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Meet [Anissa]

Anissa R. Nierenberger

RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI, B.S. Realtime Reporting

Since 1992, Anissa Nierenberger has pursued her passion for captioning into three distinct areas; Anissa Captions, her proprietary software Dictionary Jumpstart, and training and education programs. Anissa discovered captioning when she was just 14 years old after spending a career day with a reporter in court. Determined to become a stenographer, she pursued her goal and within a year of graduation from court reporting school, she began captioning for TV stations across the United States and Canada.

Anissa has researched and compiled over 200,000 words that make up 10 different modules and Add-Ons in Dictionary Jumpstart. DJ is the only realtime dictionary-building software in the industry and it has helped hundreds of reporters improve their dictionaries and their realtime.

As an author, Anissa has also published several articles as well as five different books that have helped stenographers write shorter, improve translation and pass realtime certification tests. Over 1200 stenographers have successfully attained their realtime goals and certifications after training with Anissa. 

Anissa's extensive experience as a captioner for over 30 years includes:

  • On-site and remote captioning for tech companies
  • On-site media captioning for football bowl games
  • Stadium and theater captioning
  • Webcasting of quarterly financial reports for Fortune 500 Companies
  • Sporting events including NBA basketball games, MLB baseball games, NHL hockey games, NFL football games, and college football games
  • Local U.S. news markets for CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC affiliates from coast to coast

I didn’t suddenly get more skilled.  I suddenly got more coached, and that has helped me to get the most out of my skill.

Michael A. Bouley, RDR

The ROI on training with Anissa is immeasurable!  I have seen reporters go from being scared to death to being able to hook up to realtime and output to multiple attorneys with daily copy using real-time scopists — with confidence! Professionally trained stenographers are a must if the profession is going to survive. Get certified! You will never regret investing in yourself!


“Anissa is second to none as a trainer. I just completed fabulous training with her and I highly recommend it to reporters.”

Christina Sarisky, RPR

“Anissa is a phenomenal teacher! She’s really found her second true calling.”


“Training with Anissa was invaluable! It was well worth the investment.  I realized how much I was paying to the IRS every year and decided it was time to start spending some of that money on bettering my skills.  It’s the best thing I ever did, and I had fun while I was doing it! My writing looks so much better. I have cleaned up a lot of word boundary issues and learned lots of new briefs at the same time!  Anissa is so calm and patient and seems to have an answer for any conflict. Thanks, Anissa!”

Nancy Towler

Anissa Speaks.

Anissa is an entertaining and engaging national presenter. She has traveled to over 44 states and spoken on the subjects of realtime, captioning, dictionary building, and Dictionary Jumpstart along with being a frequent presenter at NCRA annual conventions.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

  • Massachusetts Court Reporters Association, April 1, 2023, Online
  • Arizona Court Reporters Association, April 22, 2023, Tempe, AZ
  • Los Angeles County Court Reporters (LACCRA), July 15, 2023, In-Person
  • NCRA Annual Convention, July 27, 2023, Houston, TX
  • Kentucky Court Reporters Association, September 8, 2023, In-Person
  • Los Angeles County Court Reporters (LACCRA), November 4, 2023, Online

Firm Owners: Inspire Your Team

Did you know that simply editing a transcript differently can improve real time? Hundreds of people have benefitted from Anissa’s seminar, Terminate Transcript Turmoil and your team of reporters can benefit, too!

Your reporters can view Terminate Transcript Turmoil on their schedule and then schedule their personal half-hour with Anissa one-on-one where she’ll give them five real-time tips specific to their writing. Your team will walk away INSPIRED! Read more from Colorado firm owner, Judy Stevens, about how her team was inspired!

Introducing Dictionary Jumpstart

What if you could build your dictionary by 1,000 entries an hour? Dictionary Jumpstart, a software designed to move you faster toward realtime, is a reporter's dream.

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