February 23, 2017

5 Essential Tips for Court Reporters While Working from Home

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

Essential tips for court reporters

Working as a court reporter from home can be extremely lucrative if you know how to manage your time and work efficiently without being in an office setting. When you begin to understand the nature of the business, you will learn that accuracy, punctuality, and professionalism will be the key to your success.

The following tips will guide you as you start out on your new journey:

  1. Maintain Your Schedule
    Set your schedule for the week and work to consistently meet each deadline. Don’t take on more work than you can handle because this will eventually lead to stress and simple mistakes. Keep a calendar handy and write down each deadline so you have a reminder.

  2. Set Boundaries
    Set boundaries so that you are uninterrupted while you are working. Make sure that your family and friends know when you will be working and that you will not be available for phone calls, texting, or any other activity until your work is finished.

  3. Comfort is Important
    When you work from home, you have all of your comforts at your disposal. Use them to your advantage! A comfortable workspace is a productive one.

  4. Stay Energized and Focused
    Being in your own home may make it tempting to take a nap or frequent breaks. Remember that your office is your workplace and do what you need to do to remain focused and energized. Stand up and stretch as needed. Throw in a few healthy snacks to boost your energy levels while you are working.

  5. Light the Way!
    Make sure that you have the light you need so that you don’t strain your eyes. Open the curtains and let the natural sunlight flood your workspace. Keep the room well-lit and you will avoid headaches and eyestrain.

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.

2 responses to “5 Essential Tips for Court Reporters While Working from Home”

  1. Most court reporters spend a large part of their time working independently with the ability to flex some of their schedule. While this lends flexibility that most court reporters enjoy, it also means we are responsible for our own time management with many deadlines to meet.

    • Yes, totally agree with you. Working from home offers flexibility to the court reporters but they have to manage their time and maintain their schedule so they can meet the deadlines. Keeping a reminder of all the deadlines on the calendar will help a lot.

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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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