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Is the scoping profession a viable career?

This is the best time ever to be a scopist!   Every year when we attend convention, we see a greater number of reporters seeking scopists. They just can’t keep up with the demands placed on them by the reporting profession and do all their own editing as well. More and more reporters are using […]

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How do I know if I would be a successful scopist?

Do you enjoy working crossword puzzles and cryptograms? Are you a bookworm? When you write, do you take your time to find just the right words? When you come across an unfamiliar word, do you look it up? Did you always get good grades in English and on papers you wrote for various classes?  Do you love […]

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What exactly is a scopist?

The word “scopist” is derived from the first computers, which had a diode scope or screen. Simply stated, a scopist’s job is to edit transcripts written by court reporters on stenotype machines into readable, easily understood English. The official NCRA definition is: “A scopist is one who edits a transcript translated by CAT (Computer-Aided Transcription) […]

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