Monthly Live Sessions on All Things English


Welcome to a new offering at Margie Holds Court. We're calling it "The SEMINAR." These will be one-hour live sessions with Margie offered once a month. The series will cover a wide variety of topics on all things English.
This is a great opportunity for those needing extra CEUs*, which you can earn by attending the live class. Recordings will be posted of the live sessions, for those wanting to rewatch, or those that can't make it to the live sessions.

We hope you're enjoying all the new additions to Margie Holds Court, and we'll see you online soon!

*Please note: Only those that attend LIVE sessions may earn CEUs.

Listed below are tentative dates and topics for each month's session for The Seminar. Add these dates to your calendar! All meeting times are at 11:00 AM Pacific Time unless otherwise changed.

Tentative Schedule of Sessions:

(February 22, 2020) Those Pesky Word Pairs

(May 31, 2020) Parts of Speech

(June, 27, 2020) Plurals and Possessives

(July 26, 2020) Colons and Dashes

(August 29, 2020) Number Form

(September 26, 2020) A Potpourri

(October 17, 2020) Subject-Verb Agreement

(November 21, 2020) Diagramming 1

(December 12, 2020) Diagramming 2

(January 30, 2021) Quotes 1

(February 20, 2021) Quotes 2

Coming Soon:



Your Instructor

Margie Wakeman Wells
Margie Wakeman Wells

Margie Wakeman Wells is a lifetime credentialed teacher in the state of California and is certified as a CRI. She is in her sixth decade of teaching -- with 40 of those years in the field of court reporting. As a reporting instructor, she has taught from the theory level through the exit speeds as well as all manner of English courses – both on campus in a bricks and mortar school and online.

She has presented, under the auspices of NCRA and state court reporting organizations, over 300 seminars for reporters on English-related topics as well as seminars for teachers and students.

Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, her best-selling reference text, and the workbook that accompanies it are available at In addition, she has published Word Pares, Pears, Pairs, a reference work of 2,000 word pairs with definitions, examples, and idioms for the words, and is currently writing a grammar text. She has also written a drill book series for improving accuracy: Practice Really DOES Make Perfect.

Margie operates “Margie Holds Class,” her online school, for both live and recorded classes and writes her blog, “All Things English,” at Margie currently serves as the Education Liaison for the California Court Reporters Association.

Margie has two grown sons and lives with her husband, Bill, in Culver City, California.

Course Curriculum

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