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.”

  • Julie Whitaker

  • Contact Info

  • 07917366100
  • juliemwhitaker@googlemail.com
  • http://www.cjcaptioning.co.uk
  • About Our Member

  • I started my Palantype training at Leeds Crown Court in 1986 and became a fully accredited Court Reporter in 1990, becoming a member of the Association of Shorthand Writers in the same year.

    In 1997 I began training to become a Speech to Text Reporter, and passed the CACDP (now Signature) Deaf Awareness Exam in 1999.

    I have also served on the council of both professional bodies, AVSTTR and BIVR, and I am currently a full member of BIVR.

    I have over 20 years’ experience captioning in various fields. This includes: various union conferences (e.g. UNISON, where I have captioned nearly all of their annual conferences for the last 20 years, and also the RCN); large tech conferences (e.g. Microsoft Future Decoded) and medical conferences (the British Cochlear Implant Group Annual Conference) and I also work for various local authorities, government and sporting bodies, arts organisations and various charities.

    I work mainly onsite, but also do provide a remote service when appropriate.

  • Member
  • Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
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