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.

  • Claire Apperley

  • Contact Info

  • 07718 606 271
  • ApperleyStenography@hotmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • I am a fully-qualified stenographer with over 25 years’ experience. I began my career at Snaresbrook Crown Court and honed my skill to gain the position of stenographer to the resident judge. I then took up a post at the Old Bailey for the next four years, involved in many confidential court proceedings.

    From there, I moved to the BBC and retrained to become a broadcast stenographer. Over the next 19 years, I worked for major clients in UK television – BBC, Sky News, Sky Sports, Channel 4, Channel 5 and BT Sport. I have captioned all genres of live real-time output as well as pre-prepared output, including news, sport and entertainment.

    Now working freelance, I am broadening my skills and field of expertise as a verbatim speech-to-text stenographer.

    I offer both standard and expedited transcripts

  • Member
  • Broadcast Captioning, Realtime
  • UK