdorf

  • Contact Info

  • 07962 376 542
  • courtreporterlondon@gmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • Whether it be Abu Dhabi or Arusha, Dubai or Dusseldorf, Lithuania or Luxembourg, Paris or Prague, the world really is a stenographer's oyster. At the moment, however, it's Zoom or Skype, etc, and so our homes are our new oysters.

    As a freelancing realtime stenographer based in London, I have extensive experience in providing realtime and transcript services for:
    • US depositions – e.g. pharma, patent, telecommunications, technology
    • Canadian discovery examinations
    • International arbitrations – e.g. ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, LCIA
    • Court hearings (both locally and internationally)
    • Captioning – eg. Microsoft, Apple, trade unions, arts & culture, family court

    Throughout the initial lockdown of 2020, I gained two American certifications - Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR). I also hold BIVR's Qualified Realtime Reporter accreditation (with distinction) at both level 1 (2009) and level 2 (2017).

    I trained as a stenographer in 1990/91 in Brisbane. Upon graduating, I moved for work to Adelaide, which was followed by a move to London in 1995. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Currently working remotely due to travel restrictions. For possible in-person assignments, please do contact me.

    Australian passport is current and valid for travel worldwide, including to the EU from UK.

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Court, NCRA Certified, Public Inquiries, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • Worldwide