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Nothing is as important to First Choice Reporting as people—our own team of dedicated court reporters, technology specialists and support staff and the talented professionals who we are fortunate to call clients and associates. Today people are talking, sharing,...

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2017: The Year of Setting Goals and Reaching Them

2017: The Year of Setting Goals and Reaching Them

It’s been said that what we gain by achieving our goals is far less important than who we become by achieving our goals. We agree wholeheartedly. Our industry makes it easy to improve and grow on a fast-track schedule. Let’s take advantage of all goal-setting extends...

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5 Foods to Eat if You Sit All Day

5 Foods to Eat if You Sit All Day

Most of corporate America sits at least eight to 10 hours a day, and our industry is no different. We try to take walking breaks and stretch periodically, but prolonged sitting is taking its toll. Linked to increased hunger, leg and back pain, and feelings of...

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Checklist: How to Ensure an Accurate Transcription

Checklist: How to Ensure an Accurate Transcription

A perfect recounting of the communication that occurred under our watch, whether during a deposition, in a courtroom, or elsewhere, is the primary responsibility of our industry. But at a rate of 200 words per minute, how does one ensure the utmost in accuracy? Even...

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Forget Carpal Tunnel: Text Neck is the New Malady

Forget Carpal Tunnel: Text Neck is the New Malady

Remember Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? With each industry-wide warning and remedies flooding our inboxes, we shifted positions, stretched and iced our wrist and hand muscles, wore wrist supports on our busiest days, and tried every medication under the sun. It was the...

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Deposition Hall of Fame

Deposition Hall of Fame

Depositions, even when proceeding amicably, can quickly turn contentious. They are naturally adversarial endeavors. In the attempt to discover a witness’ knowledge and to preserve that witness’ testimony, there may be moments of frustration, impatience,...

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Thank Goodness

Thank Goodness

We’ve all heard the tales of woes in our workplace. There are the mumbling, whispering witnesses who rely heavily on hand gestures; machine and computer crashes at the most inopportune moments; the deposition distractors, also known as the pen clickers, microphone...

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A Punctuation Primer for Flawless Transcription

A Punctuation Primer for Flawless Transcription

Court Reporting is a trust-based profession reliant on impeccably clear and correct communication. Judges, attorneys, witnesses, juries, and all parties involved entrust the given testimonies will be reported accurately. Although we tend to use more minimal...

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