Training & Education

It’s time to move your career forward.


Leading. Instruction.

Anissa is one of the country’s leading captioners and the creator of Dictionary Jumpstart, the leading dictionary building software for captioners, court reporters, and CART captioners. Her vast experience makes her the perfect captioning instructor.

Most recently, Anissa is the instructor for Caption Masters online captioning training. She has had the pleasure of helping over 900 reporters attain their realtime, CART captioning and broadcast captioning goals.

Anissa’s passion, professionalism and dedication to her students sets Learn To Caption training apart from any other in the industry.

One-On-One Realtime Training (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Instruction)

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Caption Masters Training Course

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Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Training

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LTR-Trained Member

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Caption Masters for Voice Writers

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Translation Tune-Up for Reporters

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Training Sessions for CART and Captioning

Caption Masters

Capton Masters (starts at your convenience, complete within 16 weeks)

CART Training

CART Training (starts at your convenience, complete within five weeks)

One-On-One Training

Realtime One-On-One Training – starts at your convenience, on your schedule

Translation Tune-Up – starts at your convenience, on your schedule

How it All Starts…

We start with a simple writing review.  Assessing your realtime level assures that you are enrolled in the right course, thus setting you up for success!

Step 1:

Download this glossary for prep. Put these words into a Job Dictionary and make sure you select this dictionary to translate against.

Download Glossary

Step 2:

Download and write this file one time (5:31). Please do not edit the file.

Download Audio File

Step 3:

Complete the questionnaire and upload your .rtf or .txt file for your free individual review. *Both documents are required to complete your review.

*Voice writers must keep a backup audio file for submission at a later time. 

Complete the Questionnaire

** If you have previously completed these steps and would like to sign up for training, CLICK HERE. **

"I was new to the CART world when I first started working with Anissa, but when I completed her class, I felt like an expert. My dictionary improved immensely; far beyond what I could have done on my own."

Kayla C.
CART Captioner

"The one-on-one training that I received from Anissa was invaluable! Anissa gives you new ways to think about how you write. I would definitely recommend Anissa and LearnToCaption!"

Susan A. Zielie

"I wish I would have done one-on-one training with Anissa years ago. I think everyone should take this, if nothing else just to save time on editing. It is well worth their time and money."

Donna Chafins
Court Reporter

"One-On-One training with Anissa has improved my realtime so much and I feel a lot more confident in giving it to my judge. It has been a game changer."

Kelly Spears
Court Reporter

“After 20 years of reporting, I decided it was time for a change. Two months after completing Caption Masters, I was live on-air. One of the best decisions I've ever made!”

Jodi Crutchfield

“It's the first time in 23 years I look forward to going to work!”

Kathleen Wilkins

“After 25 years of court reporting, Caption Masters opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at my writing, writing smarter and cleaner, focusing on perfect translation, and has taught me it IS attainable, allowing me to transition from court reporting to CART and live TV captioning. Thank you, Anissa! YOU ROCK!!”

Karen White

“Caption Masters was the catalyst I needed to get on air as a broadcast captioner. Not only did I become a better reporter, but I am a captioner, one of my lifetime goals! I would HIGHLY recommend Caption Masters - Anissa was awesome!”

Cheryl Rooney

“I was hired by a captioning company & I credit Caption Masters for preparing me on what to expect, preparing/tweaking my dictionary & writing style and I highly recommend this course.”

Debi Pangburn

“Through her excellent teaching skills and dedication to each of her professional students that doesn't end at course completion - offering invaluable tips and guidance on writing, effective practicing and dictionary building and maintenance. Anissa has greatly helped this 37-year court reporting veteran on the road to our profession's Ph.D. jewel, closed captioning."

Aaron R. Alweis

"Anissa is a great instructor and prepared me well for my captioning career, which will begin upon my retirement from court. I recommend Caption Masters to anyone who wants to pursue a captioning career or just improve their writing skills. It was a fantastic course, and I can't even begin to tell you all I learned.”

Sara Lerschen

“Captions Masters was the catalyst in my transitioning from court reporting to CART/captioning. It was well worth it. I also used Dictionary Jumpstart. I trusted the process of those two things, and now I'm working in the field of CART/captioning.”

Candy Thomas

“I would highly recommend Caption Masters. I've been a broadcast captioner for almost a year now. Anissa is a hands-on instructor, and is there for you every step of the way & beyond. This class helped me make the transition from being a court reporter for 20-plus years to becoming a captioner.”

Lisa Grau

“I always thought cleaning up my writing after so many years would be this huge process that would take years and Caption Masters made it simple and effective in four months.”

Emily Niles

“Anissa is an INCREDIBLE instructor. I hope to be like her someday!”

Madonna Farrell