Excellent vocabulary, grammar and punctuation are just some of the skills required of a scopist/editor. BIVR-accredited scopists have demonstrated the requisite level of understanding of these skills, as well as an ability to understand technology and use bespoke software, and, importantly, being able to work under pressure and as part of a team.

The terms “scopist” and “editor” are commonly used terms to describe someone who works alongside the stenographer, and they play an integral role in finalising the transcript, whether for same-day or delayed delivery. According to Scope School, an internet scoping school run by Linda Evenson: “Scoping is what the court reporting industry calls editing. If a court reporter is the writer, a scopist is the editor.”

  • Cecilia Sweetman

  • Contact Info

  • sweetmancecilia@gmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • In my long career as a stenographer I have worked at Wood Green Crown Court followed by the High Court, Snaresbrook, Inner London, Blackfriars, Southwark Crown Courts and Old Bailey. After this I covered arbitrations, disciplinary hearings, tax, shipping cases, public inquiries, AGMs, international dispute resolution cases and the Supreme Court.

    My first experience outside of the criminal and civil jurisdiction was providing a professional service for TfL. This gave me an insight into discrimination, grievances and bullying & harassment cases within the work place.

    I am fully committed to producing a high quality product for clients, with or without a recording, and recognise the need for discretion and security of information. Due to the varied content of cases, I have extensive experience of technical cases and producing a transcript of speakers where English is not their first language.

    I have worked in many locations throughout London and abroad and am willing to travel. I have continually undergone professional development to enhance my skills and in recent years I passed the IPS 200 wpm, IPS RPQ 200-220 wpm and BIVR QRR exams.

    Thanks for reading and I hope to work for you soon.

  • Member
  • Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, Public Inquiries, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime
  • UK, EU, Worldwide
  • London