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  • Marc Greenberg

As Court Reporters Age, Demand is High

Court reporters, also known as stenographers, use a 6-pound stenotype machine, which features 22 keys, to capture, verbatim, the court record. The keys do not spell out letters, but rather they spell out syllables phonetically, using a combination of letters. Originally, reporters took shorthand notes and typed them onto carbon copy paper. Now, they are able in real time to connect to paperless machines that hook up to iPads, laptops and computers to capture the record at a typing pace of 225 words per minute. In Brainerd, court reporters have a combined 130 years of experience and want people to know the demand for the profession is....MORE

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