NCRA 2017 – Highlights from TCG’s Trip to Las Vegas

The NCRA Convention took place this year in August right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It was my first convention experience, and there was certainly at lot to be absorbed! Take a look at what my experience at the NCRA convention was like, as an Associate member of NCRA and an administrative…

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Meet the TCG Team of Captioners – Jennie Mauch

You’ve met members of our office staff on our site, and now, we want to introduce you to our fine team of captioners.  Please enjoy our brand-new monthly series! We take a closer look at our TCG captioners, their favourite on-air moments, and what it is about this unique career that they love so much….

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Did You Know? The Numbers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Did You Know?  The Numbers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be the most live-coverage Olympics ever held, with more ways than ever before to watch, stream, and share. As Rio de Janeiro is only one hour ahead of the Eastern time zone, North Americans will be more connected…

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