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Comment by Dianne on October 31, 2008 at 21:01
Cell Phone: 512-479-8501


My name is Dianne Hudson and I live in Austin, Texas. Although I’m originally from Illinois, I’ve lived in Texas for the last 30+ years. I attended court reporting school in the 90’s, and worked as a scopist to support myself. I decided court reporting wasn’t for me, but continued working as a scopist for a while until I was offered a position as a legal secretary.

I’ll be retiring from that position soon, but I want to continue working. I enjoyed scoping so much that I decided to invest in the software and all the necessary tools to get started. I’ve taken a one-day class in Houston and have worked with a scoping instructor online to brush up on my skills. I use Morson’s, One Word, Two Words and Gregg Reference Manual for some of my research and, of course, the Internet. I also belong to a fabulous support group on Yahoo. If I have a question about something, I usually refer to that group, and most of the time I get an answer, or at least referred to a site that might have the answer for me.

For almost two years now, I’ve been working with several freelance reporters in Texas, Florida and California. Although they’ve been great to work with, and I’ve learned so much from them, the work is off and on. I would like to work with several reporters, either freelance or through the courts, on a more consistent basis. I would like approximately 100 to 300 pages per week. If you’re interested, please contact me by phone or email.

Equipment: High Speed Internet, Laser Printer, Scanner, Copier, Case Catalyst 4, Version 8, Audio Sync, a “Send This File” account for sending large files over the internet. I usually scope with audio sync but if for some reason your computer crashes and you have to revert to cassette tape, I have a transcription machine and can use that for back up. I also do proofing. I have a preference sheet, and a page rate sheet, and I believe my rates are competitive.

Thank you for taking the time to read my introduction. I hope you’ll consider me when you need a scopist.

Dianne Hudson
Comment by Sandra Bright on October 30, 2008 at 15:16
I have been scoping for the last 8 years and was a court reporter for 7 years before that. I am on caseCATalyst and am looking for more work. I can do audiosync or tapes. I have a wide array of experience; railroad, asbestos, medical, oil and gas. I have several references upon request. Look forward to hearing from you.
Comment by Yvette LaRochelle on October 29, 2008 at 5:16
I have been scoping for the past 3 years. The Reporter I was scoping for has retired so I am free to help you on a part time or full time basis. Currently, I am attending the Court Reporting Institute of Dallas and am maintaining a 4.0 GPA. I take pride in my work and am very strong on Medical since I have been a Certified MT for the past 20 years. I have a complete home office set up and have all the programs needed to do a professional job. I can receive wave files if you prefer and have a foot petal, fax, and voice recognition software. The computer system I am using is Vista and I have used Total Eclipse but now am using Case CATalyst and DigitalCAT. I want to scope the way you want it done and am a quick learner. Just let me know your preferences, the way you want your punctuation to be, etc and I will perform the work as if you, yourself had done the scoping. I am able to read steno and can proofread. If you want more information about me just Google me under the name Yvette Melanson. I am a published author/writer and originator of a Hallmark Feature Film. Remember, if you want total professionalism, give me a trial run. You will NOT be disappointed.
Comment by Kristie Handzlik on October 27, 2008 at 8:39
Hi! I am a California scopist using Case CATalyst 9.0. I am a former court reporting student (180 wpm) and I am passionate about this field. I am looking for a little extra work as things have slowed a bit with my freelance reporters. I am honest, friendly, and my work is always on time. You can contact me by e-mail at If you would like to contact me by phone, you can reach me at (951) 837-8689. I look forward to hearing from you!
Comment by John E. O'Sullivan II on September 25, 2008 at 19:50
Case CATalyst scopist with 17 years experience in court reporting industry. Also do XEC-2001
Comment by Jamie on September 22, 2008 at 18:38
Case CATalyst scopist here. Trained through Linda Evenson's Scope School. I have both an English background and a medical background. Looking for one or two reporters to keep busy.
Comment by Stacy Warpool on August 18, 2008 at 7:34
Former reporter with 16 years experience, RPR and CSR, now a stay-at-home mommy and scopist. My son is starting preschool this fall and I am looking to add another reporter to stay busy.

I currently am on Case Catalyst.

Please look at my website, for rates and turnaround time, etc.

Please e-mail me with any questions. I can't wait to hear from you!
Comment by April Richardson on July 28, 2008 at 19:47
Former court reporter with six years of reporting experience! Now scoping!
Comment by Dar on July 17, 2008 at 12:39
Scoping since 2004, I've done depositions and trials. I read steno while listening to audio. I research foreign places and subjects on the web.

CAT systems: DigitalCAT and Total Eclipse
References: Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Morson's Guide, Quick Look Drug Reference.
Equipment: Standard cassette transcriber.
Background: nursing, paralegal studies, real estate.

Also I'm a court reporting student in my 130s, trying to build up speed on my own. If you have any questions, please contact me at heavenlysong @ gmail .com. Thanks.
Comment by Sharon Sullivan on June 16, 2008 at 14:33
I am now a scopist (previously a reporter). I use Case Catalyst and am willing to use audiosync and tapes. I have a lot of experience (asbestos, toxic, tort, medical mal, court, and general reporting). Please e-mail me! I'd be happy to work with you....

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