Dictionary Jumpstart provides vocabulary broken down into eight modules including: Environment, Food & Health, Media, Names, Phrases, Sports, Vocabulary and World. Five modules have been approved to earn PDCs by NCRA.
The court reporting industry, which is an umbrella term for all of the possible careers stated above, is expected to grow 25 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations between 2006 and 2016. (1)
Dictionary Jumpstart is an invaluable tool for court reporting schools, court reporting students, and reporters wishing to transition into a different type of reporting career.
Dictionary Jumpstart is located in Lowell, near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dictionary Jumpstart is a one-of-a-kind Realtime Dictionary Software in the steno reporting industry. The president and sole owner of DJ, Anissa R. Nierenberger, is a broadcast captioner for over 20 years. DJ caters to the vocabulary building needs of steno writers in the U.S. and abroad.
While there are approximately 38,000 reporters in the U.S., many desire to transition into different types of careers including: broadcast captioning, media-room reporting, CART (Communication Access Realtime Reporting) webcasting and internet reporting, political reporting, congressional reporting, government reporting, publishing reporting, and financial reporting.
There are also 7,000 reporting students in NCRA-approved (National Court Reporting Association) schools.
A reporter is able to build the vocabulary needed to report in any of the careers above in a third of the time by using Dictionary Jumpstart.