Finding the perfect scopists and proofreaders may feel like a daunting task. Luckily, Stenovate has the resources to help you find them!
Is My “Perfect Match” Out There?
Most of the time when someone is asked if they use a scopist, they’ll say one of two things:
“Yes, oh, my GOSH, I love my scopist.” (but they won’t share) OR
“No. I’ve been burned and I just can’t trust anyone to do my work.”
In a world where we strive to be as close to perfection as possible and need to meet deadlines daily, we have to be able to trust our team to have the same sense of urgency that we have. So how do you find that “perfect match” for your team and your workload?
If you’ve read a few of our preview posts, then you may have a head start. Having your expectations firmly in mind will help you cull through the myriad of scopists and proofers out there.
“Out there,” you say? “Where do I find them?”
Where to Find the Elusive Professional Partner
There are many resources – your CAT software may have a list of people who have their scoping software, national association publications have advertisements, you can search for LinkedIn and Facebook groups, etc.
However, if you are hoping to increase your chances of finding a quality, professional match, you’ll want to check out Stenovate job boards and the professional ratings and reviews, only available on Stenovate.
Consider looking for someone before you need them for any high volume of work so you’re able to work out the kinks that invariably come with a new relationship.
Ask for their resume and experience, familiarity with your CAT software, their educational background, references, and expectations – perhaps set up a quick online meeting with them so you can get a feel for them “in person” so to speak.
If you can agree to a trial run, maybe send a small file – 100 pages, say? – and then let them have the chance to strut their stuff.
The great news is that Stenovate has the resources to help you along the way. Check out these articles that will help you in each phase of finding, and building, an amazing working relationship.
👉 Overcoming the Fear of Working with Scopists and Proofreaders
👉 Preparing to Work with Scopists and Proofreaders
👉 How to Find, Vet, and Hire Scopists and Proofreaders
👉 Court Reporter Tips for Managing Scopists and Proofreaders
Building the Uber-Productive Team of Your Dreams
Here comes the tricky part. Great relationships have to be developed and nurtured. The “perfect match” is something that you will most likely need to build, not just find in the wild. Vetting potential hires, setting expectations, building a transcript management system, and managing a feedback loop are all important in building the uber-productive team of your dreams.
Stenovate is the all-in-one transcript management system that can help do all of this. Come check it out and get your FIRST MONTH FREE.
Liberation Achieved 🎉
Once you start working with your scopist(s), you’ll start to appreciate your ability to report more, play more, and sleep more. All your hard work in developing your team will have paid off in that most glorious of dividends: time. ⏰