Anissa Nierenberger has pursued her passion for captioning into three distinct areas; Anissa Captions, her proprietary software Dictionary Jumpstart, and training and education programs. Anissa discovered captioning when she was just 14 years old after spending a career day with a reporter in court. Determined to become a stenographer, she pursued her goal and within a year of graduation from court reporting school, she began captioning for TV stations across the United States and Canada. In 2000, Anissa founded Dictionary Jumpstart, a realtime dictionary-building software that has helped hundreds of reporters improve their dictionaries and allowed them to explore other areas of reporting, including captioning and CART captioning. As an author, Anissa has also published several articles as well as books that include the Drug Speller; Simple Syllables; A Jump Back in Time: People, Places and Events in History and most recently, Simpler Syllables: Let’s Better Your Dictionary Together. Anissa is a past President of MAPCR (Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters) and has been a member of NCRA (National Court Reporters Association) for over 25 years. She has presented seminars on realtime, captioning, dictionary building, and Dictionary Jumpstart to state and national associations.