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Moving the Captioning Industry Forward

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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 in all types of reporting makes her the perfect captioning instructor.

Most recently, Anissa has joined Realtime Fitness Online (RFO), a branch of EduCAPTION, as the instructor for Caption Masters online captioning training, as a way of bringing new captioners into the industry. Anissa’s passion, professionalism and dedication to her students sets RFO training apart from any other in the industry.

2017 Training Sessions for CART and Captioning

Caption Masters – January 2 to April 27

Caption Masters – May 1 to August 24

Caption Masters – September 5 to December 28

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

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

CART Training – January 3-24 (four consecutive Tuesdays)

CART Training – March 7-28 (four consecutive Tuesdays)

CART Training – October 4-25 (four consecutive Wednesdays)

Class Descriptions

Select a title below to learn more.

Caption Masters

Cost: $1,300 (4-month course)
2.8 Continuing Education Units

The original Caption Masters Series (CMS) seminar has helped to train thousands of realtime reporters to become skilled broadcast captioners and CART writers. Today the Caption Masters Series has been adapted into Caption Master Series II, a remote version of the seminar taught over the course of 4 months.

 

Caption Masters Series II is unique because it does not teach tricks to writing.  Rather, it builds on what you already know and gives you strategies to be successful.

 

This new and innovative training program will prepare you for a career in broadcast captioning and CART (optional).  This program has been specifically designed by experts in the field to provide participants with hands-on training through online multi-media seminars, manuals, dictionary builders and realtime writing evaluation.

 

Note: In addition to the tuition, students will be required to purchase a pre-arranged membership with Realtime Coach at the total discounted rate of $144 to be used during the course. The membership will terminate at the end of the course.

 

Entry Requirements: Proficient realtime writers. Thorough knowledge of CAT software is required.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Training

Cost: $450 (4-week course)
0.4 Continuing Education Units

The original Caption Masters Series (CMS) seminar has helped to train thousands of realtime reporters to become skilled broadcast captioners and CART writers. Today the Caption Masters Series has been adapted into Caption Master Series II, a remote version of the seminar taught over the course of 4 months.

 

Caption Masters Series II is unique because it does not teach tricks to writing.  Rather, it builds on what you already know and gives you strategies to be successful.

 

This new and innovative training program will prepare you for a career in broadcast captioning and CART (optional).  This program has been specifically designed by experts in the field to provide participants with hands-on training through online multi-media seminars, manuals, dictionary builders and realtime writing evaluation.

Note: In addition to the tuition, students will be required to purchase a pre-arranged membership with Realtime Coach at the total discounted rate of $144 to be used during the course. The membership will terminate at the end of the course.
Entry Requirements: Proficient realtime writers. Thorough knowledge of CAT software is required.

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

Cost: $450 (4 weeks)
0.4 Continuing Education Units

RFO instructor, Anissa Nierenberger will provide one-on-one training and mentoring for writers needing this form of training support. Hours are flexible and will be scheduled at your convenience.

 

Please contact Anissa to schedule a one-on-one training series or if you have any additional questions about this training.

How To Enroll In Classes

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.

Complete the Questionnaire

Here's what Caption Masters Graduates are saying...

Kayla C.
CART Captioner

"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."

Susan A. Zielie
RMR, FCRR

"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!"

Donna Chafins
Court Reporter

"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."

Kelly Spears
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."

Jodi Crutchfield
CSR

“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!”

Kathleen Wilkins
CSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, CCRR, CLR

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

Karen White
FPR, RPR, CRR

“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!!”

Cheryl Rooney
RPR

“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!”

Debi Pangburn
RPR, CRC

“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.”

Aaron R. Alweis
RPR, CRR, CRC, CSR

“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."

Sara Lerschen
RPR, RMR, CRR

"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.”

Candy Thomas
RPR

“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.”

Lisa Grau
CSR

“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.”

Emily Niles
RMR, CRR

“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.”

Madonna Farrell
RPR

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