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It is once again time to continue earning our AOC continuing education hours as well as the opportunity to earn NCRA CEUs. This year’s seminars will focus on saving TIME:
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“The Spoken Word and Punctuation – Advanced/Expert”
Date: July 26, 2014
Learning Objectives: Advanced rules governing the use of the comma, semicolon, adverb and sentence structure for clearer transcripts of Court proceedings.
Presenter Bio: Margie Wakeman Wells has taught court reporting for 37 years. She has presented, under the auspices of NCRA and state court reporting organizations, over 300 seminars for reporters on English-related topics as well as seminars for teachers and students. Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, her best-selling reference text, and the workbook that accompanies it are published by Margie Holds Court Publishing and are available at margieholdscourt.com. Margie’s latest book, Word Pares, Pears, Pairs, has recently been published.
“Catalyst - Advanced”
Date: August 16, 2014
Learning Objectives: Advanced review of the latest software version updates; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing features; creating ASCIIs and PDFs; dictionary management; automatic indexing.
Presenter Bio: Sandi Starbuck, a Certified Stenograph Trainer has been training and working with reporters and students for 25 years. She teaches Case Catalyst at two court-reporting schools in the Southern California area.
“Introduction to the World of CART” (Communication Access Realtime Translation)
Date: August 23, 2014
Learning Objectives: Optimal realtime translation, dictionary building; identification of word boundaries; conflict identification; identification of misspellings, wrong entries, and file/job organization.
Presenter Bio: Saba McKinley, CSR, RPR, began reporting in 1991 as an official reporter with the Los Angeles Municipal Court. She later transferred to the L.A. Superior Court where she worked until July of 2010, when she decided to use her skills as a CART Provider, her current vocation. Saba is often asked, “How do you get started as a CART Provider?” It is her intention, while serving on the board, to be the GO-TO person in all things CART. With that in mind, she will be writing a monthly article which addresses CART inquiries. You can find these articles in the online magazine under the title “ALL THINGS CART/CAPTIONING.”
Saba has served as coordinator on CCRA’s SOS Committee under the “Each One Reach One Mentoring Program” since August of 2010. She has served on NCRA’s CART COI (Community of Interest) committee since 2011.
She is on the Speaker’s Rosters for both CCRA and NCRA and loves talking to students about the court reporting industry. Saba has two adult sons, of whom she is exceedingly proud, and they own her heart. Her eldest serves in the United States Air Force, with the youngest in his junior year in college. She enjoys attending her Toastmasters meetings, to which she is grateful for her leadership skills.
“Realtime Tricks and Tips”
Date: September 20, 2014
Learning Objectives: Tips to increase realtime translation, dictionary building, and improving one’s writing style. Tips and tricks on connecting to LiveNote and troubleshooting connections.
“Eclipse – Beginning/Intermediate”
Date: October 25, 2014
Learning Objectives: Beginning/Intermediate course review of the latest software version updates; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing features; creating ASCIIs and PDFs; dictionary management; automatic indexing.
Presenter Bio: Anastasia Swinkles, CSR, CART provider, has been training reporters on Total Eclipse for over 10 years in the Los Angeles area. I currently work as a CART provider with hard-of-hearing students at UCLA. As a realtime reporter, I am constantly working to make my translation better and to have my software do as much as possible on the job. I do some private training as well, primarily setting up new reporters and creating automatic indexing for seasoned reporters.
Date: November 1, 2014
Learning Objectives: Advanced course review of the latest software version updates; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing features; creating ASCIIs and PDFs; dictionary management; automatic indexing.
Presenter Bio: With 30 years experience as a courtroom and deposition reporter in New Jersey, New York, and Vermont, since 2000 Paula Mecke has specialized as an independent scopist based in San Jose with clients all over the country. As part of her work, she teaches technology courses at the StenoCAT User’s Network meetings and NCRA conferences and provides one-on-one software training classes to reporters, both in-person and online. Paula earned her CSR and RPR and taught court reporting at the American Business Academy in Hackensack, NJ in the 1970s.
Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association