A Closer Look at Stenography

Court reporters in San Jose, CA, provide fast and accurate transcription of discussions in a variety of settings, including courtrooms, legal offices, and business meetings. Professional court reporting and other types of legal transcription rely on the use of a stenography machine, which allows swift shorthand strokes to be processed into a readable transcript for later review.

This video takes a closer look at stenography, often simply called "steno." During transcription, a stenographer uses a specialized keyboard to record words in a shorthand form, which are then processed to create the final transcript. Stenography allows a professional court reporter to take notes at the speed of normal human speech; this type of writing method also reduces errors for a verbatim transcript with excellent accuracy.