A court reporting service is a field where a professional reporter is expected to attend proceedings and take verbatim notes on important cases and compile them into a transcript.

The job is of a mechanical nature at the outset but requires a lot of skills. The foremost requirement is to have high stenographic speed and accuracy. Good grammar with emphasis on punctuation is an essential requirement. Patience and stamina of the highest order is needed to attend a proceeding with utmost concentration.

It is expected for the court reporter to convert the proceedings to the proper format.