Jennifer started her career in 1996. She graduated from Bradford School in Pittsburgh with a Legal Secretary Certificate, after which she honed her skills working for various law firms.

By 2000, Jennifer was working with Sargent’s Court Reporting, transcribing proceedings from stenographic notes.

In 2002, she joined Principal Court Reporting, where she was a procurement specialist for government contracts while also transcribing and training to become a voice writer. During this time, she gained extensive knowledge in the procurement of government contracts, women-owned business certification, and the preparation and submission of RFPs. She also covered depositions, as well as grand jury proceedings, for the Office of the Attorney General.

In 2005, Jennifer became an official reporter for the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. At the time she was one of only three voice reporters working in an official capacity in the State of Pennsylvania, a position that was historically held only by stenographers. During her tenure there, Jennifer was an active member of the National Verbatim Reporters Association and attended annual conferences and educational events.

In late 2010, Jennifer left the County to become a stay-at-home mother. She wanted to stay active in the industry, but still have time to raise her children, and she welcomed the opportunity to work as an independent contractor transcriptionist with AVTranz, which later merged with eScribers. In 2018, Jennifer became a Certified Electronic Court Reporter, covering administrative hearings nationwide, including United States Tax Court and National Labor Relations Board.

In 2019, eScribers invited Jennifer to take on a management role as Reporter Development Coordinator, and she was quickly promoted to Reporting Production Manager. She recruited, hired, and trained independent contractor reporters, as well as oversaw all aspects of the reporting production department. This included quality control of transcripts, managing a team of transcribers and proofreaders, and negotiating contracts.

In January 2023, Jennifer decided to resign her position at eScribers to return to her passion of being a court reporter, and reentered the freelance market as a reporter. She also provides consulting, and training services for various agencies.

Jennifer’s vision for AAERT is to increase government relations with the Association and its members, foster the wider acceptance of digital reporting, assist members in professional development, and grow the profession overall.


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