I had never heard of scoping until I started proofreading for court reporters back in 2017, but I knew that I wanted to scope as soon as I did hear about it. Before taking the plunge, however, I did my research, and I found that one scoping course was recommended above all others: Linda Evenson’s Internet Scoping School. I completed the course in September of 2018, and I was able to not only start scoping for some of my proofreading clients, but they also recommended me to other reporters who could use my services.
Linda’s course is so thorough, and the notereading section especially has helped me to really understand how stenography works and allows me to make out what is being said in a transcript, even if the audio isn’t clear. (I’m one of those scopists who actually prefers scoping to full audio.)
I don’t know how well I would have done just going through the Integrated Video Training in Case CATalyst or looking up tutorials on YouTube. Having Linda there — both in the course and available to answer questions — helped me get to scoping just that much faster than if I had not taken the course and had to muddle my way through learning the software.
After investing in the training and the Case CATalyst software, I found it was well worth the money, and I would 10 out of 10 recommend Internet Scoping School to anyone wanting to learn the trade.
Darcy A. S. T., Thornburg Proofreading, LLC