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2013 Annual Convention


Mark your calendar for September 27-29, 2013!

Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, Carmel, Indiana

You will have an opportunity to earn  up to 1.3 CEUs!


To Quote or Not to Quote, Margie Wakeman Wells
How many comma rules are there? Does punctuation ever change? What if I move it over here? Would that
change the punctuation? Is there really just one space after a period? We will answer these questions and a
few others in our introduction.

Quotes! So many questions about quotes! Do I go ahead and put in the bad punctuation from the original?
Does the question mark go inside or outside the quotes? What if I don’t have the document he is supposedly
reading from? Are quotes better than hyphens in some instances? Come and let’s settle some of these issues
once and for all. We will cover the mundane and the bizarre about using quotes.

Legislative Update, Mike Leppert, and Tom Richardson, RDR
What is the status of INCRA’s legislative drive for a certification requirement in Indiana? Mike and Tom will
present information regarding the state of the issue as well as a plan for what we need to do going forward.

Guantanamo Bay (GTMO): Extreme Reporting, Mike Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR, Susan Perry Miller, RDR, CRR,
CBC, and Jim Connor, RPR, CRR, CSR, CLVS

This panel will tell us about the detailed process to assemble and qualify an elite team of court reporters to
provide immediate copy of the trials occurring at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay: testing, obtaining top-secret
clearances, selecting technology and equipment, arranging travel and housing, and wading through seemingly
endless government documentation. The affectionately called StenOps team is currently at work reporting the
hearings of those accused in the USS Cole/USS The Sullivans bombings and the terrorism of 9/11 that changed
the world.

Tough Love with the Depoman, Mike Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR
Join Mike for a frank and in-your-face assessment of the current state of freelance reporting. Topics will
include best practices, proofing techniques, and utilizing your software to help minimize errors. Bring your
sense of humor and prepare to be educated, shocked, amused, and possibly even offended when Depoman
takes the stage.

Transitioning into CART, Susie Wollenweber, RDR, CRR, CCP, CBC, and Pat Casassa, RMR, CRR, CBC
This seminar is aimed at court reporting professionals who would like to know more about what it takes to
transition into broadcast closed captioning or CART. It will cover the equipment/software needed, required
dictionary/writing modifications or changes, possible closed captioning and CART scenarios, skills needed to
attain “on-air status,” and a brief primer on Deaf culture/etiquette. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A

Windows 7 or Windows 8? Realtime, Editing, or Surfing the Web, Rita Pratt, CMRS, RSA
Should you update to Windows 8? Rita will dig into the differences between Windows 7 and 8. She will also
share some of her extensive knowledge regarding tips and tricks of the trade to help us while we are reporting
a proceeding, editing it, or searching on the web for the elusive terms.

CAT Training – Eclipse
CAT Training – Case CATalyst

Get ready to learn how to most effectively and efficiently use the newest updates to your CAT software.

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