I'm famous...

by diana netherton 23 Replies latest jw friends

  • diana netherton
    diana netherton

    Okay..maybe just locally. But the newspaper did an article and interview with me about my profession. Check out my video clip at:


    Article about Stenographers.

  • James Brown
    James Brown

    I went to school to be a stenographer. I was able to type 225 words a minute with 4 people talking.

    I took a few depostitions sat in court a lot.

    But all the time I spent in court made me decide I would rather be a Deputy Sheriff.

    Court reporters seem to be a common profession among Jehovahs witnesses.

  • Splash

    Very interesting Diana, thanks!

    So what do you write if someone says 'pacifically'?

    How many short codes do you have to learn, or are they increasing all the time?


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  • cofty

    Nice one!

    It must be a challenge working out who said what when people get all worked up at town meetings.

    Here is a clickable link...

  • pixel

    I liked it!

    You should go type in what happens in every JC...LOl.

  • WingCommander

    Seeing as how I work in Lancaster, and the paper is right out in the break room, I guess I'll have to check it out!!

    It's so nice to know there is a famous X-JW near me.

    - Wing Commander (formerly of the long defunct Columbia Congregation, which was absorbed into Mt Joy 20+ years ago)

  • problemaddict

    Well done.

  • diana netherton
    diana netherton

    Thanks...and thanks for the link, Cofty. Wing, you're near me???? That's awesome!

    To answer your question, the steno machine works phonetically, so there are a zillion combinations...with 22 keys and each of them can be pressed individually or simultaneously. You have "brief forms" which encompasses a bunch of words into one stroke, such as, please state your name? I would write that in one stroke using multiple keys...my computer software is programmed to the way I write, so it comes out in readable English. It's really like another language!

    Another court reporter on here...you made it through..I wish I could leave but I can't find another profession that pays what I make now.

  • Vidiot

    You look a little tired in the video.

    Everything OK?

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