Voice America Radio

Listen here:  Voice America radio show on September 6, 2016

Discussion of Come Out of Hiding and Shine  book with a chapter by Ana Fatima Costa entitled May There Always be Sunshine, Blue Skies, and Friendship! about the birth of her son Alex.


Confessions of a Stenographer

Speaking up for the Record

Mar 18, 2021

“Ana Fatima Costa, a retired CSR and RPR, 35-year legal professional, coach, and author joins April Biedermann and shares practical tips for court reporting students, instructors, and firm owners, and advises reporters how to speak with authority to handle a room.”


S2 EP4: To interrupt, or not to interrupt?

September 8, 2021

“Should reporters be seen and not heard? Should we be as quiet as a potted plant in the corner of the room?! Does the thought of interrupting leave you shaking in your boots (or heels?) In this episode, we dive right into why interrupting leaves us with this fear, and how we can combat it. We talk about what causes it, and how to gain the breath and the confidence to use our voices and speak up “FOR THE RECORD.”  But what about audio? What about that attorney with that look on his/her face?  The answers are simple and straightforward and yet, it’s a huge struggle for a working reporter. And students? Do they even talk about interrupting in school? Heck no! This is a topic that is connected with so many other things and we got the queen of speaking up for the record for y’all. Let’s all find our voice! Let’s get this party started!”