This year’s National Speed Championship (NSC) conducted by NVRA (The National Verbatim Reporters Association) is won by Diann Holt, CVR-CMGNSC. The official site for NVRA is http://www.nvra.org/
The competitions took place during the NVRA convention held in Philadelphia in August. By winning this year’s trophy, Diann becomes the five times NSC champion. During the competition she transcribed five minutes of 350 wpm Q & A dictation with 95.9% accuracy! See her picture on page 24 of the fall issue of the NVRA magazine “Verabtim Record”at http://www.nvra.org/associations/3873/files/NVRA%20Fall%2007%20News.pdf
Merit examinations are conducted by NVRA for dictations that are literary material at 225 wpm, jury charge at 250 wpm, and two-voice question-and-answer at 300. These are the highest testing speeds for court reporters in the U.S.
NVRA defines a real-time verbatim reporter as a person certified pursuant to NVRA testing regulations, who makes a verbatim record of legal and other proceedings by means of the spoken word, symbols and abbreviations using current technology and produces the record on a computer screen in a readable form.
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