Check out Reading Sounds, my new book on closed captioning. The supplemental website at ReadingSounds.net includes all of the video examples discussed in the book.
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designed to measure viewers’ assessments of caption quality.
An email I received recently from a professional captioner. Posted with permission.
How writing homogenizes speech and how the non-speech manner caption attempts to re-embody speech...
Sometimes, punctuation in captions can provide important clues about what's going to happen, regardless of how well or poorly timed the captions are.
Speaker IDs can humanize nameless characters...
On the importance of verbatim captioning, especially when names are involved.
Examples of fictional characters breaking through the fourth wall...
Recurring sounds on TV shows allow us to explore questions of consistency and accuracy in closed captioning.