The Captioning Group Gives Back

Animals are a big part of our lives at TCG–Tamra grew up with animals all her life, and they have remained a part of her family ever since.  All in all, the family has three cats and three dogs.  Christmas is always a bit hectic with animals constantly running underfoot or stealing turkey from the…

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TCG Recipe of the Month: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

TCG Recipe of the Month: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce Recipe Highlights  gluten-free good source of fiber regulates blood sugar good source of Vitamin A and C   One of the TCG office’s favourite pasta substitutes is spaghetti squash. Normally, a plate of pasta can make you feel bloated or tired. With spaghetti squash, you…

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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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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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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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The Captioning Group Inc. Announces Broadcast Schedule for Rio Olympics

The Captioning Group Inc. Announces Broadcast Schedule for Rio Olympics Realtime Captioning Company Proud to Once Again Serve Canada for 2016 Olympic Games   (Calgary, AB–July 26, 2016) Today, The Captioning Group Inc., a realtime closed-captioning company for North America, announced their prime-time closed-captioning schedule for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Captioning Group is…

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My Life as an Independent Captioner

My Life as an Independent Captioner   I start my day by donning my captioning outfit (yoga pants and comfortable shirt), 15 minutes of meditation, and then follow that up with 20 minutes of yoga and stretching to get in the zone for the day. I grab a yogurt and a cup of coffee and…

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