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TRANSCRIPTION OF RECORDED AUDIO FILES

April 28, 2017

We often get inquiries from people regarding audio files they have recorded. A good quality audio file is a useful record of a proceeding or a conversation that took place.

The most efficient way to review the contents of the audio file is to have the file transcribed; reading a transcript is quicker than listening to audio, plus audio files are not word-searchable. PVR’s secure online upload makes it easy to transfer even large audio files for transcription.

Contact PVR today to find out more about having our skilled verbatim transcribers produce a typed rendition of your audio file to get maximum use of your audio recording.

CLIENT APPRECIATION COCKTAIL PARTY

April 11, 2017

Please join us as we show appreciation to our clients!

We will be having an open house on Thursday, April 27, at our premises in downtown Victoria (715-1070 Douglas Street) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Great food, great drinks, great memories …

See our Client Appreciation Open House Invitation for more details.

HOW DOES THAT LITTLE MACHINE WORK?

January 31, 2017

Court reporters use shorthand to capture the spoken word.

Before computers, this shorthand was printed on steno paper in the reporter's shorthand machine. Afterwards, the court reporter would dictate her shorthand notes, translating into English as she went, and send the dictation to a typist to create the transcript.

Court reporting computer software now takes the reporter's shorthand and instantaneously translates it into English, using that reporter's shorthand-to-English dictionary. Each reporter has a unique dictionary tailored to their style of shorthand.

Learn more about machine shorthand on Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stenotype/

PVR HOLIDAY HOURS

December 5, 2016

December 23: 8:00 to 12:00

December 26: CLOSED

December 27: CLOSED

December 28: CLOSED

December 29: CLOSED

January 2: CLOSED

January 3: Regular business hours resume. 8:00 to 5:00.

Happy Holidays to all our valued clients. Best wishes for a peaceful and relaxing Christmas with your loved ones.

J& J

TRANSCRIPTS FROM COURT

March 25, 2014

TRANSCRIPT DELIVERY

February 14, 2014

We pride ourselves on accurate transcripts with speedy delivery. Many court reporting firms in B.C. have a regular transcript turnaround time of two weeks, or 10 business days. At PVR, we decided that just isn’t fast enough. We know our clients are busy. When they order a transcript, they don’t want to wait two weeks. This is why, since its inception in 1985, PVR has offered a regular transcript delivery of just 5 business days. Need your transcript even sooner? No problem. We offer expedited (3 days) or rush (next day) delivery options as well.

ETHICS FIRST

January 3, 2014

Our court reporters adhere to a strict code of professional conduct, outlined in the National Court Reporters Association’s Code of Professional Ethics. In addition to the general guidelines in the Code of Ethics, the NCRA also offers Advisory Opinions regarding specific scenarios that court reporters may encounter. The Code of Ethics and the Advisory Opinions can be found here: http://www.ncra.org/About/

In addition, PVR is extremely proud to be a member of the NCRA Ethics First Program, a voluntary program in which "firms and individual reporters agree to abide by the requirements of the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics and to be subject to its sanctions for any violations.” http://www.ncra.org/Ethics First/

Ethics First

Cancellation Policy

November 12, 2013

It can take a lot of coordination to find an examination for discovery date that works for everyone. Once everyone agrees on a date, you set the appointment and book a court reporter through PVR. But then what if something comes up and you need to cancel the court reporter or re-book a new date?

Some court reporting firms require 24 or even 48 hours’ notice in order to cancel without incurring a cancellation fee. At PVR, we understand that plans change. As long as we receive notice of cancellation by 5 p.m. the day prior to the appointment, there is no cancellation fee charged.

Book a discovery with us today! You can now book online at https://pvr.ca/booking/

DID YOU KNOW?

October 11, 2013

Court reporters use shorthand to capture the spoken word.

Before computers, this shorthand was printed on steno paper in the reporter's shorthand machine. After the proceeding, the court reporter would dictate her shorthand notes, translating into English as she went, and send the dictation to a typist to create the transcript.

Court reporting computer software now takes the reporter's shorthand and instantaneously translates it into English, using that reporter's shorthand-to-English dictionary. Each reporter has a unique dictionary tailored to their style of shorthand.

But how does it work? Kim Neeson, owner of Neeson & Associates in Toronto, has a great blog post entitled “How Do They Do That?”: http://blog.neesoncourtreporting.com/2011/11/that/

2013/2014 NHL hockey pool - Enter your team now!

September 19, 2013

Hockey season is upon us, and PVR is pleased to announce its first Annual Regular Season Hockey Pool!

The PVR hockey pool is open to all of PVR’s clients, including lawyers and their administrative support staff. There is no fee to enter a draft team.

Up for grabs: monthly prizes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place grand prizes at the end of the season, and unlimited bragging rights!

It is quick and easy to enter your team at https://pvr.ca/hockey_pool

You don't even have to know anything about hockey. Sometimes it really is "the luck of the draw!"

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