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 2

The Steno Machine Part 2

From the TCG Archives (June 2005) Throwing it back to the early 2000’s, these posts take a look at the more recent history of stenography and broadcast captioning. A lot has changed in ten to fifteen years – let’s take a look at where the industry was heading and how it’s moving forward in 2019. […]

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 of Captioners – Kimber Shea

Meet the TCG Team - Kimber Shea

You’ve met members of our office staff, and now, we want to introduce you to our fine team of captioners.  Please enjoy our exciting series of articles where we take a closer look at our TCG captioners, their most challenging on-air moments, and what it is about this unique career that they love so much.    This month, […]

Meet the TCG Team of Captioners – Kim Mc Andrews

Meet the TCG Team - Kim Mc Andrews

You’ve met members of our office staff, 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.   This month, we get to […]

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! […]

Meet the TCG Team -Kendall O’Geil

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 […]