Featured Court Reporter


Cynthia Y.Cynthia Y. has been a court reporter since March 2010 and currently writes at speeds of up to 225 words per minute. She was looking for a career change back in 2007-2008. While thinking about completing an MBA, Cynthia saw a documentary on court reporting and CCVS. By the end of the documentary, Cynthia had already decided to call the Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies and set up an informational interview. “I was intrigued by the idea of working on different court cases and the different opportunities. From there, I visited the courthouses at 361 University Ave and Old City Hall, and hunted down and talked to different court reporters. I liked what I heard and I was ready to take the leap into court reporting.”

When asked for advice she would give aspiring court reporters, Cynthia says “Be persistent and you’ll make it! While you will definitely come across many different challenges while learning theory, developing steno speed, and difficult subject matter while on the job, each of these obstacles provide the opportunity for you to learn and grown to become a better reporter.”

When Cynthia isn’t reporting, she enjoys baking, crocheting, and traveling.