The following website resources will help you in your quest for knowledge and improve your understanding of court reporting and transcribing.
Wordsmyth English Dictionary -Thesaurus 100,000 entries. From University of Chicago.
Your Dictionary – Links to 600 dictionaries in 150 languages.
http://www.ventureline.com/glossary.asp – Forensic Accountant giving evidence? Find accounting terms here.
http://whatis.techtarget.com – Technical Jargon / Electronics / Internet Glossaries. Select alphabetically to find out what “geeky tech-talk” means, or how to spell it. Valuable definitions explain not only what’s new, but old standbys which we all should really understand.
http://www.wkonline.com/cgi-bin/Dict – Free Information – Search the database for Elements; Webster’s Dictionary; WordNet; U.S. Gazetteer Jargon File FOLDOC; Easton’s 1897 Bible Dictionary; Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary; The CIA World Factbook; and V.E.R.A.
http://www.wordspy.com – This website is devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases. These aren’t “stunt words” or “sniglets”, but new terms that have appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, websites, and other recorded sources.
Working on a transcript with African American Vernacular English? Click here.
Ever wondered about the proper placement of the comma. Watch this video and you’ll be amazed at how easy it really is! http://ed.ted.com/lessons/grammar-s-great-divide-the-oxford-comma-ted-ed
http://www.mhhe.com/business/buscom/gregg/docs/appd.pdf – Now here’s an excellent resource entitled “Glossary of Computer Terms.”