Court Reporting Institute Hosts Greater Washington Shorthand Reporters Association Annual Conference

Special networking opportunities available plus seminars from Margie Wakeman Wells, Nancy Varallo, Anissa Nierenberger, Angie Ryder and more

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This is our first time hosting this shorthand court reporting event and we are excited to be presenting such a distinguished line-up of speakers.

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012

The Court Reporting Institute, 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite #140, is hosting the 2012 Greater Washington Shorthand Reporters Association (“GWSRA”) Annual Conference Oct. 19-20. Friday evening kicks off the conference with a GWSRA social networking event. Presentations include information on the new NCRA updates, a steno swap and a special appearance from Margie Wakeman Wells teaching proper grammar and punctuation in fun and exciting ways.

”This weekend seminar presents some of the major influences in the court reporting industry,” said Mimi Tekle, Director of the Court Reporting Institute in Arlington, Va. “This is our first time hosting this shorthand court reporting event and we are excited to be presenting such a distinguished line-up of speakers.”

Several seminars are scheduled for Oct. 20 beginning with Margie Wakeman Wells, Author of Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation. This textbook represents the culmination of the many years of work with the English language in relation to the court reporting transcript. Published in 2010, the book has become a definitive work the in the field. It is often quoted by reporters and teachers alike and has been adopted by several court reporting programs as their choice of textbook for teaching students to punctuate.

Nancy Varallo, FAPR, RDR, CRR follows with her seminar “Ours is Not a Sit-in-Silence Job: Asserting Yourself Effectively and Professionally.” Varallo is the owner of Court Reporting Management Services LLC, which offers business and office management services to court reporters and reporting firms. In 1979, she started working as a freelance court reporter and her experience during the last 30 years consists of running a large agency; developing a court reporting program and teaching students; and working as a CART provider for the hard-of-hearing.

Anissa Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CBC, is presenting “Great News! Unique Opportunities Abound for Reporters.” She began her captioning career in 1992 and within a year after she graduated from court reporting school, she began captioning for TV stations across the U.S. and Canada. In 2000, she founded Dictionary Jumpstart Inc., a dictionary-building software helping hundreds of reporters improve their dictionaries and allowing reporters to ease into different areas of reporting, including captioning and CART.

Other seminars are available including Angie Ryder from Elite Scoping Services speaking on “How to Make Your Job Really Pay!” and “Remote Scoping for Daily Copy”. CATalyst training workshops are hosted by Cindi Hartman and Total Eclipse training workshops are presented by John Everhart and Scott Friend from eVerbatim, Inc.

The GWSRA conference is open to anyone. Visit: http://www.gwsra.org to register for the event.
The Court Reporting Institute is currently enrolling students for CSR and RPR exam prep courses. Day, evening and online classes provide students with flexibility. The Court Reporting Institute, located at 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite #140, Arlington, Va., opened in 2011 and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. For more information regarding the Court Reporting Institute, call 1-888-828-5308 or visit http://www.cri.edu.

About Court Reporting Institute
The Court Reporting Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The Court Reporting Institute focuses time, energy, and resources on providing students quality court reporting training in St. Louis, Arlington, Dallas and Online. Unlike other colleges that may offer court reporting as one of many options, our singular goal is to prepare students for careers in court reporting. For more information regarding the Court Reporting Institute, call 1-888-828-5308 or visit http://www.cri.edu.

Court Reporting Institute – Arlington
4300 Wilson Blvd. Suite #140
Arlington, VA 22203