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Meet [Anissa]

Anissa R. Nierenberger

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

Embark on a journey with Anissa Nierenberger, a certified professional realtime trainer dedicated to enhancing reporters' skills with a dash of fun! From her fascination with typewriters as a young girl to pioneering the Dictionary Jumpstart software, Anissa's passion for steno has shaped her remarkable career.

With over three decades of experience, including captioning for major tech giants like Facebook and Amazon, Anissa has honed her expertise in the industry. Her acclaimed training program has empowered over 1700 stenographers to achieve their realtime goals and certifications, propelling their careers to new heights.

Discover Anissa's arsenal of tools, including her groundbreaking Dictionary Jumpstart program, featuring 10 modules and over 165,000 words designed to turbocharge your dictionary at an astonishing rate of 1,000 words per hour!

But Anissa's impact doesn't stop there. As the author of four books on shorthand techniques and the mastermind behind STENOphonatic, the world's first English and steno word-building card game, she continues to innovate and inspire, helping reporters across the globe elevate their skills and reach new professional heights. When you're ready to elevate your career, turn to Anissa Nierenberger—your trusted partner in success!

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 decided to rewrite a few jobs, applying what I’ve learned in only ONE session from Anissa and it’s been a HUGE difference in my untrans! I was SHOCKED! I would gladly take the time to rewrite a 100-page job because I know that it will save me a ton of editing time after training with Anissa. I’ve been unenthused about reporting for a decade. I’ve found that the spark is reemerging after years!”

Linda Ramirez
Court Stenographer

“In Anissa’s training, you will receive 100% of her positive attitude, enthusiasm and passion for helping reporters! After ONE session with her using her foolproof method, my untranslates nearly disappeared! Anissa gave me that fresh-out-of-school, my-fingers-are-on-fire, I-can-do-anything feeling! Anissa’s program is a big, giant WOW!!!  Her program is an absolute MUST!  It pays for itself after ONE session.”

Katherine Laney

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 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:

  • CalDRA, April 26, 2024, San Diego, CA
  • Idaho Official Reporters, May 6, 2024, Boise, ID
  • NCRA, August 1, 2024, Louisville, KY 
  • SDCRA, October 10, 2024, Oacoma, SD

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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