When I had the idea of scoping for court reporters after I left the State, I thought I’d just do Eclipse scoping. That’s the software I know well. But then I got some contacts from colleagues with whom I’ve become friendly over the years, and they were looking for a scopist on THEIR software. I am up to three different CAT (computer-aided translation) software systems now.
In addition to working on Eclipse (version 5), I will be using Stenovations’ DigitalCAT and Stenograph’s CaseCAT (version 12).
When I was a scopist in the early ’90s, I was scoping for a handful of reporters and producing about a thousand pages a week. I have a feeling that I’ll be doing at least that much in the upcoming months. It’s exciting.
I thank my colleagues for taking the leap of faith in trusting their work to me. I hope to live up to your exacting expectations.