Some people dream of a job that will take them around the world. With a sense of adventure and with creativity and flexibility, reporters work internationally and enjoy glamorous and exciting life-styles.
The USA National Court Reporting Association’s Journal for the Reporting and Captioning Professions, September 2006, pages 52-56, describes the lifestyles of adventure-seekers who work as international reporters.
Patricia Nilsen (currently New York)
After finishing her reporter training, Patricia worked as a freelance reporter in Birmingham, NY, then moved to work in Nassau in the Bahamas, and then to London. After six months of freelance assignments she worked in Ireland for two years before marrying and returning to live and work as a reporter in New York.
Karen Holm (currently Tanzania)
After reporting in Canada for several years, Karen became a salaried employee at the United Nations in Tanzania and now reports at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She is 10 hours by plane away from her husband, who is a reporter in The Hague, Netherlands, where they meet regularly for European holidays.
Lori Oxley (currently Singapore)
Lori was bitten by the “travel bug” after she worked in the Hague at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She worked as a Court Reporter in Ireland and then on travelling assignments, such as a job in Doha, Qatar with a delegation of 15 eminent leaders of the United Nations. Lori now works as a court reporter in Singapore.
Roni Kerekes (currently Sierra Leone)
Roni has taken a reporting position with the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. She has made many friends in this post-conflict country who are members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or Australian police officers. She is always looking for reporters who may be interested in living and working in West Africa.
Rosemary MacDonald (formerly The Hague, Netherlands, now back in Canada)
Rosemary worked for several years in the Hague, Netherlands at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She enjoyed the good friendships amongst the international reporters and often shared holidays with them across the 25 countries of the European Union.
Polly Templeton (currently back home in Canberra, ACT, after 10 years of globetrotting)
Polly undertook her machine shorthand training as part of a Bachelor’s degree in Business in Canberra and worked for six years as a Hansard Reporter in the Australian Federal Parliament. For the next ten years she worked in various reporting assignments in the UK, Europe and Canada. She has returned to work in Australia in Hansard reporting and more recently CART work and captioning.