Briefs/Dictionary Building

Interested in learning new briefs that will make your life easier?  Interested in building your dictionary?  MtCRA asked its members these questions at the 2014 convention, and many of the members answered YES.  Below are some lists to help get you started. (It’s not much now, but our goal is to continuously add to the list.   If anyone has a list to contribute, please send feel free to submit  the list to MTreporters@gmail.com.)

 

Briefs

QA extensions Chemistry Computers Jury Charge
Courtroom Terms Disabilities Report-Agreement-Video Drugs
Geography Court – 1 Greek Alphabet Holidays
Language Mathematics Miscellaneous Terms
Prefixes  States  

Word Lists to Build Your Dictionary

Montana Counties, plus!!

1000 words

 

 

Grammar Rules

CAPITALIZATION – CITY AND STATE   COLON – INTRODUCTIONS COMMAS – COORDINATE ADJECTIVES
 COMMAS – NONESSENTIAL WORDS & PHRASES COMMONLY BUTCHERED IDIOMS HYPHENS – LIKE & WISE ENDINGS
NUMBERS – No. vs. Number   NUMBERS – WITH NOUNS        PARAGRAPHING PLURALS AND POSSESSIVES
QUOTATION MARKS – COMMA BEFORE QUOTED MATERIAL by CMOS QUOTATION MARKS – QUOTE UNQUOTE SEMICOLONS
 SIC RULES TASER TASER2

 

(*Special thanks to fellow court reporters Jeanese Johnson and Marla Sharp for providing us documents to help start our page.  For more briefs and/or information on punctuation, visit THE BRIEF EXCHANGE and PUNCTUATION FOR COURT REPORTERS on Facebook.  )