Extraordinary Jobs in the Service Sector (Extraordinary by Alecia T Devantier

By Alecia T Devantier

Ever ask yourself who wrangles the animals in the course of a film shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer acquired his task? What it really is prefer to be a mystery purchaser? the recent

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Then write the same segment many times, if necessary, with an eye toward perfecting your writing and learning from the errors that you made. ✹ BUTLER AT A GLANCE Salary Range $50,000 to $150,000 a year plus a yearly bonus and benefits (health insurance, room and board, paid holidays and vacation, clothing, and use of a luxury car). Salary is usually based on a number of factors such as the amount of experience and/or formal training and the duties and hours included in the job description. OVERVIEW In 19th-century Britain, the butler was the snobbish king of everything that went on below stairs, but the title originally applied to the person in charge of the wine cellar, derived from the old French bouteillier (“bottle bearer”).

Their work must be flawless, because viewers are depending on the text to be accurate. They must be intelligent and have the ability to concentrate and significant physical stamina to provide real-time captions for many hours of live television. Requirements If you’re an independent contractor, you’ll need the proper computer equipment in order to work from home. You’ll also need to be able to produce 200 to 225 words per minute, which is the typical graduation requirement for court reporters. There are no certification requirements, but many firms are impressed by membership in the National Court Reporters Association, which awards certifications including Certified Realtime Reporter and Certified Broadcast Captioner.

So when you’re captioning live, in real time, what happens when you get behind? “That’s the difference between being a captioner and a court reporter,” she says. “A court reporter is responsible for making a record of what’s being said, so they can interrupt the proceedings, ask someone to speak more slowly. ’ You need to have the ability to edit when you get behind, to summarize. You do the best you can to make the content readable and understandable to the viewer. The easiest way to do the job is to be very fast—a quick thinker and a quick writer—so you can process information very quickly so you’re not called upon to edit.

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