from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stenographer who makes a verbatim record and transcription of proceedings, as in a court.
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- n. A person whose occupation is to transcribe spoken or recorded speech into written form, typically using a stenotype or stenomask to produce official transcripts of court hearings, depositions and other official proceedings.
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Mr. Rizzo, 66 years old, started working as a court reporter in the 1960s, moved to the criminal courts in 1974, and became supervisor in 1980.
The court reporter looked up in surprise, her mouth a perfectly lipsticked circle.
The court reporter typed away, the steno machine spitting a white paper tape into a tray, in folded strips.
Bailiffs in blue blazers stopped conferring over the docket sheets, law clerks straightened new ties, and a female court reporter shot daggers over her blue steno machine, on its spindly metal legs.
The court reporter looked at her tape and said tonelessly, “Mr. Arnold: ‘Did Mrs. VanVleet know where she was?’”
Mr. Rizzo, the supervisor of the 58 court reporters who work the courts at 100 and 111 Centre Street, and a court reporter himself, was assigned the two-month trial.
Judge Kroungold looked around for his court reporter and waved him over irritably.
While he said the stress can sometimes be overwhelming—Mr. Rizzo pointed to surveys that showed court reporter as the second most stressful profession, after neurosurgeon—that doesn't mean there's no time to smell the roses, or at least savor the drama or irony surrounding some trials and witness testimony.