Shoptalk, Grammar, and Humor 10 Hours (1.0 CEUs)

Course

Session 1 Title: “Shoptalk” Ethics for Court Reporters: 5 hours Presenter: Sue McDuffie, CSR This program covers how to handle various situations that arise, such as: When to go on and...

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Session 1

Title: “Shoptalk”

Ethics for Court Reporters: 5 hours

Presenter: Sue McDuffie, CSR

This program covers how to handle various situations that arise, such as:

  • When to go on and off the record in depositions and court proceedings
  • How to handle interrupting proceedings
  • What to do when you can’t hear or understand
  • Responding to clients’ challenges to transcripts
  • Appropriate procedures when doing research
  • Interacting with pro se parties and nonparties
  • Billing clients and collecting money owed properly
  • Punctuating difficult and poorly said sentences and passages (including an in-depth review of all punctuation marks)
  • Handling verbatim issues (stutters, use of sic, accents, and so forth)
  • Using quotation marks with quoted or possible quoted passages
  • Depicting audiotaped and videotaped materials in transcripts
  • Dealing with issues related to the use of translators
  • Using parentheticals correctly and effectively
  • Review of homonyms

Session 2

Title: “Grammar and Punctuation Made Easy for Court Reporters” 3 hours

Presenter: Carrie Pique, CSR

Carrie shows how to master grammar and punctuation for the working reporter by learning how to easily differentiate between commonly misused words; e.g. passed or past, affect or effect. She will also cover how to correctly punctuate while not over-punctuating.

After taking this course, you will glean a better understanding of how to put together a well-read, properly-punctuated transcript. You can have fun while working on a transcript without stressing out if you have the proper working tools and possess a great understanding of grammar and punctuation. Everyone needs a refresher.

Specific Topics:

  • Learn how to properly research material, such as in research books
  • Learn how to not be too dependent on Google
  • Hyphenation. Is it one word or two?
  • Commonly misused words

Session 3

Session Title: “Managing Stress for Court Reporters With Humor”

Skills for balancing your life: 2 hours

Presenter: Jeff Justice

If you have ever attended one of Jeff’s programs, then you know how much fun getting your CEUs can be. In this fun-packed court Reporter seminar, funnyman Jeff Justice shows you how to use your sense of humor to release stress, defuse anger and improve relationships.

This laugh-while-you-learn session will show you concrete ways to deal with the stress in your life.

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