A career in court reporting really is exciting. Court reporters are not limited to being used only for legal matters in a court or conference room, they can be used for sporting events, television, and so much more. No two days are alike, and you learn to expect the unexpected.
This was certainly true when one of our Michigan court reporters, Terri Zimmerman, got a “once-in-a-lifetime” gig that landed her at the Post Food’s plant located in Battle Creek, MI taking down a commercial.
Terri was tasked on a three-day job taking the record for the Post commercial for Honey Bunches of Oats®. Now why would they need a court reporter if they already had a script? Closed Captioning is important to ensure the hearing impaired will be able to follow the commercial, and with so many edits and takes, a court reporter was the answer.
In an instant, Terri found herself sitting in the Honey Bunches of Oats® cafeteria, and next thing she knew, she was in a lab with the Post scientists! Finally, she landed in the spot where we all can find our favorite cereals – the grocery store!
While the deadline was quick and transcripts were required each evening, Terri says she was perfectly okay with it. She noted that the elaborate food spread provided to everyone involved helped to keep her energy going! Above all, Terri said her experience was a lot of fun and everyone was very friendly!
Want to see the commercial she worked on? Click HERE to watch.