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.”

  • Wendy Osmond

  • Contact Info

  • 07970 121 777
  • osmondwendy@gmail.com
  • https://www.wendyosmond.co.uk/
  • About Our Member

  • I began my stenography training in 1995 and started working as a realtime court reporter in London in 1996, working in the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey.

    These days I primarily provide live remote captioning (also known as remote speech-to-text or CART services) from my home in Wiltshire. As owner/director of Osmond Reporting Ltd, recently trading as SubText Live Captioning, I provide live captions to big or small screens for conference calls, meetings, lectures, webcasts, conferences – any setting where high quality audio is available – as well as streaming live captions for tablet tours and talks in museums, galleries and other art venues. I also deliver live TV broadcast subtitles along with more traditional fast turnaround transcription services in the legal field and beyond.

    I am a Registered NRCPD Speech-to-Text Reporter and I've passed the following Quality Realtime Reporter examinations: QRR1 (with Distinction), QRR2 (with Distinction) and QRR3. Additionally, I am a Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) with the National Court Reporters Association, USA.

    I am happy to mentor steno students who might be in need of advice and encouragement whilst training in this challenging but highly rewarding career.

  • Member
  • Arbitrations, Broadcast Captioning, Court, NRCPD Registered, NCRA Certified, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site
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  • Wiltshire