I'm curious as to whether anyone has done any court reporting/transcription and/or can give me insight into this line of work. Training, career prospects, flexibility etc.
If this is something I decide to seriously pursue in future I think I will definitely check in with a previous employer for information. I worked on audio transcripts for the courts for a little while and found it very interesting. I was editing/cleaning up transcripts, but I did a small amount of transcribing too and my employers said I seemed like a natural. It's also quite an interesting environment.
I hear it can pay well and be flexible and ultimately I would like to be able to work part-time (even if just 4 days a week instead of 5.) So it could be of interest partly because of that.
I live in the UK and am likely to stay here so any insights from the UK would be especially good. Canada or Europe generally is also of interest. I'm not likely to ever live in the US (though, never say never!) but am also happy to hear American insights.
(Not expecting a major response as this is a specialized area - but if you have something useful-ish to say please chime in!!)