Organizing a Home Office for Court Reporters
Along with the court reporting profession comes the editing of transcripts. With all of the work that needs to be done from home, every court reporter deserves to have an organized work space to edit transcripts. Below are a few tips to get you started.
4 Tips for organizing a court reporter’s home office space:
1. Choose an area of your house that you will use for work, if you don’t already have one. It’s okay if you don’t have an entire room to designate to use as your office, for example, you can use a corner of your living room, or a loft at the top of the stairs. Make sure that there are electrical outlets close by. It’s best if you know that this area will be quiet enough for you to focus during the times of the day when you do most of your editing.
2. Ensure that this area has efficient lighting. This is essential for being able to work properly.
3. Buy office equipment. You will need a desk with drawers or cabinets, an office chair, pens, paper, printer, printer ink, and storage tools (along with the computer that you must already have to edit your transcripts).
4. Additional items that are not necessities, but may help to create a nice work space would be: a clock, picture frames, a cup for pens and pencils, items of bright color to accent your work space, and folders. When you begin creating your work space there is no doubt that you will add your own personal touch as well.