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What is a Scopist?

While freelance court reporters may work from home without a team in the next cubicle, they do need people to help them deliver accurate transcripts to clients. That includes having a scopist who translates stenotype into English and edits spelling, punctuation, grammar, and formats into a legible transcript that is sent to the client, most…
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Consequences of Social Media and Your Career

Are you in social media groups for freelance court reporters? Do you engage in conversations related to a post your friend added on social media? Have you thought about the consequences of social media and your career? If you haven’t yet, it’s time to learn from a teachable moment, but not censorship, at Harvard. Whether…
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What’s driving court reporter salaries?

Court reporter salaries are driven by a variety of factors but the biggest influence is the increased demand and decreased supply of reporters. If you recall your Economics classes, as demand increases and supply decreases, the cost of goods, or in this case, services, increases.  Court Reporter Salaries An estimated court reporter shortage of more…
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Court Reporting Skills are Being Put to Use Outside the Legal Field

Did you know you can find court reporters outside the legal field? It’s a myth that reporters are only found in courtrooms. Their skills translate to a variety of places including professional sports, classrooms, boardrooms, civic meetings, and business settings around the country. If you’re thinking of leaving your career as a reporter, we encourage…
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