Real Time Voice Writing

Interested in Real Time Voice Writing? Voice writers, including court reporters and CART captioners, are in growing demand across the country. The department of labor projects a 25% growth rate in court reporting through 2016! Court reporters provide an essential service to the legal community by capturing a verbatim transcript of legal proceedings. In addition, court reporters work flexible hours, and make an average salary over $60,000. Many experienced freelance CART captioners make even more. Best of all, a degree in Real Time Voice Writing can be earned in just two years. To find out more about a career in court reporting, please contact us.

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CART and captioning are two applications for realtime writing skills: as you write, the words appear on the screen so audiences can read what the speaker is saying. Captioning is principally for television or large audiences. CART reporting specifically benefits hard-of-hearing and deaf individuals.

CART/Captioners learn how to use a stenotype machine, which has its own unique shorthand keyboard, and computer technology which immediately translates your shorthand into clear, accurate, written English.

Broadcast Captioners or Realtime Reporters are in demand because the FCC requires tens of thousands of hours of TV programs be captioned. Live TV must be captioned, which means programs such as CNN, the Weather Channel, NFL Football, presidential speeches, C-Span, the Academy Awards, tornado warnings…an endless list of opportunities.

CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) Reporters provide realtime live captioning specifically for hard-of-hearing and deaf individuals. They often work from home using audio links, but may accompany clients to classes, business meetings, medical appointments, conferences…anywhere translation is required.


  • You are the critical link that makes communication work well for millions of people
  • Work from home or on-site, as you prefer
  • Financially rewarding; salaries range from $35,000 to $75,000 or more, depending on overtime pay options (NCRA, Dept. of Labor)

Who succeeds at this? People who:

  • have a passion for helping other people
  • love to learn about a vast array of topics
  • enjoy the benefits of technology
  • desire a professional life and are not afraid to work hard for it.

Please contact our Admissions Office for additional information.

Why Choose Brown College for Real Time Voice Writing?

  • Brown College is currently the only National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) approved court reporting program in the state of Georgia.
  • Flexible part-time, evening and online courses.
  • You can explore stenography and voice writing and decide which method is the best fit for you.
  • Our rigorous program is taught by some of the leading faculty in the industry; many with court reporting experience.
  • Our local and national reputation for excellence is one of the many reasons 98 percent of our graduates are employed in their field of study.
  • Our average class size ranges from 8 to 20 students which means you build strong relationships with our faculty and your fellow students.
  • Career services are available for our graduates.
  • According to the Department of Labor, the demand for court reporters will grow by 18 percent through 2018.
  • Court reporters enjoy high earning potential. The National Court Reporters Association estimates that the median annual salary for professional court reporters is $60,000.
  • Benefit from Brown’s 40+ years of experience training students.
  • Brown College is a member of Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society.
  • The campus is centrally located in Buckhead.
  • Brown College is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Our Court Reporting Program

Our court reporting students learn state-of-the-art machine shorthand theory and then embark on a program of speedbuilding to 225 words per minute, compatible with the standards of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) for their Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification.

But the profession of court reporting requires much more than just speed. During the speedbuilding process, students receive training in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; medical, legal, and technical terminology and concepts; realtime computer technology; keyboarding; RPR preparation; and, just prior to graduation, court and freelance externships. Our top-notch faculty includes graduates of such prestigious schools as Yale and Dartmouth.

Our History

Founded in 1972 by Forrest M. Brown, a leader in the field of court reporting, Brown College has launched many successful careers. Over the years, Brown College has developed a national reputation for excellence and prides itself on adapting to industry trends and technological advances to ensure its graduates have the educational, technological and professional foundation they need for success. In 2009, Brown was purchased by Coyne American Institute. Established in 1899, Coyne has over a century of career training excellence and two campuses in the Chicago area.



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