Third Party Resources

StenoCAT Users Network ("SUN")- the best source for StenoCAT users!

StenoCAT Users Network convenes twice annually across the United States to provide the latest in StenoCAT training and professional seminars. A completely independent organization, SUN enjoys a close advisory relationship with Gigatron and works with technical support and trainers to ensure members have the best training available. SUN is a great way to network and learn while meeting new friends, visiting exciting cities and earning CEUs.

Certified Independent StenoCAT Trainers

  • Paula Mecke (RPR) is an independent CAT specialist who has successfully taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced StenoCAT training classes at StenoCAT User Network seminars and NCRA events. If the training courses sponsored by Gigatron are incompatible with your training needs and timeframes, Paula may be available for personal and group sessions as well as telephone training.
  • Rachel Barkume (CSR, RMR, CRR), is a freelance court reporter from Northern California. She is a past president of the California Court Reporters Association and has served on several National Court Reporters Association committees. She has been a StenoCAT user for over 15 years and has extensive experience utilizing the many features available for reporters and captioners in StenoCAT's dynamic and user-friendly software. She is a motivated trainer with a passion for elevating other StenoCAT users to their highest potential, advancing their efficiency and empowering them to take command of technology in our ever-evolving computerized world. Rachel is currently teaching Gigatron-sponsored courses at StenoCAT Users Network and at reporter associations across the USA.

NCRA Approved Court Reporting Schools

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Online Self-Paced Learning Resources

  • Moreno Voice & Steno – Moreno Voice & Steno is a court-reporting education program for students intersted in learning steno theory, building speed (0 to 225 wpm), and preparing for certification exams. Classes are on Zoom, taught by experienced court reporters.

  • BestScopingTechniques - BeST Scoping Techniques has been a leader in training professional scopists since 2002, with a comprehensive, no-nonsense approach to the lessons, and a bit of fun thrown in too!

  • Platinum Steno – Provides 100% online court reporting instruction for new and continuing students, offering Theory, Speed Building, and RPR Prep material.

  • SimplySteno - SimplySteno is an online speedbuilding program that works with court reporting students from 60-225 words per minute, and prepares them to take the NCRA or other state exams.

  • StarTran Online - NCRA-approved StarTran Realtime Theory for students in court reporting, captioning, and communication access realtime translation (CART).