OFO No: 413102
Other names for Machine Shorthand Reporter:
- Braille Transcriber
- Court Reporter / Taker
- Hansard Reporter
What is a Machine Shorthand Reporter?
A Machine Shorthand Reporter records the spoken word in a legal court, at parliamentary hearings, during television programming and assisting the deaf and hearing impaired.
Machine Shorthand Reporters use shorthand writing, stenotype shorthand machines, and computer-assisted transcription software and sound recording equipment.
What does a Machine Shorthand Reporter do?
- listens attentively
- records the spoken word very carefully and precisely
- works quickly and accurately
- certifies what they have recorded to be 100% correct
- prepares official transcripts of what they have recorded
- keeps up to date with legal jargon and terminology
- checks details and information in libraries
Are you . . . ?
- a good listener?
- a perfectionist?
- a person who can concentrate for long periods?
- a good speller?
- an accurate worker?
- a person who pays attention to details?
- responsible and reliable?
- a good typist?
How do I become a Machine Shorthand Reporter?
You will need training to use a stenotype machine. This will allow you to record fast-paced legal proceedings.
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
- CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming a Machine Shorthand Reporter the right career choice for me?