Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I love what I do.  All of it.  And you can love it too.

Take a deep breath, and then plunge in.  The water's chilly at first, but there are life preservers and swimming coaches all around.

Please check out this link for information on careers in the court reporting and captioning field.


If you have any questions after wading in, let me know and I'll try to answer them; if I can't give you an answer, I'll direct you to someone who can.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

What a difference a year makes

It's been a long time.  I'm not excusing myself from not writing; I'm apologizing.

This time last year I was lamenting how quickly tax time approaches; this year I've already got all my tax documentation ready for the accountant, save my medical tallies.  (Which were high last year - part of my reason for not writing; I had some issues that needed taking care of)

I'm moving along on with my desired path of scoping for my realtime court reporters.  I have developed my business plan and implemented it in that I'm doing more daily copy scoping.  Somehow, though, I've also added more reporting.  This is a good thing.  I'm really enjoying the variety of work.  I'm training someone to take over the scoping for MY work that I report; I continue to scope for my reporting clients.

Add to the mix the mentoring that I so love to do.  And the training that I need to do (and want to do).

I'm going to try to add the CLVS certificate to my arsenal to make myself more marketable for the international work; many of my reporters work with videographers on their international jobs.  Wouldn't it be great to have a CLVS who was also a reporter and scopist along to help the reporters in the evenings?  Yeah, I thought so too.

I'm working on making my home a little bit more livable.  We've cleared out papers in the garage (450 pounds' worth have been shredded), added to our deck, and we're organizing and purging and decorating our abode.

That's what a busy reporter/scopist does.  Gets caught up, sometimes, in the everyday and forgets to blog.  I'll get back on the wagon.  Have a GREAT Valentine's Day.