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By Chris L. Crosgrove, CPE, Englewood, Colo.
One of the newer venues that has opened to captioners is in realtiming financial reporting calls to the Internet. This arena is usually considered to be part of an area sometimes called webcasting.
Webcasting can be loosely defined as realtime translations which are fed to an Internet Web site. Events that might be webcast include meetings, conference …
By Deanna Baker
Here are some questions posed to me by a new captioner in the past month.
Is local news captioning the bottom-of-the-barrel type of work for news captioning? It's just so hard because of all the local names, places, etc.
The answer is ... it depends. Yes, local news is tough but once you're well prepared for it, and if you work for the same station on a regular basis, it m…
CART consumers have a right to expect CART providers to act in a professional manner, treating consumers with dignity, respect, and courtesy at all times; to dress in attire appropriate for the assignment and setting; and to provide services in accordance with the NCRA Guidelines for Professional Practice, Sections III and IV.
CART consumers have a r…
Guidelines for CART Captioners
NCRA provides guidance for independent realtime captioners on a multitude of style and formatting issues, including parentheticals, obscenities and other sensitive words, scripting, musical notes and lyrics, slang and poor grammar, and much more. The guidelines are meant to complement the guidelines that some captioning companies require their captioners to follow. T…
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Last updated 8/1/2018
How do I know I’m ready to provide CART?
If you have been schooled recently and learned a realtime theory, you are way ahead of the game. Many veteran reporters have had to completely revamp their theories to get to “realtime readiness.”
Before providing CART services, make sure you can check off the following items:
Have no conflicts
Have prefixes and suffixes defined in your main dicti…
By Deanna Baker
I asked a few captioning friends of mine, "What was the strangest thing you did during a commercial break while captioning?" In order to preserve my friendships, I am granting everyone anonymity.
Last December I was captioning a program in the evening. Everybody else was out and I was alone in the house. My office is right at the front of the house and can be seen from the street …
AED or A*ED
AEFT or AE*FT