Janet began her career as a student of stenographic court reporting at a school located in Madison, Wisconsin. Over a 20 year career, she developed a business in Wisconsin offering legal video, reporting and transcription services. In 2013, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Smith College. She has extensive experience in court and hearing room reporting, transcription and videography. Since 1990, she has been active in trade associations and legislative efforts to allow increased use of electronic recording methods in courts, hearing rooms, depositions and private markets.
As a co-founder of the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT), Janet has served as President and various board of director and committee chair positions. More recently, Janet served on the Certification Committee of AAERT and worked with their testing agency to develop a process for online delivery of the practical exam to AAERT members seeking the CET certification. She has been an active member of the association since its inception.
Janet is certified by AAERT as a Certified Electronic Reporter (CER) and Certified Electronic Transcriber (CET) . She also holds membership and certification with the American Guild of Court Video as a Certified Deposition Video Specialist (CDVS) and continues to serve on the AAERT Certification Committee.
Janet was General Manager at AVTranz from 2013 to 2015, when it was acquired by eScribers and continued in her role through the acquisition. As Vice President, Corporate Development at eScribers, she worked with court administration and internal company teams to provide reporting and transcription services nationwide on local, state and federal government contracts. In 2020 Janet joined Stenograph as Vice President Market Development-Enterprise Solutions in Downers Grove, IL and is working with sales, marketing and product managers on new products for the digital reporting and transcription market.