Featured Court Reporter

Valerie B. ASAP Reporting ServicesValerie began her work as court reporter in 2011 immediately after finishing her studies at the Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies. Currently, Valerie is writing at 180 words per minute with the goal of increasing her speed over the next several months. After beginning her career as an interior designer, she saw a subway ad with an image of a steno machine and thought she could possibly enjoy a new career as it would be something she would excel at.

When asked what she loves most about working as a court reporter, Valerie says, “I love the fact that it’s a job where you can expect the unexpected. It definitely keeps me on my toes and challenges me every day. You never know where the job will take you, who you’re going to meet, what you’ll learn or what things will come out of people’s mouths.” For practice, Valerie enjoys writing to TV shows, movies, and podcasts.

When asked for advice for aspiring court reporters, Val says, “just keep pressing on, literally and figuratively. You never know what you can accomplish if you give up. It’s definitely hard to get motivated to practice but you just have to do it!”

When she isn’t working, Valerie enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, watching movies, camping, and dining out.