The Ayes and Nays of Government Captioning

>> Sergeant-at-Arms: MAKE WAY FOR MR. SPEAKER. [Bell Ringing] >> Hon. Steve Thomson (Speaker): MEMBER FOR COLUMBIA RIVER-REVELSTOKE WILL LEAD US IN PRAYER.     So begins another session of the British Columbia Legislature’s 41st sitting on June 22, 2017.   This setting is familiar to me–I’ve been a realtime captioner for The Captioning Group…

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7 Things Your Instructor Wants You to Know About Realtime Writing!

At first, realtime stenography can seem quite daunting.  It is the work of excellent instructors and programs that get students on the path to achieving their goals and becoming successful in the field of realtime captioning.  Here are seven tips from an instructor, and TCG captioner, on getting started on your journey to learning realtime!…

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10 Words Canadians Use That Americans Don’t Understand

10 Things Canadians Say That Americans Don’t Understand   While Canadians and Americans can sound very much alike (depending which province you are from), there are certain terms that pop up only in Canadian culture that would sound completely foreign to an American’s ears.  This goes beyond “eh” and “toque,” with many words used in daily…

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Meet North America’s Fastest Stenographer

photo credit: Edmonton Journal Meet North America’s Fastest Stenographer   280 words per minute, Jeffrey Weigl wins top speed award at the 2016 NCRA Convention.   At the beginning of September, word was released and the story spread wide across Canada about the fastest hands in North America.  The champion of the NCRA annual speed…

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Captioning The Tragically Hip

image credit: CBC Captioning The Tragically Hip   I check my email.  There is my schedule from work for the week ahead.   I pretty much already know what to expect…we’re in the second and final week of the Rio Olympics.  Upon a cursory glance, no surprise there, Olympics, Olympics, and more Olympics all week. But…

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A Change of Pace

A Change of Pace How a Captioner Prepares for the Massive 2016 Rio Olympic Games   The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here! via GIPHY As a captioner, I look forward to covering the Olympics. Up until a couple years ago, I was a sports captioner, recently switching to captioning the news. I was…

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Major Milestones in 25 Years of The Captioning Group Inc.

This June, The Captioning Group celebrates its 25th year in business.  Since our very first show in 1991, TCG has been committed to providing quality, reliability, and accessibility to all that view closed captioning.  To celebrate our 25-year anniversary, this post looks back on the major milestones in The Captioning Group’s history. — 1991 “Fashion…

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The Captioning Group Visits Toronto

The Captioning Group Visits Toronto This April, The Captioning Group had the opportunity to make the trip East and visit Toronto.  While we were there, we met with clients, explored the downtown core, and saw the amazing CBC studios.  We also enjoyed many of Toronto’s gastronomic delights!  Check out some of the highlights of our…

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