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Support Site for Court Reporters, Scopists,
Proofreaders and Transcriptionists
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-- OUR MISSION --
Since 1996, Scopists.com has been dedicated to the support of professional court reporters, scopists, proofreaders and transcriptionists by providing connectivity, reference resources, word lists, employment opportunities, vendor and association links, pertinent news, and just about anything of use to reporting professionals and their support staff.
For those interested in the scopist profession,
we're dedicated to providing quality articles and links to overviews and
So, What's a Scopist? (click)
What do others say about Scopists.com?
"Wow, what a response I got ... Thanks" - L.B., CSR (Trade Leads Poster)
"It has been a great help! Thank you so much!" - E.M., CSR (Trade Leads Poster)
"thank you so much for the opportunity to post an ad for a scopist. the response was awesome. I got what I needed ..." - G.G., CSR (Trade Leads Poster)
"I had a great response to my ad seeking a proofreader ..." - N.S., CSR (Trade Leads Poster)
"I really appreciate your service!! I get several inquiries every week ... thank you for a wonderful service." - S.W. (Freelance Directory member)
"Thank you very much for keeping my listing. I really appreciate your help in keeping my business going. Thank you again." - M.P. (Freelance Directory member)
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- Quick Reference -
|Court Reporters -
To Find a Scopist, Proofreader or Transcriptionist:
|Scopists, Proofreaders, Transcriptionists -
To make your services available:
All Areas are free!
|Prospective Scopists -
To Learn More:
Employment Outlook: Scoping and Transcript Proofreading are not directly tracked by the Department of Labor, but Court Reporting is. Since Scoping and Transcript Proofreading are support services of Court Reporting, we expect employment outlooks to trend similarly. U.S. Dept. of Labor - Occupational Outlook for Court Reporters, Stenographers & Transcriptionists
|Reporters - Find the Perfect Scopist,
Transcriptionist or Proofreader For Your Needs! Simply click
Peruse the Freelance Directory - Over 1,200 scopists, proofreaders and transcriptionists, arranged by State and City, with detailed experience, equipment and contact information! Supports your browser's keyword search function. You can search your area first, then work your way out; or you can search for specific CAT systems, services (like "proofreader"), etc.
Place a Discreet Query (A Trade Leads posting) - A free service! Our convenient form lets you find just what you're looking for without posting publicly. Queries are forwarded to participating freelance scopists, proofreaders and transcriptionists who are currently receiving new clientele. Quality is assured because your Discreet Query posting is received only by professionals who have purchased a subscription to this service! You'll reach over 150 active subscribers dedicated to the profession!
Place a Free Listing in our Employment Classifieds (A Trade Leads posting) - Online employment positions for scopists, proofreaders and transcriptionists are posted publicly on the 'net and forwarded to our Trade Leads subscribers via e-mail. Reporters can enter their requirements by filling out a convenient, comprehensive, free form. If you can't find exactly what you need, our Employment classifieds are surely the answer!
And don't forget to check out our other areas, listed in the right-hand column on this page and available through the menu bar at the top of this screen. We've got links for research, CAT vendors, equipment suppliers, associations, news and more!
|Scopists, Proofreaders and
Scopists who are seeking additional clientele or employment are encouraged to submit their info for posting in our Freelance Directory, a free service. Also, you can participate in our Trade Leads Program, a fee-based subscription service delivering job leads to reporter-support professionals.
Our Freelance Directory, online since 1996, is a listing of freelance scopists, proofreaders and transcriptionists and provides detailed information about your services, experience, and the systems you support. This directory is organized by state and city, and it's completely searchable. Listings are free, so submit yours if you haven't yet! Simply visit the directory and follow the link to submit a listing. But don't forget to keep your listing up to date, because this directory is checked periodically for bad e-mail links, and all bad listings are purged. Simply visit the directory and follow the link to submit a change to your listing.
Our Trade Leads Program is a fee-based annual subscription, available for purchase online. For those who wish to grow their business, it's a convenient and affordable tool. Once subscribed, you'll receive every employment listing submitted to our Employment classifieds, Plus you'll receive all postings through the Discreet Query system, a method for allowing reporters to connect with support personnel without having to place a public listing on the 'net. Since these listings are not public, competition for these positions is generally limited to the Trade Leads subscriber base. We usually process about as many Discreet Queries as we do published Employment postings.
Intros, Primers for Prospective Scopists:
Introduction to Scoping - For prospective scopists, or just the curious. General overview, plus some important prerequisites, habits, etc. Fairly comrehensive.
Scoping: Its History and its Future, by Judy Barrett - Scoping information, insights and introductory information by Judy Barrett, owner of Scoping Careers International, an Internet-based scopist training school (ScopingCareers.com) which has emphasized one-on-one tutelage for nearly two decades.
Scopistry - an In-depth Look at the Scopist Profession - Want to know more? You can purchase access to Scopistry, an eBook produced by Scopists.com! Scopistry is designed as a primer for prospective scopists and includes an in-depth examination of the position of scopist, work samples, employment and training options. Equivalent to 106 pages in hard copy.
| General and Professional Support:
Our Reference section is specifically designed for reporters, scopists, proofreaders and transcriptionists. Designed to be both quick and comprehensive, this section is constantly updated for glossaries, legal search engines, and new legal reference links. Great for both court and deposition work. Take a look today!
Our CATlinks section is a one-page directory of CAT vendors and reporting associations, designed for quick support contact.
Our Free Forums are designed to allow for peer-to-peer support and connectivity and is generally viewed by support personnel from major CAT vendors who can give quality advice.
Free Classifieds - Our Classifieds are targeted to reporters, scopists, proofreaders and transcriptionists. Currently available areas are Employment, for positions available; Items For Sale, and Items Wanted.
Visit our Marketplace to find equipment, products and supplies which are targeted to the reporting, scoping and transcription professional, as well as Educational and Training products and courses for prospective scopists and intros and primers for those curious about the profession.
Our Library section posts news and info regarding the legal transcription profession.
Webmaster's Choices - Free Downloads - Must-have Packages!
Express Scribe Player (Download Page)
Express Scribe is professional audio player software for PC or Mac designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings. It is installed on the typist's computer and can be controlled using a transcription foot pedal or using the keyboard (with 'hot' keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, file management and more. This program is free.
Welcome to the FTR Support Download Section
Registering for an FTR download account provides you with FREE access to FTR Player Plus, FTR Save-to-Format, and WordLink downloads, as well as service packs and version upgrades on these and other FTR products. We do not share your information with third parties. With your approval, we will occasionally contact you by e-mail to notify you about important changes to the site, new services, and special offers. If you would prefer not to receive these notifications, you can indicate that preference when you register, or can modify your account at any time.