Hire a Scopist and Earn More Money

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27Dec2013

Hire a Scopist and Earn More Money

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The relationship you have with a scopist is a very valuable partnership and should be treated as such.  Partnering with scopists provides many benefits without sacrificing the quality of your transcripts.

A Win-Win

By employing a scopist, you can, on average, accept two more depositions a week than without using a scopist. Scoping transcripts tends to take whole days away from some reporters which can be very frustrating and can easily cause a backup in the workload and missed income.

The Most Cost-Efficient Use of Your Time

Using a scopist benefits you in three very valuable ways:

  1. You earn more because you now use the time to take more depositions instead of scoping your own transcripts. (income outweighs the expense);
  2. You have more freedom to choose time with your children, family and friends or pursuing a hobby or even going away for long weekends; and
  3. Quicker transcript turnaround which is key to client satisfaction.

Cost Benefit Analysis

Day1
200 pages @ $3.25/pg.

Reporter A with Scopist Reporter B without Scopist
Earns $650.00 $650.00
Pays Scopist $1.00/pg – 200.00 –   0.00
Day 1 Total $450.00 $650.00

 

Day 2
200 pages @ $3.25/pg.

Reporter A with Scopist Reporter B without Scopist
Earns $650.00 $ 0.00
Pays Scopist $1.00/pg – 200.00 (Takes self off books to edit own work)
Day 1 Total $450.00 $ 0.00

Final Comparison

Reporter A makes $900.00 with a 100% tax deduction of $400.00.

Reporter B makes $650.00.

It’s easy to see: if you are taking yourself off the books to edit your own work, you are losing money!

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