Brief Relief

Briefly speaking, Brief Relief is a compilation of one-stroke briefs for high-frequency phrases encountered by the professional reporter. Conceived by Linda Lee, a woman with a gift for creating catchy briefs, Brief Relief is a valuable resource for court reporters, captioners, and CART providers interested in shortening their writing. With more than 25,000 real-time-ready one-stroke [Read more…]


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Simple Syllables

Here’s an example of some of the most common word pieces that will improve your realtime! Consider entering each piece with a short vowel and long vowel sound. lap – laparotomy, burlap, lapdog mar – marsh, maritime, grammar pa – parole, chalupa, panache rig – rigidity, origami, aborigine Enter over 500 word pieces from our [Read more…]


A Jump Back in Time

A Jump Back in Time is a listing of people, places and events in history. Each day has its own page. With over 4500 proper names, this is a fantastic start to rounding out your dictionary if you are considering a CART or captioning career! And better yet, the book includes the proper names in [Read more…]

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Finger Fun – More Finger Fun!

“PBS’ philosophy for building speed, to be very brief, is that you must eliminate hesitations in your writing… The process requires careful analysis of your notes, identification of your specific writing problem(s), and focused practice to eliminate those problems. This book is intended to be used during your focused practice time. As a quick inspection [Read more…]

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Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters is a collection of machine shorthand abbreviations that should be excellent for realtime writing because, as Laurie Boucke says in the preface, “none of the entries conflict with each other.” Let me tell you about a dictionary of shorthand abbreviations that may save the day for you, or at least make writing some [Read more…]

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CATegorically Speaking: Guide for Realtime Writing

CATegorically Speaking is “a reference work and study guide to facilitate the learning of briefs, phrases and conflict resolution techniques for realtime writing.” There are four parts: Grammatical Elements, Topic Categories, Alphabets and Numbers, and A Lexicon of Word Association. There are hundreds of sten. outlines and their English counterparts. Laurie Boucke explains in language [Read more…]

Medical Briefs

Medical Briefs: A Dictionary of Realtime Briefs

A comprehensive dictionary of approximately 64,000 easy-to-remember medical briefs and phrases. Indispensable reference for medical jobs, verifying spelling and medical transcription. This is a great book to have. It take away the having to come up with a short way of writing out medical words. I am a first year CR student and since I [Read more…]

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800 Most Common Depo Phrases

A practice book for building speed and accuracy. Designed as a practice book to help increase speed by focusing on the practice of some of the most common phrases heard in depositions. The phrases, layout, Q & A, and briefs are all designed to offer specific, detailed, and effective practice for the beginning student to [Read more…]

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