Profession scopist

Scopists edit the transcripts created by court reporters in order to make of them a readable professional legal document. They listen or read to the reports given to them in order to apply punctuation, missing words, format, and improve the accuracy of the document.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Transcription methods

    The methods to quickly transcribe spoken language into text, such as stenography.

  • Stenography

    Capture of spoken words in its entirety, especially meanings and relevant details into written form.

  • Legal terminology

    The special terms and phrases used in the field of law.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

Skills

  • Study court hearings

    Read and interpret court hearings in order to format and process the outcome information of these events.

  • Use free typing techniques

    Know, use and write documents, texts and content in general without looking at the keyboard. Use techniques to write documents in such fashion.

  • Apply grammar and spelling rules

    Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.

  • Type error-free documents

    Type documents and written content in general avoiding any grammatical or spelling errors. Type documents in a fast pace without compromising the quality of the outcome.

  • Use dictionaries

    Use glossaries and dictionaries to search for the meaning, the spelling, and synonyms of words.

  • Provide written content

    Communicate information in written form via digital or print media according to the needs of the target group. Structure the content according to specifications and standards. Apply grammar and spelling rules.

  • Type texts from audio sources

    Listen, understand, and type content from audio sources into written format. Keep the overall idea and understanding of the message together with relevant details. Type and listen to audios simultaneously.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

Optional knowledge and skills

use shorthand computer program ensure proper document management legal case management develop documentation in accordance with legal requirements court procedures manage data for legal matters use stenotype machines compile legal documents digitise documents use shorthand record court procedures write meeting reports perform office routine activities