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?

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

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

Some days you have the focus and flow for long speeches, and other days it’s a strenuous mental and physical workout. I sometimes dream of commercial breaks when captioning the Legislature!

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?

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 just don’t get it.