Training

The AudioScribe Corporation offers training services in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by certified trainers around the country, online via Team Viewer, online via AudioScribe Continuing Education Portal. Our trainers have been through rigorous trainer training and have certified to a high degree of excellence. All trainers are recertified on a yearly basis on the latest SpeechCAT products and the latest Speech Recognition Engines.

Some AudioScribe software purchases include Voucher training.  Other can be purchased hourly at $75 an hour or $600 per day per trainee. Expenses incurred by trainee or trainer for travel, lodging and meals are the responsibility of the trainee.

Most agendas are created and approved by AudioScribe and trainers adhere to these agendas. Suggested cost for one day of training is $600. Contact your trainer directly for actual pricing. For seasoned SpeechCAT users, advanced training can be purchased as well, the agenda for these trainings typically vary as content is geared towards the individual trainees needs.

AudioScribe can take care of all of your training needs.

Training Team

Adria Theriot

Adria earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1990.  After spending a few years in Albuquerque, then Anchorage, Alaska Adria returned to Louisiana choosing to work with her family in the Computer Software and Hardware business.  Two years later, Phil Kaufman and Chad Theriot approached her for assistance getting AudioScribe off the ground.  Adria has been with AudioScribe since its inception in the spring of 1997.  She was tasked to test both Dragon NaturallySpeaking and IBM Via Voice and decide which would be better for court reporters in the early Spring of 1997, after selecting Dragon, Adria began to write documentation on utilizing speech recognition with SpeechCAT for Court Reporters.  Adria authored instructions and documentation which are the basis for every methodology written on speech recognition for voice writers to date.

For over nineteen years Adria has traveled to many regions of the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, Africa and the Philippines for regional, state and national court reporting conventions, military conferences, demonstrations and trainings.

Adria has conducted six-week-long training sessions at the US Army JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia, Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas and at a private firm in Manhattan in New York City.  She has also designed training courses for both online and brick and mortar schools.

Adria rose through the ranks at AudioScribe eventually becoming the President of AudioScribe.  At its largest, AudioScribe has been 17 people strong.  Adria’s focus has always been on development, education and support and she still does all of that today along with various Special Projects.  Adria continues to develop training methodology and protocols, train users and trainers and develop and administer certification exams and protocols.  Adria maintains the AudioScribe Forum and runs the Beta program for all AudioScribe software.   She also attends various state and national conventions, workshops & military symposiums as a representative of AudioScribe Corp., an exhibitor and as a guest speaker.

The AudioScribe Corporation was the first company to bring speech recognition to the field of court reporting and remains the expert with over 19 years of experience in the field.  AudioScribe has maintained a continuous relationship with the developers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and maintained a certified Dragon trainer on staff, even as the company changed hands over the years.  AudioScribe software integrated both Dragon and IBM Via Voice into applications for Voice Writers until IBM stopped developing for the retail market.

Adria believes that speech recognition is the future for many professions and often says that even if digital recording replaces many reporters’ positions, speech recognition experts will still have jobs as most every job will use the technology eventually.

 

Adria’s areas of expertise:

AudioScribe product line:

  • SpeechCAT for Realtime
  • DigiTran for recording multiple channels of digital audio with the option to automatically transcribe via Dragon NaturallySpeaking after the fact
  • Remote Scopist for scoping and editing and/or redictation of recorded audio
  • Media Controller for listening to and controlling audio with a foot pedal while in any word processor

Speech recognition engines: 

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Individual Professional, Premium, Medical and Legal to version 14

Word Processors:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows (versions 6 to 2016)
  • WordPerfect for Windows (versions 6 to X7)

Realtime:

  • The basics of Sending and Receiving Realtime Feeds
  • What free Viewers and Litigation Support Browsers are out there?

Digital Audio:

  • What digital recorders are most popular for business people these days?

Archiving:

Basic PC care and understanding:

 

If you have a special area of interest that is not listed here please feel free to e-mail and ask about Adria preparing a presentation for you!

Michelle Guilbeau

Michelle Guilbeau has an extensive technological background and has worked in the software/technology industry for over 23 years.  She has been a member of the AudioScribe staff since October 2000 and currently serves as the Vice President.  She works on the development team and the beta team for all AudioScribe and Nuance Products as well as for new products.  Michelle maintains a strong commitment to providing an exceptional level of customer support, training and continuing the cutting-edge development that has followed the SpeechCAT name.  Her goal is to assist SpeechCAT users in attaining success via personal training sessions and then through phone, dial-in, e-mail and forum support.

In 2001, Michelle took the reins of the Dragon certification and has maintained the certification continuously since that time.  Michelle remains THE person who has been certified in the use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking longest in the field of Voice Writing vendors.

Michelle also works closely with Lenovo to configure and assure computers AudioScribe delivers are robust enough to handle the needs of the court reporting industry.   Michelle configures, optimizes and tests each computer in house, along with remote setups.

Outside of her duties in the office, Michelle often performs demonstrations of the product, makes convention appearances.  She also trains customers in the use of the AudioScribe software both on-site, and remotely and provides seminars.

For over sixteen years Michelle has traveled to many regions of the United States, Japan, Germany, and Africa for regional, state and national court reporting conventions, military conferences, demonstrations and trainings.

