Certified Shorthand Reporting

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Certified shorthand reporting professionals - called certified shorthand reporters or CSRs - transcribe passages from notes taken of dictated records or legal proceedings. Only individuals certified by the Board of Regents may use the certified shorthand reporter title.

Certified shorthand reporters, who are professionals certified by the New York State Board of Regents, perform a range of services - court reporting, freelance reporting, and real-time reporting such as closed captioning of live events.

CSRs offer a range of transcription services, including the following:

  • Freelance reporting (self-employed or through agencies)
  • Court reporting
  • Real-time reporting services, such as closed captioning

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Last Updated: July 30, 2019