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 realtime technology, which is an instantaneous translation of their steno notes into English. As they watch their shorthand translate, reporters are driven to change their writing so that every word translates correctly. This simplifies the scopist’s job and allows us to produce more pages per hour than ever before, which translates into a higher income than was even possible before. Another glorious win-win situation.