The Art of Captioning

Stenography Machine

Quality captioning does not just happen; it is an art form that takes years and years of training, coupled with continued learning, to produce captions that are worthy of public display.

The Steno Machine: Part 1

The Steno Machine Part 1

Ever wondered how a captioner keeps up with fast speakers and how they write with a steno keyboard?

Because I am Human: When Verbatim Isn’t Enough

When Verbatim Isn't Enough

My name is Kimberly Rashell, and I have been a broadcast captioner for the past 13 years. I have worked for two of the largest captioning firms in the U.S., and I have also worked as an independent contractor for multiple smaller firms. In my career, I have captioned anything and everything from local news […]

Meet the TCG Team – Sasha Willson

Meet the TCG Team Sasha Willson

Get to know a little more about Sasha, a captioner who looks forward to new challenges and has already showcased her great skills with high-profile events!   Connect with Sasha on LinkedIn   Sasha, the newest member of TCG’s captioning team, is already showing her skill early on in her career.  Her accuracy reflects that […]

Meet the TCG Team of Captioners – Jennie Mauch

Stenography - The Captioning Group Inc

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. […]

The Ayes and Nays of Government Captioning

Captioning Prep Work

>> 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 […]

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

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! […]

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 […]

Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning

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 last […]