Slasher - Software Release Makes Court Reporting Teachers` Lives Better!

slahsher-screenshot.jpgWe just released the beta version of Slasher 1.0 -- our new court reporting teacher tool. It's a pretty basic tool that allows you to paste text into a box and then puts a slash every nth word. The slogan is, Spend More Time Dictating and Less Time Slashing! For those of you who don't know why in the world such a tool would be useful... consider this. In court reporting school -- especially speed dictation -- teachers read to their students at prescribed speed levels. They use stop watches to guage how fast they are speaking. When they reach a slash in the text at a certain time position, they know whether they are reading too fast or too slow.

A tool such as Slasher 1.0 is helpful for teachers because they no longer have to manually count every nth word to place their marker -- in this case a slash (/). Teachers, simply paste your text into the box, select how many words as intervals, and presto chango -- you've been slashed.

Check out Slasher 1.0 - the court reporting teachers' friend.
Monday, October 22, 2007

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

  Comment by Leigh Street | Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I am the Manager of our college`s Court Reporting Program, and I think this is a great tool.
  Comment by Todd Olivas | Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thanks for letting me know, Leigh!  I appreciate the feedback.  If at all possible, could you put a link from your website over to mine?  That way more people could find out about it and start using it as well.  Thank you!!


  Comment by Melissa | Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thank you for saving me time. Very much appreciated!
  Comment by Todd | Thursday, October 22, 2009
Melissa, you are welcome. If you have access to a blog or your school`s website, would you consider posting a link over here so others might find this page as well?

Thanks again!

  Comment by Vykki Morgan | Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Todd, after all these years later I am still using your Slasher Tool on occasion (having retired and been drafted back into teaching court reporting a few times.) First, I`d like to say, thank you, I appreciate it!!! Secondly, I have a question, and that has to do with any tricks or tips to mark Q and A or Multi-voice, which I`ve never really been able to do. I would love to hear if there is a way to use the software for multi-voice or QA. I`d also like to know if you know of an other resources for marking, and ... I`d like to know if I can get any deposition transcripts from your firm to change the names on and mark up for dictation. Just thought it was worth asking :-) All the best to you now and always! Vykki (Ruvalcava) Morgan.

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