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Court Reporting & Captioning-Scopist/Text Editor Certificate of Proficiency

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44 Credits

The Scopist certificate program prepares students to work in collaboration with court reporters and captioners. Scopists perform editing and word processing functions on a court reporter’s draft transcript file, research technical and industry-specific terms, and ensure all aspects of transcription are accurate. Scopists also assist with realtime editing during select live captioning events. Scopists must have a strong understanding of machine shorthand theory in order to recognize untranslates and define steno outlines. This understanding of theory, along with a working knowledge of specialized computer-aided transcription (CAT) software, sets the scopist apart from a traditional proofreader/editor.

Contact: Sidney Weldele-Wallace, ext. 4705 -

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