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.”

  • Lisa Cordaro

  • Contact Info

  • 07768422474
  • lisa@stellacomms.co.uk
  • https://stellarcomms.co.uk
  • About Our Member

  • I am a seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience in Speech to Text Reporting.

    I was founder and past Chair of the Association of Verbatim Speech to Text Reporters (AVSTTR) and BIVR Past president-elect in 2003. I am currently a trustee of NRCPD.

    My professionalism was recognised when I was short-listed for Communication Professional of the Year Signature Awards 2014.

    I became a fully accredited Court Reporter in 1991 with a speed of 250wpm and progressed to being an NRCPD registered Speech To Text Reporter in 1996 and passed BIVR’s Qualified Realtime Reporter (QRR) examination in 2012. I remain on the NRCPD Register to the present day.

    My career commenced as a Court Reporter in the Crown Courts including the Central Criminal Court and the Royal Courts of Justice and progressed through the years to working at Court Martials and on depositions. I now practise solely the Deaf and hard of hearing and have worked as a Speech to Text Reporter/Captioner and have done so since the early 90s. I have worked for many deaf and hearing charities including the NDCS, Action on Hearing Loss and UK Council on Deafness to name a few.

    Recently I have worked for the Blue Cross and the Wellcome Trust. I also work for private companies such as Ernst Young, Barristers’ Chambers and the Judiciary. I am used to working at conferences such as UNISON. I can also work remotely for many organisations worldwide.

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