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.”

  • Susan A McIntyre

  • Contact Info

  • 011 44 797 407 0077
  • Susan@AmbassadorReporting.com
  • http://www.ambassadorreporting.com/
  • About Our Member

  • I am an American court reporter living in Great Britain. I have experience reporting in Europe and the U.K. on a wide array of assignments:
    Criminal trials at The Old Bailey in London (the Yorkshire Ripper trial, the Guinness trials, the Herald of Free Enterprise trial)
    Captioner for the British Broadcasting Company’s BBC News
    International arbitrations throughout Europe and the Middle East
    Depositions in the U.K., France, Switzerland — everywhere in Europe
    Realtime streaming text (transmitting testimony in real time via the Internet to you or your expert anywhere in the U.S. or the world)
    CART captioning for deaf or hard-of-hearing clients

    After some years working in the United States, I relocated to England in 1979. I have experience and professional credentials (RPR, CRR, QRR1*, MBIVR), and an important advantage over U.S.-based court reporters.
    I have developed an ear for accented English, the many European, Asian, and Middle Eastern accents. I’m comfortable with people who speak English as a second language. The colloquialisms and oddities of speech that might ‘throw’ a U.S.-based court reporter are familiar to me.

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Broadcast Captioning, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, NRCPD Registered, NCRA Certified, Public Inquiries, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
  • UK, EU, Worldwide