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Dictionary [Jumpstart]

This is a game changer to your career.

Let us prove it to you.

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.

A reporter can easily add 1,000 words per hour to their dictionary.

How Dictionary Jumpstart Began

What began as a small project to help a fellow captioner almost two decades ago blossomed into a complete dictionary-building program that has grown year after year. After that first experience helping her colleague, Anissa realized there was a real need to provide fellow reporters with the vocabulary they needed to improve their dictionaries. She also discovered that many reporters wanted to pursue other areas of reporting like captioning and CART. What followed was the creation of a cutting-edge, Realtime Dictionary Software that helps steno writers build their vocabularies across the United States and abroad.

It’s Time to Improve Your Realtime

A realtime reporter is only as good as his/her dictionary. Dictionary Jumpstart can help you build the vocabulary required for a variety of careers 60% faster than if you were building it yourself. From the novice to the expert level, our software can help build, clean and enhance your dictionary. Dictionary Jumpstart breaks down vocabulary into ten versions including: Environment, Food & Health, Media, Names, Phrases, Sports, Vocabulary, Idioms, History and World. Plus, five modules have been approved to earn PDCs by NCRA.

The Future of Reporting is Happening Now

For stenographers, there has never been a more crucial time to become a realtime stenographer. Many positions now require the CRR (Certified Realtime Reporter). Because beautiful translation is the direct result of a well-developed dictionary, Dictionary Jumpstart is an invaluable tool to become a top-notch realtimer. 

Features & Benefits

The industry's leading dictionary building software is your fastest way to realtime.

Enter up to 1,000 entries per hour
Compatible with any CAT system
Stroke each entry numerous ways
Keep your dictionaries separate or merge them
Definition links to words on Merriam-Webster
Increase your realtime accuracy
Real-world subjects routinely updated
You provide ONLY the steno outlines

DJ Versions + Add-On Packages

Dictionary Jumpstart was developed to provide realtime writers with general and specific words across a multitude of categories such as names, phrases, terms, and more. Utilize our extensive libraries as the basis for building your dictionary today. Mix and match based on your specific needs.

Improve Your

Realtime

A realtime reporter is only as good as his or her dictionary. Dictionary Jumpstart can help you build the vocabulary required for a variety of careers 3X faster than if you were building it yourself. From the novice to the expert level, our software can help build, clean and enhance your dictionary.
For Stenographers and Voice Writers

Add-Ons Library

In addition to the core DJ Modules, we also offer a number of Add-Ons that allow you to expand your dictionary to fit your needs.

Environment

31 files
over 11,500 entries
PDC
1.0
Acid rain, colors, environment, EPA terms, flocculation, measurement, science, space, wastewater, weather terms, animals, cats & dogs, dinosaurs, fish, flowers, trees, appliances, cleaning products, cookware, dishware, flooring, furniture, paints, and windows.

Food & Health

78 files
over 21,000 entries
PDC
1.0
Beverages, candy, cereals, eateries, food, liquor, medical, medicine, spices, all FDA-approved medications; over-the-counter, prescription, name brand and generic.

Idioms

21 files
over 3,700 entries
After entering these idioms. Write the first word along with the one stroke you choose to be your “wild card” stroke as taught by Ed Varallo. The ball’s in your court!

History

365 Pages
4,500+ proper names
What happened on this day? Contains people, places and events in history. This is a fantastic start to rounding out your dictionary for your CART or captioning career. After all, a lot happened that we need to get into your dictionary!

Media

17 files
over 17,000 entries
Correspondents from news networks, magazines, networks, newspapers, TV shows, brokers, company names, computer terms, financial terms, and money.

Names

34 files
over 25,000 entries
PDC
1.0
Boys’ and girls’ names, brand names, Indian tribes, top 7,000 most common surnames according to the U.S. Census Bureau, airlines, automobiles, cartoon characters, games, gemstones, holidays, music, actors, actresses, artists, models, musicians, writers & fashion. Bold items required for PDCs

Phrases

Over 4,500 Phrases
PDC
.5
A Court Reporter’s Dream! An extensive list of phrases derived from the “StenEd Realtime Dictionary of Briefs & Phrases.” From ‘aggravated assault and battery’ to ‘thank you, your honor,’ you’ll be writing smarter, not harder! Also included is a list of the 1,000 most common words*. Can you write them all in one stroke? (*Not required for PDCs).

Sports

19 files
over 11,000 entries
Terms, teams, famous players, Hall of Fame members for baseball, bowling, boxing, basketball, football, golf, hockey, ice skating, tennis, plus a listing of other sports.

Vocabulary

32 files
over 31,000 entries
PDC
1.0
Common words that we all know but may not be in a legal reporter’s dictionary include bamboozle, lickety-split, kerosene, vendetta, gazebo, platoon, quadrant, docudrama, snorkel, and masquerade. Also includes homophones, boundary words, legal terms and advanced vocabulary. (Letters A-K required for PDCs).

World

58 files
over 21,000 entries
Countries, capitals, foreign words, Greek, languages, leaders, nations, religious terms, terrorism, explorers, islands, mountains, rivers, seas, U.S. info, World, Obama Administration, governors, House members, Senate members, justices, military terms and politics.

Dictionary Jumpstart: Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions or need more information, please feel free to reach out to us. We'll be happy to answer them.

What exactly is Dictionary Jumpstart?

It is a software program that allows any reporter to quickly build a well-rounded dictionary. It is available for stenographers and voice writers.

Is this program only for captioners?

This program is for any reporter who has untranslates and mistranslates and would like to reduce their editing time.

Do I still have to go back and define my entries after stroking the steno out?

We’re happy to say, No! All the reporter does is stroke out each entry. You may stroke each entry as many different ways as you’d like. If you want to put hysterical in your dictionary written five different ways, go for it. You may even laugh as you do it!

Can I import the dictionary I create with Jumpstart into my Eclipse or Case Catalyst software?

Yes, you may import the dictionary into any CAT software.

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