I'm back to blogging. These past few years I've had the honor of serving as the Illinois Court Reporters Association president-elect, and then president, and with that honor comes the responsibility for writing a president's column for the Ad Infinitum, our quarterly newsletter, so that took up my writing priorities.
|This is me and Georgia doing the two step then cowboy boogie.....
(I already said "insightful." Oh well, it's my blog and I do what I want.)
So anyway, now I should be blogging a bit more often. A lot has happened over the past two years, and I'll detail exactly what went down with regards to Senate Bill 2128 in the upcoming Ad Infinitum. Teaser trailer: It was NOT just about voice writing.
Side note: Voice writing is not the enemy. They're our best allies in the fight against digital "reporting," plus voice writing enables reporters who experience hand/arm disability to continue to work in their chosen, trained field. (That'll be me in a few years.) Voice writers read back, interrupt when necessary, and can provide realtime and captioning. And they're a witness to every single word of the procedure and create an immediate realtime draft -- just like stenography. Their certification tests are almost directly equivalent to NCRA's certification tests, including realtime and speed.
Head to http://ilcra.org/data/cms/uploadedfiles/ILCRA%20Digital%20file.pdf for a fabulous infographic on the difference between CSRs and digital "reporting," developed by ILCRA's own vice president, Mary Ann Casale.
*Yes, I know, physical beauty is not something we humans should hold quite so dear, but she's seriously beautiful inside and out. I mean, come on. Sheesh.