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.
Ever wondered how a captioner keeps up with fast speakers and how they write with a steno keyboard?
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 […]
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 […]
The 2018 Winter Olympics XXIII Pyeongchang, forever known to me as P*K. When TCG asked me to caption the Olympics, I was excited and fearful at the same time. In my 22 years of captioning, I’ve only captioned the Olympic games one other time, the 2008 Summer Olympics XXIX Beijing. I remembered very well […]
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. […]
>> 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 […]
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? 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 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 […]