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 Learn to edit for court reporters



   ...AND WORK

*See what folks are saying below!

This course offers all the essential elements of being a scopist:

  • “Quick and Easy Punctuation”: based on Morson’s English Guide for Court Reporters, (provided) the basis for the new punctuation course being offered to court reporting schools by Stenograph University;
  • Notereading:  Reading of stenotype (machine shorthand) notes;
  • Medical Terminology:  based on the book A Court Reporter’s Guide to Medical Terminology (provided);
  • Transcript Production:  How to produce a high-quality, well-edited transcript, meeting the requirements of a variety of reporters;
  • "The Successful Professional Scopist": Tons of tips, garnered over a 35+ year scoping career, on everything from marketing to reference materials to ethics to being involved in the scoping profession;
  • Case CATalyst Training:  In-depth training on Case CATalyst software, made by Stenograph Corporation, provider of 60-65% of court-reporting software.
  • Reporter Files:  Approximately 50 files written by about a dozen different court reporters upon which the student can practice editing, then compare his/her work to the edited file.  (Also provided in RTF format for those who choose CAT systems other than CATalyst.)

Please explore our site to learn more about scoping, and to find out if you possess the aptitude and skills that could make scoping the career for you! 
A LA CARTE SECTIONS:  ISS teaches some subject matter that other courses don't.  We offer all of our sections a la carte for those who might be interested in a particular topic.  If you would like to take additional training, please contact us.  We can tailor lessons to your specific needs and help you meet your goals.  Please e-mail me at


*** ISS was a great experience for me, and I'm proud to be a graduate. Thanks!

*** You’re absolutely right about integrity. It is not only taught at ISS but it is also modeled. I'm happy to say I'm right where I want to be with my career and making more money than I thought I could working part-time. I have wonderful clients who value our teamwork. I don't regret my choice in schools for one minute.

*** Once again, thanks Linda for all your hard teaching skills, I learned from the best.

*** So glad I went through ISS -- still going strong since 2009!  

                          BUYER BEWARE!  

1.  Do your due diligence.  Research contents of each course so you know what you're getting and what you aren't.  Run a Google search on each instructor and their state.  You might be surprised by what you find.  Entrust your livelihood to someone who is trustworthy and experienced.

2.  ISS is the most comprehensive online course.  We have two to three times the training material that any other course has.  Be a wise buyer and check the facts for yourself. 

3.  Our graduates are busy!  I recently posted in our Facebook group and asked them why I never see them advertising for work.  Those who responded said they are as busy as they want to be.   Many are working with the same clients they got right out of school and have gotten most of their clients from word-of-mouth recommendations.  I guess they must know their stuff.  What do you think?



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