Deborah Vanderwerp is currently obtaining payment and/or pleasure as an educator, counsellor, writer and exam supervisor while she completes her graduate counselling studies. She’s also been an actor, musician, storyteller, poet and a teacher in drama, theatre studies, music, violin, life skills and sex education. She presently works part-time as a scribe.
In essence I write down what someone else has dictated to me. This can be ‘live’, as in I write while another dictates or I document a live situation like a meeting. Or it can mean writing up statements from a recorded source in medical and legal settings. The live scribing I’ve done is supporting someone who has challenges in writing themselves. This may be because they have anxiety and/or sensory issues,
distraction issues, motor dyspraxia, intellectual processing issues or speech challenges.