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.”

  • Michelle Coffey

  • Contact Info

  • [+353] (0)87 2505700
  • michelle@pcr.ie
  • http://www.pcr.ie/
  • About Our Member

  • I have been working in the stenographic field since 1992, having gained plenty of experience of both court reporting and captioning over the years, in Ireland; the UK; throughout mainland Europe; the USA and Australia.
    Unfortunately, most of my work currently is being undertaken remotely, in large part due to travel restrictions.
    I have extensive experience in providing realtime transcription (remotely and onsite) in a number of settings, including but not limited to:
    • Live captioning for several national television stations
    • National Commissions and Tribunals of Inquiry
    • International arbitrations, eg. ICC, UNCITRAL, WTO and WIPO
    • US Deposition hearings
    • Criminal and civil court hearings
    • Conferences & product launches, eg. Paypal, Google & Indeed
    • Webinars and Lectures across business clients and academia
    • Theatre, museum and gallery tour captioning
    • Business conference calls and meetings
    • I’ve even captioned some weddings!
    I’m certified with the NCRA, National Court Reporters Association in the USA as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), a Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) and a Certified Program Evaluator (CPE)

  • Member
  • Arbitrations, Broadcast Captioning, NCRA Certified, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK, EU
  • County Wicklow