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.

  • Joanne Petre

  • Contact Info

  • 07802 533481
  • joanne.petre@aol.com
  • About Our Member

  • I started stenography training in 1994 at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire.

    Having worked in Chancery, Marcantile, Crown and Civil Courts until 2000, I then began a career in TV Captioning/Subtitling where I covered TV channels, including the BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, Australian TV as well as Canadian an American TV.

    In 2017, I began my freelance adventure. Since this time, here is a small snapshot of what I have worked on, whether it be in the UK or overseas.

    One-to-one communication support for the D/deaf/hard of hearing.
    Large & small conferences and meetings, remotely and on-site, for banks, pharmaceutical companies, charities and also theatre companies, allowing productions to be fully accessible.
    Disciplinaries - on-site only.

    (Qualified Real-time Reporter; - QRR 1*, QRR 2, QRR 3*)

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