Become A Court Reporter
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Use your hands or your voice to become a Certified Shorthand Reporter or a Certified Verbatim Reporter

Welcome to Moreno Voice & Steno!

Welcome to Moreno Voice & Steno! We are a boutique-style court reporting education program owned and operated by California CSRs with almost 100 years of combined experience as court reporters and instructors. We can help you become a court reporter using your hands or your voice ** to keep a record of court proceedings, depositions, conferences, etc. You can also use our program to become a CART provider or broadcast captioner to provide subtitles and streaming text for hard-of-hearing people. Lots of opportunities, flexible work schedule, and great income potential. All you need is YOU and the ability to use your hands or voice.

** CURRENTLY OFFERING STENO AND ACADEMIC CLASSES ONLY. VOICE-WRITING PROGRAM COMING SOON!
GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL
HIGH DEMAND IN THE LABOR MARKET
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE – WORK AS AN EMPLOYEE OR AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

WORK IN CRIMINAL, CIVIL, JUVENILE, OR FAMILY COURT
REPORT DEPOSITIONS, TRIALS, MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, HEARINGS
CERTIFIED CART OR CLOSED CAPTIONING PROVIDER FOR THE HARD-OF-HEARING
PROVIDE SUBTITLES AS A BROADCAST CAPTIONER FOR MAJOR TELEVISION STATIONS
WORK REMOTELY
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Classes are on Zoom twice a week, 3 hours each class, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
  • THEORY AND SPEED-BUILDING CLASSES (60-225 WPM)
  • ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION CLASSES
  • MEDICAL AND LEGAL TERMINOLOGY
  • COURT AND DEPOSITION PROCEDURES
  • CSR AND RPR PREPARATION COURSES
  • WEBINARS AND DISCUSSION ROOMS FOR COURT REPORTING ISSUES
  • CLASSES ARE LIVE ON ZOOM AND ASYNCHRONOUS
  • EQUIPMENT NEEDED: steno writer (with wide keys), laptop computer, reliable Internet connection
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THEORY COURSE DESCRIPTION

Moreno theory of machine shorthand is a combination of writing words phonetically and using a reasonable number of briefs and phrases. Students will learn the basic principles of steno shorthand (combination sounds, inflected endings, prefixes and suffixes), as well as ways of creating briefs and resolving conflicts. Beginning Theory consists of 15 lessons, Intermediate Theory is 10 lessons, and Advanced Theory is 5 lessons. It is expected that students will learn a lesson a week. Students will be encouraged to start utilizing a CAT software early on in the program and will be given a «starter» Moreno dictionary to build on. So even though the whole theory course is 6-8 months, in reality, students will start writing realtime and doing dictation and speed-building as early as Week 5 of Beginning Theory. Theory lessons will be provided to students upon enrollment, along with «Drill Book» lessons and practice exercises in Realtime Coach. Classes are on Zoom, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. PST, with an option for asynchronous.
CLASS SCHEDULE
SPEED-BUILDING
  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. PST (Zoom)
THEORY
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. PST (Zoom)
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
FALL 2024
  • Fall Quarter begins - Tuesday, September 3
  • Veterans Day Holiday - Monday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Holiday - Thursday, November 28 – Friday, November 29
  • Fall Quarter ends - Friday, December 20
  • Winter Break - Monday, December 23 – Sunday, January 5
WINTER 2025
  • Winter Quarter begins - Monday, January 6
  • Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, February 17
  • Winter Quarter ends - Friday, March 21
  • Spring Break - Monday, March 24 – Sunday, March 30
SPRING 2025
  • Spring Quarter begins - Monday, March 31
  • Easter Break - Monday, April 14 – Sunday, April 20
  • Memorial Day Holiday - Monday, May 26
  • Spring Quarter ends - Friday, June 13
SUMMER SESSION 2025
  • Instruction begins - Monday, June 16
  • Independence Day Holiday - Monday, June 30 - Friday, July 4
  • Instruction ends - Friday, August 29
OUR TEAM
  • TATIANA KOUPRIANOVA
    Principal/Instructor
    Tatiana holds a master’s in linguistics and education from Far Eastern University of Humanities. Originally from Russia, she studied English as a second language, as well as French, Italian, and Spanish. Prior to moving to the United States in the early 1990s, she taught university-level English classes for several years.

    She studied court reporting at Bryan College in Los Angeles, California, and has been a licensed California Shorthand Reporter since 1998.
    She currently works as an official steno reporter at the San Diego Superior Court, North County Division. Prior to court, she worked as a freelance reporter for over 20 years, reporting depositions, hearings, conferences, etc., for private clients. She has been teaching court reporting since 2020.
  • NINA PANCHENKO
    Director of Student Services/Instructor
    Nina Panchenko is a passionate student pursuing a degree in English literature at UCSD. She aims to become an educator and work on improving the structure of the American public university system. Nina is bilingual (Russian) and is certified to teach English as a foreign language. She is our English grammar and legal terminology teacher, as well as our administration lead helping students with registration, payment, and class schedules. She loves cooking, baking, reading, and spending time with her young daughter.
  • KELLY WILLIAMS
    Instructor
    Kelly Hensley Williams has been a California Certified Shorthand Reporter for 40 years. She reports depositions in personal injury cases such as traffic accidents, trip-and-falls, medical malpractice, construction defect, breach of contract, probate, divorce and many other areas. She volunteers as a teacher in Project Steno (an introductory steno training course), and she is a theory teacher and a speed-building instructor at Moreno Voice & Steno. Her hobbies include needle felting or sculpting with wool, pickleball, reading, puzzles, gardening, and spending time with her dog.
  • SARAH PADILLA
    Instructor/Art Director
    Sarah Padilla has over 16 years of court reporting/stenography experience. Prior to obtaining her Cаlifornia CSR, Sarah worked as a CART reporter for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the greater Los Angeles area serving universities such as UCLA, USC, Loyola, Pepperdine, as well as private institutions, and high schools. Sarah served as a deposition reporter in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New Mexico for 10 years before becoming an official reporter at the San Diego Superior Court. She is a part of the multiple-voice dictation team and is Moreno's creative director. Her passion is creating chalk and graphic art to promote the field of court reporting. You can find some of her art here: sarahscribes.etsy.com
  • ASHLEY RUHL
    Instructor
    Ashley is a young professional with a degree in criminal justice. She attended a court reporting school and was at exit speeds before leaving due to health issues. During her time at school, she read for the qualifiers class. She has a certificate in proofreading, as well as a background in hearing reporting and grammar. She instructs the high speeds class (160-225).

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For more program information or to register, e-mail: tkouprianova@morenovoiceandsteno.com
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