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.”

  • Amanda Bavin

  • Contact Info

  • 07979 375717
  • abavinsteno@hotmail.co.uk
  • About Our Member

  • I am a fully-qualified, freelance Speech-to-Text Reporter/Stenographer who learnt my skills as a realtime writer for the BBC. I have attended various galleries and museums around the UK for Stagetext and direct to clients over the past 15 years and thoroughly enjoy the challenging work. Other assignments are vast and varied, ranging from very informal meetings, even in client’s houses or cafés, to intergovernmental conferences. I have worked in both Hong Kong in Asia direct to a technology company and have provided the Full Stack UK (coding) Conference with live subtitles working closely with the AV Team. Through various agents, I have attended Microsoft events. Also I enjoy working remotely from home using Streamtext (I have worked for the British Museum and Festivals in the Isle of Man in this way).

    In 2004, I joined the National Registers for Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD). I recently passed the BIVR VR (Verbatim Reporter) membership examination to add to my STTR membership status and have passed the BIVR-accredited QRR3 examination.

    Fellow of the BIVR by virtue of having STTR qualifications with NRCPD Register, and BIVR QRR2* and QRR3 and VR Verbatim Reporting exam set by BIVR in 2019 in the legal area as well.

    [My own website is currently being updated.]

    Details: Stenographer (quiet, wireless, Luminex machine)

    Software: I have the captioning Text-on-Top software.

    Freelance – text/tel 07979 375717

  • Member
  • Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, NRCPD Registered, Parliament, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK, EU, Worldwide
  • Hertfordshire, London