MTMM: The Art
of Subtitling & Captioning

This mentoring program with Kelly will help you acquire the skills you need to succeed in subtitling thanks to the experience she has gained in her more than 15 years career.

Enjoy an unparalleled personalized experience with 1:1 sessions and real life examples Kelly herself has managed. 

Go from 0 to 100 with Kelly, learn all the elements of subtitling, closed captioning, subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing, quality assurance and learn to use software for applying subtitles (Ooona Toolkit) to an audiovisual work.

Conditions: Please read our course and subscription plans terms and conditions carefully. With your registration, you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted our conditions and agree with them. 

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  • Features of the Mentoring Program:
  • 60 minute sessions with Kelly.
  • Personal tuition and feedback.
  •  Flexible meeting times.
  •  Real life audiovisual projects.
  •  In English.
  • Money back guarantee.
  • When? When you want. You agree on the dates with Kelly (subject to his and your availability)
  • 3 payment modalities.

Program description

Whether you want to succeed as a subtitling translator, as an English captioner or increase your skills in subtitling/closed-captioning, this is the mentoring program for you.

Kelly will guide you through all the ins and outs of subtitling and captioning with:

- 1:1 live sessions;
- personalized feedback;
- real life audiovisual projects;

Subtitling and captioning is a growing industry and has become increasingly important in the last years and anyone who wants to succeed as a subtitler needs to know the art of subtitling.

Kelly O'Donovan has more than 15 years' experience  in the audio-visual industry. 

Contents on the page will be available the week the mentoring program begins.

Who is this mentoring program for?

This MTMM Art of Subtitling and Closed Captioning is addressed to anyone interested in audiovisual translation and captioning, and who specifically wants to know more about how to:

  • Create open subtitles and timed templates;
  • Create closed captions and SDH (subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing);
  • Conform CC, SDH and SLS files;
  • Burn/encode subtitles and captions;
  • Adhere to standard specifications;
  • Approach, gain and maintain clients;
  • Manage and control a leading subtitling software;


Mentoring program delivery

The mentoring program is divided into 3 main parts covering the most important aspects of subtitling and closed captioning:
  • subtitling, SDH and closed captioning
  • hard encoding subtitles 
  • preparing CV for work placements

Students will have the opportunity to learn on their own, carry out tasks independently, and attend live 1:1 personalized sessions with Kelly.

Skills will be acquired with an learning by doing approach based on real life examples taken from projects in which Kelly has worked or managed.

The sessions will be recorded and you will be granted life access to the recordings and contents.


Linguistic skills:
  • A good level of English is required (you choose the second language in which you would like to practice the subtitling tasks in).

IT resources:
  • A computer with speakers and a microphone as well as a stable internet connection are necessary.
  • A Zoom account.

  • The mentoring program is totoally flexible to adapt to your needs.
  • Life access to the recordings and contents of the mentoring program.

Kelly O'Donovan

Kelly has more than 15 years of experience working in the audio-visual industry.

Previously a language teacher and Operations Manager of an international subtitling agency, but most notably the creator of GOSUB, online audio-visual courses.

Kelly currently works as an online teacher and mentor to businesses and students around the world.
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