[Athen] Word-for-word vs meaning-for-meaning captioning

Andrea L. Dietrich adietrich at cornell.edu
Mon Apr 30 13:04:58 PDT 2018

IMO, it depends on the quality of the captioning more than the verbatim/non-verbatim status. I do C-Print, and although I’m definitely not verbatim, and some times miss more than others, I feel like I capture the same amount of information, generally speaking, as a verbatim captionist would. Just in a more condensed form.

I think a really skilled meaning-for-meaning captionist would probably better serve most students than a mediocre verbatim captionist, but also vice versa.

-Andi :)
Andrea Dietrich
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Does anyone have an opinion about word-for-word vs meaning-for-meaning captioning? Have you had students request one over the other?

Any experiences you can share with me would be greatly appreciated.

Maria Ortado

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