How Ascend Members Get a Step Ahead

Ascend Training by Stenograph has been available for a couple of weeks now, and members have discovered the following about learning on this new platform: Training can be a very pleasant, supportive experience, one you look forward to and enjoy. Training is something you can do regularly during brief breaks; it is not necessary to […]

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Jury Duty in the Age of COVID-19

2020 being the year that it is, I should probably have expected to receive a summons for jury duty, however it was quite a shock to receive the form in my mailbox, and an even bigger surprise to learn that I was expected to report in just a couple of weeks. Delays in the delivery […]

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What Do You Need to Learn?

What could you be doing better, faster, and more efficiently when using your Case CATalyst software? How do you know what features you should learn to make a significant, practical difference in the amount of time you spend editing, or improving your dictionary? One way to find out is to hang out with other reporters, […]

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Who Inspires You?

One of my favorite teachers at the University of Illinois was my theater history professor, Dr. Bob Graves. Although the topic he taught turned out to have only a very minor, passing role in my life, he had a massive impact on my choices and my career! Dr. Bob, as we called him, was one […]

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Navigating the New Normal

How’s your brain doing these days? Many people are experiencing a number of mental and physical health issues during this crisis that aren’t directly related to having the disease. The most common effects have been weight gain (due to comfort-eating and lack of exercise), depression (from being isolated away from friends, colleagues and having routine […]

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The Benefits of Efficient Error Reporting

Whenever I’m training, one of the things I try to do is to force an error message to appear, specifically so that people can watch me react to the problem. I like my trainees to realize that having an Exception error dialog box appear on your screen is not the end of the world. I […]

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