Michelle rose through the ranks at AudioScribe eventually becoming the Vice President of AudioScribe.  At its largest, AudioScribe has been 17 people strong.  Michelle’s focus has always been on training, support, quality control, hardware standards and development.

The AudioScribe Corporation was the first company to bring speech recognition to the field of court reporting and remains the expert with over 19 years of experience in the field.  AudioScribe has maintained a continuous relationship with the developers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and maintained a certified Dragon trainer on staff, even as the company changed hands over the years.  AudioScribe software integrated both Dragon and IBM Via Voice into applications for Voice Writers until IBM stopped developing for the retail market.

Michelle believes that speech recognition is the future for many professions and often says that even if digital recording replaces many reporters’ positions, speech recognition experts will still have jobs as most every job will use the technology eventually.

Michelle’s areas of expertise:

AudioScribe product line:

  • SpeechCAT for Realtime
  • SpeechCART
  • DigiTran for recording multiple channels of digital audio with the option to automatically transcribe via Dragon NaturallySpeaking after the fact
  • DigiTran Lite for recording only two channels of digital audio
  • Remote Scopist for scoping and editing and/or redictation of recorded audio
  • Media Controller for listening to and controlling audio with a foot pedal while in any word processor

Speech recognition engines: 

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Individual Professional, Premium, Medical and Legal to version 15

Word Processors:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows (versions 6 to 2016)
  • WordPerfect for Windows (versions 6 to X7)

Realtime:

  • The basics of Sending and Receiving Realtime Feeds
  • What free Viewers and Litigation Support Browsers are out there?

Windows

Advanced PC care and understanding:

 

If you have a special area of interest that is not listed here please feel free to e-mail and ask about Michelle preparing a presentation for you!

Vickie Wiechec

Experience

Freelance Court Reporter and CART/Captioner

Working with CART/Captioning companies providing on-site and remote captioning, CART and broadcast captioning services.

May, 2015 – Present

Court Reporter

2001 – Present

Providing freelance court reporting services.  I’ve held an official position with both State and Superior Courts as well as provided court reporting services through the state of Georgia.  I served the Dublin Judicial Circuit Superior Court for approximately nine years.

Education

Kennesaw State College, Paralegal Course

Kennesaw, Georgia (1998 – 1999)

Springfield Technical Community College, Machine Shorthand Court Reporting

Springfield, Massachusetts (1990 – 1993)

Leadership

Board Member, Georgia Certified Court Reporters Association (GCCRA), 2012 to present.   President – 2015 to present.

Board Member, National Verbatim Court Reporters Association (NVRA), 2008.

Board Member, Georgia Board of Court Reporting Board Member, Vice Chair (2009 – 2010).  Public Relations Committee Chairperson and Testing Committee Member (2003 – 2008).

Court Reporting and CART/Captioning Software Trainer – AudioScribe (2005 to present).

Speaker/Presenter at national and state court reporting events (2003 to present).  Topics included:  Ethics, Reporting in the State of Georgia, Habeas Corpus Proceedings in Georgia, Realtime Reporting and CART/Captioning.

Dianne B. Lane

 

Dianne B. Lane

CERTIFICATIONS

                Certified Court Reporter, Georgia                                                                      June 1982

Certified Court Reporter, South Carolina                                                                          June 1985

Certified AudioScribe Trainer                                                                                         August 2002

Realtime Certified Reporter, AudioScribe                                                                       August 2002

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

                Brown College of Court Reporting, Teacher                                                      2013-2014

Brown College of Court Reporting, Teacher                                                                 2016-Present

COURT REPORTING EXPERIENCE

Official Reporter, Judge Mark Anthony Scott                                                                     2005-2010
Superior Court of DeKalb County.

Jury, Non-Jury, Pleas, Hearings

Official Reporter, Judge Mathew Robins,                                                                         1999-2004

State Court of DeKalb County.

Jury, Non-Jury, Pleas, Hearings

D.B.L. & Associates, Certified Court Reporters (owner)                                                   1983-1999

Artz v. S., Thiokol, U.S. District Court, two year trial

Federal Grand Jury, U.S. District Court, eight years

Contract Reporter, U.S. District Court, six years

Jury, Non-Jury, Pleas, Sentencings, Conferences for

District Court Judges and Magistrates

Contract Reporter, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, eleven years

State and Superior Court

Jury, Non-Jury, Pleas, Hearings

Depositions, Arbitrations, National Conferences

Annual Meetings, Public Meetings

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE

                Honorable James W. Head, Judge                                                                     1981-1983

State Court of Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia                                                         1974-1977

Honorable Alexander A. Lawrence, Jr.                                                                                1978-1979

S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

Honorable Edward M. Hester, Judge                                                                                   1973-1974

State Court of Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 Court Reporter’s Training Council, State of Georgia                                                         1999-2004

Board of Court Reporting, State of Georgia                                                                        1994-1998

Vice-Chairperson, Chairperson

Georgia Certified Court Reporters Association                                                                  1989-1994

Secretary, Seminar Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson,

Chairperson (two terms)

Joint Advisory Committee on Continuing Education                                                         1991-1993

Court Futures Conference Delegate                                                                                        1992