One thing that you must be aware of when it comes to court reporting is the fact that it is a job take by what we call as court reporters or court stenographers. In this kind of job, what these professionals do is that they will normally create transcripts of speeches, conversations, legal proceedings, meetings as well as other events in a verbatim manner. The primary reason why there are court reporters doing court reporting is due to the fact that written accounts of spoken words are sometimes vital and essential for correspondence, records and legal proof as well.
Another important thing that you must know regarding court reporting is the fact that it has several methods which is oftentimes pertained to as stenographic. During a court hearing or a court trial, what court reporters or stenotypists usually do is that they will document every single statements made in the official proceedings and they will do it using the machine for stenotyping. As what we have stated above, court reporting asks court reporters to create transcripts that are verbatim and in this manner, the use of the machine for stenotyping will make everything easier and faster for them since the machine allows the pressing of multiple keys at once to record combinations of letters that represents words, phrases and sounds as well. What usually happens to the symbols is that they are electronically recorded, translated and then displayed as a text through a process that is referred by many as transcription that is aided by computers or CAT. The truth of the matter is that in real time court reporting, what usually happens is that the machine for stenotyping is linked to different captioning in real time, frequently of TV shows. Once the reporter types the symbols, the spoken words will automatically appear as screen text.
There are other methods of court reporting and that is electronic reporting. One thing about electronic reporting that you should know of is the fact that this method makes the most use of audio equipment to account court proceedings. In this method of court reporting, the court reporters will monitor the process, taking down notes to determine the speakers and even listens to the recordings to make sure of its quality and clarity as well. Talking about audio equipment, the most commonly used one are the digital equipment and the analog tape recorders. The ones that are said to be responsible for the production of written transcript of the recorded proceeding is are the electronic reporters and the transcribers.
Aside from what we just mentioned above, there are other forms of court reporting that we want you to know of such as voice writing.
All these and more are what you need to know regarding court reporting.