The Lifehacker article on the career of court reporting has brought such attention to the career of stenography that many people are asking where this court reporter gained her court reporting or stenography knowledge and expertise. Cassandra Caldarella, CSR, graduate of South Coast College in Orange, CA, not only graduated from South Coast College but also continues to attend the realtime workshops on the campus of South Coast College in order to prepare for realtime certification.
Cassandra is one of the many existing court and deposition reporters who strive to improve their skills by attending the workshops designed specifically for improving realtime writing ability, and the certifications are well worth seeking. Most courts provide incentives for realtime certification, and the deposition reporters who have the certification are sought after. The current Realtime Workshop attendees at South Coast College include State and Federal court reporters, deposition reporters, CART providers, and captioners.
If you have not looked into careers that use stenography, you may be missing out on a way to profit from the knowledge that you have gained from your current career. Many students, like Cassandra, already had their degrees in various disciplines before venturing into court reporting. For further information about the South Coast College realtime workshops or about entering the field of stenography, request our Careers in Stenography booklet by clicking on GET INFO NOW!.
Check out the Lifehacker article here: Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Court Reporter