There was a great deal of mirth when we started this blog in the summer of 2017. Perhaps we suffered from pain or fear, but we knew that there was a need to begin preserving and sharing knowledge. We did not expect an audience. We were told, perhaps rightly, that there was no reason for … Continue reading Silence is Deafening
Ana Fatima Costa is presenting a skills workshop tomorrow with Joanna Storey, Esq. It’s going to feature communication tips for attorneys, paralegals, support staff, and court reporters. If you haven’t seen Ms. Costa’s announcement on it, take a look and register now! Thanks to the San Francisco Paralegals Association for putting this on and letting … Continue reading Upcoming Online Events Court Reporters Are Invited To!
It was reported to me that a call to Stenograph’s support yesterday took an entire 30 minutes of wait time. At the end of that 30 minutes, the call disconnected. The stenographer called back and was then forced to sit on the phone waiting about another 15 minutes. 45 minutes from call to resolution for … Continue reading Is Stenograph Sabotaging Stenographer Software Support?
When I first found out my good friend Joshua Edwards was creating the nonprofit online speaking club StenoMasters, I was excited. I wrote about it right away. If you read the FAQ, the intention is to keep the dues as low as possible. It’s not a source of personal enrichment. I consider it a community … Continue reading Find Your Voice With StenoMasters
I had a lot of fun writing the Naegeli article. When I was done with it, I let them know it was live. Naegeli apparently doesn’t agree with what I’ve written. Richard Teraci told me the company’s attorneys would be filing suit against me if it is not removed by Monday, November 22, 2021 at … Continue reading Naegeli Threatens Legal Filing Against Stenonymous
I’m opening up a 6-question survey to the public, as well as court reporting providers, for court reporting rates. Associations are allowed to collect and distribute aggregate rate data. I’ve provided information on how newbie court reporters are taken advantage of, sometimes working decades behind inflation, due to the dearth of data about the court … Continue reading June-July 2022 Rates Survey
On Friday I made a post about how Naegeli charged about $11.50 per page on a copy sale. This is related to an original-copy cost shifting scheme that is common in our field. Within hours of the post, Naegeli gave me an ultimatum to take down the post. If I did not take down the … Continue reading Stenonymous Promotes Naegeli’s Lawsuit Threat on Twitter — Naegeli Backs Off Threat
After my Naegeli piece many stenographers reached out to me to let me know that they were also abused or mistreated by the company and/or had heard similar stories. One reporter claimed that Naegeli enticed her to work with them and then would cancel jobs on her to keep her on the treadmill and hungry. … Continue reading PSA: Pattern Cancellations May Be Evidence of Deceit
US Legal, in furtherance of its scheme to inflate the shortage numbers, overcharge consumers, and cover up its questionable practices, has apparently moved its LinkedIn recruitment to a company called Ultimate Staffing despite concerns that digital court reporting will hurt minority speakers. Stenographers across the country should be feeling confident. It’s time to ask for … Continue reading US Legal Support Switches to Ultimate Staffing in Its Bid to Betray Industry
I’ve put out two videos. One explains the illegal conduct being taken against attorney consumers. The other explains illegal conduct taken against student consumers and how we defeated that recently. There appears to be horizontal conduct occurring in our field. Speech-to-Text Institute, Global Alliance of Speech-to-Text Captioning, Veritext, and US Legal all appear to be … Continue reading Illegal Conduct in Court Reporting Explained