In my area the court reporters set the fees they pay. This really
isn't my highest-paying CR, but this is the rate for an overnight
(double regular rates). However, remember, these are rates for
transcribing, not scoping. The fact that I was able to scan the paper
file and scope it was a once-in-a-career opportunity for me.
--- In ScopingBuddies@yahoogroups.com, "Stefanie" <mamasteffie@...> wrote:
> Wow! That's great! How did you come up with that rate?
> I wonder how often you would come across a job like that?
> Stefanie Parks
> DigitalCAT Scopist
> --- In ScopingBuddies@yahoogroups.com, "Donnette Cowgill"
> <donnette@> wrote:
> > I have been in biz over 30 yrs. When everyone started getting
> > computers, I saw my income drop, which is when I got into scoping.
> > According to my reporters, I did a great job, but I wasn't a "real"
> > scopist in that I never took a course and I'm not a notereader. I only
> > scoped with tape. Since I'm not a notereader, I was never able to
> > scope more than about 25 pages per hour, and that was with good
> > reporters. (Had one that I couldn't get over about 10 pages per hour.)
> > Had to drop her. I scoped regularly for about five years.
> > Anyway, since I am a very fast typist, I can make more $$ transcribing
> > than scoping, so I no longer scope.
> > All that said so I can tell you about the interesting way I used my
> > scoping background yesterday. A client sent me a 2 hr 15 min
> > bankruptcy Sect. 341 hearing. Someone had transcribed it, but in a
> > completely wrong format. I took the 58 pages and scanned OCR. Then
> > about 2 hours to reformat. Then I had 111 pages in the correct format.
> > Next I scoped the job. Ended up with 129 pages. However, my client
> > (CR) said to bill like I'd transcribed it and since it was overnight
> > rush. I was able to bill .... [drumroll] .... $7.20 per page. Whoo
> > Just wanted to share what your wonderful profession helped me do.
> > Donnette Cowgill