BRIEFS ENCOUNTERED (version 4)
CD-ROM (Windows XP/Vista/Win7)
A searchable computer database of over 64,000 conflict-free briefs, phrases,
irregular verbs, numbers and commonly used words. It is based on the books
“Brief Encounters” (a dictionary of general vocabulary) and “CATegorically
Speaking.” Searches can be done by English or steno as well as by words,
phrases or both.
Users can add their own briefs via the "My Briefs" feature and include (or
exclude) these in the search database. There is also a collection of utilities
and fun extras with court reporting themes, in the form of Windows wallpaper
designs and Windows screen savers.
User comments . . .
"Briefs Encountered rocks! I couldn't work without it."
"Barely a working day passes that I don't avail myself of Briefs Encountered,
usually in the "heat of battle" in the middle of testimony. Whenever I encounter
a word that's giving me difficulties writing over and over, I know I can search
for that term in Briefs Encountered and have my problem solved instantly. The
logic of the shortcuts makes it easy to remember how to write the term.
After my CAT software, I find Briefs Encountered the most valuable program
on my laptop."
“The first purchase every reporter should make after a steno machine should
be Briefs Encountered.”
"I've used Briefs Encountered for years. I captioned my first 'Daily Mass' and
was ecstatic to find briefs for so many religious terms. The words themselves
are easy to write, but they're uttered fast and often: holy, hosanna, alleluia,
Jesus, sacrifice, everlasting, eucharist, apostle, etc.
Thank you, you've made my job a lot easier."
Lynne Marie Zakrzewski
Court Reporting / Briefs Encountered