Our Georgia Court Reporting services are not limited to real time reporting in the courtroom, but are applied in a variety of work environments including law and medical offices, government agencies, corporations, and in our deposition conference rooms. We are experienced and certified court reporters. As Georgia court reporters, we are professionals trained to take down verbatim proceedings creating an accurate record. We also provide transcription of depositions, conventions and meetings. We strive to be guardians of the legal record and understand that we must be impartial, treat all parties equally, and accurately include everything in the transcription.
Janice S. Baker & Associates provide the following services as outlined by a recent study on the court reporting profession:
After the notes are translated, the reporter or employee of the reporter (often, a scopist) reviews the translation for completeness. If a stenotype note does not have a match in the reporter’s CAT dictionary during the translation process, it will appear on the computer screen in stenotype form. The reporter or scopist updates the reporter’s dictionary to include these untranslated words and other problems such as mistranslates, where the computer program selects a wrong form of a word.
An important part of creating an accurate transcript is researching items that are ambiguous. This includes spellings of names that were not obtained at the time the record was made; citations; unfamiliar or technical terms, which in many fields of specialty are similarly spelled and pronounced but have vastly different meanings; and other specific references that need to be clarified.
Careful, thoughtful and thorough proofing is an indispensable quality control step. Most reporters do all their own proofing; some hire professional proofers for the first proofing and then do a final proofing themselves.
To be filed with a motion or an appeal, the transcript in most jurisdictions must be certified as being complete, true and accurate. Certification is backed by reputation and, in many jurisdictions, the reporter’s license, and it guards against multiple versions of the proceedings from entering circulation.