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.”

  • Claire Apperley

  • Contact Info

  • 07718 606 271
  • ApperleyStenography@hotmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • I am a fully-qualified stenographer with over 25 years’ experience. I began my career at Snaresbrook Crown Court and honed my skill to gain the position of stenographer to the resident judge. I then took up a post at the Old Bailey for the next four years, involved in many confidential court proceedings.

    From there, I moved to the BBC and retrained to become a broadcast stenographer. Over the next 19 years, I worked for major clients in UK television – BBC, Sky News, Sky Sports, Channel 4, Channel 5 and BT Sport. I have captioned all genres of live real-time output as well as pre-prepared output, including news, sport and entertainment.

    Now working freelance, I am broadening my skills and field of expertise as a verbatim speech-to-text stenographer.

    I offer both standard and expedited transcripts

  • Member
  • Broadcast Captioning, Realtime
  • UK