Will electronic recording make scopist obsolete? - Internet Scoping School

Will electronic recording make scopist obsolete?

For years, we’ve heard speculation that electronic recording will replace the court reporter and eliminate the need for scopists.

Here’s my take on that: While electronic recording is said to be less expensive, someone will still need to be there to run the computer and be responsible for the production of an accurate transcript — a court reporter; and someone will still need to proofread the transcript and correct errors — a scopist. And remember, the best computer in the world cannot rival the human brain, which is capable of distinguishing minute subtleties that a computer can’t.

So are we worried? Nope!  For more info on the electronic recording debate, visit www.ncraonline.org and click on “Issues & Advocacy.”

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