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Tik Tok Account Shows Court Reporting is Cool and Hard

Social media can always expose new audiences to things they have never been privy to in their own lives. It’s part of what makes social media fun. Well, thanks to social media platform TikTok, it has shown that the “hardest job in the courtroom” is actually the stenographer, or, the court reporter. (As if readers of didn’t know this)

Meet, 22-year-old Isabelle Lumsden. She is a court reporting student in Canada. Recently, she shared some behind-the-scenes looks on TikTok about how she uses a stenotype machine to transcribe everything that’s being said.

Apparently to many, it is a common misconception is that stenographers use a regular keyboard like we all use at home and work. In reality, “stenos” use a specialized, chorded keyboard that types in shorthand.

According to Lumsden’s most viral TikTok, she hooks her stenotype up to her laptop, which translates all the shorthand she’s typing into actual words. To form words, you have to push specific keys at the same time. This is why stenographers can type an average of 225 words per minute.

“I think it’s really cool how you’ve made so many of us genuinely curious about stenography,” a TikTok user commented on one of Lumsden’s explainer videos.

It is pretty cool that court reporting can get some positive light on social media. Especially for a younger audience, as the career field certainly needs new faces.

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