Myles has been a practicing freelance court reporter serving clients in the Kansas City area since 1990. He is a Registered Professional Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, and is certified in Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. Myles is a member of the National Court Reporters Association, the Kansas Court Reporters Association, and the Missouri Court Reporters Association. Myles has served on the board of the Kansas Court Reporters Association for four years, most recently as treasurer. He also served for seven years as the authorized dealer in Kansas and Missouri for Eclipse court reporting software by Advantage Software. Myles continues to serve as the Eclipse trainer for the Court Reporting Institute of Kansas City and occasionally leads training seminars for court reporters at state conventions.
In August of 2011, with the encouragement and support of his wife, Candie, Myles founded Cornerstone Court Reporting Company, LLC (CCRC), with the goal of providing friendly, reliable, professional court reporting services in the Kansas City region and beyond.
After founding Cornerstone Court Reporting Company, Myles and Candie launched a parallel business, Court Reporters Exchange, LLC (CREX) in July 2012. CREX seeks to help other successful court reporters in Kansas City and surrounding regions start their own companies by providing the administrative services and support necessary to establish a successful court reporting business. With CREX, Myles and Candie help successful reporters who work for agencies or state or federal courts transition into ownership roles, as well as help solo, independent reporters expand their services.
“It is a real pleasure to see successful court reporters transition into an ownership position, and it provides me with great satisfaction to help them build on their success,” Myles says.
Myles operates Cornerstone Court Reporting Company and Court Reporters Exchange with a solid foundation of integrity. “Integrity is essential for me. At this point in my life, I want nothing to hinder my relationship with my Creator and with my family. I strive to make my life and my actions demonstrate this,” he says.
“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want.”
Candie brings extensive experience and a broad knowledge base to Cornerstone Court Reporting Company from her prior work with four other court reporting firms. She began as a copy and file clerk for Owens Brake & Associates in Salina, Kansas, when she was 12. She later worked for other court reporters as a scopist and proofreader. After graduating from college, Candie joined other court reporting firms in the Kansas City area and helped their owners and staff transition to new technology so they could operate more efficiently.
Even though the opportunity to found Cornerstone Court Reporting Company was unexpected, Candie enjoys the new role. “It has been rewarding to help build a business where there is an ownership interest,” she says.
Candie, who is mindful about the maxim that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, strives to greet clients with a cheerful presence, whether on the phone, by email, or in person. Attorneys and legal professionals can count on her to efficiently handle their needs and ensure their experience is positive and professional.
Candie shares Myles’s desire to operate Cornerstone Court Reporting Company and Court Reporters Exchange with a foundation of integrity, and she wants to help ensure that clients have a rewarding experience.
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