Transcribe Anywhere is pleased to partner with The Court Reporting Academy to provide the prerequisite skills needed to succeed in the legal and general transcription industry. The training focuses on equipment and how to use it, all of the various forms and formats used in the industry, comprehensive instruction in English grammar and punctuation, tons of real-world practice files, proofreading skills, one-on-one support, and all of the tools and resources needed to find work as professional transcribers. AAERT waives the two-year work experience requirement for TA grads wishing to sit for the CET certification exam and offers 2.1 CEUs to those completing training with TA. Interested participants are invited to visit TA at https://transcribeanywhere.com.
The Court Reporting Academy, Inc., combines traditional knowledge and skills development practices with emerging technologies and techniques to prepare aspiring and current court reporting professionals for on-going success as the court reporting industry transforms itself through advanced technologies. TCRA’s training and mentorship team has over 100 years’ experience in successfully preparing individuals to be highly qualified court reporting professionals. The Academy’s courses include digital and stenographic reporting as well as digital and stenographic scoping programs. The Court Reporting Academy is a proud platinum sponsor and supporter of AAERT.
Transcribe Anywhere and The Court Reporting Academy have partnered together with VoiceScript, Inc., the leader in automated transcript production tools including AutoScript, to create a unique professional skills development program designed to dramatically enhance the lives and income potential for professional transcriptionists.
WHAT IS DIGITAL SCOPING
A traditional scopist is one who edits transcripts using costly proprietary CAT (Computer Aided Transcription) software programs for stenographic and Voice Writing court reporters.
A digital scopist is one who edits or proofs legal transcripts that are generated by an automated speech-to-text (STT) system from audio recording, or a rough transcript that has been prepared by a Realtime digital court reporter. The tools used for editing STT are similar to Microsoft Word and WordPerfect, are easy to learn and are free to use.
WHY LEARN DIGITAL SCOPING
The legal and court reporting industry is rapidly adopting next generation transcription technologies and enhanced STT editing and proofing tools to produce legal transcripts more efficiently. Courts and court reporting firms are eagerly seeking skilled digital editors and proofers, and the demand is expected to grow exponentially for many years to come.
As a trained professional transcriptionist or student practitioner, you are already well prepared to improve your productivity and broaden your career opportunities by mastering the skills required to edit and proof legal verbatim transcripts that are generated through automated speech-to-text or a Realtime digital court reporters.
ABOUT THE DIGITAL SCOPIST COURSE
For Experienced Legal Transcriptionists. The Digital Scopist course will quickly train skilled transcribers to efficiently edit and proof AI produced rough-draft legal transcripts into a final or near-final-ready legal transcripts. The course is designed for experienced legal transcribers and scopists who want to expand their knowledge and skills in order to utilize the latest technology to produce legal transcripts faster and more efficiently. If you already know how to produce a legal transcript, you do not need to take the “Basics of a Legal Transcript” module and can go straight to the technology and practical training modules. Most participants are able to get through this part of the course within 15 to 20 hours including practice sessions and exams.
For Experienced General Transcriptionists. The course is also perfect for individuals without direct legal transcript experience. If you are already a proficient transcriber, and have good listening skills, can type 40 or more words per minute, have a good command of English and grammar and are attentive to detail, then the Digital Scoping course will prepare you to be a qualified digital scopist, ready to start working in the legal and court reporting industry. In order to succeed in the course, you will need to start with the Basics of a Legal Transcript module prior to starting the technology and practical training part of the course. The average non-legal trained transcriptionist can typically get through both the knowledge based and practical modules within 30 to 40 hours.
In only a few hours of self-paced online learning and practice, you will significantly improve your transcription efficiency. Many digital scoping course participants are now able to produce legal or general transcripts 2 to 4 times faster by leveraging the methodologies and tools learned in the course.
The AAERT has awarded the Digital Scoping course with 3.5 CEU credits. AAERT members who pass the final course exam will qualify to receive 3.5 CEUs from the AAERT. This is enough credits to cover over 2.5 years of the CEUs required to maintain relevant AAERT certification.
COST FOR THE DIGITAL SCOPIST COURSE
The course is available at no cost to qualified individuals.
PREREQUISITES FOR THE DIGITAL SCOPING COURSE
An above-mastery of the English language, grammar skills, punctuation rules, and attention to detail. You must have a good ear for listening to recorded legal proceedings necessary for producing a verbatim transcript.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT LIST
A Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer, quality speakers or headphones (earbuds), and a standard USB foot pedal (highly recommended but not mandatory).
IF YOU ARE NOT YET A SKILLED TRANSCRIBER
If you are not yet a trained legal or general transcriptionist, you should consider taking one of the transcriptionist courses offered at Transcribe Anywhere prior to taking the Digital Scopist course. Transcribe Anywhere courses will prepare you for the skills needed to succeed in the legal and general transcription industry.