In this sue-happy country, court reporters seem to be getting busier and busier. Back in “the day,” many reporters had the time to edit their own transcripts, but now their workload is becoming so heavy that they’re practically being forced to seek the help of professional scopists. Most of them now hire us willingly because we give them more time to write more pages and earn more money overall. It’s a truly win-win, mutually beneficial situation.
The present ratio of scopists to court reporters is estimated to be about 1 to 500. We consider those pretty good odds!