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Why I Chose Scoping Over Proofreading

Them: “What do you do?” Me: “I’m a scopist.” Them: (Blank stare.) Me: “I help court reporters finalize their legal transcripts.” Them: “Oh, so you’re like a proofreader.” Me: (Sigh.) “Not exactly.” Scoping vs. Proofreading My profession constantly gets confused with proofreading because most ...Read More

Bye, Felicia

It’s the little things. A few months ago, I received an email from a reporter (let’s call her Felicia) I had been working with for two years. I felt a flash of anger followed by relief as I read the following paragraph: “I could ...Read More

Quick Update

I’m really bummed I wasn’t able to post an article last week. Sadly, the same is true for this week. I’m swamped with scoping jobs and I feel like this kitten. But I’m excited to say that I’m working on a new article for ...Read More

Safe Side

It’s 7:00 o’clock on a Thursday night, and there’s a court reporter on the forums “in desperate need of a scopist.” Sounds harmless, right? Except for the fact that you have no idea what their preferences will be, if they’re a decent writer, how ...Read More