What makes good captions?

Good captions are easy to read, accurate and easy to understand. A good grasp of English grammar and punctuation rules is essential to making good captions.

Here are some quick tips:

  • Captions should accurately reflect the audio.
  • The timing of captions should coincide with the audio.
  • Captions should break at natural linguistic breaks.
  • It should be clear from the captions exactly who is talking.
  • Sound effects should be adequately described.

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Updated on June 19, 2018

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