Speaking of court reporting, this is actually a term that is best used to describe the kind of job that court reporters or court stenographers have. To be more precise with you about what this kind of job usually do, well, court reporters will take the responsibility of creating transcripts in a verbatim kind of way which contains legal proceedings, speeches, meetings, conversations and other proceedings too. This kind of job is necessary and important for the very reason that written accounts that come from the words of either the defendant or the prosecution are oftentimes necessary for legal proof, records and correspondence as well and this is where court reporters do their thing.
There are other things that you must be aware of regarding court reporting like how it has quite a number of methods of processing which is commonly called as stenographic. By making the most use of the machine for stenotyping, the stenotypists or the court reporters will write down all statements that are made in the official proceedings. 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. The symbols are then electronically recorded and translated and then they will be displayed as a text in a process that is pertained to as CAT or transcription that is aided by computer. During a real time court reporting, the machine for stenotyping is often seen being linked to a computer or captioning in real time, sometimes of TV shows. Right after the reporters key in the symbols, the spoken word will immediately appear as screen text.
What we want to introduce to you next as another court reporting method is the electronic reporting. Talking about court reporting, this is actually a method of court reporting that is making 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. Speaking of audio equipment, some of the most commonly used are analog tape recorders and digital equipment. We want you to know as well that electronic reporters and transcribers are the ones often responsible for the production of written transcript of the recorded proceeding.
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.
Here are some of the things that you must be aware of regarding court reporting.