January 26, 2017

4 Vital Tips for Court Reporters to Strengthen Their Editing Skills

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: court reporter

Vital Tips for Court reporters

A court reporter must begin honing their skills very early in their career if they plan on being a success. Accuracy is everything, especially when dealing with depositions, statements, and documents that have to do with a trial or other legal proceedings. When it comes to editing, practice makes perfect.

Here are 4 vital tips for court reporters to strengthen their editing skills:

  1. Tips for Court ReportersAvoid Distractions
    Remember that when you are working, it is time to eliminate as many distractions as possible. Distractions can cause errors and errors lead to frustration. Turn off your cell phone and keep outside noise and interruptions to a minimum.

  2. Go Over It Twice
    Go over your finished document twice. If you work in sections, take a minute when you are finished to do a final read through. Take a short break before you go over it for the last time. This allows you to clear your head and look at your work with fresh eyes.

  3. Proofread Your Work
    Proofread your work as you go, but also one last time before you finalize it. As a court reporter, you are constantly looking at letters and words. While proofreading may be the most boring part of your job, it is also where you will find the majority of your errors.

  4. Practice Makes Perfect
    Practice makes perfect. Practice editing as you go or edit by paragraph. Use the symbols as you write so that you know what corrections may need to be made when you’re finished. Practice editing another person’s work. It will give you fresh material to work with.

As a court reporter, you are expected to be able to provide a high degree of accuracy. Editing is your chance to make yourself shine. Learn to do it well and you will always have businesses lining up at your door.

About Colleen Jilio-Ryan

Colleen Jilio-Ryan is the Owner of Jilio Ryan, a Tustin based premiere law consulting firm. The firm along with its certified court reporters is dedicated to providing the highest quality deposition and litigation services to attorneys, insurance companies, and corporations. With her sincere efforts, Colleen is committed to meeting the highest standards of the legal industry, and is an industry leader when it comes to on-time court reporting and deposition scheduling.

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Jilio Ryan is a Tustin, California based law consulting firm Co-founded by Ms. Colleen Jilio-Ryan, a certified court reporter.
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Jilio Ryan is a Tustin, California based law consulting firm Co-founded by Ms. Colleen Jilio-Ryan, a certified court reporter.
14661 Franklin Avenue Suite 150
Tustin
CA
92780
United States
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