Realtime Writing and Broadcast Captioning Seminar
A realtime captioning “boot camp” can sharpen your competitive edge when you’re ready to apply for a job in captioning.
We present the VITAC boot camp twice a year, in partnership with Stark State College of Technology in Canton, Ohio. This three-day seminar, led by experienced captioner and industry leader Amy Bowlen at the Stark State campus, provides:
- 8 hours of intensive realtime writing instruction
- 16 hours of concentrated instruction in captioning technology
- Comprehensive guidelines for research, preparation, and style
- 2 CEU credits, if desired
You’ll have the chance to build your skills in:
- Realtime writing for broadcasting
- Dictionary development
- Dictionary management
- Broadcast technology
- Caption format
- Speaker IDs
- Forcing and blanking
- Sending credits
- Music captioning
- Research and preparation
- Performance evaluation
- Equipment ... and many more critical areas.
- “Realtime Captioning…the VITAC Way,” by Amy Bowlen & Kathy DiLorenzo. To order
- “The Caption Accelerator,” by Teresa R. Gaudet, CSR, CRI, CPE. To order
Register early — classes are limited to 18 students. Total seminar cost is $450.00. For more details and online registration, visit the Stark State seminar page or email Julie Hardgrove of the Stark Office of Administrative Information Technology.
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Realtime Captioner Jobs: Opportunities
Are you a skilled realtime reporter with a consistently high translation rate and the dictionary range to support translation of broadcast TV material?
Have you trained - in workshops or boot camps - for realtime captioning?
Are you now captioning as an independent contractor or employee, but looking for consistent, high-profile work for major program suppliers?
Would you like to join an industry-leading captioning company that promotes personal and team growth?
Then you should know that VITAC employs realtime captioners in these positions:
- Remote Captioner, Schedule Universal (SU)
Remote captioners (SU) work variable schedules, off-site, that combine 15-hour/week programming blocks with additional hours chosen by themselves.
- In-house Captioner
In-house captioners work at VITAC's Pittsburgh (Canonsburg, PA) headquarters. Their variable schedules combine 15-hour/week programming blocks with additional hours chosen by themselves.
Not Sure If You're Ready?
Read our FAQ to find out.
For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, send your résumé and cover letter, with an unedited, first-run file of one of these news programs:
- ABC World News Tonight
- CBS Evening News
- NBC Nightly News
in .txt format to email@example.com.