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Whitney Valadez Kumar, CSR One Out of Three Who Passes CCRR Test

One of Three Who Passed the CCRR

Congratulations to Whitney Kumar, CSR, CCRR, who was one out of three who passed the California Certified Realtime Reporter (CCRR) Examination.

Whitney is a graduate of South Coast College who writes the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory.  Whitney surprised everyone by attending the Realtime Workshop at South Coast College last summer.  Whitney went through South Coast College in a short period of time and passed the CSR Examination on her first try.  She has been an official reporter in Los Angeles courts and now works independently as a reporter.  The CCRR is a test to see how well a stenographer can keep the record in realtime.  A stenographer not only has to be able to write accurately against a personal dictionary to translate words but also has to make a distinction between one-word or two-word choices, homonyms, and other English grammatical choices.  The test also grades off for punctuation errors.  Therefore, the text has to punctuated.  When asked why Whitney who is already a great writer was taking the Realtime Workshop, she said that she felt she needed to have dictation at 200 wpm because one tends to lose the ability to do sustained writing after working in court.  The test is given at 200 wpm.  Congratulations, Whitney.  You proved that you are  a great writer!

For more information about Whitney, visit:  Whitney.

Doug Unger, CSR — Hired as Captioner at VITAC

Doug Unger, a recent graduate from South Coast College, passed the Certified Shorthand Reporter Examination (CSR) and has been hired by a major captioning company.  Doug distinguished himself at South Coast College for his expertise in writing the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory.  He is undoubtedly one of the best realtime writers that South Coast College has produced.

Brittany Silva, CSR — Twenty-year-old Passes the CSR Examination

Congratulations to Brittany Silva, CSR.  Brittany graduated in 2011 in three years instead of four from Northwood High School.  She enrolled immediately at South Coast College and qualified to go to the State licensing test at 19.  While awaiting test results, Brittany completed the 260 wpm skill level and passed the Certified Shorthand Reporter Examination (CSR) on her first attempt.

Brittany’s secret is that she writes everything out.  She said that even a beginning theory student could read her shorthand notes for the 260 wpm tests that she passed to receive her skill card at that level.  Her other secret is that she stayed at school for 16 hours a day either in class or practicing.  Hard work pays. off!!

Brittany Silva, CSR


Rachael Moore, CSR, learned the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory, qaulified in less than two years, and passed the Certified Shorthand Reporter Examination in California on her first attempt.  Rachel is currently a reporter with Jilio, Ryan, and Associates.  She is currently reporting a deposition in New Zealand.  Rachael started the court reporting program immediately upon graduating from high school.  She earned an award at graduation for completion of her program in record time.  Congratulations, Rachael, on your accomplishments.

Robert Short, CSR, International Deposition Reporter


Robert Short, CSR, International Court Reporter

Robert Short, CSR, learned the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory fifteen years ago.  He completed the program in fewer than two years.  He is now an international deposition reporter who has taken depositions all over the world, including: many countries in South America and Africa, Japan, China, and several countries in the Middle East. In this picture, he was speaking to students at South Coast College about his fascinating work.

Three California CSRs When They Were Students

Eonna Kostapapas, CSR; Ashly Kim, CSR; and Erin Tatton, CSR

Eonna Kastapapas, CSR  (left) is a deposition reporter in Southern California who learned the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory.  She has an interesting method of playing the steno keyboard as a piano.  Ashly Kim, CSR, is an Official Court Reporter in Santa Barbara.  Ashly learned the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory, passed the CSR, and became a deposition reporter for a very short time.  She decided to respond to an add on the bulletin board at school and applied for a job as a court reporter in Santa Barbara.

Yeketeria (Katerine) Netessova, CSR, Emigrated from Russia

Yeketeria (Katherine) Netessova, CSR

Yeketeria (Katerine) Netessova, CSR, learned the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory at South Coast College, passed the California CSR examination, and is now a deposition reporter.  Yeketeria often takes depositions for Doug Unger’s father.  Doug Unger’s father is an attorney in Orange County.

Anne Decker Zarkos, CSR, RPR, CRR, Violinist

Ann Decker Zarkos, CSR,RPR, CRR,  learned the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory and was progressing at an outstanding pace when she had to take a short hiatus to have a baby.  Ann distinguished herself because her fingers barely move on the steno keyboard because she is an accomplished violinist.  Ann passed the Certified Shorthand Reporters Examination (CSR), The Registered Professional Reporter Examiniation  (RPR), and the Certified Realtime Reporter Examination (CRR), and is a freelance deposition reporter in Orange and San Diego counties.

Josianna Benke-Donnelly, CSR, Emigrated from Brazil

Josianna Benke-Donnelly


Josianna Benke-Donnelly, CSR, learned the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory at South Coast College after emigrating to the United States from Brazil.  She passed the CSR examination and is now a deposition reporter in Los Angeles.

Natalie Robbins Joins her classmate Kylie Evans in reaching 180 wpm in 1 Year

Natalie Robbins April 2010


Natalie Robbins learned the Roberts Walsh Gonzalez theory and completed 170 wpm in one year.  She and Kylie Evans who achieved the same goal earlier this month are to be congratulated for their dedication and hard work.