How do I add resource information to my order?
Our captioners love it when a file has resource information with it. This makes it easier to identify (and accurately caption) challenging or industry-specific terminology and correctly label speakers by name in the file when necessary. This information can be added at the end of the checkout process after payment is made. Please keep in mind that once you navigate away from the receipt page, information can no longer be added to the order.
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Adding a Glossary
Click the green Add a glossary button to enter any terminology that may be helpful to the captioner who works on your file. The most helpful kinds of glossary terms are niche or industry-specific words that may not be as familiar, as well as proper nouns. Words and names that are familiar to most people, such as Twitter or auditorium, don't need to be added.
You also have the option to add definitions or details to your terms by clicking the blue + icon next to the term. Click the blue checkmark or hit enter to save a definition.
If you plan to submit future orders that will contain similar terminology, you can give your glossary a name to save it to your account. Saved glossaries will appear in the right-hand column for future orders, and you can add them to a new order with a single click.
When you've added all of your terms, click the red Apply button to attach the glossary to your order.
Note: Please do not use the glossary section to add instructions to your order. Our caption team is required to follow our internal style guide and cannot honor any special requests.
Adding a Script
If your video is a production file that has an accompanying script, this can be an incredibly useful resource to our team. Click the purple Add a script button to include this with your order. We can accept common document formats such as DOCX, TXT, and PDF.
Our team will ultimately caption to the audio, so if the audio ever deviates from the script, the audio will take precedence.
Adding Speaker Names
When someone speaks offscreen, we use a label to identify them for the viewer (note: on-screen speakers will be indicated with a hyphen only). We encourage you to provide these names when you place your order so that our team can accurately identify and label who is speaking when necessary. Click the blue Add speaker names button to enter the speakers in your file.
To help our captioners identify speakers, we encourage you to use the speaker details option. Click the blue plus sign (+) next to any speaker name, enter identifying information, then click the blue checkmark or hit Enter to save the details to that name. Once all names and details are added, click the red Apply button.