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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Meet the TCG Team – Tamra Stretch

Who are the faces behind the closed captioning administration team at TCG?  Where do the emails come from, who helps manage a 24/7 realtime show schedule, and how did they come to join the vibrant team at The Captioning Group?  Our Meet the TCG Team series showcase the members of our team who make the closed captioning of…

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The Power of the Written Word

The written word has a power that sometimes can only be realized by someone who most needs it.  A TCG captioner shares her story of how her ability to provide the written word for one student dramatically impacted and affected her life and ability to learn and to better understand the world around her. —…

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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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What Does a Closed Captioner Do?

What Does a Closed Captioner Do? Article sourced with permission from – Stenofabulous — You’re a What? What is That? I’ve been a captioner for close to a year now. When I meet people, and they ask me what I do for a living, trying to explain my job to them can be really hard, people…

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Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning

Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning   One of the hardest forms of stenography comes in the form of live television captioning.  It is a field reserved for the best of the best… those who can achieve a consistent and astronomically high accuracy rate, have a knack for remembering minute details from the…

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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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How TV Captions Get from A Captioner’s Brain to You

How TV Captions Get from A Captioner’s Brain to You Article sourced with permission from – Stenofabulous — Inquiring Minds Want to Know I really love it when readers leave comments on my posts. You know that feeling when you get a package in the mail? Yeah, that’s what it’s like for me when I…

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