British Institute of Verbatim Reporters
The professional body for verbatim reporting
The British Institute of Verbatim Reporters (BIVR) is the leading organisation for verbatim reporters in the UK.
Our members use machine shorthand and pen shorthand to record both legal and non-legal proceedings, provide speech-to-text accessibility for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and for many other reporting services.
We promote all things verbatim reporting by supporting training and skills for verbatim reporters. We also hold the largest network of shorthand writers in the UK.
- Train to become a verbatim reporter – find out more on our Become a Reporter page;
- Hire a verbatim reporter in your area – use our Reporter Search service, and get in touch with a professional, accredited verbatim reporter;
- Check out our Code of Ethics, which helps guide verbatim reporters on how to report accurately and ethically in their work;
- Find out about all our latest events and news.