Dear Nancy

Is there a rule for the use of the trademark or registered symbol after the brand name of a product or medication?

Dear Nancy: Is there a rule for the use of the trademark or registered symbol after the brand name of a product or medication? If so, do you use it only on the first mention but not throughout the transcript? Please help. Signed, To Use or Not to Use Dear To Use or Not to […]

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What habits must I attain to make it in this industry?

Dear Nancy: I have been a court reporter for nine years and I am going to become an agency owner.  In order to become a successful business owner, what is necessary to believe?  What habits must I attain to make it in this industry?  Signed, Kaizen Dear Kaizen: You’ve got the answer in your name. […]

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I’m a solid writer, but haven’t provided realtime for attorneys. Where to begin?

Dear Nancy: I’m a solid writer, but haven’t provided realtime for attorneys. My firm now advertises that all its reporters are realtime-ready, on any job; the lawyers need only ask. Frankly, this scares me! You never know what a job will be like, and I’m not one to provide a service that isn’t “just so”. […]

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I’m ready for interactive realtime. My agency owner overlooks me for those jobs.

Dear Nancy: I have prepared myself for interactive realtime. I think I’m ready. My agency owner, however, overlooks me for those jobs. How can I convince her I’m ready? Signed, Overlooked Dear Overlooked: You’ve got me humming John Fogerty’s song “Centerfield”: Oh, put me in, Coach – I’m ready to play today; Put me in, […]

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Is it customary when you work with a court reporting firm that you sign a contract with them?

Dear Nancy: Is it customary when you work with a court reporting firm that you sign a contract with them, especially if it has a no-compete clause involved? What is a customary or average split with a court reporter? I want to be more informed and need some guidance. Signed, Newbie to Business Dear Newbie […]

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I am a new reporter working with a firm that takes 30 percent of my billings…

Dear Nancy: I am a new reporter working with a firm that takes 30 percent of my billings, including court work (the per diem as well as any transcripts I get.) I would not have the work without her, but have been told by other reporters that taking a percentage of court work is not […]

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Massachusetts Court Reporter Nancy Varallo Is Elected as Vice President of the National Court Reporters Association

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Members of the National Court Reporters Association have elected Nancy Varallo as the organization’s Vice President. NCRA is a 19,000-member association representing court reporters and providers of captioning and realtime transcription services for the legal, broadcasting, business, government, and educational communities throughout the United States (www.ncraonline.org). Ms. Varallo […]

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New name, new services for Court Reporting

WORCESTER —  Court Reporting & Management Services announced this week that it is changing its name to The Varallo Group. It also launched new services aimed at helping providers of court reporting and management services run their businesses more efficiently. The Varallo Group’s new services include sales support, marketing and website design, the company said in […]

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