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.”

  • Victoria Davies

  • Contact Info

  • 07736321519
  • palantype@gmail.com
  • About Our Member

  • • Court Reporter and Speech-to-Text Reporter/Captioner since 1990, based in Salford, Greater Manchester, but I frequently travel.

    • Qualifications and professional body memberships:
    LLB(Hons); awarded Apsey-Haynes medal by BIVR for 260wpm; member of AVSTTR; member of the NRCPD register for STTRs.

    • I use a state of the art Palan Neutrino keyboard with silent levered keys, not noisy cherry keys.

    • I have extensive court reporting experience in every level of the criminal and civil justice system of the UK; international arbitrations; American depositions; disciplinary and regulatory proceedings; AGMs.

    • I also have extensive STT experience, remote and on-site, at conferences with wide-ranging subject matters, for example specialist health conditions, union proceedings, tech, education, and finance. 1-1 provision of STT in a variety of settings, including conferences, offices/workplace, theatres.

    • STT is delivered via Text-on-Top at on-site bookings, and 1CapApp for remote provision.

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, NRCPD Registered, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK, EU