Meet Anissa

Anissa R. Nierenberger

RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI (NCRA combined the CBC and CCP to be the CRC)

Since 1992, Anissa Nierenberger has pursued her passion for captioning into three distinct areas; Anissa Captions, her proprietary software Dictionary Jumpstart, and training and education programs. Anissa discovered captioning when she was just 14 years old after spending a career day with a reporter in court. Determined to become a stenographer, she pursued her goal and within a year of graduation from court reporting school, she began captioning for TV stations across the United States and Canada.

In 2000, Anissa founded Dictionary Jumpstart, a realtime dictionary-building software that has helped hundreds of reporters improve their dictionaries and allowed them to explore other areas of reporting, including captioning and CART captioning. As an author, Anissa has also published several articles as well as books that include Simple Syllables: 1,000 Entries to Better Realtime, and A Jump Back in Time: People, Places and Events in History.

Anissa is a past President of MAPCR (Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters) and has been a member of NCRA (National Court Reporters Association) for over 20 years. She has presented seminars on realtime, captioning, dictionary building, and Dictionary Jumpstart to state and national associations, workshops, and schools across the country.

Anissa has passionately pursued her love of captioning for 25 years, pioneering Dictionary Jumpstart and now working as an instructor for Broadcast Captioning and CART training along with one-on-one realtime training. Her extensive experience with broadcast captioning, on-site CART and remote CART make her the perfect partner for all of your captioning needs.

Here are just a few of the many events Anissa has captioned:

  • Webcasting of quarterly financial reports for Fortune 500 Companies
  • Sporting events including NBA basketball games, MLB baseball games, NHL hockey games, NFL football games, and college football games
  • Local U.S. news markets for CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC affiliates from coast to coast
  • Local Canadian newscasts and Summer Olympics for the CBC
  • Travel to 20 U.S. cities, coast to coast, with General Motors, providing realtime captioning for retiree and stockholder meetings
  • Stadium event captioning

“Anissa is easy to work with, professional, an expert in her field and her writing is simply top-notch.”

Lisa Long
Rocky Mountain Realtime

“Exemplary skills combined with consistent errorless execution equates to Anissa’s great work product.”

Phil Hyssong
Alternative Communication Services

“Anissa's attention to quality and detail make her a captioner and teacher who is unparalleled in our profession.”

Mike Cano, RMR, CRC
Alternative Communication Services

“I have had the pleasure of working with Anissa close to 25 years and her professionalism and unwavering dedication to our industry is unmatched.”

Larry Driver, RDR, CRC
Closed Caption Productions

“Anissa Nierenberger exemplifies the highest standards as a professional broadcast captioner with regard to accuracy, speed, and knowledge.”

Debbie Dusseljee, CRC

Anissa Speaks.

Anissa is a seasoned presenter.  In addition to teaching courses online, she holds helpinars online and speaks at conventions throughout the year across the country. Learn more about training and education opportunities through Learn to Caption. 

2017 Conference Itinerary

October 27-29 OR Conference – Cannon Beach, OR

2018 Conference Itinerary

January 12-14 Eclipse Winter Retreat – FL

March 2-3 MAPCR – Howell, MI

March 17 LACCRA – Los Angeles

April 6-8 Nevada Association – Las Vegas

June 8-9 KCRA – Manhattan, KS

October 12-14 NYSCRA – NYC 

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Firm Owners: Inspire Your Team


Did you know that simply editing a transcript differently can improve realtime? Hundreds of people have benefitted from Anissa’s seminar, Terminate Transcript Turmoil and your team of reporters can benefit, too!


Anissa can present to your business over GoToMeeting on how to save oodles of time and improve translation by simply editing differently! Your team will walk away INSPIRED! Read more from firm owner, Judy Stevens, about how her team was inspired.


Contact Anissa to set up a time for your personal training session for your firm today!

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