Today I have an amazing interview with Linda, the creator of Internet Scoping School. She shares what a scopist does and how you can get started with this work from home career. If you want to learn more, you can take her free 7-day email course on becoming a scopist.
What is a scopist?
A scopist is someone who edits court, deposition, hearing, and other transcripts for court reporters.
When reporters sit in proceedings and type on their machines, it comes out in machine shorthand (steno) which is then translated into English by their machine.
The computer does this by matching the strokes they write against strokes they have preentered into their dictionary.
Any word that isn’t written perfectly or that hasn’t yet been defined into their dictionary comes up either as untranslated or mistranslated into incorrect words.
When the reporter finishes the job, s/he sends the file to a scopist, who reads the transcript word for word, correcting untranslates/mistranslates of steno notes, punctuating, paragraphing, fixing formatting issues, researching spellings, and doing his/her best to get the transcript as close to perfect as possible…. Read more