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Many people wonder: “How fast does a court reporter take down testimony?”

That is an excellent question! the simple answer is over 225 words per minute. The more in-depth answer is that a court reporter graduates with a minimum ‘writing’ speed of 225 wpm and 97.5% accuracy. The machine they use is combined with computer technology and a highly specialized form of shorthand, kind of like their own language. When a reporter graduates at 225 wpm, they continue practicing and increasing their speed.  Court reporting is a mentally demanding and rewarding profession.

At Cady Reporting, our court reporters all say that they love the never-ending education that they receive on depositions.  We are proud of our entire reporting staff, they have a passion for reporting that comes through in their work, their attitude and desire to always deliver the best quality product.

Do you have a question about court reporting?  Contact us and we will be sure to answer it!

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Article written by Michelle Cady-Cook.  She is the Director of Marketing and part owner of Cady Reporting (a WBENC company).  She is a sustaining member of the Cleveland Association of Paralegals, and is currently serving as Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Green Initiative Committee and Chair of the Follow Up Committee for the National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC). She has been officially involved in the legal community for over 10 years.  Within the framework of Cady Reporting Services, she partners with locally owned court reporting firms across the country to continually improve the practice of litigation.

Cady Reporting Services is located at 1468 W. 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44113.  Our court reporters and videographers personally serve the state of Ohio, and we daily schedule court reporters and other litigation support services through our partners in the NNRC.  The National Network of Reporting Companies is your personal connection to coverage wherever and whenever you need it.