Mirabai Knight, CRC, RDR
270 Fort Washington Ave Apt 34 New York, NY 10032
917.576.4989 • info@stenoknight.comhttp://stenoknight.com

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OBJECTIVE

To provide realtime captioning for deaf and hard of hearing clients in New York City and remotely throughout the United States, specializing in medical, technical, and graduate level material.

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EMPLOYMENT
EXPERIENCE

Academic Captioning Work
Certified Realtime Captioner

August 2007 - Present
New York, NY and remotely

Provide captioning onsite in classroom or remotely using StreamText or Aloft. Transcribe classes in realtime, correct and distribute transcripts to students, add relevant class material to steno dictionary, facilitate communication between students and professors as appropriate. Subjects include Latin, Urban Planning, Architecture, Economics, Statistics, Education, Pharmaceutics, Medicine, Dentistry, and Industrial Design. Institutions include the New York University College of Dentistry, City College, Long Island University, Fordham University, Hunter College, The School of Visual Arts, The Pratt Institute, and Ross University School of Medicine.

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Freelance Captioning Work
Certified Realtime Captioner

August 2007 - Present
New York, NY

Provide captioning for lectures, support groups, meetings, seminars, and conferences. Clients include the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the United Nations, the Manhattan Borough President's Office, the New York Fire Department, the International Dyslexia Society, and the Disabilities Network of New York City.

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Caption Coalition
Open Captioner

June 2007 - August 2016
New York, NY

Provided scripted open captioning for plays and musicals on and off-Broadway. Prepared and edited scripts, synchronized caption output to dialog.

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Soundwriters, Inc.
Senior Transcriber

July 2005 - August 2007
Queens, NY

Produced transcripts for offline closed captioning using steno machine and CAT software. Trained and supervised transcription staff.

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EDUCATION AND
CERTIFICATION

National Court Reporters Association
CRC, RDR, RMR, & CRR Certification

May 2009 - Present
New York, NY

Passed the Certified Realtime Captioner, Registered Diplomate Reporter, Registered Merit Reporter, and Certified Realtime Reporter examinations, consisting of written knowledge tests and skills tests with a minimum of 96% accuracy ranging between 180 and 260 words per minute. Maintain certification with NCRA-approved continuing education and skill development.

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New York Career Institute
Advanced Court Reporter Certificate

September 2005 - March 2007
New York, NY

Studied conflict-free proprietary realtime theory, Case CATalyst, medical and legal terminology. Attained speed of 225 words per minute.

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St. John's College
B.A. in Liberal Arts

August 1998 - May 2002
Santa Fe, NM

Mastered an interdisciplinary curriculum based on the "Great Books" of Western civilization. Coursework included Philosophy, Math, Sciences, Greek, French, Music.

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SKILLS,
EQUIPMENT,
AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Equipped with Plover, Total Eclipse, TextOnTop, StreamText, Aloft, Skype, and Hangouts, as well as 50 Mbps wired wideband connection and 4G USB hotspot.
  • Display options include 12-inch laptop with tripod, 10-inch tablet, 7-inch tablet, Google Glass, 2,200-lumen projector with 40-inch screen, wireless transmission to smartphone, ambulatory steno rig.
  • Successfully completed the American Academy of Hearing Loss Support Specialists program, offered through the Hearing Loss Association of America.
  • Intermediate conversational proficiency in American Sign Language.
  • Basic familiarity with Cued Speech.
  • Founder of The Open Steno Project, a community for free, open source stenographic software, hardware, and training tools.
  • Associate Member of Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Loss, Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss, and the Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning.

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