About Me and my Team

Janine Richards, Owner of Brisbane Minute Taking & Stenography, has over 35 years professional experience working at Executive level. Janine has provided her specialist skills successfully assisting governments, universities, corporate organisations and not-for-profit businesses up and down the east coast of Australia.

Established in 2013, Brisbane Minute Taking & Stenography has been able to fill the skill requirements that many Professional Assistants, Executive Assistants and Administrators no longer possess, namely the ability to use shorthand.

Providing stenography and professional minute taking services has exposed Janine and her team to a diverse range of clients where transcription services for board meetings, Annual General meetings, focus groups and research projects are required.

Outside of her work as a stenographer, professional minute taker and business owner, Janine enjoys an active life in Brisbane with her family and friends. When she’s not trying out a new recipe at home or watching her favourite sports – tennis and netball – you will find her pushing herself physically during a boxing or personal training session.


Janine prides herself and her team on providing a loyal and trustworthy service to each and every client. It’s one of the reasons why businesses keep coming back to use the services of Brisbane Minute Taking & Stenography time and time again.

We look forward to working with you and your company, for a one-off project or ongoing assignment.

Contact us today for a discussion and confidential quotation for professional stenography and minute taking services. Together we will make the perfect team!

The BMTS team consists of:

  • A pencil stenographer

    Perfect for Board meetings

  • A Machine Stenographer

    Perfect for verbatim transcripts, legal documents, depositions, in-depth transcripts, medical meetings, tribunals, inquiries, conferences, focus groups

  • An experienced laptop minute taker

    Perfect for shorter meetings that do not require in-depth minutes

  • Audio transcribers

    Perfect for any audio transcription work