British Institute of Verbatim Reporters

The professional body for verbatim reporting in the UK.


six small pictures: a hand writing shorthand in a notebook; a conference stand; a woman in black and white writing shorthand; a man's hands being guided on to a stenography keyboard by a woman; two women reporting at the London Olympics; a woman's hands typing on a stenography keyboard

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.

six small pics: a woman holding an award; a 19th century court room photograph showing a court reporter; a stenography keyboard with 'be a caption hero' on its monitor; a woman typing next to a large screen with captions; a certificate in gothic writing; a stenograph machine with a laptop on a meeting table